Enthusiastic, self-motivated individual with over twenty years of professional experience as a quality control and assurance inspector and Sheetmetal/structures, working in an ISO 9000 environment at the Airline level in an FAA approved Part 121/145 operation and in FAA Part 145 Repair Station. Seeking employment in the field of Non Destructive Testing, Sheetmetal/Structures, or other technically oriented field.
Education and Qualifications
Williamsport Community College, Williamsport, Pa (Aircraft Maintenance) 1980-1982 Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power plant License Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License Hutchinson/Ridgewater Technical College, Hutchinson, MN, with training to ASNT TC-1A Standard, via Northwest Airlines, Minneapolis, MN Certified: Industrial Radiography, Level II Certified: Florescent Penatrant Testing, Level II Certified: Magnetic Particle Testing, Level II Certified: Ultrasonic Testing, Level II Certified: Eddy Current Testing, Level II Snell Infrared Thermal Imaging, Montpelier, VT Certified: Infra Red Thermal Imaging Level I and II Certificates Knowledge of Safety Protocols and requirements of Gamma Ray Radiographic Inspection. Formal Aircraft Training on many aircraft types at Northwest Airlines. Boeing Blueprint reading course. Atlantic NDT Training, Branford, CT, with training and review to NAS 410 Standard, via Wood Group Power Technology Center, East Windsor, CT. , to attain Level III Inspection Certification and current Level II Penatrant Testing Certification Certified: Level II Florescent Penatrant Testing Certified: Level III Eddy Current Testing Certified: Level III Industrial Radiography Testing Additional training in Vibration/Frequency Analysis at Wood Group Power Technology Center, East Windsor, CT: provided by Mitch Blose of Aerodyn Engineering, Indianapolis, Indiana
As the current Level III X-Ray and Eddy Current Inspector at my present position at WGPTC, I have written procedures and policies for the use of these inspection methods, to ensure total compliance with the standards set forth by the customers, the ASTM and AWS standards of my company. Additionally, as the Level III responsible person for the use of these methods, I have sat through ISO 9000/9001 Initial and surveillance audits, as well as similar audits by the FAA, with no findings whatsoever to present day. Currently at WGPTC, I run my company''s X-Ray Lab as their Level III, and I also develop working procedures, based on our customer''s needs for Eddy Current as my company''s Level III in Eddy Current Inspection. Additionally, I am consulted on a fairly consistent basis in the area of Ultrasonic Inspection as well, based on my past experience as a Level II in Ultrasonic Inspection from my aviation experience with Northwest Airlines.
Dependable and goal oriented, with strengths in leadership and organization. Very good interpersonal and technical skills and a consistent record of success in increasingly conscientious positions. Although I have been an inspector for quite a while, I feel that my strength in airframe structures work made me a better inspector because of it. I have been an Inspector in Aviation, Airlines, Aero-Derivative, and Ground Based Turbine for the Power industries for over 20 plus years. I have worked with and been a Level III NDI Inspector myself and have knowledge of the process' that are required to perform a good inspection of a part or an aircraft. I have also assumed the responsibility of keeping the test equipment up and running, sending it out for calibration, when necessary, except at the airline level where we calibrated the equipment ourselves. In that time I have assisted and assumed the responsibility of training new people into many if not all types of the NDI processes, in point of fact it has been one of the high points of my career to say that I have done so. In the past I have worked closely with Engineering to form the basis of repairs to the aircraft I worked with. The engineers that I worked with and I formed a close relationship with them where they counted on my technical knowledge to get them the best results for their repair resolutions. I have worked in many environments and I have always held quality and job correctness as Number One. Aviation has taught me that there is no room for error or shoddy workmanship. I am confident in my skills and my former colleagues, managers, and engineering colleagues will bear this out, one only has to ask them. The only reason that I have been away from NDI is due to the economic downturn and my desire to return to the Pennsylvania/Ohio region. When I needed a job, a friend helped me get the one I have now. While it helps me bring in an income it does not make of or allow me to me to do what I have been trained and have the desire and skills to do. I have many professional references that, if called upon, will gladly bear out my skills, my training abilities, my professionalism, and above all my commitment to overall quality.
