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Forward thinking, highly experienced avionics and aerospace professional with 15 years’ progressive experience in process improvement, quality assurance, and program/project administration. Expertise in aviation safety, airport management, and enforcing adherence to facility and federal policies and regulation. Seeking to take next career step with an organization that rewards hard work, team leadership, and proven track record of success in optimizing operations.
Program/Project Administration Safety Management Airport Management Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Aeronautics Process Improvement Training and Mentoring Secret Security Clearance
Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for superior performance with the Avionics Radar Work Center 65b, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine Aircraft Group 12, and 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 2012 Expeditionary Campaign Model for participation in Operation Southern Watch and contingency operations in Desert Thunder, 1998 Humanitarian Service Medal for service at Guantanamo Bay, 1996 Armed Forces Service Medal for participation in Operation Joint Guard, 1997
Program/Project Administration Oversaw testing and development of 14 high-tech, multi-million-dollar products instrumental to Operation Desert Storm over the course of 12 months; coordinated with contractor and field maintenance personnel to ensure teams understand scopes of work, deliverables, and program/project requirements. Redesigned comprehensive management training program encompassing 67 qualification skills, 19 professional education subjects, and OJT training. Developed maintenance department ergonomics program, including enforcement to installation, state, and OSHA standards. Revitalized maintenance mobile facilities (MMF) program over two months in 2009 during wing aviation maintenance inspection (AMI) resulting in zero log and record discrepancies. Process Improvement Continuously enhance readiness through implementation of plans to optimize quality, reliability, process cycles, and costs. Collaborate with analysts to prepare discrepancy trend reports to evaluate quality performance and investigate root cause of sub-standard performances to develop recommendations/plans for improvement. Automated resource department, controlling budgets, materials, and resources for 14,000-person installation; improved utilization rate from 46% to 97.6% in 12 months and cut costs $101M.
Relevant Professional Experience
Quality Assurance Manager – Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 49, 02/2012 08/2014 United States Marine Corps Newburgh, NY Direct activities to gather and analyze avionics and aviation maintenance, workmanship, and quality assurance (QA) procedures to develop process improvement strategies and streamline operations. Enforce compliance with installation and OSHA regulations, naval aviation maintenance procedures (NAMP), local command procedures (LCP), and standard operating procedures. Train, evaluate, and certify maintenance and production personnel. Prepare and review reports, inquiries, MAFs, WOs, DRs, and hazard reports; investigate discrepancies and develop recommendations for improvement. Authored local command procedures and standard operating procedures utilizing trend analysis data gathered from MAG-49 subordinate commands to optimize performance. Coordinated 102 quality assurance representatives on rotational assignments to reduce complacency, increase audit effectiveness, and enhance maintenance management skills. Spearheaded deficiency identification processes utilizing continuous process improvement (CPI) strategies and lean six sigma to decrease component rejection by 200%. Administered correction action plans to reduce recurrence of 558 note discrepancies; resulted in 41 of 44 programs achieving outstanding rating and 64 of 65 processes recognized as satisfactory.