Wheeler - Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Coombabah QLD, Australia

Keith Wheeler

Coombabah QLD, Australia


I enjoy working in the Aviation industry, particularly the challenges and the constant changes to technology. I've been a project manager and a Test Director for various ground and air borne trials and the satisfaction of successfully conducting a trial that required frequently thinking outside the square I find most rewarding. I also have a Pilot's Licence which supplements my trouble shooting and problem solving skills as I understand why certain things need to be accomplished in a certain way.


Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Work History

School Bus Driver

Livingstone Christian College

May 2014 - June 2014

Ormeau, Queensland

Volunteer Welfare Officer

Vietnam Veterans' Federation

December 2013 - April 2014

Nerang, Qld

Courier Driver

Allied Express, Sydney

October 2012 - December 2012

Aircraft Technician, Royal Australian Air Force

RAAF Base Richmond NSW

July 2001 - October 2012

RAAF POSITIONS HELD: Trade supervisor (airframes) - Flight line and intermediate level maintenance on C130J aircraft; component servicings; aircraft refuel; weight and balance; aircraft tower.
Project Manager - Design and develop aircraft and component modifications; design changes; specifications; analyse results of trails and modifications; raise and action publication amendments.
Test and Evaluation Director - Direct and control both airborne and ground trials on large aircraft such as C130 H, C130J, C17 and the Caribou; Produce test plans and reports; conduct independent reviews of test plans and reports.
Safety Advisor - Draft a Safety Management Plan; draft and amend WHS policies; conduct WHS committee meetings and audits; establish WHS reporting mechanisms and data base to record all WHS activities.
Aircraft Servicing Manager - Manage intermediate level servicings on C130J aircraft; plan and co ordinate resources (including contractors); conduct WHS risk assessments.

Personnel Capability Cell Manager - Forecasting various team requirements according to deployments of up to seven aircraft at various locations (nationally and internationally). Providing advice to senior management of deployment capabilities and qualification requirements and identifying any resource deficiencies for periods of up to two months.

GENERAL AVIATION Aircraft maintenance - employed as an unlicensed aircraft maintenance engineer of light GA aircraft (up to Twin Otter size). Duties including inspections, servicings and various maintenance tasks. Maryborough (Qld) and Antique Aircraft Company, Redcliffe airports.
Log Book administration - Maintain aircraft, engine and propeller Log Books on medium size turbo prop and executive jet aircraft. Hawker Pacific, Brisbane International Airport.
Commercial Pilot's License

Qualifications & Certifications

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