Christopher Grotke – Mechanical Engineering Manager

Christopher J. Grotke

Yorktown, VA 23691

My69dodge@hotmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:  Mechanical Engineering Program/Project Manager  and/or Maintenance Manager

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 

  • 15+ years, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer / Analyst and Propulsion SME (marine / heavy vehicles)
  • 12 years, US Army, Chief Warrant Officer, Honorable Discharge: July 2018
  • 12 years, Senior Project / Program Management (military engineering, equipment)
  • 8  years, US Air Force, SSG, Honorable Discharge: Nov. 2006
  • 5 years, Short Foreman, Flight Line Expediter
  • Clearance: DoD, SECRET (last adjudicated: 04/13, expires: 04/23)
  • Passport: United States Citizen (02/14; Expires: 02/19) / Work Preference:  CONUS

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

 

09/11 – present, Chief Engineering Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 3

US Army, Fort Eustis, VA

 

  • Manage six technical personnelassigned to the vessel, responsible for operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating and ventilation systems and other mechanical, plumbing, electrical equipment in ships, docks, and marine facilities; managed and oversaw budget for ~$1.2 million in stock, tools, equipment
  • Inspectships machinery and shipboard equipment; monitor contracts performance for marine repair and overhaul, supervises loading of fuel, water, and ballast for contracts valued at between $>100K and $3M are external vendors and Various Shipyards
  • Inspectvessels as a marine engineering technician and inspector; prepare and process repair orders, verifying maintenance repairs, and overhauling vessels in shipyards including: Colonna’s Shipyard, Metal Trades Shipyard, and Yokohama Shipyard, for US Army Logistics support vessel (valued at ~$12M) and eight Landing Craft Utility Vessels (valued at ~$7M each)
  • Responsible for safe, efficient, and environmentally compliantoperations of vessels’ engineering section including two main engines, four auxiliary engines, electrical distribution, refrigeration, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing systems and deck machinery as chief engineer for a landing craft utility vessel valued at >$7M
  • Initiated New Parts tracker for all the parts on vessel valued at >$1.7M, resulting in savings of >400-man-hours with vessel inventoryand new process adapted for vessels army-wide to this OBSL Parts format and tracker
  • Maintained vessel readiness to >95% resulting in direct savings of >$1M in shipping costs utilizing army watercraft vs. civilian transportation services to complete the pulse within the mission in Japan and Korea
  • Trouble shot and rebuilt vessel A/C systems saving >$50K in contactors costs and army over $500K in vessel repairson additional systems during 9-month Army South mission
  • Trained / licensed >200 engineersand seven chief engineers in the LCU 2000 class vessel functions including operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating and ventilation systems and other mechanical, plumbing, electrical equipment in ships, docks, and marine facilities, plus performed safety training, including precautions, operations, troubleshooting, maintenance repairs, emergency repairs, using methodologies including: fire, man overboard recovery, damage control, and evacuation drills

 

01/10 – 09/11, Student / Officer Leaders Course

Marine Engineering School, Maritime & Intermodal Training Department

 

05/06 – 12/09, Maintenance Motor Pool (Sergeant; E-5)

US Army, Fort Drum, NY

 

  • Supervised >100 motor pool mechanicaltechnicians and personnel, as Shop Foreman, and provided technical guidance to subordinates responsible for diagnosing malfunctions / performing maintenance on diesel engines / power generating units, including power train / chassis components on vehicles including Hemmits, Palletized Loading System, Semi Rig (916’s), Hetts, and Humvees
  • Isolated and identified causes of malfunctions, uses electronic scanners, interprets complex schematic diagrams; (personally) completed >90 services and repaired >300 faults, replaced three engines, five transmissionsand components resulting in operational rate of 96% for entire motor pool
  • Completed maintenance forms and records for documentation, for ~140 pieces of rolling stock; oversight of annual budgetof ~$2M
  • Supervised organizational maintenance and readiness of >140 pieces of rolling equipmentas well as responsible for the tool and special equipment valued at >$25M
  • Conducted On-the-Job-Training(OJT); Weekly training to include basic military standard, Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunity, Regulations, Maintenance Practices, averaging 60 learners per class, for a total of about 52 classes over three years, and circa 3120 total learners trained
  • Developed / initiated a filing system for ~206 soldiers’ training files and a tracking system enabling 100% accuracy. saving hundreds of man hours and thousands of dollars

 

