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Safety, Aviation and Maintenance Management

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
November 14, 2017

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Berthony Joseph

Sector B **, Plot **, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, UAE

+971(0)522844327 (M)


Over 30 years both military and civilian services, qualified and skilled supervisor with extensive experience in management, determining work requirements and priorities, performance counseling and property accountability.

Production and Quality Control Supervisor, Occupational Safety and Health Officer, Munition Handler, Production Planner, Logistics Officer/Mentor, Academic Instructor, Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Technician, Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Inspector, Military, Contracting Officer Representative ULLS-AE, Linguist and Air Crewmember.

Military Occupation Specialty includes: (MOS) 15 Tango, UH-60 Helicopter, 67 Victor, OH-58 /B208 Helicopter, and MI-17 Helicopters Subject Matter Expert.

Certified Instructor for the US Army NCO Academy and Advance Individual Training (AIT) in Aviation.

Knowledgeable in the 5 Phases of the Systematic Approach to Training (SAT), FAA, EASA and GCAA regulations.

Instructor for Central Texas College, as a Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) in English and Math.

Interacts easily with management, staff, civilian, and soldiers counterparts.

Effectively able to lead teams to complete tasks and accomplish goals.

LANGUAGES: English, Creole and French.

Lived and worked in very extreme appalling adverse conditions with the Middle Eastern and Asian cultures for more than 12 years.


Base Maintenance Operation Center (BMOC) Senior Supervisor Jul 2014 – Jul 2016

DynCorp International, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ensured that the organization's strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are integrated into inspection methods and communicated with the surveyed company.

Provided technical advice and management assistance while performing complex aspects of the evaluation processes, including survey development, Key Performance Indication (KPI), manpower, and development courses.

Conducted survey duties and developed procedures for inspections that evaluate operations, maintenance, and QA/QC procedures and facilities for proper operation and compliance with UAE military and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Prepared GAP Analysis briefings to Joint Aviation Command (JAC) on inspection methods and results on findings on all UAE military Bases on mission and requirements.

Prepared written work schedules based on established guidelines and priorities, compile material inventory records and prepare requisitions for procurement of materials and supplies charts production using chart, graph, or pegboard based on statistics compiled for reference by production and management personnel.

Organized production reports based on data compiled, tabulated and computed, following prescribed formats. Compiled detailed production sheets and work tickets for use by production workers as guides in assembly or manufacture of products.

Plan and develop effective and relevant technical reports, analysis and work scope and solve planning issues.

As a Maintenance Planners directly responsible in large manufacturing units to improve productivity and eliminate delays by anticipating maintenance department needs.

Works with multi-skilled group that performs material handling functions of receiving, issuing, inventorying, and shipping.

Manage company budget to insuring it’s below cost or within limits; by delivery of schedules stated per vendor’s contract, and delivering appraisal and all associated reports to operation department head.

Safety/ALSE Manager / Operation Officer Jan 2012 – Jan 2014

I3-Corps, Shindand, Afghanistan

Coordinated with various army safety authorities and investigated various accidents and prevented all medical and fire hazards while developing and ensuring compliance to all aviation safety programs.

Reviewed and Inspected aviation facilities and equipment and maintained safety functions for environmental and industrial safety and submitted to seniors.

Managed and maintain life support equipment for twelve 182 Cessna and thirty-two 208 Caravan aircraft, equipment’s includes: Survival Vests with personal oxygen bottle, Aircraft Survival Kits with floatation raft, First Aid Kits, Fire Extinguisher and survival radios.

Revamp lesson plans and train company employees and Afghanistan Air Force (AAF) in Aircrew Survival Training.

Plan and develop study guides, lesson plans, and courses of instruction to support curriculum and courseware requirements using SAT processes and procedures for Afghan Air Force student pilots.

Supervised and controlled aviation operations and activities of aviation crew, by established and implemented an operational plan to minimize irregularities.

