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AFSC 2A6X4 Aircraft Fuel Systems EPR Bullets

Key Duties, Tasks, and Responsibilities

- Supervises scheduled and unscheduled on/off-equipment fuel systems maintenance on 28 B-1s valued at $7.9B
- Leads confined space entry procedures to accomplish component replacement and fuel leak isolation and repair
- Troubleshoots systems using TOs and analytical techniques to identify cause of defect and resolve malfunctions
- Handles, labels and disposes of hazardous materials and waste according to federal environmental standards


Performance Assessment

- Led two simultaneous red streaks; isolated and repaired two Class D fuel leaks < 1hr--secured on time msn departures

- Accomplished eight isochronal work card inspections; averaged 4-hr turn around--backlines completed on time
- Aided in aerial refuel receptacle fuel leak; changed poppet--returned to service in 1 hour/slashed task by 50%
- Assisted with air refueling fault isolation; identified defective signal amplifier--saved $87K/next higher assembly cost
- Augmented 317 AS C-130 mx repair team; isolated fuel leak to cracked conduit--stranded a/c returned to base


- Conducted 75 annual TO inspections; posted 43 changes in 118 TO libraries--zero findings during '09 LSET
- Conducted airfield security; protected $845K reconstruction project--Ali AB OIF support capability doubled
- Conducted five weapons bay tank 18-month inspections; verified tank integrity--enabled 97% msn capable rate
- Coordinated B-1 repair down-time w/37 AMU; replaced faulty shutoff valve--next trng sortie dominated range
- Coordinated with Fire Dept; inspected 22 sq facilities--ensuring 100% compliancy with Fire Code Standards
- Coordinated with flight line specialists; removed vent line; enabled access for TCTO--saved 150 man hours


- Deployed CTK monitor; maintained/insp'd $550K test eqpmt acct--aced 3 inspections/led to 98% QA pass rate
- Detected F-22 boost pump failure; replaced pump/shaved 2 hrs off 6 hr standard--ensured A/C ready for deployment
- Diagnosed C-17 quantity fault; isolated/replaced probe--completed in 4 versus 6 hr std; acft Code-1 next flight
- Diagnosed intermittent fuel light; troubleshot to cooling system actuator--averted $25K fuel pump replacement
- Directed repair of engine feed line coupling; replaced seal in under 2 hours--surpassed 6-hour shop standard
- Discovered broken flange during in-tank inspection; replaced part--averted catastrophic fuel system failure
- Discovered KC-135 fuel cell pinhole leak; applied patch-prevented depot-level repair, saved $10K in repair cycle costs
- Dispatched for a/c boost pump malfunction; removed and replaced defective part--slashed repair time 2 hours
- Dispatched for fuel tank transfer pump malfunction--promptly removed/replaced defective part--saved sortie
- Dispatched to air refuel receptacle door malfunction; adjusted latch switch--thwarted $24K part replacement


- Engineered support equipment tracker; verified 184 account line items/records--zero findings '09 LSET noted
- Eval'd refuel fault during quick-turn mx; diagnosed to truck/procured backup--6 hrs sniper pod sortie launched
- Evaluated C-17 fuel imbalance; changed boost pump/beat task estimate by 5 hrs--facilitated Army jump qual sortie
- Executed 121 Quality Assurance inspections; 92.6% pass rate--safe guarded 500+ personnel and 1,100 sorties
- Executed 24 inspections for ORI; removed 50+ foreign objects from a/c--wg received an excellent for '08 ORI
- Executed fuel tank confined spaces extraction exer; vital to fuel sys mx/repair--enforced 12 members tng/safety
- Expedited C-17 un-commanded refuel repair; replaced 2 inop surge relief vlvs--crucial AOR deployer on time


- Facilitated repairs for three C-130 splice panel leaks; Identified incorrect harware--costly mx trend down 50%
- Finished isochronal inspections on three a/c; inspected fuel vent system--critical component integrity ensured
- First responder to ground emergency; contained dangerous fuel spill--averted major environmental impact
- Fuel sys expertise key in troubleshooting fuel quantity light; replaced faulty probe--slashed task by 12 hours
- Fulfill'd Entry Authority role during time w/out qualif'd Fuels Section Chief--render'd seamless transition of authority


