Dependable leader and problem solver, looking to transition from a successful career in the Military to the Wind Turbine industry. Highly motivated and actively seeking additional responsibilities where my knowledge of electrical troubleshooting, a high mechanical aptitude, and an unyielding commitment to safety can effectively contribute to the successful and profitable operation of the company.


Renewable Energy and Communications Tower Technician Program
Level 1 Crane Rigging Certificate
Authorized Climber and Rescue Certificate
Signalperson Certificate
American Red Cross First AID/CPR/AED Card
Capstan Hoist Certificate
OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Card
CADWELD Certificate
Electrical and Electrical Metering Safety Certificate
Electrical Controls
Fastener, Torque, and Tension Certification
Fork Lift
Electrical and Instrument System
Pneumatic Hoist Operator
Preventative Maintenance
Programmable Logic Control


UNITED STATES NAVY – San Diego 2001 – 2015
Aviation Ordnance Team Leader
Interpreted technical publications and instructional manuals, verifying and auditing mechanical operating systems for various aviation equipment
Operated and maintained 10 Weapons Elevators to transport military equipment and supplies, lifting over 10,500 lbs.
Led 11 personnel to maintain and upkeep classified materials valued over $68M for 7 Ships’ Board Spaces while stationed, overseeing classified material and ordnance at the USS Nimitz CVN-68Interpreted technical publications and instructional manuals, verifying and auditing mechanical operating systems for various aviation equipment
Provided quality assurance and controls by scheduling routine audit assessments; tracked issues and created plans for course of actions to ensure compliance
Directed Fire Team drills and situational training exercises for over 100 Sailors and military contractors

Supervised teams of 10 personnel in support of security operations, guiding the Unit's force protection programs to meet fleet requirements

Supervised and coordinated receipt supply logistics preparation and loading of munitions by the Squadron Crews

Aviation Ordnance Technician

Maintained and inspected airborne weapons and aviation ordnance equipment, including aircraft guns, gun accessories, gun sights, small arms ammunition handling equipment, ammunition suspension, and release launching/arming equipment
Prepared gun ammunition for loading, assembled/disassembled airborne weapons, and performed weapons maintenance
Read and utilized schematic diagrams and charts to trace systems to perform routine inspections of ordnance
Performed pre-flight planning and equipment checks and post-flight maintenance associated with their assigned source ratings or mission specialty, including operating tactical weapons sensors and communication equipment
Conducted in-flight maintenance of aircraft electrical and mechanical gear, working with Pilots to operate and control aircraft systems
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