• Sample Resume for Aviation management position

    September 07, 2006 by

    OBJECTIVE
    Management role where extensive experience in aviation and operations will add value.


    PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    * 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.
    EXPERIENCE
    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).
    EDUCATION/TRAINING
    Bachelor’s in Business Administration: (Aviation Management emphasis), ABC University, Anywhere, USA (1982). Graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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