Gustavo Sanchez

Work History

Work History
Jun 2006 - Present

Aviation General Mechanic

Boeing

At Boeing my work is very different from my previous job. Here I am actually doing work on the aircraft itself. I have done work on the KC-10 and KC-135 aircraft for the U.S. Air Force. I began working flightline maintenance which included engine runs, flight control operational checkouts, towing of aircraft, recoveries and launching aircraft back to home station. I am currently working as part of a PDM line for the KC-135 aircraft. I have worked in restoring the aircraft which includes the installation of engines and flight controls back on the aircraft after all inspections and sheet metal repairs are accomplished. I have also rigged the flight control systems and have done operational checkouts of such before the aircraft heads out to the flightline. While here at Boeing I have been introduced to lean ideals which improve work productivity and efficiency as well. It is a great company and I am proud to work for them.

Jun 2005 - May 2006

Aviation Sheet metal Mechanic

M7 Aerospace

I was able to learn a lot of different things at this job. I only spent about a year there but I worked with a lot of different tools and machinery that make aircraft parts. It was the first time that I was exposed to the importance of deadlines with regards to work schedules and how this affects the reputation you have with the customer. I learned to inspect for quality escapes in all the parts that I made. I learned to properly read drawings in a work environment to ensure that all the parts were manufactured in accordance with the drawings.This was definitely an eye opening experience which set my foot in the right direction in the field that I am currently working in.

Education

Education
Jan 2009 - Present

B.B.A. in Business Management

University of Texas at San Antonio

I decided to major in Business Management because it is a field where I think that I can challenge my mind. It has always been a very important thing for me to be able to use my head rather than my hands. I love doing hands on work as well however, I feel that jobs where you have to use your intellectual ability keeps you sharp mentally. Also, Business Management is a very broad field and with a degree of this type the opportunities are endless. This is definitely a field where my mind will be challenged and where I will be able to move up within a company.

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008

B.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering

University of Texas at San Antonio

Engineering was originally my field of study. I was doing great in all my classes and I completed about 49 hrs of the curriculum for my Bachelors Degree in Mechanical engineering but unfortunately I had to change degrees. The work schedule that I had conflicted a lot with my school schedule. I was only able to take a few classes at a time and sometimes the classes I needed were not available when I needed them. Therefore, I decided to take on a degree which was more flexible with regards to the class schedules and seats available for each section. A business degree was certainly a great option. Nevertheless, I intend to go back and finish my Engineering Degree once I complete my Business Degree.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

A.A.S. in Powerplant

St. Philip's College

While at St. Philip's I was enrolled in the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 143 program to become a certified Aviation Maintenance Technician. I began taking the course while I was a junior in high school. I continued through my senior year and continued after graduating as Valedictorian of my high school. I completed all the courses required for the FAA exams in May 2007. I tested for both of my certifications and received both my Airframe and Powerplant certifications. Along with both certifications I also received two Associates Degrees in Airframe and Powerplant. I currently work as an Aviation Maintenance Technician at Boeing.

Aug 2003 - May 2007

A.A.S. in Airframe

St. Philip's College

While at St. Philip's I was enrolled in the Federal Aviation Regulation Part 143 program to become a certified Aviation Maintenance Technician. I began taking the course while I was a junior in high school. I continued through my senior year and continued after graduating as Valedictorian of my high school. I completed all the courses required for the FAA exams in May 2007. I tested for both of my certifications and received both my Airframe and Powerplant certifications. Along with both certifications I also received two Associates Degrees in Airframe and Powerplant. I currently work as an Aviation Maintenance Technician at Boeing.

Objective

My objective is to finish my Bachelor's degree and together with my education and experience I will be able to find the job that best fits my qualifications. Of course with time I would like to move up within a company to constantly challenge my mind and to better myself.

Interest

  The time that I enjoy the most is the time I spend with my family. I have two beautiful kids and a beautiful and supportive wife. Regardless of what it is that we are doing I enjoy watching my kids grow and do the silly things that they do as kids. I try to enjoy them to the fullest. In my eyes being there for them is a hundred times more important than actually buying them material things. The love my wife and I will give them and the quality time that they receive from us will mean more in the future than any other gift. This is by far the most important thing in my life. I enjoy playing basketball as well during my free time. I relieves all my stress and helps sort out my thoughts. Another thing that I have a passion for is motorcycles. I have owned dirt bikes and enduro bikes, but street bikes are my weakness. On my free time I enjoy riding them in open spaces where I can enjoy the scenery.