Sample Resume for Aviation management positionSeptember 07, 2006 by kevin donlin
Management role where extensive experience in aviation and operations will add value.
* Strong management background, with proven ability to build, motivate and lead productive teams. Expertise includes operations, logistics, project management and aircraft maintenance.
* Consistent top performer; regularly receive highest ratings in performance reviews.
* Saved $2 million annually for FedEx by replacing paper aircraft maintenance log with electronic log, eliminating 250,000 pieces of paper per year.
* Proven communication skills. Experienced presenting to top-level executives.
* Promoted seven times while managing multi-million dollar budgets and up to 250 personnel in aircraft maintenance/operations for US Navy. Consistently cut costs and increased efficiency.
Project Manager: ABC Company, Anywhere, USA. (1997-present).
For Air Operations Div., research, develop, plan, budget and manage high-visibility projects.
* Manage projects for VP, Engineering & Quality Assurance. Create and execute process improvements affecting global operations. Provide leadership for 30 employees.
* Received nine performance awards for innovative solutions and enhancements. Designated “Star” employee in first year (ranking in top 4% of all employees).
* Recommended 13 process improvements in aircraft records operation, reducing head count from 86 to 54 while increasing efficiency. High-speed scanning eliminated 30,000-document backlog.
* Developed automated vendor scorecard to capture performance regarding contractual requirements. As a result, enabled accurate vendor evaluation based on impartial data.
* Coordinated, analyzed and developed capital/expense budgets for department.
Senior Logistics Analyst: ABC Company, Anywhere, USA. (1997).
Provided program management support and business process analysis for XYZ’s largest avionics test equipment program. Established program metrics and success factors.
* Streamlined repair capability by perfecting management tools for budgeting, analyzing and controlling program phases. Developed metrics and success factors.
* Contributed to cost-effective operations by recommending enhancements to logistics engineering efforts.
Lieutenant Commander: United States Navy (1982-1997).
Director Aircraft Maintenance: USS Anyship, Any Base, USA. (1996-1997).
Managed all phases of aircraft maintenance, including production, QA, training and operation of avionics, components and jet engine repair shops.
* Increased component production rate 11% with no capital expenditures.
* Coordinated and directed ship-wide effort for Board of Inspection and Survey inspection, graded as “best-organized and orchestrated inspection ever.”
Director of Operations: Naval Aviation Depot, Any Base, USA (1995-1996).
Directed overhaul, modification and repair on six production lines of tactical and patrol aircraft, as well as associated jet engines, avionics and components.
* Oversaw 30% growth in scheduled maintenance production requirements as result of base realignments and closures. Started two new aircraft production lines.
* Reduced scheduled maintenance flow times by implementing critical-path modeling, revising overhaul specifications and creating vendor performance initiatives.
* Focused organization on cost, schedule, quality and safety while meeting customer deadlines.
* Participated in labor and management partnership with five unions, focusing on “team” and “trust” approach to problem solving. Also member of Executive Board for strategic planning.
F-14 Aircraft Program Manager: Naval Aviation Depot, Any Base, USA (1993-1995).
Developed and led program for largest aircraft-maintenance workload transition in Navy.
* Decreased aircraft flow time by three months and cut repair costs by $300,000 per aircraft.
* Established $27-million dollar budget for three-year transition period to relocate airframe, jet engine, avionics and component depot-level repair programs.
* Conceptualized and perfected transition plan used as model for other organizations.
* Implemented new program management tools, including critical-path modeling, primavera production analysis, earned-value management and cost/schedule status reporting.
Deputy Director, Aircraft Maintenance: Any Base, USA. (1990-1993).
Oversaw quality, training, operation and maintenance of 10-plane front-line attack squadron.
* Led squadron from last place in aircraft availability to “best in the air wing.”
* Chosen as F/A-18 Maintenance Officer of the Year for 1990.
Program Manager for Logistics: Naval Air Systems Command, Anywhere, USA. (1987-1990).
Revitalized off-track, behind schedule, politically sensitive aircraft jet engine program.
* Managed $107-million budget to purchase and deliver all logistic elements on schedule.
* Reduced program costs by effectively negotiating contract deliverables with vendors.
Production Manager: Naval Station, Any Base, Worldwide. (1986-1987).
Managed 250-person maintenance dept. Eliminated 33-day backlog and cut repair time 15%.
Promoted from Power Plants Production Manager: Naval Station, Any Base, Worldwide. (1984-1986).
Bachelor’s in Business Administration: (Aviation Management emphasis), ABC University, Anywhere, USA (1982). Graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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