Highly motivated self starter. Team player. Multi talented professional who strives for excellence. Gold star customer and professional relations and service. Very well respected in the helicopter industry. Extremely broad experience base in multiple areas of aviation maintenance and aircraft field operations/ management.
37 years of helicopter and fixed wing field, shop and overhaul maintenance experience. 32 years of supervisory and managerial experience in aviation maintenance and operations. Extensive field, shop and overhaul experience on the following aircraft. All Bell 206 Series and OH-58 field, shop and overhaul. Bell 505, Bell 407and Eagle HP conversion field, shop and overhaul, Bell medium models UH-1B,M,F,H,HH,N, 205,210 and 212 field, shop and overhaul. Bell 429 field maintenance and component repair. Eurocopter AS350B2, AS350B3 field and shop maintenance. Aerospatiale SA315B Llama and SA 316B Alouette III shop and field maintenance. McDonnell Douglas MD 500C,D,E,F. 369A/OH-6 field, shop and overhaul. Experienced on Sikorsky HH-3E, Kaman HH-43 Huskie. Extensive experience in heavy maintenance of Honeywell T53-L11, L13 and L17 engines. Honeywell HTS-900 engine. Rolls-Royce 250-C10D, C18, C20, C20R, C28, C30 and C47 engines. NDT Level II inspector. General aviation fixed wing up through business class, commercial jets and turbo-props.
Chief Inspector. Supervised up to 8 mechanics in both shop and field locations. Served as assistant to the Director of Maintenance. Scheduled customer aircraft for maintenance and acted as primary contact for customer support. Assigned projects to mechanics and repairmen. Prioritized and monitored work flows. Set and monitored spare parts inventories . Performed maintenance on both rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Performed component repairs and overhauls for Bell 47, 206 series,505, 407, 429, UH-1, 210 and 212 air frames. Performed QA and in-process inspection for all maintenance repairs/overhauls conducted under the repair station and in the field. Certified Level II NDT inspector for Liquid Aqueous and Magnetic Particle inspections. Responsible for maintaining standards of operation for both a Bell Helicopter and Cessna Service Center. Member of Minuteman Aviation SMS safety council.
Responsible for the daily operations of EMS field base. Performed maintenance and repairs for assigned rotor wing and fixed wing aircraft. Coordinated maintenance scheduling. Maintained spare parts inventories and technical data libraries. Maintained aircraft re-fueling systems up to 5000 gal. capacity. Responsible for making fuel orders and maintaining fuel quality control standards. Company safety manager. Conducted helipad and helispot surveys to identify hazards and suitability. Coordinated with police and fire agencies in conducting helicopter ground operations safety training.
Performed helicopter mechanic duties in both shop and field enviroments. Worked in wild land firefighting, seismic oil exploration and aerial game capture operations. Specialized in McDonnel Douglas, Bell and Hiller Aircraft component overhauls and aircraft painting. Specialized in Rolls-Royce 250-C20 and C30 heavy maintenance.
Performed maintenance and inspections on McDonnell Douglas 500D models and Bell 47 G3B1 and Soloy /Bell 47 helicopters. Worked in aerial application, aerial animal damage control and aerial game capture operations. Conducted contract maintenance for the State of Montana Dept of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and Dept of Livestock.
Bell Helicopter 206 Series Field Maintenance Course
Bell 206 Series Component Overhaul Course
Bell 407 Component Overhaul Course
Bell Medium 205/212 overhaul Course
Bell 429 Field Maintenance Course
Eurocopter AS350 Series Field Maintenance Course
Turbomeca Ariel 1D1 and 2B1 Field Maintenance Course
McDonnell Douglas MD 500 Series Field Maintenance course
Rolls-Royce 250 Series 2 and 3 Engine Maintenance and Overhaul Course
Certified Level II NDT Inspector
US Air Force Feb. 1982-Aug 1989 Staff Seargeant E-5 Aircraft Turbine/ Turbo Prop Engine Technician. Aircraft Pneudraulics Technician. UH-1F, HH-1H, UH-1N, HH-3E Helicopter Crewman. Top Secret Security Clearance.
US Army Aug 1989-May 1997 Staff Seargeant E-6 UH-1H,V Maintenance Section Seargeant, Helicopter Crew Chief Section Seargeant, Helicopter Crewman, Non-Rated crew NVG Standardization and Evaluation Instructor. Secret Security Clearance
Current US Passport
CDL/ with Hazmat
Currently USDA carded on Bell UH-1H, Bell 210, Bell 407, Bell 206 series, Honeywell T53-17/T53-703 and HTS-900 engines, Rolls-Royce 250-C20,C30 and C47 engines.
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