- Go-to Airman for difficult tasks; applied sealant repair to tank 3 fuel leak --enabled sniper pod training sortie
- Guided section through ESOHCAMP; inspected/managed HAZMAT prgms--cemented "Outstanding" rating


- Hand selected for EAFB fuel system specialist position during Red Flag deployment--sustained 91% FMC rate
- HAZMAT program manager; Maintained 42 items/coordinated refills--100% compliance for ESOH inspection


- Identified cracked fuel manifold during tank inspection; replaced part in 2 hrs--12-hr OEF msn launch on time
- Identified faulty aerial refuel adapter; replaced part 2 hrs ahead of 6-hr standard--guaranteed OEF surge msn
- Identified faulty heat exchanger; led removal/replacement in record time--a/c met essential GWOT mission
- Impeccable work ethic; revamped HAZMAT turn in procedures--zero defects noted during base safety SAV
- Inspected and certified two weapon bay tanks; accomplished 18 month inspections--serviceability rate up 20%
- Investigated B-1 fuel qty reading anomaly; located/replaced burnt wires--Red Flag sortie dominated airspace
- Investigated center-of-gravity light defect; traced to uncoupled plug on weapons bay tank--trng sortie executed
- Investigated fuel transfer problem; swapped out bad pump in under 2 hours--a/c met scheduled deployment
- Isolated aerial refuel communication failure; replaced induction coil--aided sniper pod sortie early launch
- Isolated aerial refuel failure; exchanged signal amplifier--prevented $53K in higher assembly replacement
- Isolated aerial refuel(AR) communication failure; replaced signal amplifier--averted $53K component change
- Isolated cause of 4 failed SPR adapters on 4 airframes to defective nozzle on refuel truck--replaced, saved $XXX
- Isolated fuel leak red ball malfunction; injected two leaking wave guides--powered punctual trng launch/sortie
- Isolated scavenge pump discrepancy to faulty relay; coordinated part repair--saved $32K in pump replacement


- Keen sys knowledge; isolated elusive aux tank leak to defective seal--saved $36K cell change/96 hrs downtime
- Key mbr of KC-10 cell change team; R2'd 3 cells in 114 hrs/crushed std by 54 hrs--leak check good/acft FMC


- Led 3 person crew fuel leak evaluation; torqued eight loose fasteners--negated aircraft panel replacement/80 man hrs
- Led crew of three on fuel leak red ball; repaired sealant on tank fasteners--sniper pod sortie launched on-time
- Led crew on leaking dump valve red ball; replaced valve in 1 hr--1-hr ahead of ETIC--local sortie achieved
- Led CV-22 breakaway valve insp; completed 10 hrs ahead of schedule--high demand aircraft fuel sys restored
- Led five simultaneous red ball fuel leak repairs on two a/c; complet in 1-hr--primary a/c flew, spare a/c FMC
- Led Fuels' home station support of two cmbt-coded sqs--enabled 915 OEF/OIF sorties--up 101 from yr prior
- Led multi-shop repair of KC-10 aft iso vlv disc; ID'd inop circuit breaker--averted tail swap...promote to TSgt!
- Led repair on cooling sys malfunction; identified/replaced cracked check valve--next sortie dominated range
- Led respiratory program; coordinated install of new breathing air system--safeguarded health of 33 personnel
- Led team on elusive fuel quantity malfunction; isolated/replaced quantity transmitter--reduced repair time 25%
- Led team troubleshooting fuel #2 tank leak; isolated/replaced drain seal in 10 minutes--prevented ground abort


- Managed $.5M CTK prgm; restored corrupted database; readied for inspection--achieved '09 LSET honor roll
- Managed element Guardianship program; identified high risk personnel--education reduced mishaps by 9%
- Managed section benchstock program; reexamined resources/added 25 items; prevented A/C MICAPs/NMCBA status
- Monitored $500K item Consolidated Tool Kit prgm; corrected 25 discrepancies--achieved 90% QA pass rate
- Monitored FOL respirator prgm; revised prgm book/maintained 61 respirators--zero findings during wing SAV
- Motivated NCO; troubleshot/repaired 69 on/off-equipment discrepancies--ensured 95% first-time fix rate


- Nailed B-1 fuel transfer blockage at FOL w/FOD in fill valve; TCTO published--100% of CAF fleet inspected


