Accomplished professional with 20 years of military experience in both the Aviation and Armor community.
During my 7 years and a UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot I worked vigilantly to become a Pilot in Command and then later becoming a Maintenance Test Pilot. Always pushing to the next level to become a valuable asset to my unit as well as increasing the combat power my unit can provide.
Always ensuring strong attention to detail in mission planning and execution to complete all missions. Using aircrew coordination and effective communications with all participating parties involved.
During my 13 years as an M1A1 Armor crew member, 6 were spent as lead Tank Commander in a unit of 75 soldiers, conducting mission planning, vehicle maintenance and trouble shooting as well as crew member training. Continually training soldiers to become a cohesive unit that could work as a fluid team in order to be a valuable asset to unit command and stepping in as platoon sergeant during their absence to keep platoon moving forward.
MAINTENANCE TEST PILOT, I am responsible to the AASF Commander for maintaining the Army aircraft assigned to the AASF in a high state of operational readiness for use in performing the AASF's operational and training missions. Receive from the AASF Commander the mission requirements for operational aircraft. I plan and assign work to be accomplished by subordinates which are primary Wage Grade employees. Set priorities and prepares schedules for completion of work. I also perform maintenance operational checks (MOC) and limited and general test flights of aircraft to ensure airworthiness upon completion of extensive disassembly for maintenance, repair, replacement or modification of components or aircraft systems. I perform general or limited test flights including test flights of aircraft when ground diagnostic tests cannot determine the safe and/or proper functioning of aircraft components or systems. I review, analyze and evaluate materiel status reports and the Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) forms and records as well as other available data to insure that maintenance accomplished at AASF is performed in accordance with established standards. I establish local maintenance policies and procedures within guidelines from AASF Commander and higher headquarters. I,m responsible for conducting fact finding studies of maintenance costs on supported aircraft. I also assists in the evaluation of performance and cost data. I provide information for preparation of the requirements and determines aircraft maintenance, repair parts and service required to accomplish AASF mission operating budget. I also perform other duties as assigned.
I have over 60 months specialized competencies in operating a specific main-frame military aircraft, mission planning, and mission preparation. I am experienced in reviewing and analyzing mission tasking, intelligence, and weather information. I am experienced in filing flight plans and conducting crew briefings. I am experienced in aircraft preflight inspections, aircraft loading, and equipment assessments. I am experienced in performing and/or supervising work procedures involved in navigation, in-flight refueling, search and rescue operations or surveillance and reconnaissance. I am competent in conducting or supervising the training of crew members in simple to complex mission specific tasks. I am experienced in developing plans and policies, monitoring operations, and advising commanders. I am knowledgeable in flight theory, air navigation, meteorology, flying directives, mission tactics, and operating procedures. I am experienced in the unit flying, explosive, and ground safety programs in accordance with Department of Defense, Department of the Army, National Guard Bureau, and/or Occupational Safety and Health Administration policies, regulations, and directives.
I am knowledgeable in instructing and evaluating maintenance test pilots.
I am skilled in establishing local maintenance policies and procedures within guidelines from AASF Commander and higher headquarters.
I have the ability to maintain close liaison with superior and lateral aircraft logistical support agencies to keep informed and to ensure that the maintenance effort conforms to current Army practices and applicable directives.
As a wire line operator I am responsible for managing a crew of 3-5 employees. While overseeing these employees I would ensure they remain in compliance with all OSHA and ANSI standards. I was responsible for filling out and filing appropriate pre-job hazard assessments and specialized permit paperwork as applicable to each specific job. Ensuring all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance was performed correctly and timely to ensure efficiency was always maintained.
As a wire line operator I would be responsible for running cabling into wells that allow companies to lower equipment into a gas or oil wells. As a wire line operator, my job duties include designing projects, analyzing data on potential field sites, and installing the mechanical equipment as necessary to fulfill the plan. As a wire line operator I must understand the regulations and safety codes related to gas exploration and reclamation.
As a supervisor I used effective verbal communication skills to instruct and direct crews during shifts, build team consensus and accomplish important project milestones. I took on added shifts to accomplish work required to meet customer requirements and schedules. I kept projects on schedule by overseeing work performance and verifying punctual arrival of all crew for required shifts. I resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between my company and our customers .
Some of my responsibilities were as a water coordinator were overseeing crews of 4-8 employees. I was responsible for managing employees work hours, lodging, and overall job assignments based on their skill levels. I ensured that employees always remained in compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards throughout all phases of work.
As a water coordinator I was the front line contact for engaging with potential water suppliers to identify, secure and help deliver cost competitive and timely solutions for securing water supply and delivering water solutions aligned with each customers need.
* Monitor Drill and Frac Schedules to ensure water demands in all areas are covered, including drill water.
* Anticipate needed water volumes, identify sourcing options, seek and evaluate sourcing bids in order to prepare water sourcing award recommendations.
* Proactively engage with Operations Engineers to help identify and uncover potential water debottlenecking solutions.
* Preplan transfer routes and submit for permitting and/or land approval.
* Identify contractors, competitively bid, evaluate and award water transfer projects. Hand over to field water team personnel for implementation and execution supervision.
* Ensure pond sizes, starting levels and refresh rates are adequate to support well completion plans. Identify and work to eliminate bottlenecks.
* Participate in new water pond and infrastructure planning, design and bid evaluation process. Assist with construction supervision when field personnel are unavailable.
* Provide direction and coaching to water team field personnel to ensure execution is being performed as planned. Assist water team lead to ensure field personnel are properly checking meter & pond totals, recording downtime days, completing regulatory paperwork and properly verifying, logging and signing off on invoices.
* Manage water recycling projects, including site selection, bid evaluation, mod/demob activities and operations.
* Assist with developing and executing plans for maximizing produced water recycle when applicable.
* Ensures all vendors and field personnel adhere to safety and environmental standards, as well as provide guidance on obtaining, maintaining, and documenting appropriate permits for work conducted.
Chemical treatment and filtration of water technician was another role I filled as needed based on company work load. I would maintain required records and logs. I had to understand basic concepts of water treatment theory and applications as well as adjust and determine chemicals used for treating water. Perform other duties related to water treatment
As a Equipment Operator I would operate light wheeled tractors or skiploaders with attached loaders, digging buckets, leveling bades and other various attachments, and operated other types of small equipment, including light tracked equipment in some assignments and made minor running repairs and adjustments to equipment and drove trucks as an incidental duty.
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