BRETT A. PANKAUSKI
Highly motivated, hard-working technician with demonstrated experience in all facets of aerospace components manufacturing and quality inspection for civilian and military aircraft.
AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE
COLLINS AEROSPACE (formerly Rohr, Inc. dba Goodrich Aerostructures) Chula Vista, CA – September 2010 to 2020.
•Quality Assurance Inspector (December 2015 to 2020). Perform visual and dimensional in-process and final inspection of aircraft details and assemblies to drawings and specifications. Also perform Rockwell Hardness testing of parts, and Shore Durometer testing of applied sealant coupons. Use blueprints, specifications and a variety of measuring devices to determine product acceptability. Record defects and recommend corrective action when appropriate. Use computer programs and applications such as SAP, Excel, Word, TeamCenter and Outlook to make First Pass Yield entries, write Quality Notifications, Material Deficiency Reports and Lab Reports.
•Operations Specialist (September 2010 to December 2015). Performed assembly operations on aircraft components and assemblies. Located parts into Assembly jigs, did layout work to add missing holes, drilled and reamed close- tolerance holes and installed fasteners. Used pneumatic hand tools such as drill motors, rivet guns and angle grinders. Worked to Assembly planning, blueprints and specifications.
L 3 COMMUNICATIONS Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA – January to September 2010
•Sheetmetal Mechanic. Performed disassembly, remove and replace, repair, anti-corrosion and re-assembly operations on the airframe of the F-18 Hornet Fighter jet. Fabricated clips, angles and other detail parts using a brake-form machine, band saw and belt sander. Used a wide variety of hand tools such as wrenches, drill motors, rivet guns and angle grinders to carry out assigned tasks. Underwent several hours of classroom training in the areas of corrosion control, preparation and installation of fasteners, and general shop practices. Often referred to blueprints and technical manuals.
COMPUCRAFT INDUSTRIES Santee, CA – February to September 2009
•Aircraft Assembler. Performed layout and assembly operations on batches of small and medium-sized aircraft parts and assemblies. Used shop aids and jigs to assist in the assembly process. Performed hand-finishing and trimming work on detail parts. Drilled, reamed and deburred close-tolerance holes, and installed rivets and Hi-Lok fasteners. Used primers and sealants to prevent corrosion, and to achieve aerodynamic smoothness of exterior surfaces. Used hand tools such as BRETT A. PANKAUSKI
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drill motors, rivet guns and angle grinders. Also became proficient in the use of the manual Bridgeport milling machine. Worked to operation travelers, blueprints and customer specifications.
ROHR, INC. dba GOODRICH AEROSTRUCTURES Chula Vista, CA – July 2004 to November 2008
•Manufacturing Technician. Performed assembly operations on the CF680-C2 Core Cowl program. Located details and sub-assemblies into Assembly jigs, and did layout work to add missing holes using shop aids and drawings. Drilled, reamed and deburred close-tolerance holes. Applied specified primers and sealants, and installed rivets and Hi-Lok fasteners. Used a variety of hand tools such as wrenches, drill motors, rivet guns and angle grinders in the assembly process. Used measuring devices such as scales, calipers, feeler gages and hole gages to verify conformance to customer requirements. Supported the After- Market Spares warehouse business.
ANTEON CORPORATION Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego, CA – August 2003 to July 2004
•Sheetmetal Mechanic. Performed maintenance and structural repair operations on the airframe of the F-18 Fighter aircraft. This included anti-corrosion work involving mechanical removal of corrosion, and application of chemical conversion coating (alodine), primers and sealants. Also removed and replaced worn/damaged clips, brackets, angles, fittings, firewalls and exterior skin segments with vendor-supplied parts. Fabricated detail parts onsite in O- condition using brake-form machines, shears, belt sanders and band saws prior to being heat-treated to T-6 condition.
ROHR, INC. dba GOODRICH AEROSTRUCTURES Chula Vista, CA – March 1998 to May 2003
•Manufacturing Technician. Kept pace with a demanding production schedule on the CF680-C2 Inlet program. Gained additional experience in many aspects of aircraft assembly during this period. Drilled, reamed, countersunk and deburred close-tolerance holes. Installed rivets, Hi-Loks and blind fasteners. Used a variety of wrenches, drill motors, rivet guns and squeezers, routers, Cherry and Huck guns, and calibrated nut-runners. Used calibrated measuring devices such as calipers, hole gages, depth/height gages and feeler gages. Performed tasks in accordance with planned operations, drawings and specifications. Earned company-issued certifications to use overhead cranes, fork lifts and tow motors. ROHR INDUSTRIES Chula Vista, CA – October 1988 to January 1991
•Assembler. Trained in the basics of aircraft assembly. Gained experience as an assembler on the 757 Pylon and other programs. Used Assembly jigs to locate parts and shop aids to lay out omitted holes. Used pneumatic hand tools such as drill motors, rivet squeezers and angle grinders. Applied primers and sealants BRETT A. PANKAUSKI
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for dissimilar metal protection and aerodynamic smoothness of detail parts and assemblies. Drilled, reamed, countersunk and deburred close-tolerance holes. Installed rivets, Hi-Loks and blind fasteners. Followed planned operations in travellers, and referred to blueprints and specifications. Learned and implemented good general shop practices.
•High School diploma, Castle Park High School, Chula Vista, CA.
•Computer skills: SAP, Excel, Word, Outlook, and TeamCenter (a design and technical data engineering database.)
•Trained in corrosion control, preparation and installation of fasteners and in general shop practices.
•Earned company-issued certifications to use overhead cranes, fork lifts and tow motors at Rohr, Inc. dba Goodrich Aerostructures.