- Obliterated six weapons bay tank inspections; replaced three transfer manifolds--upheld tank spare levels 91%
- Orchestrated 100 sqdn/flt GPC purchases; sourced/utilized alternate vendors--saved $7K in expenditures
- Organized PACAF '09 Air Show security team; provided safe/secure environment--event enjoyed by 5K+ prsnl
- Oversaw five weapons' bay tank 18-month inspections; verified tank integrity--drove 97% msn capable rate
- Oversaw relocation of CTK; $400K+ worth of equipment moved--guaranteed seamless maintenance support
- Oversaw section technical order program; posted 25 changes--zero findings during quality assurance inspection
- Oversaw six bonding spring TCTO's; discovered/replaced two failed springs--22 a/c completed in 2 mos time


- Performed eight pre-deployment air refueling receptacle operational checks--verified 100% system integrity
- Physical Training Leader; organized/conducted 42 annual evaluations--sustained 28 MXS 99.6% currency rate
- Pinpointed B-1 aerial refueling comm failure; replaced faulty induction coil--avoided $53K receptacle change
- Pinpointed leaking flow meter coupling; replaced seal in 4 hrs vs 8 hr std--zero findings during QA evaluation
- Problem solver; diagnosed intermittent fuel light; replaced cooling system actuator--beat 6-hr standard by 2 hrs
- Proven mechanical skills; replaced aerial refueling receptacle; cut 5 hours off ETIC--a/c returned to service
- Proven performer; discovered/remedied faulty fuel tank scavenge pump--actions succeeded crucial FOL launch


- Ramrodded a/c fuel boost pump red ball; replaced in just 1 hr of 3 hr mx std--20 GBUs dropped on combatants
- Rebuilt fuel tank tool cart; designed as mobile tool kit; decreased set up time for repairs--improved tool control
- Relayed to F-15 red-ball; chk'd sys/MC acft <30 mins/svd'd srt--keyed 44 AMU 1.5K fly-hr, 3Q15/Qtrly best
- Reorganized $800K/15K item Consolidated Tool Kit prgm; no lost tools noted--achieved 100% QA pass rate
- Repaired 8 KC-10 delayed discrepancies; replaced 6 float switches/4 panel o-rings--ensured system reliability
- Repaired fuel leak in 15 mins during 5-day surge ops; B-1 met critical tng flt--BW executed 64 of 64 tng sorties
- Repaired fuel leak utilizing new rapid cure device; completed repair in 12 hrs--prevented 24 hrs a/c downtime
- Replaced faulty engine fuel vlv; c/w 5 hrs < std--enabled sched'd ISR trng/qual sortie for 24 intel operators
- Replaced inop KC-10 fill vlv controller; acft FMC 2 hrs ahead of std--efforts led to 92% 4 hr fix rate
- Replaced leaking storage bay tank flex line seal; beat shop std by 2 hrs--a/c bumped to primary FOL deployer
- Replaced leaking weapons bay tank flex line seal; bested shop standard by 2 hrs--a/c made critical deployment
- Resolved a/c fuel transfer malfunction; replaced faulty isolation valve--contributed to wing's 3,789.8 flying hrs
- Resolved B-1 refuel malfunction; troubleshot/replaced fuel fill valve in 27 min--smashed 3 hr ETIC/jet FMC
- Responded to a/c fuel spill grnd emergency; controlled/repaired wing leak--avoided grnd water contamination
- Responded to AC-130H IFE; diagnosed/replaced leaking fuel valve--returned LD/HD aircraft to FMC status
- Responded to aerial refueling malfunction; discovered defective signal amplifier--averted $36K part purchase
- Responded to boost pump red ball; identified faulty relay & assisted w/repair--6-hr trng msn achieved on time
- Responded to cooling light red ball; replaced defective return actuator in 45 minutes--local mission achieved
- Responded to cooling loop fuel pump failure; quickly isolated/replaced defective pump--saved sortie no recurs
- Responded to fuel leak during 5-day surge wk; isolated/swapped burst valve--helped wg fly 64 of 64 sorties
- Responded to fuel leak red ball; replaced dump valve 2 hrs vs 4-hr standard--on-time FOL launch achieved
- Responded to grounding fuel leak; restored system integrity in 15 minutes--assured critical FOL launch window
- Responded to leaking refuel receptacle; discovered/adjusted crooked poppet--avoided aircraft defuel/next sortie met
- Responded to red ball; replaced transfer pump in under two hrs--OEF launch achieved/three weapons dropped
- Responded to sump drain fuel leak red ball; replaced deteriorated seal without error--prevented ground abort
- Responded to wing fuel leak; devised repair; replaced sealant--a/c msn ready in four hrs--five bombs on target
- Revamped CTK/HAZMAT prgms; validated 1.8K tools/140 chemicals--zero findings by ACC IG UCI team