01/03 – 04/06, Aircraft Engineer / Maintainer

United States Air Force, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

 

  • Inspected aircraft maintenance, services and performs general aircraft handling procedures; inspected, maintained, repaired, modified, and troubleshot U-2S aircraft guidance and control systemsfor Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, high-altitude, reconnaissance missions
  • Performed maintenance evaluation and repairof aircraft systems for the $20B F/A-22 engineering, manufacturing, and development as well as the ~$500M Developmental Test and Evaluation Programs; performed F/A-22 integrated avionics system maintenance support, including depot modifications; applied 10 integrated support elements to perform test and evaluation of the F/A-22 integrated avionics, electronic warfare, subsystems, associated electronic components and peculiar test equipment
  • Provided technical reports and objective feedback to the system program office, contractorengineers and budgeting committees (daily) to engineers from the companies in charge of airframe, e.g., Lockheed, Boeing, BAE, Raytheon, Honeywell, Pratt Whitney
  • Initiated deficiency reports and recommends design changes to improve fielded / production configuration; evaluated / provided technical advice in validation and verification of the F/A-22 technical order data engineers listed above
  • Traced data flow and wiring diagramsto interpret operational characteristics to isolate malfunctions; handled, labeled, and disposed of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) waste to environmental standards
  • Supervised 19 Avionictechnicians, environmental and electrical technicians; trained airman, non-commissioned officers (NCO), and officers on the technical, and tactical aspects of the YF-22
  • Identified foreign object left in the aircraft avionics bay during a cursory inspection, that averted aircraft damageand implemented updated procedures for future inspections
  • Recovered and tracked data from 2,663 sorties with a 100% accuracy (2005), resulting in more cost-effective maintenance tracker system lowering the repeat recur rate of additional repairs / avoiding downtime; lowered repeat of same malfunctions and/or failed equipment(fixed it right the first time) and avoided excessive downtime and loss of productivity of equipment to <.5 %
  • Represented air force during multinational maintenance competition; identified and responded to an intercom discrepancy, contributed to an overall profile “V” competition

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 2004 – 2006, AvionicSystems Technology (81 hours), Community College of Air Force
  • Diploma, Lancaster Central High, Lancaster NY

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 05/18, Combined Basic and Advanced Firefighting, Maritimeand Intermodal Training (Coast Guard/Civilian Accredited), Fort Eustis, VA
  • 10/17, Certification, Risk Management, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 09/17, Certification, Contracting Officer Representatives, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 09/17, Certification, EngineeringRepresentative, Defense Acquisition University, Belvoir VA
  • 08/17, Certification, Contracting Overview/Management, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 2014, ManagerDevelopmental Course, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2013, Certification, Property Book Unit Supply (Enhanced), Software EngineeringCenter Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, Certification, Property Book Supply Unit (Enhanced [63 hours]), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, Supply Enhanced/Automatic Identification Technology (40 hrs.), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, CalibratedTools/Equipment Handlers and Calibration, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2012, Federal Universal HVAC, Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2012, Marine EngineeringOfficers, Maritime & Intermodal Training (Coast Guard/Civilian Accredited), Fort Eustis VA
  • 2012, Unit Level Supply Enhancement Operator Training(32 hrs.), ), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2011, Support Operation, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010, Certification, Army Warrant Officer Career College Leadership Training, US Army Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010 – present, Military Leadership, Army, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2010, SupervisorDevelopmental, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2006, Maintenance Leader / Supervisor, Fort Drum, NY
  • 2005, Flightline(FAA) Supervisor, Sheppard AFB, TX
  • 2005, Aircraft Integrated AvionicSystem (RADAR) Advanced, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Supervisors, Federal Hazard Communications, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Aircraft Manual Flight Control System, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Aircraft Communications and Penetrations Aids, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2003, Fibre Optic Testing, Troubleshooting, Repair, Routing, Verizon, Edwards AFB
  • 2002, Aircraft Guidance and Control System (Advanced), Beale AFB, CA
  • 2001, Hazardous Materials Course, Federal Responder Awareness, Edwards AFB CA
  • 1998, Electronic Principles (Troubleshooting, Repair, Design) , Sheppard AFB, TX
  • 1998, AvionicInstrument and Flight Control System Technology, Sheppard AFB, TX

 

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / TECHNICAL / COMPUTER:

 

 

  • CAD
  • SIPRnet / NIPRnet
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY / TRADE ORGANIZATIONS:

 

