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Aircraft Engineering

Olympia, WA
April 14, 2020

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James Dilts, Jr.

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Olympia, WA 98512



Knowledgeable composite technician with over 15 years of experience working on repair and fabrication of aircraft parts for military helicopters and experimental aircraft. US Army Veteran.


Able to work independently with no supervision

Knowledgeable with several resins, bonding adhesives and mix ratios

Excellent ability to use kevlar, fiberglass, nomex, carbon fiber and other materials to complete repairs

Experienced with wet layup prepreg layup metal to metal bonding and hot bonding techniques

Strong ability to fabricate parts

Good ability to read technical manuals

Strong analytical skills

Detail-oriented, clean and well organized, very aware of FOD procedures around aircraft

Very safety conscientious, Certified hazardous material handler


07/2008 – 2016 Pacific Architectural Engineering (PAE), Ft. Lewis McChord, Washington

Mechanic Level 1 – Worked extensively on CH47 Chinooks and UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters

Completed repairs and part modifications with no supervision

Used multiple advanced composite materials for repairs

Completed metal-to-metal bonds using vacuum sealing methods

Repaired all aircraft composite components as needed

Used wet layup and prepeg layup,hot bonding techniques

Read and interpreted technical data to plan repairs

Fabricated composite parts as required

Read and interpreted aircraft blueprints and drawings

Repaired aircraft composite parts using a variety of materials

Honeycomb core bonding

01/2002- 06/2008 Epic Air, LLC, Bend, Oregon

Composite Supervisor- Experimental Turbo Prop airplane

Supervised and trained 7 people

Mold making and manufacturing of wet lay-up parts

Created small prototype molds out of wood or foam for prototype parts

Supervised the making of the molds for; wing skins, spars, fuselages and many other parts for the Epic Air LT

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