Propulsion Flight Chief Smsgt Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Analyst and leading manager with 29 years of combined federal government and military experience offering measurable success in aviation maintenance production, industrial operations management, and quality assurance. Well-versed in planning, coordinating and executing preventive and unscheduled maintenance on diverse aircraft models. Adept at performing in-process and final aircraft inspections with commitment to unfailing accuracy and safety.

  • Flight schedule coordination
  • Knowledge of aircraft hardware and materials and processes.
  • Strong communication
  • Supervision
  • Project organization
  • Team building
  • Operational improvement
  • Military maintenance requirements
  • Aircrew flight equipment management
  • Flight load manifests
  • Aerospace propulsion functions management
  • Propulsion systems
  • Pre- and post-flight inspections
  • Problem resolution
Work History
Propulsion Flight Chief SMSgt , 02/2016 to Current
113th Maintenance Squadron City, STATE,
  • Plans weekly, monthly and long-range work schedules, coordinating sequence of operations with maintenance support elements.
  • Establishes deadlines and priorities based on established general schedules, methods and policies.
  • Provides workload data, estimates, and information on staffing needs, and recommends the scheduling of projected work.
  • Participates in the initial planning of current and future work schedules and development of budget requests.
  • Forecasts short-term and long-range budget requirements for element training needs, travel, and supplies.
  • Develops position descriptions and establishes performance standards for subordinate shop supervisors.
  • Conducts mid-term and annual performance appraisals of subordinate element personnel.
  • Schedules and approves leave for subordinates. Recommends and participates in the selection of personnel to fill vacancies.
  • Counsels employees on conduct and performance; initiates actions to correct performance deficiencies and recognizes outstanding performance with awards and promotions.
  • Plans, schedules and monitors on­ job-training and long-range training requirements for subordinate personnel.
  • Ensures subordinate training requirements are met and completed within established time frames.
  • Ensures that work areas are maintained in accordance with applicable directives, including hazards, housekeeping, equipment safeguards, and personal protective equipment.
  • Communicates and promotes current EEO policies to assure equality in facets of element activities.
  • Enlisted project officer for the first ever implementation of the Agile Combat Support concept of operations which resulted in six aircraft forward deploying to Basa Air Base, Philippines, flying 48 sorties and 75 hours in support of subject matter expert knowledge exchanges with Philippine Air Force personnel; an operation commended by the Commander of Pacific Air Forces.
  • Coordinated the allocation of ANG resources to facilitate the acquisition of spare engine assets to deploy to two different countries for PACAF while having assets at home station flying for combat training and real world Alert mission. The addition of these engines significantly improved the unit’s capability to deploy and sustain flying in three countries and four different locations simultaneously.
  • Spearheaded the acquisition of the organization’s first GE F110 training engine to provide unprecedented training opportunities for aircraft engine personnel which significantly increased overall maintenance effectiveness and decreasing qualification times between skill levels.
  • Significantly reduced training footprint by 20 percent by implementing a structured training plan to provide trainees with assigned trainers that were closer in rank. This move empowered trainers and made the learning environment/morale higher for all.
  • Represented the ANG as a SME for the Repair Network Initiative/Engineering for Depot to re-write technical data in regards to aircraft engine maintenance for Alert Aircraft allowing greater flexibility for aircraft on status.
  • Performs as the wing focal point for propulsion maintenance programs, focusing on continuity, compliance and standardization, provide advice to wing leadership on propulsion issues and monitor all aspects of the wing propulsion maintenance program.
  • Prioritized and coordinated maintenance functions to meet deadlines and prepared power point briefs to explain maintenance delays due to shortfalls in personnel, equipment or logistic support and developed alternative plans to continue operations with little or no impact.
Aircraft Engine Mechanic (Alert Support) MSgt AGR, 04/2006 to 01/2016
District Of Columbia Air National Guard City, STATE,
  • Troubleshot malfunctioning engines and interrelated propulsion system components, diagnostic computers and associated hardware.
  • Analyzed malfunctions using schematic and wiring diagrams, blueprints, manufacturer's specifications, computer diagnostics data, inspection findings, trending data and aircrew debriefs.
  • Troubleshot and repaired aircraft jet engines assigned to the ACA.
  • Performed scheduled and special evaluations on installed engines.
  • Interpreted Engine Management trend data and investigate trend anomalies to eliminate catastrophic engine failure or damage by the prediction and detection of adverse trends towards known failure modes before they occur.
  • Performed command directed and locally established in-progress inspections (IPI) (certifying acceptable performance of all conventional or modified aircraft engines prior to their being installed in the aircraft or placed in inventory) of propulsion system components and associated equipment to determine adequacy of workmanship, materials and maintenance.
  • Certified aircraft safe for flight by Clearing Red X and other Red symbols. Handle requisitions, processes, and accounts for supply assets as required by the repairable processing system.
  • Managed all programs for the propulsion shop as well as oversee thirty plus critical programs for the alert facility.
