2012-2013 | Sheet Metal Specialist
Performed multiple fabrication, mechanical assembly and quality assurance tasks in full-scale manufacturing operation. Followed production schedules, work orders, drawings, blue prints, verbal and written directions. Deburred, blended and machined aluminum aircraft parts. Operated vertical drill press, Bridgeport vertical mill, Haas 3-axis CNC, stretching and shrinking machines and hammers to contour and form sheet metal and extrusion parts. ■ Learned and mastered operation of all department machines in first 6 months; handled 4 sections of the extrusion department on own—only one able to fully complete workload. ■ Praised for finishing all work on time and then helping co-workers to maintain project schedule.
2013-Present | CNC Machinist II
Promoted within 11 months for rapid learning ability to provide safe, efficient production of airplane and helicopter parts and wing sub-assemblies for military entities and Fortune 500 companies, such as Boeing, CPI Aero, Northrup Grumman and Bell. Set up and perform machining operations. Troubleshoot and resolve equipment and machining issues. Read and edit basic CNC programs; read and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and diagrams. Employ manual machining methods to create fixtures for new long-term projects. Use precision tools, including: calipers, micrometers, height gauges, dietest and other inspection gauges. Perform setups and pilot test programs; identify and correct deficiencies. Produce accurate, timely documentation. ■ Assumed Machinist III and IV duties for positions not back-filled, adding 3 new machines; act as shop floater, operating all conventional milling equipment; gained working knowledge of Hardinge CNC and manual lathes. ■ Operate 3 CNC mills proficiently (Kitamura Bridge Center 10, Haas VF-6, Cincinnati Sabre 1000) as well as vertical (Cincinnati Milacron, Bridgeport, Kearney & Trecker) and horizontal (Cincinnati Milacron, Kearney & Trecker) manual milling machines. ■ Utilize G&M-coded programs/fixtures to produce parts within geometric tolerances of +/-.0001–.0020 inch; modify programs and fixtures for production efficiency and to minimize defects and rework. ■ Received performance review feedback, “…learned more than anyone else in the shop during the year; … you are “go to” guy, always willing to learn…pick up machinery quickly and never refuse work…always stay caught up and help others…we never have to worry about your work.” ■ Lauded by competitive peer, “…never saw anyone pick up these machines the way you have…” ■ Reset tram points—changed axes, calibrated machine and achieved precise tolerances. ■ Installed G-10 lines on >100 programs saving >1K production hours; produced ~7K parts for key account, running up to 3 machines simultaneously. Recognized by Quality Assurance Inspector for, “…running CPI Aero program better than anyone else...” ■ Re-rigged broken float inside tank to automatically pump water; added extra barrel to system to increase runtime; eliminated need for barrel change, as one of two machinists who repair equipment.
High School Diploma - General
Graduated one semester early due to high number of credits earned at previous high school.
Completed initial and career schools for Aviation Structural and Hydraulic Mechanics (AM). Initial (‘A’ School) Training on FA-18 (A-D) structures and hydraulics, Career ('C' School) Training on all technical publications relating to structures and hydraulics for Organization-Level repair.
2006-Present | Associate of Science in Diesel Mechanics
Diesel Mechanics program--completed 29 credit hours toward A.S. degree--program canceled shortly after joining the Navy.
2008-2012 | E4
Aviation Structural & Hydraulics Mechanic Honorably discharged after 4 years of safe and precise maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems on FA-18 (A-D) Hornets; directed jet moves, completed sheet metal and composite repairs to aircraft structures and skins—utilizing titanium, aluminum and stainless steel for fabrication and renovation. Ensured and documented quality and accurate operation and work practices for tools parts, and materials to maximize safety of all personnel and equipment. Troubleshot and repaired hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and rigging systems as well as exterior sheathing. Aviation Structural & Hydraulics Mechanic Honorably discharged after 4 years of safe and precise maintenance and repair of hydraulic systems on FA-18 (A-D) Hornets; directed jet moves, completed sheet metal and composite repairs to aircraft structures and skins—utilizing titanium, aluminum and stainless steel for fabrication and renovation. Ensured and documented quality and accurate operation and work practices for tools parts, and materials to maximize safety of all personnel and equipment. Troubleshot and repaired hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical and rigging systems as well as exterior sheathing. ■ Saved $34M aircraft and its crew through attention to detail and demonstrating quick reactions. ■ Supervised and trained ~20 personnel in the maintenance and repair of FA-18 strike fighter jets. ■ Identified and mentored two high potential employees who subsequently met all goals and achieved promotion. ■ Accomplished scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on structural and hydraulic systems for 60+ aircraft valued at over $2.5B; completed >20K missions to train 62 pilots on air-to-air, air-to-ground and carrier qualifications for safe overseas deployment. ■ Supported Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom on 9-month combat deployment aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. ■ Received written recommendation from Robert E. Howard, AM1 (AW/SW) stating, “We always saw greatness in Adam as he seemed to catch on and learn at a much quicker rate than his peers.”