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Power Plant Air Force

Marana, AZ
January 14, 2020

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Shawn D. Gollnick

***** * ******* **. ******, AZ 85653

520-***-**** LinkedIn/in/shawn-g-51512b48

Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic

Innovative and strategic Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic with over nine years’ experience in quality assurance, aircraft maintenance, repair, and inspection. Astute in anticipating and mitigating potential hazards, ensuring complete and accurate diagnostic checks, resolving internal personnel conflicts, and increasing productivity. Proven expertise in:

Aircraft Maintenance & Repairs

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Fiberglass Technical Application

Flight Control Diagnostics

Critical Flight Repair

Maintenance Inspection

Ensuring Quality Standards

Mentoring Staff


Master of Human Relations (2017)

University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Health Science (2015)

American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate (2019)

Management and Strategy Institute

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate (2019)

Management and Strategy Institute

Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power Plant License (2014)

Baker’s School of Aeronautics

Top Secret with Sensitive Compartmented Information Security Clearance (2013)

Secret Security Clearance (Valid until 2023)


M1 Support Services – Ramstein, Germany

C-21A Learjet 35 Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, 2016 to 2019

Crafted Air Force aircraft procedures in alignment with company logistic and maintenance procedures as well as Federal Aviation regulations.

Inspected and ensured flight check requirements, including flight control diagnostics, aircraft damage, foreign object damage, product improvement, weight, and balance distribution, aircraft acceptance, and transfer. Examined and approved completed work on applicable technical orders and maintenance manuals guaranteeing task qualities. Leveraged airframe and power plant expertise to mitigate equipment malfunctions.

Key Contributions:

Revised and delivered Learjet 35 maintenance manuals by monitoring aircraft repair timelines and technical data.

Maximized 80% home station departure rate of 5 United States Air Force Learjet aircraft through maintenance pre-flight checks collaborating with pilots to identify and correct any aircraft discrepancies prior to departure from Ramstein Air Base.

M1 Support Services, Quantico, VA

Aircraft Mechanic Level 3, 2012 to 2015

Served on Presidential Helicopter Squadron HMX-1 as a Level III aircraft mechanic and painter.

Performed routine aircraft system checks on electrical, communications, and hydraulic systems. Diagnosed, identified, repaired, and replaced faulty mechanical and electrical parts. Repaired and inspected Presidential Aircraft VH-3D and VH-60N using sheet metal and fiberglass technician skillset.

Key Contributions:

Assisted in safe travel of high-ranking government representatives such as the President and Heads of State by ensuring completion of over 400 maintenance actions.

Collaborated with Executive Flight Detachment in training 44 Active Duty Marines.

United States Marine Corps – Quantico, VA

VH-3D/VH-60N Collateral Duty Quality Assurance Representative, 2007 to 2012

Directed over 30 airframes division personnel in safety requirements and maintenance inspection standards.

Led over 20 Marine Corps personnel. Tested and inspected VH-3D and VH-60N helicopter evolutions as well as managing various programs. Delegated responsibilities to prevent aircraft, engine, and support equipment damage as head of Foreign Object Damage Prevention programs.

Key Contributions:

Preserved and maintained more than $200 million worth of military equipment, including aircraft parts and support equipment.

Achieved 100% mission success by directing 105 phase maintenance inspections and completion of a critical 730 flight repair.

Oversaw Hazard Materials Program, which included maintaining, controlling, storing, executing, replacing, and inventorying Hazmat used within Executive Flight Detachment.

Aided in 100% mission accomplishment by maintaining quality standards for airworthiness through Tire and Wheel Program.

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