Prepared and executed Operation Flight Clearance procedures which include; weather updates of destinations, en-route and origin to the flight crew and information on traffic flight safety and operational procedures.

Managed the production efforts of both civilian and military personnel performing maintenance and inventory management for more than 32,000 items of munitions and weapons release equipment.

Logistics Command/FSD Advisor Nov 2010 – Nov 2011

ARMA-Global., Camp Eggers, Afghanistan

Providing logistics technician support for the Forward Support Deport (FSD) in mentoring and teaching both U.S. and Afghanistan counterparts to develop the Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Ministry of Interior (MoI) Headquarters principals and staff in providing capability and systems to effectively administer and execute the functions of the MoD/MoI.

Supports the USG/USA Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A) and Command Training Advisory Group-Police (CTAG-P), in developing, mentoring and advising Afghanistan National Army and (ANA) Afghanistan National Police (ANP) logistical policies and procedures.

Improved ordnance (ammunition) equipment stockpile inventory and location accuracy 100% by improving material delivery/receipt and transfer procedures and implementing active inventory and location audit program

Maintenance/Program Manager July 2010 – Nov 2010

L3 Communications Army Fleet Support (AFS) Fort Rucker, AL

Maintenance/Program Manager for five airfields and 600 rotor wing aircraft to include aircraft type’s AH-64, OH-58, CH-47, UH-60 and a foreign aircraft project (MI-17). Manage/Inspect all maintenance/safety/quality programs to enhance mission and operational readiness of airfields as well as student pilots.

Directly responsible in identifying/resolving resource issue negatively impacting effective aviation maintenance operations, training issue to improve quality of life for maintenance employees by providing feedback to General Manager concerning improving maintenance programs supportability equipment/tools/and various other processes.

Technical/Skills Developer Jan 2010 – Jun 2010

Kay and Associates Inc., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Part of a joint venture between Mubadala, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky, assist in the developing technical and skills training to meet company requirements while producing and maintaining technical and skills training materials, training aids, examinations and additional aids as needed.

Specifically created an English speaking, reading, writing and listening skills training courses to evaluate foreign national students’ knowledge in pneumatic hydraulics, flight control, landing gear procedures and electrical component systems in a format acceptable to regulatory authorities.

Researched and created aviation technical skills training manuals, for the Maintenance Repair Organization (MRO) in the South West Asia region based out of UAE.

Safety and Occupational Health Technician Mar 2009 – Jan 2010

DynCorp International, KAIA, ACAG (AFM) Kabul Afghanistan

Managed DynCorp Aviation Flight Safety and Occupational Health Programs consisting of 132 personnel.

Created safety programs and provided lectures / guidance for implementing the company’s flight safety Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), which includes: eight MI-17 Helicopters along with ground support equipment.

Conducted weekly, monthly and quarterly flight safety briefings to the Pilots, the Aircrews and to the Kabul Afghanistan International Airport (KAIA) Safety Council Members.

Instruct on a variety of safety topics such as, flight ground safety training, FOD, Torque Control storage, handling, transportation and use of hazardous materials to include munition and radioactive materials.

Performed trend analysis on incident and accident preventative measures and maintained proper training logs.

Prepared written and oral presentations for lessons; conducted staff surveys on safety flight programs.

Evaluated flight and ground safety program objectives, direction, and command support.

Senior Non-Commission Office, U.S. Army (Ret.) Dec 1985 – May 2009

Quality Control Supervisor:

Directly responsible for the safe airworthy condition for 30 UH-60 helicopters.

Manage 11 Quality Control (QC) NCOs charged with accomplishing Technical Inspections (TI), updating historical records.

Managing weight and balance records and the Oil Analysis program, which include Testing Measuring and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), and publications management.

Proficient in the use of the Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhanced (ULLS-AE), the current maintenance management system utilized to maintain Army aircraft forms and records.

