Aircraft Structural Artisan with 35 years of aviation experience. My areas of expertise include Aircraft Planner, Estimator and Scheduler, Aircraft Sheet metal Supervisor, Aircraft Sheet metal Mechanic , Aircraft Sheet metal Apprentice and Aircraft Sheet metal Worker. I also served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps as an Aircraft Jet Engine Mechanic and Aircraft Plane Captain.
Plan, estimate, schedule and coordinate workload for repair, manufacture and modification of various Marine Corps, Navy and Army aircraft. This included the inspection of crash damage aircraft, various complex and simple structural repairs and conducting, scheduling and coordinating yearly Aircraft Service Period Adjustments, Retirement Material Condition Inspections and Material Condition Assessments and Material Condition Inspections. My position required that I provide customer support and liaison with military and civilian personnel. I also provided cost quotes for repairs and artisan support by factoring in labor, travel, material and miscellaneous costs.
Coordinate, plan and direct day to day Aircraft Production work flow. This included supervising and directing as many as 48 employees in the structural repair and modification of various military aircraft and components.
Replaced, repaired and modified various structural components on various military helicopter and jet aircraft.
This Apprenticeship was a 4 year in depth Training process that included College courses, very in depth On the Job Training and Classroom training, in order to obtain a though knowledge of the Aircraft Sheet metal trade. This training required 6 months (2 semesters) of higher level education at Craven Community College and 3 1/2 years of Hands on Training on multiple military helicopter and jet aircraft structures and sheet metal components. This training included all aspects of aircraft sheet metal from the repair, replacement and modification of numerous aircraft and their components, to heat treatment of various types of metal and the plating of those metals.
Attend CCC for Aircraft Sheet metal Apprenticeship in 1981-1982 and continued more Higher education classes throughout my Federal career amassing about 40 credit hours of higher education. Classes included English, Writing, Physics, Algebra, Triganometry, Blueprint Reading, Technical Drawing along with several Business classes.
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