Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Detail-oriented Technician with 15 years overall experience in the industry, with extensive fabrication, welding, aerospace, and aviation expertise. I am attentive to details and possess the ability to see and understand the big picture mission and drivers. I am accustomed to high tempo, high-stress environments, as well as, working with diverse groups of people. I enjoy challenges and difficult problem sets and seek out opportunities to improve and streamline work processes.

  • Experience in manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly with carbon composite materials for critical safety structures, and various metal welding
  • Wide range of expertise in the aerospace industry, from manufacturing and repair to flight operations
  • Vast array of precision calibrated tool expertise in aviation, automotive, and machining applications
  • Active U.S. Department of Defense clearance: Secret
Work History
Composite Aerospace Fabricator, 08/2020 to Current
Sugarbush ResortKansas City, MO,

Composite layup and manufacture of AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopter radar system structure and F35 Lightning II 5th gen fighter jet EOTS (Electro Optical Targeting System)

  • Sole technician qualified to manufacture the complete Longbow radar structure, that adheres to strict Critical Safety Items specifications and audits
  • Collaborates with engineers as an integrated team, constantly tailoring and streamlining processes to deliver consistent and quality parts
  • Improved Longbow manufacturing process by removing, combining, and modifying steps, increasing production by 23% while maintaining a 100% success rate
  • Interprets engineering technical instructions, 3D models, drawings, including GD&T ASME Y14.5
  • Finishes all composite parts using pneumatic grinders, drills, jigs, hand, and precision calibrated tools
Helicopter Flight Engineer, 01/2013 to Current
United States Air Force ReserveCity, STATE,

Aides the Pilots in aviating, navigating and communicating, inserting and extracting Special Operations team members and injured personnel, protects the aircraft and crew using mounted heavy machine guns, all while being the technical expert and troubleshooting aircraft emergencies in real-time.

  • Qualified and current Helicopter Flight Engineer with 900+ Flight hours to include 140+ Combat Flight hours
  • Specialized in HH-60G Helicopter Electrical, Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Mechanical systems, Turbine Engines, weapons and defensive systems, hoist operations, and insertions and extractions of team members for Combat Search and Rescue
  • Controls and manages all aircraft emergency procedures to include analysis and application of corrective actions
  • Computes aircraft weight and balance, critical aerodynamic performance data, takeoff, and landing parameters prior to and during flight
  • Supervises and leads aircraft cabin combat operations, manages all mission systems along with insertion, and extraction of ground forces
Metal and Material Fabricator Lead, 11/2016 to 04/2020
Caterpillar Entertainment ServiceCity, STATE,

Worked autonomously to design and fabricate special equipment that assists technicians or provides protection for equipment in the field. Responsible for repairing and maintaining the companies fleet.

  • Produced over 30 high profile projects before deadline and under budget for clients; Super Bowl 54, NASCAR, PGA Tour, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Country Thunder ahead of production schedule
  • Created CAD drawings, and technical documentation to ensure requirements were met for dimensions, clearances, material cohesion, and function of projects, prior to manufacturing
  • Implemented advanced manufacturing techniques of 3D printing including G-code for rapid prototyping to ensure practical application of CAD drawing
  • Talented Welder/Fabricator in processes of A/C and D/C TIG (GTAW), MIG (GMAW), Plasma Cutting, and CNC Plasma table
  • Fabricated with an assortment of materials; ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, and composites
  • Applied finishes and protective coatings to projects using Powder coating and Polyurethane, Lacquer, or Nyalic through HVLP spray application
Vehicle Maintenance Technician, 01/2006 to 01/2013
United States Air ForceCity, STATE,
  • Seasoned technician with a passion for analysis, troubleshooting, and repairing of powertrain, mechanical, hydraulic, fuel, and electrical systems
  • Experienced in lathes, mills, drills, and saws for machining and metalworking
  • Respected fabricator and body-worker; hand-picked as oversight supervisor and instructor of Welding and Fabrication Training, CNC Rotary Engraving Systems, and Hazardous Material sections
  • Expert in automotive Direct Current electrical system diagnostics and repair
  • Recognized for special talents in collision/battle damage, auto body, paint, and fabrication of metal and composites.
  • Certified 20-ton forklift, over the road tractor-trailer, and military heavy equipment operator
Associate of Applied Science: Aviation Operations, Expected in 12/2021
Community College of The Air Force - Patrick Space Force Base, FL,
: , Expected in 06/2021
Barnes Center For Enlisted Education - Maxwell Air Force Base, AL,

Noncommissioned Officer Academy (Mid-level Leadership Certification)

: , Expected in 06/2014
U.S. Air Force Technical School - Kirtland Air Force Base, NM,

HH-60G Special Mission Aviator (Flight Engineer) Qualification Course

: , Expected in 10/2013
U.S. Air Force Technical School - Fort Rucker, AL,

Career Enlisted Aviator Rotary-Wing Course

: , Expected in 02/2013
Commercial Driver's License School - Miami, FL,

Master Tractor-Trailer Driver Course (CDL class A with Tanker, Double/Triple, and Hazmat endorsement)

: , Expected in 10/2011
U.S. Air Force Technical Training - McGuire Air Force Base, NJ,

GD&T analysis (ASME Y14.5-2009)

: , Expected in 03/2009
U.S. Air Force Technical Training - McGuire Air Force Base, NJ,

Welding Qualification in accordance with AWS in process of GMAW steel and GTAW stainless steel and aluminum 1G, 2G, 3G, 1F, 2F, 3F

: , Expected in 12/2008
Automotive Service Excellence - Browns Mills, NJ,

Electrical and Electronic Systems, Brakes, and Manual Drive Train and Axel

: , Expected in 06/2007
U.S. Air Force Technical School - McGuire Air Force Base, NJ,

Automotive Body Paint, Fabrication and Welding Course

: , Expected in 06/2006
U.S. Air Force Technical School - Port Hueneme, CA,

Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance Apprentice Course

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