group head ii completions certification resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Successful Certification Manager bringing strong project management and process coordination abilities in all Aerospace environments. Expertly handles transport category aircraft supplemental type certification and major repair and alteration requirements. Diligent about completing work down to last detail and minimizing compliance issues. Solid business and financial acumen and profound knowledge of aircraft and component certification, overhaul and repair processes.

  • Collaborative and well respected leader
  • Lead an inclusive business culture and policy
  • Project Coordination
  • Business Development Support
  • Recruitment and Skills Assessment
  • Employee Development and Performance
  • Relationship Building
  • Training & Development of FAA Delegated ODA EAR's
  • Maintenance & Repair
  • Organizational Skills
  • Team Management
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • People Skills
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Problem Resolution
  • Team Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Knowledgeable of Human Resources Practices
  • 14 CFR Part 21 - Certification Procedures for Products and Articles
  • 14 CFR Part 23 - Airworthiness Standards: Normal Category Airplanes
  • 14 CFR Part 25 - Airworthiness Standards: Transport Category Airplanes
Education and Training
University of Nebraska Lincoln, NE, Expected in 08/1991 Bachelor of Science : Business Administration - GPA :
  • 1989-1991 - Dean's List
  • 1989-1991 - Honor Roll
  • Graduate with Distinction Recipient
Colorado Aero Tech Broomfield, CO, Expected in 07/1985 FAA Airman Certificate, A&P Mechanic : Aircraft Maintenance Technology - GPA :
  • Graduate with Honors Recipient
Southeast Community College Milford, NE, Expected in 06/1978 Associate of Applied Science : Diesel Technology - GPA :
Boeing Seattle, WA Expected in : - GPA :

