I am currently employed by the Department of Defense and work for Trident Refit Facility Kings Bay GA. I am responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and overhaul of the masts, antennas, and buoy systems onboard the Trident submarines located on the east cost. While serving on active duty, I commissioned two Trident submarines and was responsible for the weapon system functional operation and maintenance of the Torpedo Tubes and associated equipment. As the ships Small Arms Instructor, I qualified and certified over 800 sailors to provide the backbone for the security of the submarines including the nuclear missiles. I am currently finishing up my Bachelor's degree at Excelsior college in the field of Business Management and I am on track to graduate with my certification February 2015.
Strong verbal communication
Excellent time management
Secret Security Clearance
Firearm and explosives handling
Trained in security
At 67H as an Instrument Mechanic I am responsible to perform the removal, repair, maintenance, overhaul, modification and installation of submarine mast and antenna systems - to troubleshoot, modify, test, adjust, align and certify electronics, electrical, mechanical joint and mechanical instruments and equipment comprising submarine communications, Temperature Monitoring Systems, Ships Control Instrumentation, Various Gas Detection Systems, and optical mast and antenna systems. Coordinates, Organize, and analyze maintenance with other trades in production methods performing removal/repair/testing/installation of equipment. Perform Quality Assurance Controls in Sub Safe procedures, proper documentation of Quality Assurance forms and Objective Quality Evidence of records. Such items include: Antenna controls, Radio Tuned frequencies, Circuits, Electrical, Integrated Electronics, Buoy Antenna, periscope fairings, Mast bearings, electro-mechanical, hydraulic, electro-hydraulic, electro-pneumatic and mechanical linkages associated with the operation of integrated systems. Manage Job Analyzes on Technical Procedures, Task Performance, and References Interrelated with other components so that operational specifications are met by simultaneous adjustments and alignments. Make recommendations for necessary changes to existing procedures due to technological or procedural changes, upgrades in materials. Performs checks on electrical/electronic components and wiring, linkages, gear engagements, and other mechanisms. Research blueprints, schematics, technical documents, maintenance manuals, Equipment Manuals, and other publications to assure that equipment and instruments meet design specifications. Inspects wiring and other electrical/electronic components to assure compliance with mil specifications. Look up parts via APL and Programs like Haystack. Troubleshoots, repairs and overhauls assigned antenna instruments and equipment such as: AN/BRR-6 and AN/BRA-6B Towed Buoy Antenna, Submarine Emergency Whip Antennas, AN/BRA-24 Floating Wire Antenna, Multifunction Mast, (OE-207, OE-538, OE-562 & BRA-34), Periscopes, (Type 8L/J, Type 15L, Type 18), Unit Module Mast (UMM) and other equipment in shop and on board submarines. Detects and resolves malfunctions by performing complex repairs to electronic components, installing replacement parts. Utilizes electrical/electronic test equipment to analyze malfunctions and assures proper operation of the electrical or electronic components being repaired. Performs electrical, electronic, and mechanical tests, Maintenance Procedure (MP), Formal Work Procedure (FWP), Control Work Procedure (CWP), and Unit Module Test System (UMT) of repaired assemblies such as drive motors, synchros, servo systems, etc., in a test stand (TS-3913) and on board submarines to assure they meet requirements. Performs post-repair checks on instruments and equipment to ensure operational accuracy of systems. Installs, adjusts, and aligns instruments and equipment. Coordinates efforts with and between other trades to accomplish proper installation and alignment of systems and sub-systems. Conducts tests and makes necessary adjustments to assure proper operation. Performs final precision simultaneous adjustments, calibrations, and alignments to achieve proper operation as intergraded with other systems and subsystems.
Machinist Mate First Class (Submarines), 08/1988
to 05/2008 United States Navy
40 hours per Week; Machinist Mate Weapons; $45,000 per Annum; last promoted Not Specified; permanent employee; not on a temporary promotion; united states navy / Trident refit Facility, 990 Thomas Jefferson Drive Trident Refit Facility KingsBay GA, 31547; John Armacost , 912-573-5335 ; may contact supervisor.
I have served as the Torpedo Division's Leading Petty Officer onboard 3 Trident submarines and at Trident Refit Facility (DOSF) as well as provided administrative and logistical support in the overhaul of Trident submarines at a major shore command.
I posses both the technical knowledge and experience of the MK 48 Torpedo, MK48 advanced capability torpedo, Tomahawk cruise missile, CSA Devices, BST Buoy's and the associated weapons systems, valves and related components such as MK 51B trailers, Mk95 slings, Mk109 pendants, Mk68 torpedo tubes, Mk67 torpedo tubes, control cable removal, troubleshooting, and installation, sea water systems, Mk118 fire control system, and tactical weapons simulators.
