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Aircraft Structures Mechanic with experience working on large and small aircraft both fixed and rotary
wing. My focus is increasing my knowledge, skills and abilities in the aircraft industry.
WORK OF EXPERIENCE
06/2014-03/2015: Al Salam Aircraft Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
-Boeing Aircraft program contracted through Al Salam Aircraft Company.
-Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic working in the Pylon and Adapter program performing new
component production of munitions pylons and adapters for Saudi Air Force F-15 aircraft.
-As one of the first employees assigned to this new program I, along with other team members,
was responsible for developing work instructions, tool lists and coordinating with Boeing Aircraft
Company to ensure all engineering, technical data, tooling and assembly fixtures were in place
-Ensured the on time start and completion of the First Article (FAI) of both pylon and adapter
with approval from Al Salam Aircraft co. quality control, Boeing Supplier Quality and Defense
Contracts Management Agency (DCMA).
-As a member of the FAI team I was responsible to maintain the highest quality and FOD control
standards on every assembly.
-Very skilled in the use of all necessary hand and power tools, installation of Hi-lok, Hi-teague,
solid and blind fasteners. Very qualified in the use of hole and fastener Go/No Go gauges,
countersink gauges, calipers and micrometers.
-Selected to perform duties as shop OJT trainer. Train the Trainer course certified.
05/2013-12/2013: Finley Distributing, 2104 S, Euclid Av., Tucson Arizona 85713
-On Premise Route Manager, overseeing distributing to 86 different accounts with a product
portfolio of over 100 different brands.
-Responsible for sales, product presentation, client training and market growth focusing on on-
premise and off premise distribution of wine, beer and spirits.
-Expanded territory an average of 20% by gaining 70% of wine & spirits lists in independent
accounts. Territory growth attributed to strong customer relationships, consistent and frequent
product presentation, and extensive supplier and product knowledge.
-Active in team building with other members of the on-premise division to execute focus brands
and achieving quarterly quotas.
-Worked closely with Director of On-premise accounts and Programming Manager to improve
monthly deals to target specific customers while increasing or maintaining consistent profit
-Manage the following portfolios: Miller-Coors, New Belgium, CCM & Negro Modelo, Oscar
Blues, and many local and regional craft beer brands.
11/2012-05/2013: RJ’s Replays, 5769 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson Arizona 85711.
-A results oriented Bar/Restaurant Manager offering focused leadership to drive sales and
profitability in a highly competitive market. Consistently achieve performance goals through
enthusiasm, tenacity and initiative which compliment knowledge/expertise in;
-Team building -Customer relations/Guest relations
-Purchasing/Inventory Management -Cost containment and Control
-Quality assurance and Control -Policies and Procedures
-Facilities/Safety Management -Communication skills
-I take pride in improving my knowledge of ever changing product inventory.
-Noted for being able to resolve various problems quickly and equitably to ensure happy
customers and happy employees.
11/15/2008-11/09/2012: United States Air Force, (Civil Service), Davis Monthan Air Force Base
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic, Civil service employee for the U.S. Air Force.
Secret Security Clearance.
-Most recently worked on the C-130, Programmed Depot Maintenance, (PDM) line, performing
major and minor aircraft sheet metal repairs. Examine and inspect aircraft sheet metal structures
to locate cracks, breaks, holes, bulges, dents and loose or missing rivets.
-Experienced in the use of all basic hand, power and shop tools. Utilize safety practices and
procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a clean and safe work
environment at all times.
-Perform major depot level inspection, repair and modification of military C-130, A-10 and F-4
aircraft. Perform repairs and modifications per aircraft blueprints, engineering orders and
Technical Orders. Inspect aircraft to determine the cause and extent of structural damage.
Perform sealing of both wet and dry fuel cells. Perform various tasks to facilitate Non Destructive
Inspection (NDI) functions.
-Conduct "SLEP" Service Life Extension Program inspections on Air Force A-10 aircraft. Inspect
aircraft to determine the cause and extent of structural damage. Dismantle, repair and/or replace
any and all parts of the aircraft.
