CHRISTOPHER J. RUESCH C.J.R.
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Utilize my current skill set and experience in a challenging position. Utilize my knowledge and culture of today’s aviation standards in which my 25 plus years’ experience will benefit my future career potential.
• FAA AIRFRAME & POWERPLANT CERTIFIED
MECHANICAL SUPERVISOR TEAM LEAD
Service Center/flight test/production
Dec 2008 – Mar 2017/ Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah, GA
- Plan, Schedule, and Complete tasks on work authorizations to meet the master schedule.
- Supervise and instruct aircraft technicians in proper procedures and techniques of trouble shooting airframe and engine systems, routine inspections and preventive maintenance. Assist with performance appraisal of subordinates.
- Assess strengths and weaknesses of subordinates. Apply strengths for maximum job efficiency and provide guidance and growth opportunities to reinforce developmental areas. Provide diverse learning opportunities.
- Coordinate with, and assist other departments to ensure on-time delivery of aircraft.
- Perform job audits to verify completion of all requested work
- Monitor material costs. Regulate and coordinate part purchases to enhance job efficiency. Send items out for repair or overhaul. Receive and inspect upon return.
- Maintain a current knowledge of Aircraft Service Changes (ASCs), Customer Bulletins, inspection schedule requirements, vendor information and all other procedures, publications and general knowledge pertaining to aircraft maintenance and servicing.
AIRCRAFT TECHNICIAN SENIOR
January 2005- Dec. 2008 / Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah, GA
- Perform aircraft maintenance, inspection, and repair in Service Center.
- Guide and train Junior technicians - Coordinate with the Inspection Department to ensure compliance with all internal and FAA Inspection and Documentation requirements
Midwest Airlines Milwaukee
INSPECTION / QUALITY CONTROL
February 2004-January 2005 WI
- Physically inspect aircraft and aircraft components
- Ensure workmanship meets acceptable standards of quality
- Keep accurate records of work performed on aircraft
- Inspect aircraft repairs and alterations to ensure conformity to FAA and Approved
- Maintenance Data Mechanical measurement and verification
- Blueprint reading and interpretation Non-destructive Testing (NDT) STRUCTURAL REPAIR MECHANIC
April 1999-February 2004 Midwest Airlines Milwaukee, WI
- Assembly Blueprint interpretation
- Structural Inspection and Major Structural Repair
- Repair design and layout
- Close tolerance drilling
- Corrosion removal – Prevention, and Treatment
- Various fastener installation and removal
- Parts fabrication
April 1998-April 1999 - Baumann Floats St. Paul, MN
- Work directly with the FAA during float certification
- Organize and maintain all fabrication documents
- Extensive riveting and fabrication
F-16 CREW CHIEF- Tactical Aircraft Mechanic
April 1994-April 1998 - U.S Airforce Luke AFB, AZ
- Inspect aircraft structures, systems, and components.
- Interpret inspection findings and determine corrective action.
- Maintain forms, aircraft records, automated maintenance data systems to ensure complete maintenance documentation.
- Conduct functional checks for Trouble Shooting, Maintenance performed, component replacements, and Rigging of aircraft systems. SPECIAL SKILLS
Clear understanding of Federal Aviation Regulations; creating of project specific certification plans, ground and flight test plans, design data review, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness, Airplane Flight Manual Supplements, regulatory compliance checklists; determination of compliance with the regulations. Strong written and verbal communication and planning skills. SECURITY CLEARANCE
• Government Aircraft Access (GAC)
• FAA AIRFRAME & POWERPLANT CERTIFIED
• Awarded for Achievement in the Master Technician Flight Safety Program Gulfstream G550
References available upon request