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Jack Waters


Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

With extensive experience as a pilot and aviation manager, Jack has demonstrated leadership in diverse roles, from piloting testbed aircraft for The Boeing Company to directing aircraft operations for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). His background encompasses military service, contractor pilot roles, and management positions in systems engineering.

Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Jack's career highlights include leading flight operations for various aircraft, establishing standard operating procedures for testbed flight operations, and supervising global government flight representative teams. He has managed large teams of systems engineers, directed multimillion-dollar budgets, and overseen the design and certification of aircraft electrical power systems.

Location and Travel
  • Open to: On-Site, Hybrid, and Remote Roles.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to discussing compensation details upon scheduling a meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Seeking leadership roles in aviation, flight operations, and systems engineering within the aerospace industry.

Work Experience
  1. Pilot

    • The Boeing Company / Boeing Defense, St. Louis, MO, February 2012 to Present

      • Lead pilot for testbed aircraft flight operations, responsible for piloting seven different aircraft and coordinating activities for aircrew supporting FAA Part 91 flight operations.

      • Developed standard operating procedures and flight test methods to ensure safe and efficient execution of flight operations.

  2. Director of Aircraft Operations

    • Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), Alexandria, VA, March 2010 to February 2012

      • Supervised government flight representative teams supporting military aircraft operations internationally, overseeing operations in multiple countries.

      • Created policies and provided resources for successful operations in diverse and remote locations.

  3. Systems Engineering Manager

    • United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Rockford, IL, January 2009 to March 2010

      • Directed a large team of systems engineers responsible for designing, testing, and certifying aircraft electrical power systems for commercial and military aircraft.

      • Managed multimillion-dollar budgets and ensured compliance with industry standards and regulations.

  4. Contractor Pilot

    • Sabreliner Corp, St. Louis, MO, January 2008 to December 2009

      • Conducted functional check flights of T-34C aircraft following depot-level overhaul and repair.

  5. Officer and Aviator

    • US Navy, January 1988 to December 2008

      • Served as a Naval Officer and carrier-based F-18 pilot for twenty years, with roles including test pilot, flight operations director, instructor pilot, and aviation safety officer.

  • Masters of Science in Systems Engineering from Southern Methodist University

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Texas A&M University-Commerce

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