F 16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Flight Chief resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
  • USAF Aircraft 7-Level Maintainer
  • F-16 Red X Certified
  • F-16 IPI Certified
  • Knowledgeable in interpreting charts and diagrams, fault isolation books/charts, schematics, blue prints and technical data to include JTD, AEI’s and TOs
  • Skillful with Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS)
  • Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS)
  • COMSEC Custodian
  • Proficient with Microsoft office
  • F-35 Low Observant Qualified
  • Proficient in all aircraft systems/subsystems and aircraft support equipment
  • Knowledgeable in aircraft avionics/mission systems and vehicle/utility systems
  • Possess active U.S. government Secret Clearance
  • Control system troubleshooting
  • Load and stress testing

· USAF Aircraft 7-Level Maintainer

· F-16 Red X Certified

· F-16 IPI Certified

· Adept in interpreting schematics, blueprints, charts, diagrams, and technical documentation to include JTD, AEI's and TOs

· Skillful with Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) such as, Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) & Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS)

· COMSEC Custodian

· Excellent interpersonal communication skills

· Flexible in working various schedules

· Completed the F-35 Maintenance Cadre Course

· Extensive knowledge in aircraft avionics/mission systems and vehicle/utility systems

· Control system troubleshooting

· Load and stress testing

· Proficient administrative skills in computer software programs & technical writing

· Possess active U.S. government Secret Clearance

Work History
07/2017 to Current F-16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Flight Chief Lockheed Martin Corporation | Goleta, CA,
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to flight schedule and aircraft maintenance and repairs.
  • Monitored priorities and liaised between maintenance team and management, delegating tasks to complete on time.
  • Met aggressive production and safety goals while minimizing equipment downtime.
  • Supervised crew of 17 in daily operations, including end-of-runway post-flight, pre-flight and thru-flight special inspections and phase inspections, modifications, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on fighter aircraft.
  • Fluid in drawings, schematics, engineering orders and technical publications to modify aircraft structures, systems and components.
  • Ensured aircraft's flight readiness by verifying aircraft status, proper configuration, and closure of documentation.
  • Ordered, organized and installed aircraft parts on system/subsystem assemblies, including engines, gearboxes, flight controls.
  • Used COMSEC encryption system-specific mounting and interface equipment to support mission requirements, manage and execute encryption keys IAW established/approved Government direction.
  • Documented all inspections and maintenance actions in aircraft forms AFTO 781 Series, and Integrated Maintenance Data System (IMDS).
  • Efficiently managed additional roles; Units Training Manager, Primary Government Purchase Card holder, and CPR Certifier.
  • Oversaw organizations operational budget and procurement of all mission essentials.
  • Solved diverse supply chain problems involving numerous sources, logistics and scheduling factors.
  • Managed invoice paperwork, updated spreadsheets and maintained permanent records.
  • Conducted orientation sessions and organized on-the-job training for new hires.
  • Managed professional growth and development of 33 enlisted personnel by coordinating all training and performance objectives, schedules and training assessments and communicated status to upper management.
02/2012 to Current F-35 Flight Test Mechanic Lockheed Martin, Aeronautics | City, STATE,
  • Maintained aircraft in accordance with organizational maintenance and T2 modification requirements.
  • Performed daily flight inspections and repairs to maintain aircraft test flight schedule.
  • Analyzed and interpreted engineering drawings and schematics to troubleshoot systems/sub-systems and diagnose solutions.
  • Removed and installed aircraft subsystem assemblies such as engines, rotors, gearboxes, and mechanical flight controls.
  • Maintained orderly and safe work environment by enforcing tool control and FOD awareness, prevention and conducting and overseeing safety protocols safety at all times.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
02/2013 to 07/2017 MQ-9/MQ-1 Crew Chief/Maintenance Expeditor 163rd Attack Wing | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated maintenance plans and schedules during deployment operations between multiple agencies.
  • Supervised launch and recovery of 13 aircraft, reviewed maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness.
  • Delegated maintenance for multiple organizations/sub-system shops.
  • Identified issues, analyzed information and provided solutions to evolving flight test operational problems.
  • Provide technical advice to higher leadership to ensure mission success.
  • Managed training of assigned personnel, certifying verifications are current to ensure mission readiness and capabilities.
08/2008 to 02/2012 F-16 Crew Chief 144th Fresno Air National Guard | City, STATE,
  • Aircraft Dedicated Crew Chief
  • Managed Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Program for Alert and coordinated base quarterly meetings; briefed base management on FOD incidents, improvements and how to promote FOD awareness
  • Aided Production Supervisor as Expeditor by informing MOC and Debrief Section of all ground aborts, aircraft status, and spare aircraft usage
  • Coordinated routine maintenance between crew chiefs, flight chief and MOC
  • Trained subordinates to be proficient in daily task and mentored them which concluded to less QA fails
Expected in 12/2021 Bachelor of Science | Project Management Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL GPA:
Expected in 08/2018 Associate of Science | Aviation Maintenance Technology Community College of The Air Force, Montgomery, AL GPA:

Experienced Maintenance Flight Chief with over 12 years of experience in both the military and civilian sector. Excellent reputation for resolving problems and cultivating productive working relationships.

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School Attended

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach
  • Community College of The Air Force

Job Titles Held:

  • F-16 Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Flight Chief
  • F-35 Flight Test Mechanic
  • MQ-9/MQ-1 Crew Chief/Maintenance Expeditor
  • F-16 Crew Chief


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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