 

  • 08/17 – present, Booster Member, Yorktown High Marching Band (raised >$2K for band)
  • 09/11 – present, Director, AWANAS, Fort Eustis VA
  • 10/11 – 07/13, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Eustis VA
  • 01/10 – 09/11, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010 – present, Volunteer of Month (annually), AWANAS, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Rucker, AL and Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2003 – 2006, Treasurer, 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit; raised >$3,500 annually for HW&M for unit (service members & families) for three years for ~$10K for BBQ’s, family support and moral functions
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (2)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Air Force recognition award (2)

 

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: Acquisition, Aircraft Engineer, Aircraft maintenance, aircraft systems, auxiliary engines, Avionic, budget, Calibrated, configuration, contractor, contracting, contracting officer, contracts performance, control systems, damage, deck machinery, defense, depot modifications, Developmental Test and Evaluation Programs, diesel engines, Electronic warfare, emergency repairs, Engineering, engines, equipment, engineers, evacuation drills, Flight Line Expediter, Flightline, Foreman, hazardous materials (HAZMAT), heating and ventilation systems (HVAC), hydraulic / pneumatic, Inspect / inspector, Integrated avionics, inventory, Landing Craft Utility Vessels (LCU), Logistics, machinery, Maintenance Manager, Manager, marine engineering, marine facilities, marine power plants, marine repair, Maritime & Intermodal, mechanical, On-the-Job-Training (OJT), operation maintenance / operations, overhaul, Palletized Loading System, personnel, power generating units, power train, Program Manager, Project Manager, propulsion systems, refrigeration, repair, risk management, rolling stock, safety, schematic diagrams, shipboard, Shop Foreman, subsystems, Supervisor, System maintenance, technicians, test and evaluation, test equipment, trained / Training, transmissions, troubleshooting, Vessel readiness, vessel repairs, wiring diagrams

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Christopher Grotke – Mechanical Engineering Manager

Christopher J. Grotke

Yorktown, VA 23691

My69dodge@hotmail.com

 

OBJECTIVE:  Mechanical Engineering Program/Project Manager  and/or Maintenance Manager

 

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 

  • 15+ years, Mechanical Maintenance Engineer / Analyst and Propulsion SME (marine / heavy vehicles)
  • 12 years, US Army, Chief Warrant Officer, Honorable Discharge: July 2018
  • 12 years, Senior Project / Program Management (military engineering, equipment)
  • 8  years, US Air Force, SSG, Honorable Discharge: Nov. 2006
  • 5 years, Short Foreman, Flight Line Expediter
  • Clearance: DoD, SECRET (last adjudicated: 04/13, expires: 04/23)
  • Passport: United States Citizen (02/14; Expires: 02/19) / Work Preference:  CONUS

 

EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO

 

09/11 – present, Chief Engineering Officer, Chief Warrant Officer 3

US Army, Fort Eustis, VA

 

  • Manage six technical personnelassigned to the vessel, responsible for operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating and ventilation systems and other mechanical, plumbing, electrical equipment in ships, docks, and marine facilities; managed and oversaw budget for ~$1.2 million in stock, tools, equipment
  • Inspectships machinery and shipboard equipment; monitor contracts performance for marine repair and overhaul, supervises loading of fuel, water, and ballast for contracts valued at between $>100K and $3M are external vendors and Various Shipyards
  • Inspectvessels as a marine engineering technician and inspector; prepare and process repair orders, verifying maintenance repairs, and overhauling vessels in shipyards including: Colonna’s Shipyard, Metal Trades Shipyard, and Yokohama Shipyard, for US Army Logistics support vessel (valued at ~$12M) and eight Landing Craft Utility Vessels (valued at ~$7M each)
  • Responsible for safe, efficient, and environmentally compliantoperations of vessels’ engineering section including two main engines, four auxiliary engines, electrical distribution, refrigeration, environmental, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing systems and deck machinery as chief engineer for a landing craft utility vessel valued at >$7M
  • Initiated New Parts tracker for all the parts on vessel valued at >$1.7M, resulting in savings of >400-man-hours with vessel inventoryand new process adapted for vessels army-wide to this OBSL Parts format and tracker
  • Maintained vessel readiness to >95% resulting in direct savings of >$1M in shipping costs utilizing army watercraft vs. civilian transportation services to complete the pulse within the mission in Japan and Korea
  • Trouble shot and rebuilt vessel A/C systems saving >$50K in contactors costs and army over $500K in vessel repairson additional systems during 9-month Army South mission
  • Trained / licensed >200 engineersand seven chief engineers in the LCU 2000 class vessel functions including operation, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating and ventilation systems and other mechanical, plumbing, electrical equipment in ships, docks, and marine facilities, plus performed safety training, including precautions, operations, troubleshooting, maintenance repairs, emergency repairs, using methodologies including: fire, man overboard recovery, damage control, and evacuation drills