Yulista Management Services July 6, 2009 to Present
Performed Minor and Extensive Sheetmetal modifications to UH-60 and CH-47 Helicopters Performing Documentation Control including the following: Building and writing of work packages for Maintenance to follow Updating and keeping a log of Work Drawings from Engineering Performing preliminary research work on Vendors for QA Audit purposes Updating the Working Drawings on the floor for the modification lines Aiding the Project Managers for "As Needed" assistance for drawing requests
Barnes Aerospace/Windsor Airmotive Non Destructive Testing Inspector March 7, 2008 to April 10, 2008
Acting in the capacity as an X-Ray and Fluorescent Penatrant, Non Destructive Testing Inspector in an FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station to provide services to the airlines, Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and Rolls Royce Aircraft Engines to provide superior quality and workmanship for the safe and proper repair of the components that Barnes Aerospace/Windsor Airmotive provides to it's customers.
Wood Group Power Technology Center Non Destructive Testing Inspector March 13, 2006 to March 7, 2008 I resigned my position to accept a better job offer.
Acting in the capacity of a Level III Non Destructive Testing Inspector, to provide NDT services to the Ground Power Industry and Aerospace Industry in an FAA Part 145 Repair Station, in aiding the Wood Group Power Technology Center in becoming an ISO 9000 Certified Company through continued process improvement and control. Working with Eddy Current, X-Ray, and Fluorescent Penatrant Inspections, writing procedures and inspections of parts for Ground Based and Aerospace Turbine Engines. As well as some Calibration/Metrology experience for tooling, and as the Level III Radiographer, acted in the capacity of Radiation Safety Officer for the facility. Aided the Quality Manager(s) in both the internal and external auditing of the proper procedures, specifications, and implementation of each, to both the FAA and ISO certificating bodies regarding the use of Non Destructive Testing Policy, as well as aiding the Health and Safety Officer in providing the proper information and policies regarding the issues surrounding the use of and proper guidance of Radiation Safety issues as they arose.
Northwest Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Lead NDT Inspector 2005 - November 23, 2006 (Resigned the position as of this date)
Lead and direct a crew of eight men to accomplish various Non Destructive Testing applications on Northwest Airlines Fleet. And act as liaison between Management and contract employees.
Acted in the capacity of a General Inspector, with NDT Certification, to perform all aspects of Inspection required for the safe and reliable service of Northwest Airlines fleet. Responsible for training new NDT personnel in procedures and methods. Extensive knowledge of Composite Ultrasonic Inspection applications. Performed extensive Thermal Imaging Inspection work on the Composite Flight Controls (Elevators principally) of the Airbus A320/319 aircraft for the FAA "AD" note requiring such inspections for Water Entrapment. Knowledge and use of OmniScan Phased Array Ultrasonic equipment for the inspection of the DC-9 Main Landing Gear struts for fatigue cracking
Northwest/Republic Airlines Aircraft Structures Technician 1984 - 1988 Performed structural repair, using OEM Blueprints, repair techniques, materials, and tooling required to accomplish repairs in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and company Engineering guidelines on all Republic/NWA aircraft.
Performed structural Sheet metal work for Capitol Airlines on their fleet of Douglas DC-8's as well as contracted work on UPS DC-8 aircraft when they were brought in for segmented maintenance cycles. Was laid off due to the company going into Bankruptcy and ultimately folding operations.
Stambaugh's Air Service Aircraft Structures Technician 07/1983 - 06/1984
Performed various sheet metal repairs and modification on flight controls, doors, canopies, and other components under the U.S. Navy Contract which we worked under, on the following aircraft. North American/Rockwell - T-2B/C models Beechcraft - T-34A/B models DeHavilland Caribou - (which were few and far between to work on) Grumman G-1 Navigational Training aircraft.
Voluntary Maintenance Work
Since 1982, I have been involved in one form or another in the maintaining, in flight worthy condition, many different types of aircraft, most notably, many World War Two Era Fighters, Trainers, Bomber Aircraft, and Liaison or Trainer aircraft of that era, performing everything from engine and component repair to wing leading edge rebuilding.
Use and experience of various Non Destructive Testing Equipment to accomplish any and all jobs. As well as tools and equipment to complete the Airframe sheet metal/structures work required providing on time delivery of the aircraft to revenue service.