  • Recognized twice as an IG superior performer during no–notice AFE inspections. Once for aircraft maintenance, and once for self-assessment/program management. In 2016, recognized as ACA Mechanic of the Year representing the 113th ACA amongst all other NORAD agencies.
  • Helped create training program with maintenance career fields assigned to ACA to become assistant crew chiefs.
Aircraft Engine Mechanic Work Leader (Hush House) , 04/2005 to 10/2008
District Of Columbia Air National Guard City, STATE,
  • Provided direction to resolve problems on aircraft engines and propellers in a field level environment.
  • Led three or more engine mechanic subordinates in diagnosing malfunctions, troubleshooting, and evaluating propulsion performance tests to determine the disassembly necessary for repair or replacement of parts.
  • Monitored work of assigned personnel, set the work pace, convey work assignments, and ensure that materials, tools, equipment, and stock are available.
  • Coordinated and works with aircraft mechanics and specialist personnel performing journey level work.
  • Checked work in progress and/or upon completion for compliance with the supervisor’s instructions, appropriate technical orders, etc. Serves as a technical advisor by answering questions regarding appropriate procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives.
  • Ensured that all safety, housekeeping, security, and other environmental rules and procedures are followed in shop and the flight line.
  • Advised the supervisor of overall work operations, status and progress of work, causes for delays, problems encountered, and individual performance (e.g., additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees).
  • As requested by the supervisor, provided functional planning for the inspection docks.
  • Coordinated with NOAA/MAJCOM on a $500K building project to upgrade the units test cell facility.
  • Worked with DOD Contractors through the process and coordinated with outside agencies to complete Statement of Work on time.
  • Served as Unit Engine Run Program Manager developing and implementing an aggressive training plan for the Aircraft and Engine Run Program which allowed certification processes to take less time than previous and still adhere to Air Force Instructions and Technical Order guidance.
  • Supervised sixteen engine mechanics from different units in Iraq, making a cohesive team that excelled while in a hostile combat environment.
  • Chaired weekly scheduling meetings with support agency supervisors to establish maintenance objectives for the following day. Reviewed progress of daily projects and develop work-around for anticipated shortfalls.
Completed Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course (ACQ-101): , Expected in 2018
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Certifying Officer and accountable Official Course (3.5 CPE's): , Expected in 2017
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Financial Management Body of Knowledge- Basic (8.0 CPE): , Expected in 2017
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AS degree: Aircraft Maintenance Technology, Expected in 2016
Community College of the Air Force - ,
Completed Quality Assurance Aircraft Course: , Expected in 2016
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Completed ACC Production Superintendent Course: , Expected in 2015
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Completed Senior Joint Professional Military Education Course: , Expected in 2014
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Graduated USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy: , Expected in 2013
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Graduated Aircrew Egress System Craftsman Course: , Expected in 2011
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Graduated Non Commissioned Officer Academy: , Expected in 2005
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Graduated Airman Leadership School: , Expected in 2001
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Graduated Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice Course: , Expected in 1991
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  • Performance Appraisal, effective date, 1 Oct 2017, Rating: 5 Outstanding
  • Performance Appraisal, effective date, 1 Oct 2015, Rating: 5 Outstanding
  • Performance Appraisal, effective date, 1 Oct 2014, Rating: 5 Outstanding
  • Performance Appraisal, effective date, 1 Oct 2013, Rating: 5 Outstanding
  • 113th Alert Maintainer of the year 2016 for outstanding performance
  • Air Force Meritorious Service Medal in 2016 for outstanding performance while assigned to Alert Control Attachment
  • IG Superior Performer 2015 for Self-Assessment efforts in preparation for AFOA and AFE
  • IG Superior Performer 2012 for Alert Maintenance
  • Air Force Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster with Valor) in 2006 for exceptional performance in 2006 during in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Air Force Achievement Medal (Second Oak Leaf Cluster) for exceptional performance in 2000 during Green Flag Exercise 00-4
  • Air Force Commendation Award in 2003 for outstanding performance during Operation Iraqi Freedom

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School Attended
  • Community College of the Air Force
Job Titles Held:
  • Propulsion Flight Chief SMSgt
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic (Alert Support) MSgt AGR
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic Work Leader (Hush House)
  • Completed Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management Course (ACQ-101)
  • Certifying Officer and accountable Official Course (3.5 CPE's)
  • Financial Management Body of Knowledge- Basic (8.0 CPE)
  • AS degree
  • Completed Quality Assurance Aircraft Course
  • Completed ACC Production Superintendent Course
  • Completed Senior Joint Professional Military Education Course
  • Graduated USAF Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
  • Graduated Aircrew Egress System Craftsman Course
  • Graduated Non Commissioned Officer Academy
  • Graduated Airman Leadership School
  • Graduated Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice Course

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