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Maintenance Manager

Gilbert, Arizona, United States
October 06, 2016

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Mikel Hawkes

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Gilbert, AZ ***96


A highly motivated, result driven, and flexible Aircraft Mechanic and Team Leader who has developed a great amount of professional qualifications and experience over a 10 year career in the United States Army and civilian aircraft maintenance industry. These skills include; a comprehensive technological background, allocating resources effectively and ensuring strict compliance with relevant regulations to allow the overall strategic operation to succeed. A proven ability to lead a team of 12 specialized technicians in a highly demanding multinational environment in the US and overseas. Working together achieving the maximum potential of the individuals, the team, while fulfilling the organizations objectives. Key Skills

• 10 years’ experience performing Phase maintenance Inspections and Unscheduled reactive repair tasks on the AH-64 D and E Models.

• Provided high-quality work with a strong focus on safety and compliance with strict adherence to applicable manuals

• Supervision of specialized maintenance teams in complex and demanding environments

• Ability to learn new complex tasks and integrate new information and skills

• Vast technical engineering skills including experience with rotary, hydraulic, electrical, refrigeration and pneumatic system

• Mentoring and motivating team members, ensuring high standards and enabling development Career History


• Conducting duties of a team member with the added responsibilities of the team manager.

• Communicating directly with the customer, to ensure correct acceptance of aircraft work packages and documentation

• Delegation of work tasks between the team, ensuring that members are appropriately distributed across the airframe based on experience and knowledge of that system.

• Ensuring that all aircraft documentation and document retention procedures are kept up to date and correct and that all secondary duties are performed in regards to health and safety, tool control, pol awareness and time keeping.

• Meeting with my Maintenance Manager daily, updating him with maintenance progress and any appropriate administration points and solutions to prevent a delayed aircraft delivery. DYNCORP INTL – AIRCRAFT ENGINEER (AFGHANISTAN)

Team Member – 2014 Dec – 2016 Apr

• Working as a Mechanic II on Apache Helicopters AH-64 D/E Models.

• Performing Phase maintenance, 250Hr and 125Hr work packages as well as unscheduled fault isolation, following strict engineering guidelines in varying environmental conditions.

• Completes unscheduled flight line maintenance, working under strict timelines to complete mission essential tasks.

• Extensive knowledge in flight control, hydraulic, electrical, structural, and propulsion system operation and repair.


Mechanical Assembler III/ Structural Lead 2013 - 2014

• Worked as a Mechanical Assembler III to complete production of Structural Assemblies for the U.S. Air Force.

• Conducted engineering of assemblies and completed builds to manufacturer specifications.

• Worked as a Team Lead supervising the completion of 4 production units with no Quality defects or Non-Conforming parts.

• Extensive knowledge in the use of Rivet guns, Bucking tools, Pneumatic tooling for structural builds, heli-coil insert installation, and Electrical and pneumatic drilling. COMFORCE CORPORATION, BOEING CONTRACTOR (MESA, AZ) Flight Line Technician, Mesa, AZ 2012 - 2013


AH64D Helicopter Repairman 2006 - 2012

• Completed troubleshooting procedures in a flight line background as well as major maintenance backgrounds.

• Extensive knowledge of flight line procedures and maintenance practices required for flight line operations.

• Oversaw and acted as the senior flight line supervisor for my team of 8 people. Performed mechanical, technical and external maintenance on aircraft structures and avionics systems.

• Utilized critical thinking skills to identify problems in aircraft and repaired aircraft in order to prepare for flight

• Oversaw other soldiers while working collaboratively in order to maintain or repair aircraft for flight. Acted as a liaison between pilots and other maintenance staff Qualifications

FAA Issued Airframe and Powerplant license (A&P) Oct 2015 FCC License Sections 1,3,8 Nov 2015

Helicopter Maintenance School Jan 2006


Brett Leach (Work Supervisor) Email address: Cody Bartels (Friend of 20 Years) Phone Number: (520) ***-**** James Maroney (Work Colleague) Phone Number: (818) ***-****

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