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Air Force Maintenance

Matawan, New Jersey, 07747, United States
October 11, 2016

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Rickey McDonald

*** ****** ****

Moncks Corner SC 29461

Cell 704-***-****



Seeking a challenging and rewarding career in a management/supervisor, or mechanic position and furthering my career with a progressive company.


Troubleshoot and repair all primary and secondary power systems on aircraft

Gas turbine, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and mechanical systems

Read and interpret manufacturer schematics to diagnose system malfunctions and make repairs

Proficient in use of specialized tools and diagnostic equipment


31years of professional experience in aircraft maintenance and supervision. Experience includes: Aircraft Maintenance Section Chief, Flight Line Expeditor, Chief Quality Assurance Inspector, Crew Chief, and Engine Technician. Possess two aircraft specialty codes (AFSC): Engine Specialist, Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Sheet Metal Worker, and Aircraft Battle Damage Assessor.

Highly computer literate, have extensive experience in computer repair, also knowledgeable in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and networking experience.


Boeing Company Charleston, S.C. Flight Readiness Technician 2011-2016

Performs final component installation and systems operational functional testing as well as perform rework, modification, maintenance, pre flight and post flight checks for delivery. Detect hazardous working conditions and safety problems. Checks equipment and work areas as required. Establish short and long-range plans and schedules to ensure accommodation of the specific requirements for individual airlines and meeting contractual terms. Establish deadlines and work priorities based on general work schedules, methods and on time deliveries of aircraft. Participate in meetings and discussions regarding initial planning of current and future work schedules and staffing needs for scheduling projected work.

Advanced Testing Technologies Saudi Arabia Mechanic 2009-2010

Train and assist the Saudi Air Force in maintaining aircraft and perform daily routine maintenance as well as Time Compliance Technical Order (TCTO’s) on aircraft engines. Major player in the transition phase of aircraft from Pratt & Whitney to the General Electric engines.

Rockwell Collins Charlotte, N.C Lead Service Representative 2001 – 2009

Provided technical assistance and service on the Sony Passport In-flight Entertainment (IFE) systems during C-Checks on US Airways Airbus A330. Performed daily reliability service calls on the A330 aircraft flying international flights between London and Charlotte. Reliability rate was in excess of 99%. Single handedly started the Charlotte base. Ensured everything was prepared well before the first aircraft arrived.

United States Air Force Misawa AB, Japan Section Chief 1997 – 2000

Responsible for the leadership and morale of 63 crew chiefs maintaining 19 F-16CJ aircraft valued at over $475 million. Managed duty schedules to ensure timely support of over 400 sorties and over 520 scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions each month. Ensured sufficient personnel were available for production efforts. Established work center training requirements and evaluated the training needs of assigned personnel. During combat employment exercises, managed a combat turn area and supervised servicing unscheduled maintenance and aircraft weapons loading on five aircraft. Ensured personnel were prepared for worldwide mobility commitments. Maintained 14 hardened aircraft shelters valued at over $50 million. Served as aircraft improvement official and wing engine run certifier.

United States Air Force Luke AFB, AZ Flight Line Expeditor 1994 - 1997

Responsible for directing, controlling and coordinating scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 20 F-16 CJ aircraft each valued at $21 million with a $3.2 million dollar F110-GE-129 engine. Managed, controlled and directed resources and personnel to meet the flying schedule and any unscheduled maintenance requirements. Ensured the daily aircraft maintenance plan and priorities established by the production superintendent were met. Coordinated aircraft status and responded to requirements from the Maintenance Operation Center, flight chiefs, and de-briefer. Coordinated job starts and completions to ensure personnel were gainfully employed and aircraft were returned to fully mission capable status in minimal time. Continually monitored flight line operations to ensure that technical and safety directives were followed.

United States Air Force Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Non Commissioned Officer 1991 - 1994

Accountable for a 2.3-million-dollar Hush House facility and 10 technicians as well as overseeing scheduling and running of all engines and aircraft maintenance runs. Provided a 24-hour operation in support of Operation Northern Watch servicing all aircraft in Southeast Asia region (F-4, F15, F-16, and F-111's) ensuring all aircraft were mission ready.


Av Tech Aviation, Riverside CA

Air Frame & Power Plant License FAA Certification #2764673

US Air Force Air University, Kirtland AFB, NM

Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Program, 1996

Community College of the Air Force

60 semester hours in Aircraft Technology

Numerous classes and certifications during Air Force career

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