Charles E. Bates
California, MD 20619
Aircraft Avionics and Electrical System Technician
DynCorp International, Patuxent River, MD
Responsible for all aspects of aircraft maintenance planning, avionics systems repair, test and evaluation of aircraft, resource and logistics requirements analysis, configuration tracking and management, procurement, integration and installation, quality assurance, publications, technical writing and systems maintenance. Perform testing and troubleshooting on the newest software and electronics system for the F/A-18G jammer in the shielded hangar (anechoic chamber). Responsible for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and diagnosing non-routine malfunctions actions on the F/A-18 A-F, EA-6B aircraft and ALQ-99 Jamming PODS to ensure companies mission of testing and evaluating Weapon System Integration (WSI), Electronic Counter Measure and Tactical Jamming System (TJS) performances. Utilizes extensive electrical and electronic technical expertise in interpreting schematics, drawings, publications, and other technical data to diagnose non common US Navy and Marine Corp fleet encountered failures on 28 Highly Unique Test and Evaluation modified F/A-18 A-D Classic and F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and EA-6B Prowler model aircraft. Demonstrates and applies knowledge of wire repair; inspects and tests electrical components by applying theory of operation of transistors, diodes, solid state components, integrated circuits, motors, servos, power transmissions, and other electrical devices on aircraft electrical systems, including the power supply system, lighting and control systems, power plant system, landing and automatic flight control systems. Utilize A/S32a-45 tow tractor to transport aircraft, NC-10b1 power cart and M32a-108 power cart.
02/2004-04/2010 Honorable Discharge
Avionics Electronics Technician
Maintenance Unit and VFA 27
Supervised and mentored 15 Sailors on 12 F/A-18 E model aircraft diagnosing non-routine malfunctions and demonstrating repair techniques in support of fighter weapons training missions to include training detachments for U S Navy F/A-18 carrier qualifications. Interpreted electrical and electronic schematics and drawings and approved completed work assignments. Assigned as lead technician in maintenance of Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) camera and sensors on 48 F/A 18 Hornet A-F aircraft, RADAR APG 65/73, ALR-67V2/3, ALE -47 Countermeasures, and all aircraft communications and digital displays systems resulting in 100% availability. Responsible for component installation for radio systems, instruments, and in-flight refueling systems. Qualified as Weapons Release Technician/Troubleshooter aiding in the delivery of GPS and laser guided ordnance. Perfect score on the units CWTPI inspection and subject matter expert.
1) Measuring radio frequency equipment (i.e. antennas, radomes, components) in the frequency range of 30 MHz to 18 GHz; 2) Utilizing anechoic chambers and outdoor ranges to perform full scale and scaled model measurement techniques; 3) Maintaining digitally and analog controlled microwave test equipment; 4) Performing data reduction/analysis; and/or 5) Conducting measurement of antenna gain and evaluating data.
Aviation Electronics Technician Course
F/A-18 Avionics Systems Course
Forward Looking Infrared Advanced Repair
Principles of Electronics Electronic Computer Systems
Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Power Generators and Power Distribution Systems
Electric Transformers and Circuits
Fiber Optics and Infrared Detection
Advanced Avionics repair for F/A-18E/F/G
Advanced Structural and Hydraulics theory and practicality for troubleshooting
Personnel Supervision in Leadership and in Business and Professional Communication
Computer Skills: Office, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Internet Explorer, NALCOMIS, OOMA