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Mechanical/Project Engineer

Las Vegas, Nevada, 89103, United States
May 30, 2010

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Las Vegas, NV 89103

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Motivated Avionics Engineer with over eight years of professional experience seeking an Avionics system engineer position with a company implementing dynamic programs and projects that utilize my extensive technical skills, and creative team building techniques.


• Well-versed with modern avionics architectures, components and system engineering processes.

• Wide knowledge on avionics system applications such as communications, navigation, surveillance, flight control, indicating and recording systems.

• Remarkable ability to work well with people and build strong teams.

• Remarkable ability to work with customers and all internal groups to ensure that customer

requirements and expectations are met.

• Extended knowledge of system design related tools C++, MATLAB, Java, Visual Basic, Auto CAD, UNIX/LINUX and MS office.


Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan 2005-Dec 2009

Avionics Engineer

Major Accomplishments and duties include the following:

• Performed major alteration, installation and modification of Avionics systems on different Boeing Airplane Models.

• Evaluated and prepared technical reports on manufacturer developed modifications with a view of weighing returns against costs.

• Authored/revised Engineering Orders and Technical Manuals for aircraft and aircraft equipment based on Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Service Letters, Service Experience Reports, Maintenance Tips.

• Provided onsite assistance to Aircraft Technicians on troubleshooting and solving major system problems; provided technical support to spares provisioning.

• Developed and reviewed design specifications prior to purchase or manufacture of test equipment and additional shop or product support equipment.

• Provide assistance on parts interchangeability and major component problems to avionics shops(Electric, Radio, Instrument and Harness shop) and purchasing.

• Prepared engineering reliability reports on aircraft components.

• Prepared temporary Aircraft Maintenance Manual and Component Maintenance Manual based on the prime vendor advice.

• Carried out engineering investigation on anomalies of aircraft systems, troubleshooting and supporting on Air-conditioning and pressurization systems, Auto flight / autopilot systems, Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Systems, Engines and related systems, Flight Control system, Instruments and Indications, Other aircraft systems and components per supporting aircraft documents and service experience as applicable and assigned.

• Carried out Flight Data analysis and readout using Honeywell Ground tool “Flight Data Analysis and Management System” FDAMS for accident, incident and Engine Monitoring System.

• Carried out engineering evaluation on Minimum Equipment List (MEL) and maintenance schedule escalation when required by Quality Control department.

• Performed investigations on infant mortality, aircraft incidents and accidents.

• Performed Analysis of Repetitive pilot write-ups and come up with a solution.

• Reviewed FAA ADs and took required engineering action.

• Involved in the implementation planning, establishments of standard and requirements according to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements for the deployment of Future Area Navigation Systems, Required Navigation Performance (RNP) and Performance Base Navigation (PBN).

• Worked as project engineer for the evaluation of Q400-8&9 fleet evaluations for the purchase of new fleet from Bombardier versus other competitors.

• Worked as project engineer for B757 In-flight Entertainment system retrofit project.

• Worked as project engineer for B757 & B767 C-9 In-flight Entertainment system upgrade project.

• Worked as project engineer for the retrofit of CVR and FDR on B757 aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Oct 2001-Jan 2005

Production Controller

• Planned, directed and coordinated the maintenance activities.

• Monitored and evaluated maintenance work for progress and adjust workload priority accordingly for effective schedule and individual task accomplishment.

• Adjusted resources as needed for optimization of maintenance operation.

• Provided customers with timely accurate and appropriate information at all times and adjusted resolving production control problems.

• Inducted the maintenance data in to system for summary and report preparation.

• Ensured the introduction of the allocated man-hour in the system for the evaluation of the actual task accomplishment process.

• Prepared monthly maintenance report.

• Issued and closed work orders.

DAN Technocraft PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia September 1997- October 2001

Elevator Sales Engineer

• Provided intensive explanation for the customer about our product.

• Prepared periodic report based on customer feedback.

• Responsible for collecting technical data for offer preparation based on the customer demand.

• Responsible for coordination of the installed Elevator commissioning process.

• Represented the company while the installed Elevator handover.

• Represented the company on governmental and nongovernmental bid.

• Prepared bid documents based on the bid document and ensured on time submit ion.

• Responsible for follow-up status of active projects.


Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 2004

• Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering, 1997

Aircraft Systems and Technical Training

• Basic Airframe and Power Plant MISC-1 course August 12, 2002 through October 17, 2002

• DHC-6, Airframe, Engine system and Electrical systems course August 09-20, 2004

• Boeing Portable Maintenance Aid Users’ and instructors’ course January 20-21, 2006

• Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance July 03-05, 2006

• B757/B767 Battery Charger & Static Invertors April 11-25, 2006

• Fokker-50, Airframe, Power Plant and Avionics systems course November 21,2006-January 05,2007

• Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) change Agent Training March 26-30, 2007

• Boeing 737NG, Airframe, Power Plant and Avionics systems course July 18-August 07, 2007

• ETOPS August 08, 2007

• Aviation Regulation, Technical Policy and Procedures and FAR September 19-25, 2007

• Honeywell Aircraft Data Recovery and Analysis System (ADRAS-32) application software introductory course for Engineers January 21-25, 2008

• Boeing Field Service Wring Practice Training March 30, 2009

• Aircraft Maintenance Program and Analysis Methodology August 26- 29, 2009

• Reliability and Risk in Aviation Maintenance August 29-September 02, 2009

Technical Workshop Attended

• Air Traffic Management – Communication Navigation and Surveillances ATM-CNS workshop organized at the ENAC-Toulouse- France October 13-28, 2008

REFERENCES: Will be provided upon request

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