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Desired Industry: Aviation SpiderID: 78180
Desired Job Location: Charleston, South Carolina Date Posted: 10/10/2016
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 11-30-2016
Desired Wage: 130,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
HOWARD PETRUSKIE
1401 Forest Point Lane APT 202, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730 Home:724.561.3631
Cell: 724.561.9488
skee.jets@comcast.net

--PROJECT MANAGER--

QUALIFICATIONS PROFILE

Highly competent, quality-focused, and accomplished power plant project engineering professional with extensive experience on various power plants. Adept at creating and implementing engineering documents in accordance with Federal and European Aviation Safety Agency regulations, airline maintenance policies and procedures, original equipment manufacturer manuals, and safety bulletins. Expert in conducting component investigations related to in-flight significant events, determining root cause and implementing immediate corrective measures to prevent future events. Superb participant in total quality management programs, tracking component reliability, identifying repetitive faulty internal piece parts during vendor repair and defining replacement time limits for subject parts, thus eliminating aircraft delays and cancellations.

Additional qualifications include:

Project Management |Engine Health Monitoring |
Hydraulic, Oil, Fuel, Electrical, and Air Schematics Reading | Hazardous Waste Management|
Program Training and Development | Budget Management | Staff Supervision and Cross-Functional Collaboration


Experience:
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

-Obtained recognition as a subject matter expert from senior leadership by spearheading the development and testing of new engineering service item program as well as streamlining its transition, resulting in a 38 percent improvement in aircraft reliability in the first month of implementation.
-Led efforts in implementing the engine condition monitoring program resulting in prevention of two aircraft catastrophic events on two separate occasions by detecting abnormal internal engine anomalies and requiring corrective action before further flight.
-Facilitated thorough fuel control investigations due to chronic failures experienced in-service. Determined fuel pressure bellows as root cause of fuel controls not meeting their mean time before scheduled removal thresholds. Detection and remediation resulted in a 68 percent increase in fuel control reliability.
-Spearheaded Combustion Liner Metering Panel inspection prescribed by Federal and European Aviation Airworthiness Directives. Expedited project release by coordinating with all company interested parties and outside agencies. On-wing inspections were completed before all other airline operators and increased aircraft reliability rates by 34 percent. Validated aircraft downtime and man-hours required for accomplishment of Combustion Liner Metering Panel inspection; while setting benchmarks for all other airline operators.
-Earned promotion to senior power plant engineer in October of 2009 through stellar performance.
-Expertly managed annual operating budget worth $1M for five years while providing monthly, quarterly, annual, and five year forecasts to senior management for approval.
-Increased vehicle reliability by 60 percent in two months after initial launch of newly developed in-house repair system for assigned special purpose vehicles valued at more than $12M.
-Reduced international flight cancellations by evaluating non-conforming conditions against engineering major/minor logic. Developed temporary/permanent repairs, programmed parts, materials, and established recheck intervals/Final Restoration thresholds, realizing an annual savings of $1.5M. -Demonstrated exceptional ability in facilitating training for engineers and engine and hydraulic technicians for progression into apprentice and craftsman positions. Effectively mentored supervisors for transition into upper management.
-Exceptional contributor in total quality management concept, developing projects addressing low reliability rates on TF-33 16th Stage Manifold Gaskets (28%). Analysis determined manifold gasket thickness (.020 in.) was insufficient in preventing hot engine bleed air from escaping from the 16th Stage Manifold, thus causing severe structural damage. As a result of the project, an improved gasket (.032 in.) was incorporated and directly resulted in an increased reliability rate of 87% within the first year and an Air Force savings of $980K annually.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

AMERICAN AIRLINES | CHARLOTTE, NC
Senior Power Plant Project Engineer–Power Plant Engineering 2013–Present

-Interface with equipment vendors, industry partners, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) providers and regulatory authorities to improve flight safety, departure reliability and regulatory compliance.
-Carry out key tasks such as participating in industry meetings representing company interests by reporting chronic issues to the original equipment manufacturer and receiving updates on previously reported action items.
-Employ keen attention to detail in reviewing manufacturer’s service bulletins and developing action plans to present to maintenance reliability committees for approval. Author engineering orders to implement approved service bulletins and coordinate with all affected departments before final engineering order release.
-Assume responsibility in preparing/revising engineering specifications for engines/components; listing required operational steps, service bulletins, and airworthiness directives to be completed by the vendor during repair visits.
-Significant event lead investigator on RB211-535E4 and Trent 772B-60-16 engines/line replaceable units, detecting root cause and establishing corrective measures to prevent reoccurrence.
-Maintain adherence to airworthiness directives by conceptualizing projects to be presented to airworthiness directive committee for approval. Launch engineering orders detailing customized procedures mandated by airworthiness directives and report compliance to federal aviation authorities.
-Play key role in management of engines during vendor check, repair, and overhaul visits. Develop and approve engine and line replaceable unit work scopes during Propulsion Investigative Committees. Monitor in-shop engine status and provide updates to senior leadership. Determine approval/disapproval of vendor/manufacturer repairs, technical instructions, and component or module substitutions. Audit all vendor paperwork for accuracy and ensure deficiencies are corrected on the spot.
-Exhibited superior talent in developing High Speed Gearbox Radial Drive Shaft upgrade project based on urgent service bulletin issuance by the manufacturer. Performed cost benefit analysis and presented to senior leadership for approval. Coordinated implementation with all affected departments and released Engineering Order to perform service bulletin modification. Fleet modification was accomplished well ahead of manufacturer’s expectations; thus mitigating the risk of possible engine in-flight shutdowns.