-Inspect and repair various airframe structures on F-4 aircraft. Retired aircraft, removed from the
desert were reconditioned to restore air-worthiness and put back into service for a drone training
Perform Sheet metal modifications and repairs on UH-1, UH-60 and CH-53 helicopters to restore
air-worthiness and prepare them for sale to allied nations.
-Administrative and interpersonal duties included but were not limited to communicating
effectively (orally and in writing) with individuals and groups from a variety of backgrounds.
Appropriately, professionally and courteously relate to internal and external customers. Budget
time to ensure strict job completion guidelines for both individual jobs as well as full aircraft
delivery. Developed the ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize time, resources and
Other military aircraft experience includes T-37, T-38 and T-43 (737), while on active duty in the
U.S. Air Force. I also have depot level maintenance experience on KC-135 and AWACS aircraft
while working for Lear Siegler Services Inc. at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City.
06/2008-11/2008: L3 Communications, Davis Monthan Air Force Base Tucson, Az.
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic, Contract employee for the U.S. Air Force.
Perform depot level maintenance on military A-10 aircraft. Worked on the Service Life Extension
Program (S.L.E.P) line. Performed both major and minor sheet metal repairs and modifications to
all areas of the aircraft. Experienced in the use of Air Force Technical Orders, engineering orders
and blueprints. Adhere to strict F.O.D. control standards. Performed duties as fall protection
09/07-06/08: Bombardier Aerospace/Aerotek Aviation 1255 E. Aeropark Blvd. Tucson, Az.
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic.
Performed heavy C level checks on CRJ models 200, 700 and 900 commercial passenger aircraft.
Tasked to perform maintenance and completion of Canada Air, Challenger 604. Performed depot
level modification of the engine support beam, as well as primary and secondary cabin floor
support structures. Other duties included a variety of structural repairs as well as assisting with
various system function checks to ensure flight safety. Fabricate parts as necessary, in
accordance with engineering orders. Experienced with Canadair Regional Jet Structural Repair
Manuals (SRM), Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), Illustrated Parts Catalogue (IPC) and
02/07-09/07: Eclipse Aviation, 2503 Clark Carr Loop SE. Albuquerque Nm. 87106.
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic.
Performed many functions in the manufacturing of new personal aircraft, to include fabricating
and locating external fuselage skins and various internal structures. Involved in detailed
modifications of cockpit instrument panels and other interior structures. Perform body panel,
empennage and wing mate functions. Assisted with the rigging and functional testing of flight
controls. Assisted with functional testing of engines, landing gear and avionics components.
04/06-02/07: Evergreen Air Center, Pinal Air Park Rd., Marana, Az.
Aircraft Structures Mechanic
Involved in B, C, and D, level checks on 747, 757, 727, 737, DC10, and DC 9 commercial and
cargo aircraft. 747 Supertanker conversion team member. Participated in the conversion of a 747
cargo aircraft to a supertanker used by the U.S. Forestry Service for wildland fire fighting.
Performed a variety of repairs and modifications to aircraft in accordance with Boeing SRMs, and
11/04-04/06: Defense Support Services LLC (DS2)105 Edinburgh Ct., Greenville, Sc. 29607 at
Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Az. 85707
Aircraft Sheet Metal Mechanic.
Perform major depot level inspection, repair and modification on military A-10 aircraft. Perform
repairs and modifications per aircraft blueprints, engineering orders, TO’s and TCTO’s. Inspect
aircraft to determine the cause and extent of structural damage. Perform sealing of both wet and
dry fuel cells. Perform various tasks to facilitate NDI functions.
04/1990-08/1997: Proud member of the United States Air Force. Honorable Discharged.
Pima Community College, E.M.T certificate program, Tucson, Az. Jan 2004
Conflict Resolution, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Co. 1994
Education and Training Manager, Sheppard Air Force Base, Tx. 1994
U.S. Air Force, Aircraft Structural Maintenance Specialist, Sheppard Air Force Base, Tx. 1990
High School Diploma, General Studies, Gateway High School, Aurora, Co. Jun 1989
State and Nationally Registered, Emergency Medical Technician. (Expired)
Licensed to operate scissor lifts, boom lifts (cherry pickers) and aircraft tow vehicles.