 

01/10 – 09/11, Student / Officer Leaders Course

Marine Engineering School, Maritime & Intermodal Training Department

 

05/06 – 12/09, Maintenance Motor Pool (Sergeant; E-5)

US Army, Fort Drum, NY

 

  • Supervised >100 motor pool mechanicaltechnicians and personnel, as Shop Foreman, and provided technical guidance to subordinates responsible for diagnosing malfunctions / performing maintenance on diesel engines / power generating units, including power train / chassis components on vehicles including Hemmits, Palletized Loading System, Semi Rig (916’s), Hetts, and Humvees
  • Isolated and identified causes of malfunctions, uses electronic scanners, interprets complex schematic diagrams; (personally) completed >90 services and repaired >300 faults, replaced three engines, five transmissionsand components resulting in operational rate of 96% for entire motor pool
  • Completed maintenance forms and records for documentation, for ~140 pieces of rolling stock; oversight of annual budgetof ~$2M
  • Supervised organizational maintenance and readiness of >140 pieces of rolling equipmentas well as responsible for the tool and special equipment valued at >$25M
  • Conducted On-the-Job-Training(OJT); Weekly training to include basic military standard, Sexual Harassment, Equal Opportunity, Regulations, Maintenance Practices, averaging 60 learners per class, for a total of about 52 classes over three years, and circa 3120 total learners trained
  • Developed / initiated a filing system for ~206 soldiers’ training files and a tracking system enabling 100% accuracy. saving hundreds of man hours and thousands of dollars

 

01/03 – 04/06, Aircraft Engineer / Maintainer

United States Air Force, Edwards Air Force Base, CA

 

  • Inspected aircraft maintenance, services and performs general aircraft handling procedures; inspected, maintained, repaired, modified, and troubleshot U-2S aircraft guidance and control systemsfor Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, high-altitude, reconnaissance missions
  • Performed maintenance evaluation and repairof aircraft systems for the $20B F/A-22 engineering, manufacturing, and development as well as the ~$500M Developmental Test and Evaluation Programs; performed F/A-22 integrated avionics system maintenance support, including depot modifications; applied 10 integrated support elements to perform test and evaluation of the F/A-22 integrated avionics, electronic warfare, subsystems, associated electronic components and peculiar test equipment
  • Provided technical reports and objective feedback to the system program office, contractorengineers and budgeting committees (daily) to engineers from the companies in charge of airframe, e.g., Lockheed, Boeing, BAE, Raytheon, Honeywell, Pratt Whitney
  • Initiated deficiency reports and recommends design changes to improve fielded / production configuration; evaluated / provided technical advice in validation and verification of the F/A-22 technical order data engineers listed above
  • Traced data flow and wiring diagramsto interpret operational characteristics to isolate malfunctions; handled, labeled, and disposed of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) waste to environmental standards
  • Supervised 19 Avionictechnicians, environmental and electrical technicians; trained airman, non-commissioned officers (NCO), and officers on the technical, and tactical aspects of the YF-22
  • Identified foreign object left in the aircraft avionics bay during a cursory inspection, that averted aircraft damageand implemented updated procedures for future inspections
  • Recovered and tracked data from 2,663 sorties with a 100% accuracy (2005), resulting in more cost-effective maintenance tracker system lowering the repeat recur rate of additional repairs / avoiding downtime; lowered repeat of same malfunctions and/or failed equipment(fixed it right the first time) and avoided excessive downtime and loss of productivity of equipment to <.5 %
  • Represented air force during multinational maintenance competition; identified and responded to an intercom discrepancy, contributed to an overall profile “V” competition

 

FORMAL EDUCATION:

 

  • 2004 – 2006, AvionicSystems Technology (81 hours), Community College of Air Force
  • Diploma, Lancaster Central High, Lancaster NY

 

CAREER TRAINING / CERTIFICATIONS:

 