Detachment 1st Sergeant / UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Technical Inspector:

Managing operations of 8 UH-60 helicopters, 2 hanger facilities, and Ground Support Equipments (GSE) valued in excess of $90 million.

Supervise 32 maintenance personnel performing Aviation Unit Maintenance (AVUM), Aviation Intermediate Maintenance (AVIM) and limited Depot repairs, while providing 24 hour MEDEVAC, Aerial Recon, Re-supply, and VIP transport in supporting the 11 nations Multinational Forces Operation (MFO) in Sinai, Egypt.

Instructor for Central Texas College (CTC) for the Functional Academic Skills Training (FAST) course, by providing Instruction to 18 Soldiers in Mathematics and English concept.

Director of Logistics / Quality Assurance

Directorate of Logistics for Material Maintenance Aviation, Munition and Technical Monitor.

Overseeing the aviation contractor (Vertex) supporting Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC).

Perform inspections on contract maintenance teams ensuring compliance with applicable SOP, Technical Manuals and regulations

Providing liaison directive between Operation and logistics section requisitioning munitions and repair parts; for over $1.5 million in equipment’s are available.

Detachment 1st Sergeant / Platoon Sergeant

Maintenance / Quality Control supervisor: responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective safety management program, to include Weight and Balance, Army Oil Analysis Program (AOAP), Test Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE), Records Management and Crewchief duties.

Selected by the Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP) to serve as a member of the Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) program by provide analysis and develop recommendations on Army-level aviation training issues, resources, and special programs.

Member of the Army mobile ARMS team includes: Production Control, Quality Control, Aviation life Support Equipment, and aircraft maintenance platforms.

Non Commission Officer Academy Cadre / Instructor Writer

Supervising training of all attending soldiers at the Academy ensuring complete understanding, leadership, knowledge, and currency of and in the UH-60 helicopter, abides by appropriate procedures, regulations, and SOP’s.

Responsible for revision of the Academy course instructions, maintaining a current and up-to-dare publications account and the establishment of an effective publications distribution system for the management of the Academy’s publications.


Masters in Aeronautical Science: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU): GPA 3.65.

Bachelors of Science in Professional Aeronautic, Minors in Management and Safety: ERAU: GPA 3.68.

Associate of Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technician: Hampton University: GPA 3.70.


Safety Officer and Risk Management Course

OSHA Hazardous Material Course

Technical Transportation of Hazardous Material Course

Munition Handler Course

Maintenance Management Course

Battalion Intelligence/Operation Course

Instructors Training Course

Contracting Officer Representative Course

Standard Army Maintenance System Level 2 (SAMS II)

Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhance (ULLS-AE)

Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course

Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course

Sling Load Inspector Certification Course (SLICC)

UH-60 Helicopter Repairer Maintenance Course

OH-58 Helicopter Repairer Maintenance Course

Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) Tech Course

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Course


Knowledge of FAA, EASA and GCAA regulations, OSHA, NIOSH, CFRs, FARs and the National Airspace System (NAS).

Safety Officer, experience with safety program administration and management, hazard analysis, risk management, accident investigation, airfield planning and operations, medical evacuation, disaster rescue planning, staff coordination, aircraft and vehicle recovery operations.

Aircraft Maintenance Technician, knowledge and ability to read Blueprint Schematics, interpret engineering drawing, and electronic maintenance manuals.

Familiar with Aviation Electrical Systems, Electrical Power Units (ECU), Pneumatic Vacuum/Pressure Test Kit, Vibration Analysis Test Equipment.

Troubleshooting mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, hand and power tools (Digital Multi-meter, Depth gauges, Borescope camera, micrometer etc.), Nitrogen Servicing Unit (NSU), publications, and supply procedures.

Night Vision Goggles (NVG) maintenance and inspector

Extensive experience working within a multicultural environment.

Computer literate; Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Spreadsheet, Visio and AADMIS.

Active Secret Clearance, Department of Defense

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