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Electronic Technician Communications Operator

Dallas, TX
October 18, 2022

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Steven M. Reist



Diverse background includes responsibility for management of activities and personnel, training, performance evaluation, scheduling and delegation of tasks

Highly effective leadership and team/employee development and motivation leading to increased loyalty, commitment to quality, positive morale and successful fulfillment of goals or quotas to meet company or customer requirements

Valued for integrity a positive attitude, can-do belief, and dependable results regardless of obstacles, consistently “going the extra mile”

Exceptional customer and employee relations, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, using solid analytical/critical thinking skills, proactive solutions

Experience and knowledge of production operations, including identifying and implementing more efficient procedures and precision assembly skills

Excels in every task, am an exceptionally quick learner, with unique adaptability

Highly valued for superior results regardless of the task or challenge, flexibility and demonstrated respect for authority and co-workers

Quickly learn new skills, master, adapt to change and meet new responsibilities

Outstanding dedication and loyalty, exhibits self-accountability and a sense of ownership with a company, seeking methods to improve product, service and profits

21 years of experience in Aviation with 2 + years of Leadership experience in Aviation, Experience with Quality / Logistics rules in aviation manufacturing, Demonstrated effective communication skills on different levels, structured system of working and the ability to deal with complex information, Experience as a member and a leader



First Level Production Manager September 2018 – Present

Promoted to Production Manager after continuously showing the ability to lead a team and inspire optimal work

Promote safety awareness with a safety topic daily

Successfully reduced the need of over 400 hours of overtime per week down to 8 hours of overtime without any work travelling out of the improved areas

Increase productivity and decrease quality notifications through collaboration and inspiring the team

Manage shop using the Business Metrics (Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Team)

Underwing Mechanic September 2012 to February 2017/June 2018 – September 2018

Installing right and left skins on the struts

Installing the drain tubes

Multiple jobs 777 strut

Multiple jobs C-series Pylon

Capacity Planner/Production Control 737 NG/MAX Programs January 2018 – June 2018

Report Capacity Constraints that may hinder production

Provide methodologies to overcome those constraints

Measure and monitor production plans and track Inventory

Team Leader C-SERIES Pylon February 2017 – January 2018

Assigned and assisted in daily job assignments

Monitor vendor status on procured parts and identify and communicate shortages

Assist the 1st line Manager in determining over-time requirement

Understand and communicate Quality, Cost and Delivery Business Metrics

Temporary Assignment Manager 777 Strut January 2016 - June 2016

Staffed the lines on second shift

Monitored and kept hours worked and accomplished

Completed necessary documentation at the end of shift


Line Support July 1998 – July 2012

Perform a wide range of tasks in support of various assembly lines from major to small

parts assembly

Frequently follow incomplete parts up to two stages down the lines to complete open tasks and ensure parts can be sold to the inspector

Successfully recaptured 177 hours and brought line back on schedule in one week in a joint effort with one other co-worker

Provided innovative problem solving and positive motivation to improve crew morale and efficiency and increase productivity and lower costs by striving for higher productivity levels

Solved rework issues by fabricating parts necessary to provide quality rework’

Consistently received Above Average overall ratings on Performance Reviews and awards for outstanding performance and attitude


U.S. ARMY 1986 - 1989


Achieved the rank of E-5 in uniquely rapid time, within two years compared to the average four to five years generally seen

Supervised and trained subordinates and evaluated performance

Developed work schedules and assigned tasks

Solved technical and operational problems and resolve employee conflicts/issues

Worked on all military vehicles, mainly track vehicles



AM-TECH SCHOOL, Electronic Technician Course (8 months/ 4.0 GPA)

12 Week Manager Course – WATC through Spirit


● Crane Operator Permit ● Aerial Lifts ● Proper Precision Flush (1097) Rivet Installation

Military Training:

● Primary Leadership Development Course (Grade: 92%)

● Electronics ● Digital Group Multiplexing ● Mobile Subscriber Equipment

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