  • 05/18, Combined Basic and Advanced Firefighting, Maritimeand Intermodal Training (Coast Guard/Civilian Accredited), Fort Eustis, VA
  • 10/17, Certification, Risk Management, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 09/17, Certification, Contracting Officer Representatives, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 09/17, Certification, EngineeringRepresentative, Defense Acquisition University, Belvoir VA
  • 08/17, Certification, Contracting Overview/Management, Defense AcquisitionUniversity, Belvoir VA
  • 2014, ManagerDevelopmental Course, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2013, Certification, Property Book Unit Supply (Enhanced), Software EngineeringCenter Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, Certification, Property Book Supply Unit (Enhanced [63 hours]), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, Supply Enhanced/Automatic Identification Technology (40 hrs.), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2013, CalibratedTools/Equipment Handlers and Calibration, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2012, Federal Universal HVAC, Environmental Protection Agency
  • 2012, Marine EngineeringOfficers, Maritime & Intermodal Training (Coast Guard/Civilian Accredited), Fort Eustis VA
  • 2012, Unit Level Supply Enhancement Operator Training(32 hrs.), ), Fayetteville Technical Community College, NC
  • 2011, Support Operation, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010, Certification, Army Warrant Officer Career College Leadership Training, US Army Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010 – present, Military Leadership, Army, Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2010, SupervisorDevelopmental, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2006, Maintenance Leader / Supervisor, Fort Drum, NY
  • 2005, Flightline(FAA) Supervisor, Sheppard AFB, TX
  • 2005, Aircraft Integrated AvionicSystem (RADAR) Advanced, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Supervisors, Federal Hazard Communications, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Aircraft Manual Flight Control System, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2004, Aircraft Communications and Penetrations Aids, Tyndall AFB, FL
  • 2003, Fibre Optic Testing, Troubleshooting, Repair, Routing, Verizon, Edwards AFB
  • 2002, Aircraft Guidance and Control System (Advanced), Beale AFB, CA
  • 2001, Hazardous Materials Course, Federal Responder Awareness, Edwards AFB CA
  • 1998, Electronic Principles (Troubleshooting, Repair, Design) , Sheppard AFB, TX
  • 1998, AvionicInstrument and Flight Control System Technology, Sheppard AFB, TX

 

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / TECHNICAL / COMPUTER:

 

 

  • CAD
  • SIPRnet / NIPRnet
  • MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook


 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS / VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY / TRADE ORGANIZATIONS:

 

 

  • 08/17 – present, Booster Member, Yorktown High Marching Band (raised >$2K for band)
  • 09/11 – present, Director, AWANAS, Fort Eustis VA
  • 10/11 – 07/13, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Eustis VA
  • 01/10 – 09/11, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Rucker, AL
  • 2010 – present, Volunteer of Month (annually), AWANAS, Boy Scouts of America, Fort Rucker, AL and Fort Eustis, VA
  • 2003 – 2006, Treasurer, 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit; raised >$3,500 annually for HW&M for unit (service members & families) for three years for ~$10K for BBQ’s, family support and moral functions
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (2)
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Air Force Achievement Medal
  • Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
  • Air Force recognition award (2)

 

 

KEY & TRANSFERABLE SKILL WORDS: Acquisition, Aircraft Engineer, Aircraft maintenance, aircraft systems, auxiliary engines, Avionic, budget, Calibrated, configuration, contractor, contracting, contracting officer, contracts performance, control systems, damage, deck machinery, defense, depot modifications, Developmental Test and Evaluation Programs, diesel engines, Electronic warfare, emergency repairs, Engineering, engines, equipment, engineers, evacuation drills, Flight Line Expediter, Flightline, Foreman, hazardous materials (HAZMAT), heating and ventilation systems (HVAC), hydraulic / pneumatic, Inspect / inspector, Integrated avionics, inventory, Landing Craft Utility Vessels (LCU), Logistics, machinery, Maintenance Manager, Manager, marine engineering, marine facilities, marine power plants, marine repair, Maritime & Intermodal, mechanical, On-the-Job-Training (OJT), operation maintenance / operations, overhaul, Palletized Loading System, personnel, power generating units, power train, Program Manager, Project Manager, propulsion systems, refrigeration, repair, risk management, rolling stock, safety, schematic diagrams, shipboard, Shop Foreman, subsystems, Supervisor, System maintenance, technicians, test and evaluation, test equipment, trained / Training, transmissions, troubleshooting, Vessel readiness, vessel repairs, wiring diagrams

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