CV, Aussie Lame and IA seeking position in Australia in NZ at present

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 19038

Skills keywords: flexible team player, high technical aptitude, inspector of airworthiness, maintenance supervision
Short Bio:

I am a ICAO licensed aircraft engineer and IA who has recently finished a touring position of several years, off shore in PNG.
In my last position I was responsible for the airworthiness of heavy lift helicopters in the PNG jungle, providing air support to the oil and mining industries. In this role I learnt to be very resourceful and learnt the value of in depth forward planning and logistics management.
Having worked on the same aircraft type for the last ten years, I now desire a change.

Current location: Tauranga, New Zealand - View on map
Nationality: Australian
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Australia, new zealand, Papua New Guinea

Summary of qualifications

Aircraft Engineer

 2013 Papua New Guinea inspector of airworthiness authorization

 2009 NDT certified (level 1), Zetec Miz-21 eddy current.

 2007 Papua New Guinea CASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License

Ratings: Boeing 107 Vertol airframe and General electric CT58 power plant

 2005 NZCAA Licence Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Ratings: Boeing 107 Vertol airframe and General electric CT58 power plant

 2001 Kaman Aerospace SH-2G (NZ) airframe, systems and power plant (GE T700) training at Kaman Aerospace, CT, USA.

 2001 Chadwick Helmuth (USA) Certificate of Training (Balancing/Analysing)

 Numerous RNZAF specific aircraft type airframe, system and propulsion courses (specifics can be supplied)

 Various RNZAF instructional technique, supervision, maintenance supervision and aircraft technical management courses (specifics can be supplied)

 1992 RNZAF Senior aircraft technician trade training

 1989 RNZAF (Royal New Zealand Air force) junior aircraft technician trade training

NZ Drivers licence for car, motorcycle and heavy transport (class 4),

DG endorsement (expired)

Work experience

2007-2014 Columbia Helicopters Inc. (Papua New Guinea)

Maintenance supervisor (2012-2014)

Responsible for airworthiness, supervision, execution and planning of aircraft maintenance, logistics pre placement for planned maintenance and modifications. Parts warehouse management in support of CHI Vertol aircraft in PNG. Management of crew training and qualifications. Supervision of HSE standards for maintenance crew. Mobe/demobe planning and management with current and future customer companies.

Crew Chief (2011-2012)

Supervision, execution and planning of scheduled/unscheduled light and heavy maintenance of Boeing Vertol BV107 aircraft. . Parts warehouse management. Supervision of HSE standards for maintenance crew. Mobe/demobe planning, management and execution

Assistant crew chief (2007-2011)

▪Execution and supervision of scheduled/unscheduled light and heavy maintenance of Boeing Vertol BV107 aircraft while being used for heavy lift operations for PNG oil industry and external load operations for operators in mining industry. Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repair and modifications carried out at CHI repair station and at remote job site locations. Mobe and demobe of maintenance and role equipment associated with individual customers requirements.

2004-2007 Columbia Helicopters New Zealand Ltd

Assistant crew chief

 Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of Boeing BV107 aircraft while being used for heavy lift construction, native logging and long term exotic logging operations. The majority of maintenance being carried out at remote field locations. As assistant crew chief, I was also responsible for all ground support equipment including the vehicle fleet of utilities (large and small), Fuel tankers, Heavy and light trailers.

2004 (6 months) Helicopter services BOP Ltd, Taupo, NZ


 Carried out 50 and 100 hour servicing, repairs, restorations and modifications on aircraft fleet. Aircraft types were AS 350, Bell 222, Piper Navajo and Chieftain, Cessna 402, Mitsubishi MU-2, GAAF Nomad and PAC 750 XL.

2002-2004 Adstar BOP Ltd, Tauranga, NZ

Operations Manager

 Management of four staff in machinery workshop. Supervising the servicing, repair, and significant modification of Adstar’s fleet including: trucks, vehicles, tractors, and tractor mounted mowers, reach mowers, loaders, spray units, etc.

 Initiated and executed agricultural and industrial machinery field dynamic balancing and vibration analysis service.

1996 Wing and Rotor Aviation Ltd, Ardmore Airfield, NZ


 Carried out 100 hour servicing and repairs on Bell 206, Hughes 500, Hughes 300, Kawasaki BK117 and AS350 helicopters.

1996 Eagle Air Ltd, Hamilton Airport, NZ


 Carried out 2250 hour servicing on Fairchild Metroliners.

1989-2002 Royal New Zealand Air Force, Auckland

Aircraft Mechanic

 1989 RNZAF Aircraft engineering technical training school

 1990-1991 RNZAF, 40 Squadron. Lockheed C130 Hercules/Boeing 727. Operational maintenance and heavy maintenance.

 1991-1992 RNZAF Component Servicing shops. Servicing & repair of RNZAF fleet components including aircraft structural repair, fabrication and corrosion control.

 1992-1996 RNZAF, 3 Squadron. Bell Iroquois (205).

Operational maintenance and heavy maintenance.

Note: Posting involved deployment of aircraft to remote locations including Fiji, Antarctica, Northern Australia, and throughout New Zealand.

 1996-1999 RNZAF Auckland Propulsion Section. Lycoming T53, Rolls Royce Nimbus 501, General Electric T58, Avco-Lycoming TVO435, Alison T56 and Pratt & Whitney JT8.

Servicing, major & minor repair of engines and transmissions.

Building and commissioning of Lycoming T53 engine test-house.

 1999-2001 3 Squadron Naval Support Flight. Kaman SH-2F and SH-2G (Sea Sprite) Helicopters

Operational maintenance and heavy maintenance.

Helicopter sea deployment on Navy frigates HMNZS Canterbury and HMNZS Te Mana.

Interests and activities

Youth SAR leader ( training teens to national qualification level on a three year course in preparation for functional integration into the NZ Land SAR organisation)

Recreational off-road four wheel driving and touring

Tramping, Camping and bush craft

Recreational trail and enduro dirt bike riding

Classic car restoration

Comment: I retired early from the Royal New Zealand Air Force in 2002 with the rank of Sergeant. After serving for 13 years I desired a change of employment from the public sector into the private sector.

I worked for Adstar BOP which was a contracting business with trucks, tractors and heavy machinery. I returned to aviation in 2004.

After working back in a hanger for a period of six months, I was offered a position with Columbia Helicopters. I was always very comfortable working on aircraft in remote and isolated locations, so this position suited me well. Due to reallocation of Columbia helicopters assets I moved off shore with my aircraft career. I joined the team of engineers of Columbia Helicopters in Papua New Guinea keeping their aircraft in a tidy, airworthy state.

Having had a wide range of operating environments from the heat and humidity of the tropics to the dry and cold of Antarctica and varied operational objectives I believe I am able to fit into any existing operation well. All previous employers and supervisors have commented on how I adapt quickly and very well to any difficult or usual task and “just get the job done”.

My training and experience as an engineer and inspector of airworthiness, in hangers, tactically deployed with New Zealand’s military and my experience in working in the Papua New Guinea jungle; put me in an ideal situation to join any maintenance or engineering team that deals with aircraft, equipment or operations that are a little out of the ordinary environment