Basic/Advanced Structural Repair for Airline Engineers

Corrosion Prevention and Control Program

Airbus Toulouse, France, Expected in : - GPA :
  • Basic/Advanced Structural and Composite Repair
Gulfstream Aerospace - Group Head II-Completions Certification
City, STATE, 02/2009 - Current
  • Recruited and managed a multi-disciplined group of Company/ODA certification employees with diverse skills and disciplines
  • Championed significant certification continuous improvement projects that reduced aircraft build schedules, resulting in significant cost savings and improved efficiencies
  • Manage complex aircraft engineering projects through utilization of sound engineering principles and collaboration
  • Responsible for employee performance reviews, expectations and goals, development, training and counseling
  • Determine and organize program objectives, requirements and work scope of all Appleton Completions projects
  • Administer organizational schedules, tasks, and deliverables, and establish/monitor performance metrics and goals
  • Manage project scope, quality, financials and performance metrics for all engineering/certification deliverables
  • Responsible for promoting communication, teamwork and credibility with internal and external organizations
  • Successful record in maintaining on-time aircraft build schedules on all Appleton completion projects
  • Updated internal teams on certification status for all active projects
  • Worked with operations organization to secure roadmap for supporting the aircraft build schedule for all completions
  • Developed process descriptions for aircraft certifications and maintained current documentation
  • Assessed technical feasibility and compliance of different strategies in accordance with FAA rules and regulations
  • Trained staff to ensure compliance with all federal rules and regulation requirements
  • Communicated relevance of organizational goals, policies and procedures to Certification department staff
  • Recruited, trained and supervised Certification department staff
  • Reviewed program plans to develop and coordinate activities
  • Analyzed workflows and established priorities for daily operations
  • Maintained knowledge of advances in aircraft certification that aligned with FAA regulations
  • Globally managed several completions locations, maintaining build schedules and operational coordination and control
  • Assigned and reviewed work of certification engineers, project managers, electrical, mechanical systems, flammability and structures engineers
  • Met with stakeholders to collaborate and resolve problems
  • Developed project metrics to follow aircraft build-out progress
  • Interfaced with FAA Aircraft Evaluation Division on Instructions for Continued Airworthiness
StandardAero - Engineering Managing Director
City, STATE, 08/2007 - 11/2008
  • (AGS, IAH, LAX, SPI) – Business Aviation Sector of DAE Engineering
  • Recruited and managed a multi-disciplined staff of engineers responsible for the design and certification of aircraft and engine major repair and alterations
  • Championed departmental process improvement initiatives resulting in a 100% reduction in engineering rework
  • Transitioned department to a professional environment to ensure achievement of financial performance and fiscal goals
  • Company focal point on contract team pursuing contracts for aircraft OEM completion and modification projects
  • Managed engineering services for Falcon, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Embraer, Hawker, Lear and Cessna airframes
  • Responsible for ensuring continued airworthiness and/or compliance on all existing and new STC projects
  • Managed initiatives to clear FAA audit findings to ensure no further incidents of non-compliance by any regulatory agency
  • Improved engineering's capability and quality by providing engineers with further training and specialization
  • Liaised with senior leaders to recommend strategy and new initiatives based on in-depth understanding of business principles
  • Used expertise to cultivate relationships with existing clients, developed new client relationships and secured new business
  • Formulated strategic vision to drive mission and goals while stimulating revenue, profitability and growth
  • Performed sales and support activities to meet client needs and maintain service levels
  • Fostered strong professional networks to achieve business goals
  • Developed rapport and instilled confidence with clients to develop credibility and earned trust
  • Maximized efficiency of operational systems by updating internal frameworks and controls
  • Developed product and service expertise across groups to deliver desired client experience
  • Increased efficiency, effectiveness and profitability by managing team productivity, costs and budgets
  • Contributed to professional development of client staff through effective training and mentorship
  • Evaluated performance management systems and devised improvements to strengthen controls and optimize results.
United Airlines - Senior Staff Engineer – Structures Engineering-Program Manager/Project Engineer
City, STATE, 03/1987 - 08/2007
  • Continually monitored and maintained the safe daily flight and ground operations of several fleets of aircraft
  • Responsible for continued safety, airworthiness, quality and reliability of aircraft during all phases of operation
  • Participated in FAA and NTSB investigations based on incidents or accidents involving company equipment
  • United Airlines Customer Representative for the C32A project and America West Airlines
  • Structures engineer responsible for the maintenance program, repair and reliability of 757 and 767 aircraft
  • Primary engineer for Daily Operations Report for ATA Chapter 49, 52, 54 and 56 for both the 757 and 767 fleets
  • Coordinated the 757 and 767 engine nacelle/pylon bushing rework project and achieved Boeing and FAA approval for use of the expanded fit bushing (ForceMate) process
  • Managed implementation of the Strut and Wing Structural Improvement Program (SIP) for the 757 aircraft
  • Continually presented proactive safety and maintenance recommendations to management resulting in significant reduction in down time and costs related to aircraft safety and maintenance
  • Created and provided technical justification for maintenance manual procedures as authorized by SFAR 36 that enabled repair and/or dispatch of aircraft when limits exceeded published specifications
  • Developed engineering solutions for reliability and safety problems found during line operations and routine heavy and light maintenance for 757 and 767 aircraft
  • Managed budgets for all designated projects, including obtaining initial appropriation and monitoring of costs
  • Coordinated with other organizations involved in safety, major maintenance, maintenance planning, maintenance finance and materials to develop plans for future projects
  • Reviewed regulatory data and manufacturers' data for applicability to United's aircraft, assessed potential impact and implemented all prudent action when applicable, or if a positive return on investment
  • Developed engineering documents to implement safety issues, aircraft inspections, repairs and modifications
  • Designed structural repairs/modifications, reviewed/authorized use of components and parts through use of the PMA process and provided leadership and direction to maintenance personnel
  • Liaison engineer supporting all issues related to base and line maintenance, as well as assisting production in maintaining the critical path of aircraft to ensure no schedule delays or interruptions
  • Developed Job Instruction Cards for United's fleet of aircraft
  • Coordinated maintenance programs and to maximize efficiency and minimize costs through effective MSG-3 methodology

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School Attended

  • University of Nebraska
  • Colorado Aero Tech
  • Southeast Community College
  • Boeing
  • Airbus

Job Titles Held:

  • Group Head II-Completions Certification
  • Engineering Managing Director
  • Senior Staff Engineer – Structures Engineering-Program Manager/Project Engineer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • FAA Airman Certificate, A&P Mechanic
  • Associate of Applied Science

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