- Scrutinized KC-135 aft body fuel leak; removed/replaced bad cell; beat 60-hour job std by 18%--first time fix
- Set 20 Airmen up for success; submitted 15 monthly, two quarterly and three annual awards--esprit de corps
- Solved C-17 fuel qty anomaly; ID'd 3 chaffed power wires--saved 8 hours down-time/negated in-tank mx delay
- Spearheaded elusive refueling malfunction investigation; found fuel panel short--averted $35K parts purchase
- Spearheaded four bonding spring TCTO's; verified system integrity--all a/c complete 7 days ahead of schedule
- Spearheaded investigation into elusive refueling defect; found short in panel--saved $5K in parts procurement
- Spearheaded refueling malfunction; astutely discovered/replaced fuel mgt panel--primed a/c for 6 mo deplymt
- Spearheaded weapon bay tank prgm updates; fabricated status board--improved oversight/FMC rate by 40%
- Standout performer; isolated/replaced boost pump 1 hr ahead of job standard--on-time sortie dropped 8 GBUs
- Structured digital AF Form 55 transition--accomplished 39 forms--ensured HAZCOM compliance for '09 UCI
- Superb shift leader; led 12 prsnl/orchestrated completions of 600+ mx actions--instrumental to 9K+ wg sorties
- Supervised five technicians; completed 68 fuel maintenance actions--120K lbs munitions employed for OEF
- Supervised fuel phase cards on three a/c; fulfilled inspections requirements--ensured on-time phase back-lines
- Sustained E-8/KC/RC-135/C-17 with 350 maintenance actions--ensured 520 OEF/OIF sorties/6K flying hours


- T/S elusive forward tank A/R pump disc; ID'd faulty wiring--acft FMC in 6 vs 24 hrs/saved $1.4K supply asset
- Tackled caution light failure; identified/replaced cooling loop pump--FOL a/c brought iron rain to adversaries
- Team leader; isolated aerial refueling communication failure; replaced control device--averted $36K purchase
- Team leader; isolated/repaired faulty right dump valve body seal leak--a/c mission capable 18 hrs ahead of sch
- Troubleshot air refueling malfunction to an amplifier; replaced component--prevented $53K receptacle change
- Troubleshot boost pump press light; ID'd faulty circuit breaker--svd 24 hrs add'l mx/$18K in replacement costs
- Troubleshot fuel qty malfunction during 5-day surge wk; replaced faulty probe--helped wg fly 64 of 64 sorties
- Troubleshot fuel quantity malfunction; replaced faulty tank compensator probes--powered on time FOL launch
- Troubleshot fuel quantity system malfunction; replaced faulty quantity probe--cut 4 hours from 12 hour ETIC
- Troubleshot fuel transfer sys fault; discovered/replaced $18K+ fuel boost pump in 2 hrs--slashed ETIC by 50%
- Troubleshot quantity malfunction; swapped faulty fuel tank probes--nullified wing wire harness change/action request
- Troubleshot refuel receptacle leak; replaced poppet--a/c mission capable in two hrs/slashed repair time 50%
- Troubleshot transient C-130J right armpit panel fuel leak; identified/replaced cut o-ring--averted ground abort
- Troubleshot/isolated aerial refuel contact light malfunction; replaced faulty signal amplifier--repaired w/in std
- Troubleshot/repaired hot fuel malfunction; replaced valve in under four hours--smashed 8-hour ETIC by 50%
- Troubleshot/replaced fuel cooling filter; bench marked 1-hr repair standards--slashed completion time by 75%

- Universal Mx Stand/Flightline Drivers certifier; trained eight/re-certified 20 personnel--zero overdue's FY '09



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