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Marine NDI Tech and QA Leader
This job is closed Job Number: 3942 * Please reference Job Number on all correspondence
Contact: Robert G. Hodson Sr.
Phone: 608-779-5125
Contact: Robert G. Hodson Sr.
Robert G. Hodson Sr
521 Troy Street
Onalaska, Wisconsin 54650

Seeking a position as Quality Assurance (QA) Inspector Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI) Technician with progressive challenges, and advancement opportunities. available in 08 2000.

Experienced NDI Technician, Supervisor, QA Inspector, and Manager with comprehensive technical training and extensive know-how in varied inspection methods of aircraft, engines, components, and ground support equipment. Advanced knowledge level of required metals critical for NDI and interpretation of blueprints, specifications, and technical manuals. Supervised over 20 NDI inspectors to cover 2 major aircraft groups consisting of about 250 fixed and rotary winged, passenger and cargo, military aircraft. Managed aircraft maintenance personnel and assets for over 15 years.

- Applied visual, and dye penetrant, magnetic particle, eddy current, ultrasonic, radiographic methods to identify defects, stress points, and beyond tolerances condition.
- Conducted sample analysis and comparative testing according to technical specifications.
- Achieved high aircraft readiness levels by establishing strict procedures designed to expedite completion of inspections resulting in quicker maintenance turn-around time.
- Lead QA Inspector, oversaw 11 QA Inspectors, developed, and implemented inspection activities to verify and validate aircraft component conditions, and installation of key aircraft dynamic, and flight control surfaces for over 70 Marine and Navy combat aircraft.
- Organized and scheduled inspection duties for 7 day / 24 hour coverage of 11 aircraft intermediate maintenance divisions. Consisting of over 30 work centers and 420 aircraft technicians, and support personnel.
June 1998 to Present: Maintenance Supervisor and Personnel Manager, Senior Marine Nondestructive inspection Technician, Marine Air Logistics Squadron Twelve (MALS), Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan

Oversee and supervise all administrative support functions for aircraft maintenance and repair activities. Managed organization’s personnel performance evaluation, training, and manpower programs. Advised and assisted supervisors, managers, and executives in coordinating and implementing cross-functional processes to gain the most productive and economical results.

Aug 1997 to June 1998: Quality Assurance Manager, MALS, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

Managed and directed all QA Inspection activities, trained inspectors in selecting, setting up, and calibrating specialized equipment and tools.

June 1995 to Aug 1997: Power Plants Department Supervisor, MALS, MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

Supervised all aspects of intermediate maintenance activity, consisted of repairs and inspections on the General Electric F404-400 and 402 engine and Modules for the F/A18 aircraft, the Rolls Royce F402-406 and 408 AV8 Harrier engine, and the Pratt & Whitney J-52 engine for the A-6 and EA-6 Intruder. Assets exceed multi-million dollar value.

Sept 1992 to June 1995: Supervisor / Manager, Station Operations and Maintenance Squadron, Yuma, AZ.
Supervised aviation technical specialists and managed $60 million dollars of aircraft servicing equipment.

July 1989 to Sept 1992: Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance & Material Control,
Marine Aircraft Fighter Attack Squadron 323
Controlled, assigned, and scheduled aircraft maintenance. Reviewed and validated aircraft data / log books for tasks completion. Certified aircraft as safe for flight.

July 1985 to July 1989: NDI Technician / Supervisor, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16 and 11,
Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron (H&MS)16 and 11. NDI Lab.
Supervised over 20 NDI Technicians, inspected 250 fixed and rotary winged aircraft, involved extensive labor hours inspecting engine components, sub-components, frames, surface areas, and more.

Sept 1974 to July 1985: Aircraft Structural Mechanic
Performed structural repairs on frame and related areas of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Northrop Aircraft University, Los Angeles California Basic and Advanced Aircraft Electricity course (210 hours) Navigational, Communication and Instrument Systems course (70 hours) Basic Aerodynamic Science course (140 hours)

Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, Illinois
Aircraft Non Destructive Inspection Technician Course (498 hours)

McDonnell Aircraft Company, St. Louis, Missouri
NDI Product Service Training to comply with airframes change 102 on the F/A 18 Aircraft (60 hours)
Naval Air Maintenance Training Group, Marine Corps Air Station (Helicopter) Tustin, California
Fiberglass rotor blade repair course (80 hours)
Naval Air Rework Facility, Depot. Naval Air Station North Island, San Diego California Aircraft corrosion control course for workers (40 hours). Corrosion control course for supervisors, (40 hours).

Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet, El Toro, California
Naval Aviation Maintenance Work Center Administration course (40 hours)

Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet, El Toro, California
Naval Aviation Quality Assurance Administration Course E-555-0006 (80 hours)

Naval Air Rework Facility, Depot. Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
Painting, Finish and Insignia course (80 hours)

Marine Air Training Service Support 902, Naval Air Station Memphis, Tennessee
Aviation Structural Repair Mechanics Course (180 hours)


June 1998 – Present: Recognized for Outstanding Sustained Performance,
President of the United States and Commandant of the Marine Corps

June 1995 – August 1997: Recognized for Achievement and Leadership, Departments of Navy and Marine Corps

July 1985 – July 1989: Recognized for Superior Performance, Departments of Navy and Marine Corps