Skilled NDT Level III Specialist with 20+ years experience in Aviation NDT Inspections focusing on training current and future Inspectors.
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong team player
Extensive experience with Nondestructive Testing
Strong mechanical aptitude
Customer relationship building
Proficiency at reading blueprints
Knowledge of manufacturing standards/regulations
Technical school training
Strong mechanical skills
Equipment problem resolution
ASNT Level III NDT Specialist02/2008
to Current American Airlines – Tulsa,
OK Develop and revise NDT job procedures used on Airframes, components and Powerplants in all methods (i.e., Radiography, Eddy Current, Ultrasound, Magnetic Particle, Fluorescent Penetrant, Acoustic Emissions, Thermography and Automated inspection Systems)
Develop and administer initial NDT Classroom training for Level I, and Level II inspectors. Provide recurrent and on-the-job training support to Overhaul and Line Maintenance stations as necessary.
ASNT Level III - Magnetic Particle, Fluorescent Penetrant, Eddy Current. Company Level II - Radiography and Level III Ultrasound. DEQ Radiography license (Isotope and X-ray) Airframe & Powerplant License
Operate and proof NDT Procedures utilizing the following equipment: Eddy Current, Ultrasound, X-ray, Isotope, Magnetic Particle, Fluorescent Penetrant, Thermography and Automated Systems.
Proficient in the development and writing of technical procedures using Microsoft office programs, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Expressions (web).
Sr. Airworthiness Inspector12/2006
to 02/2008 General Dynamics Aviation Services – Dallas,
TX Responsible for Airframe, component and Engine inspections on Hawker, Challenger, Falcon, Citation and Gulfstream Corporate aircraft in the repair station.
Completed inspections of aircraft repairs and alterations to ensure conformity to FAA approved/acceptable data.
Coordinated mechanical, electrical and inspection requirements on the aircraft during maintenance or outfitting.
Kept accurate, neat and legible records of the work performed on aircraft.
Coordinated throughout assigned jobs with RTS to ensure accurate aircraft records were produced in a timely manner.
Conducted audits of maintenance documentation for accuracy and completion on all aircraft prior to approval for return to service.
Ensured aircraft was airworthy prior to any flight activities.
Accomplished research of Aircraft and Engine log books and/or computer maintenance programs to identify ongoing inspection programs, status of aircraft within those programs, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and letters for domestic, export and import of aircraft.
Worked with and instructed subordinate mechanics/technicians in troubleshooting and operational/functional procedures.
Nondestructive Test A Inspector11/2004
to 06/2006 Lockheed Martin Aeronautics – Fort Worth,
TX Performed inspection and/or determination of the structural integrity of various materials such as metals, weldments, forgings and castings utilizing Eddy Current, Liquid Penetrant, and X-ray inspections.
Utilized Digital and conventional X-ray, automated and manual Penetrant lines and Eddy Current equipment.
NAS410 Level II - Eddy Current, Visual Weld, X-ray and Liquid Penetrant.
NRC Texas Radiography License
to 04/2005 Delta Airlines, Inc. – Dfw Airport,
TX 06/02 - 04/05 NDT Inspector Responsible for visual and NDT Inspection of composite repairs made to Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft. NDI on overhaul, "C" checks, through flgihts and contract aircraft. Qualifications: Level 2, Eddy Current, Level 2 Ultrasound, Level 2 Radiography (x-ray & isotope), Level 2 Liquid Penetrant, Level I Thermography, and Level I Magnetic Particle.
Additional duties: Maintained controlled manuals, precision measuring equipment (NDT), and annual calibration of NDT Reference Standards.
10/94 - 06/02 Aircraft Inspector/NDT Responsible for visual inspection, parts receiving, preflight, including systems, engine run and taxi, borescope engine inspection, RII Repair and modification, and NDT Inspection of the following aircraft: Boeing 727, 737-200/-300/-800, 757-200, 767-200/-300/-300ER, McDonnell Douglas 88 and 90 during HMV, "C" checks, layovers and through flights.
Additional duties: NDT core team, Maintained all controlled manuals, taught borescope training to flight line maintenance and Inspection (i.e. V2500, CF6-80A/C2, JT8D-9/11/15/17, CFM-56, P&W 2037). Taught new Inspectors visual Inspections and RII (major repairs/alterations).
11/90-10/94 Mechanic "C" check and non-routine maintenance on the following aircraft: DC-9, MD-88, B737-200/-300, B757-200 and B767-200/-300/-300ER.
to 11/1990 General Dynamics – Fort Worth,
TX 11/88-11/90 Instrumentation Mechanic Accomplished development, fabrication, assembly, modification, installation rework, maintenance of direct reading instruments, electrical and mechanical test equipment for developmental research and flight test instrumentation operations and testing.
1/87-11/88 Maintenance and Modification Mechanic Responsible for assembly and installation operations in modification, cycle maintenance, repair and rework of aircraft parts, assemblies, equipment and furnishings, including the disassembly and reinstallation in one or more of the following fields of specialization: Pneumatic and hydraulic, Powerplant, Electrical and structures on F-16 and F-111 aircraft.
Associate of Applied Science: Aviation Maintenance1982Tarrant County Junior College-