I directed hundreds of weapons handling evolutions that include the weapon's safety, handling equipment inspections, maintenance, quality assurance, explosive mishap procedures, and procedural documentation.
As conventional Weapons Handling Supervisor (CWHS) I directed over 1000 ordnance handling evolutions with no infractions.
I possess technical ability and administrative knowledge of the Weapon's Weight Test Program, torpedo, and torpedo launching system.
As a torpedo technician, I was the Leading petty officer and the work center supervisor in Groton CT.
at the MK48 torpedo technician shop.
I wrote and proofed the procedures for the torpedo instrumentation exercise section battery for NAVSEA Systems Command.
I also removed, Tested, and installed over 500 Exploders from the MK48 Warhead Section.
I conducted the teardown and turnaround of the torpedo instrumentation and exercise section battery's, sonic locators, scuttle timers, end of run locators, as well as conducted maintenance on all the associated torpedo technical equipment including the Mk 525 exploder test set.
I possess technical skills in the operation of Voltmeters, Ohmmeters, Oscilloscopes, Frequency counters, signal generators, Multimeters, soldering, technical maintenance publications, schematic circuit diagrams, and drawings.
While qualified Duty chief petty officer, and chief of the watch onboard USS Rhode Island and qualified weapons repair duty officer at Kings bay Georgia I possess a functional, operational, working and administrative knowledge of the following systems and subsystems for all Trident submarines and for code 700 at Trident Refit Facility including: the work and refurbishment of buoy Tensioners and streaming tension sheaves, the overhaul of BRA-24 floating antenna wire and there components, the buoy functional test operations, the Removal and Reinstallation of tow cables, buoy door rollers, bumper pads, and buoy system valves, the radar mast removal , repairs and installation, the buoy door adjustments removal and installation, the AN/OE-207 multifunction mast 1 and 2, the 8L, 8J and 15L periscope, the NAVSAT Mast, the AN/WLR-8 ESM, the AN/UPX-28 IFF, the AN/BPS-15 and AN/BPS-16 Radars, the development of templates, patterns, and molds, in the fabricating of plastic items.
work authorization forms, tag out procedures, planning , supply operations, and quality assurance forms and procedures from the Joint fleet maintenance manual.
Machinist Mate Weapons, 08/1988
to 08/2008 U.S. MILITARY SERVICE INFORMATION QUALIFICATIONS
Weapons Repair Duty Officer, 02-03,
Conventional Weapons Handling Supervisor, 01-98
Ordnance Handling and Team Stowage Leader, 02-00
Work Center Supervisor 04-97
Tomahawk missile VLS/CLS Team Leader/Individual/Team Member, 02-00
MK 48 Torpedo Team Leader/Individual/Team Member 05-91
Ordnance Material Handling Equipment Operator, 08-92
DOS Magazine Team Leader, 05-00
Chief of the Watch, 08-05
Duty Chief Petty Officer, 04-06
Torpedo Room Watch, 08-90
Small Arms Supervisor, 05-04
Reaction Force Supervisor, 06-04
3 Inch Launcher Operator, 08-99
Reaction Force, 07-90
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES/CERTIFICATES **None Specified .
Bachelor of Science: Business Management,
Current Excelsior College - 7 Columbia Circle Albany,
NY 12203-5159 No Higher Education Specified,
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: Submarine force Quality assurance inspector,40hrs,9-96, Quality assurance control material petty officer,40hrs,9-96, MK-48 Heavyweight Technician,6months,6-92, Small Arms Marksmanship instructor,80hrs,11-98, SSBN Weapons Equipment technician,40hrs,9-97, Basic Submarine torpedo Supervisor,40hrs,10-96, Tomahawk CLS / TTL AUR loading and Handling,40hrs,4-00, Shipboard Gauge calibration training,40hrs,07-96, Trident Defensive weapons Ordnance and subsystem and Maintenance,40hrs,5-96, Submarine Repair Parts Petty Officer,40hrs,6-91, Torpedo MK-48 Heavyweight Intermediate Combined Maintenance Skills,40hrs,6-92, High Pressure Air System and Combined Maintenance,40hrs,3-90, General Mechanical Maintenance Skills,40hrs,12-89.
Global War on Terrorism 03-03,
National Defense Service Medal(2)08-91,04-02,
Good Conduct Award(5)08-92,08-96,08-99,08-02,08-05,
Navy/Marine corps Commendation Medal(2)04-01, 10-04,
Sailor of the quarter Trident Refit Facility Kings bay Ga 09-00,
Letter of Commendation(5)8-91,4-94,7-95,1-96,1-01,10-05,
Letter of Appreciation(2)11-93,8-96,
Expert Pistol 3-92,
Expert Rifle 3-92
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