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     Date Submitted:24-01-2012
     Last Modified:24-01-2012 (03:00)
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Technician
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAerospace Technician and Quality Inspector Avionics and Instrumentation technician Aircraft Mechanic


    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certificate

          FAA Certificate Number 3022255


    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radiotelephone Operator License with Ship Radar Endorsement.  FCC Registration Number (FRN) 0021111984



    • Senior Aerospace Technician and Quality Inspector with 14 plus years of diverse experience working with U.S. Government Agencies, Allied Military Forces and Commercial Aerospace.


    • Extensive experience on the NASA Space Shuttle Program, working “hands on” in all aspects of Ground Processing, Assembly, Test, Integration, Launch Operations, Orbiter close out inspections and Vehicle Recovery Operations.


    • Avionics and Instrumentation technician builds, repairs and modifies flight electrical systems and isolates electrical anomalies to the component level by selecting, using and interpreting the data from complex computerized test equipment.


    • Interprets and works from Engineering Prints, Drawings, Schematics, Wiring diagrams, USAF and USN Technical Manuals, Technical Orders (TO), Engineering Orders(EO), Deviations, Red Lines and Crew Squawks.


    • Collaborates with Engineering, Planning, Quality Control and the Customers to develop, maintain and improve the performance and reliability of flight systems.


    • Capable on standard computer software programs and several logistics, work-order and requisition based information systems such as People Soft, WAVE, Documentum and the paperless systems Solumina and Maximo.


    • Training in Hazardous Waste Management, Process Safety Management (PSM), Foreign Object Debris (FOD), IT Security, OSHA and VPP.


    • Implement's Lean and Quality Methods and is ISO9001 and AS9100 compliant.


    • Advanced level knowledge of NASA, Boeing and Lockheed Martin Flight Hardware Specifications for Spacecraft and High Performance Jet Aircraft.



    • National Aviation Academy, Clearwater, FL                               

    Associates Degree – Aviation Maintenance Technology



    • Aviation Crew Chief / Power Plant Mechanic

    Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 (VMAQ-2), MCAS Cherry Pt., NC



    Senior Aerospace Technician                                                                    2003-2011

    United Space Alliance, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    • Multi-System Vehicle Technician responsible for safe maintenance practice during Flight Line Recovery, Ground Processing, Problem Resolution, Critical Lifts, Assembly, Integration, Test and Launch Operations of NASA’s fleet of Space Shuttle Orbiters and Solid Rocket Boosters.
    • Chosen as part of a small team to support Lockheed Martin / NASA Aries 1X, Aft Abort in Denver, CO. with Wire Harness Research and Development.
    • Member of Space Shuttle Flight Line Recovery Team supporting on and off-site landing operations at Edwards AFB, CA. including B-747 ferry flight operations.
    • NASA certified Avionics / Instrumentation Technician utilizes electrical theory and principles to safely isolate system anomalies.  Able to resolve problems that can not typically be solved solely by referencing technical manuals and prints.
    • Selects, uses and interprets data of complex computerized test equipment such as Digital Volt/Multi Meters (DVM, DMM), Power Supplies, Oscillascopes (OScope), Time Domain Relfectometers (TDR) and High Potentiometers (HiPot).
    • NASA certified Ordinance Handler installs, arms, trouble shoots and repairs Space Craft Pyrotechnic Systems.
    • NASA certifications for High Reliability Soldering and Fiber Optic Connector Assembly, Test and Repair.
    • Clean Room / System and ESD controls trained, works in systems clean to 50A.


    Flight Crew Chief                                                                                           2002-2003

    Specialized Transport International (STI), Melbourne Int. Airport, FL

    • Duties include full scope responsibility for the airworthiness of assigned aircraft.  Aircraft type includes Casa 212, Douglas TA-4J and BAC-167.
    • Executed maintenance, disassembly, rework, repair, replacement, re-assembly or adjustment of various airframe and engine systems.
    • Engine Run and Taxi qualified on TA-4J and BAC-167.
    • Performed duties as Electronic Warfare Officer (EWO) on board the TA-4 in support of Air Combat Training with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Cold Lake AFB, Alberta, Canada. 


    Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)                                                              2001-2002

    Aviation Technical Services, Orlando Int. Airport, FL

    • Provides contract flight line maintenance for United, American and Frontier’s B-737, B-757, B-767, A-319 and A-320 aircraft.
    • Resolves technical anomalies, crew squawks and logistical problems allowing diagnosis of malfunctions and minimizing Aircraft On Ground (AOG) time.
    • Complies with FAA/Government Regulations, employs Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL), Configuration Deviation Lists (CDL) and maintains aircraft log books


    Aircraft Mechanic                                                                                    2000-2001                                    

    Midway Airlines, Orlando International Airport, FL

    • Charged with the nightly turnaround of 2 or more B-737/700 aircraft.
    • Required Inspection Item (RII) certified mechanic.
    • Engine run and aircraft taxi certified.
    • Performs A, B and partial C checks, pre and post-flight inspections, maintenance, repairs and crew generated discrepancy resolution.
    • Graduate of Boeing Systems School for B-737/600/700/800 New Gen. Aircraft.

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