Senior Power Plant Support Engineer–Engineering Support Center 2005–2013

-Assumed responsibility in generating and imposing detailed repair authorizations for line and base maintenance aircraft, reducing aircraft downtime and/or avoiding cancellations on line operational aircraft and preventing schedule extensions on aircraft inducted into base maintenance.
-Demonstrated excellent skills in troubleshooting CFM56-5B/3B2, CF6-80C2B2, RB211-535E4-37, Trent 772B-60-16, CF34-10E, V2500, and PW4168A engines. Helped maintenance interpret troubleshooting procedures and solicited assistance from original equipment manufacturer when all troubleshooting steps have been exhausted.
-Delivered exemplary performance in daily engine condition monitoring for CFM56-5B/3B2, CF6-80C2B2, RB211-535E4, Trent 772B-60-16, CF34-10E, V2500, and PW4168A engines. Analyzed engine data received from Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System and determined if any particular engine is experiencing an indication or performance anomaly. Issued troubleshooting instructions to maintenance based on adverse trend shifts noted and followed-up on whether corrective actions accomplished, resulted in indication or performance recovery.
-Manifest excellent skills in reviewing engine part effectivity and part interchangeability by researching aircraft illustrated parts catalogues, component maintenance manual illustrated parts list, original equipment manufacturer service bulletins, airworthiness directives, technical specifications, and component drawings for maintenance personnel.
-Displayed strong command in developing and testing Windows 7 Test Scripts for engineering department. Tireless efforts led to company’s successful transition to new operating system earlier than projected with no system disruptions.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Production Superintendent–Aircraft Generation 2002–2005

-Directed over 400 technicians from 12 aircraft maintenance specialties to ensure maximum flight line support. Managed the entire spectrum of back-shop aircraft maintenance activities in support of the launch and recovery sequence of all assigned C-5 and transient aircraft.
-Exemplified expertise in troubleshooting, repairing, maintaining, and replacing F-117-PW-100 (PW2000) jet engines, APS 3200 auxiliary power units, major/minor components, wiring, tubing, and hoses installed on C-17 aircraft engines.
-Functioned effectively as lead investigator on chronic part issues. Assessed part reliability performance and submitted part improvement projects to be approved and incorporated by the original equipment manufacturer.
-Trained and supervised jet engine technicians in advance skill level progression. Evaluated subordinate’s performance in terms of compliance with inspection policy, maintenance procedures, and technical supply to accomplish tasks. Ensured personnel observe and perform safe maintenance practices, and ensured proper tools and equipment are available and maintained.

Earlier Positions Held:

Shop Manager/Production Superintendent–Aircraft Maintenance 1995–2002

Jet Engine Technician–Engine Maintenance 1984–1995

OTHER EXPERIENCE

CITY OF GOOSE CREEK, GOOSE CREEK, SC
Patrolman–Police Department 2005

EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY, EXTENDED CAMPUS, SHAW AFB, SC
Adjunct Professor-Aviation Maintenance Technician 1998



Education:
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Master of Aeronautical Science: 2001
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EXTENDED CAMPUS, DOVER AFB, DE

Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics: 1998
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EXTENDED CAMPUS, SHAW AFB, SC

Associate of Science in Professional Aeronautics: 1998
EMBRY-RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY EXTENDED CAMPUS, SHAW AFB, SC

Associate of Science in Information Management: 1997
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE, SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, SC

Associate of Science in Aircraft Systems Maintenance Technology: 1994
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE, MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, WA

Associate of Science in Technology: 1994
PIERCE COLLEGE, TACOMA, WA

Six Sigma Green Belt Course: 2008
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY, VILLANOVA, PA

AIRFRAME AND POWER PLANT LICENSE: STATE OF WASHINGTON


Affiliations:
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Member–Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)


Skills:
TECHNICAL ACUMEN

Software: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), MMERLIN, Adobe Creative Suite, Oracle Discoverer Software

Language: Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), HERMES, SABRE

Platform: IBM Notes

Tools: SCEPTRE, P & W (EHM/ADEM), GE Diagnostics, RR Optimized Systems and Solutions, Electronic Publications, Citrix, Airbus AIRNAV/AIRMAN, Corel, Honeywell Trend Monitoring/Diagnostics


Additional Information:
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

2013-Pratt & Whitney PW4100-100 (A330) Line and Base Maintenance ATA Level III, East Hartford, CT
2011-Aerospace Repair Analysis and Substantiation (ABARIS), Reno, NV
2007-Pratt & Whitney Engine Design and Repair Course, East Hartford, CT
2006-Pratt & Whitney Engine Health Monitoring (P&W EHM), East Hartford, CT
2006-Damage Tolerance Analysis (DTA) Course, Pittsburgh, PA
2005-Basic Law Enforcement, South Carolina Law Enforcement Academy, SC
2004-Hazardous Waste Accumulation Point/DOT/Storm Water Training, Charleston AFB, SC
2003-AMC Maintenance Production Course, Fort Dix, NJ
2002-Environmental Compliance Assessment Course, Dover AFB, DE
2002-Unit Environmental Coordinator’s Course, Dover AFB, DE
2002-Civilian Personnel Management Course, Dover AFB, DE
2001-Senior Management Training Course, Dover AFB, DE
1994 Mid-Level Management Training Course, Peterson AFB, CO
1992-Total Quality Awareness “Leaders” Course, McChord AFB, WA
1992-Supervisor’s Safety Training, McChord AFB, WA

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

2005-Class Leader Award–South Carolina Police Academy
2004-Meritorious Service Medal–Department of Air Force
2003-Commendation Medal–Department of Air Force
1999-Achievement Medal–Department of Air Force
1998-Commendation Medal–Department of Air Force
1995-Commendation Medal–Department of Air Force



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