Thomas Testani


Helicopter Mechanic


Thomas J. Testani
190 Greeley Ave. Hornell, NY 14843



I am looking for a career opportunity to utilize my experience and knowledge as an Aviation Helicopter / Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. I have developed excellent problem solving skills along with attention to detail and I’ve always had a good repoire with my co-workers, business contacts and management.


Aug 1st., — Present Mechanic Lead , Structures / Sheetmetal

*Team Lead for Mechanics on the New Global 7000 Bombardier Aerospace Aircraft.
*Installation of wings to the Aircraft.
*Installation of Leading Edges (WUSSES), Shrouds, Slats and Flaps.
*Drilling, Reaming, Countersinking and Riveting for the installation of Nut Plates and Brackets.
*Measuring, laying out and installing Bird Strikes.
*Certification of SPA 813 training course on Flap Peening.
*Installation of Torque Tubes, Rollers, Bushings and Tracks.
*Reworked WTs for Quality Buy Off.
May 1st, 2016 — July 5th., 2016 Field Service Tech. II – MSFV ANA
TEXTRON SYSTEMS, Kabul, Afghanistan

*Provide on-the-job Training and Classroom Instruction to the Afghan National Army
*My Clearance couldn’t be up graded from Secret to Top Secret from OPM in time for Deployment Date.
June 24, 2014 — April 15, 2016 AW-139, AW-169, AW-119 Helicopter Mechanic AGUSTAWESTLAND, Philidelphia, PA.

*Installation and Removal of Major Mechanical Components- Engines, MGB’s and Tail
*Heavy maintenance and line maintenance per. 135 station.
*Perform Bonding and Continuity tests for installation of Parts and Grounds.
*Depot Level Teardown and Assemly of Components to met QA Inspection.
*Removal of all mechanical parts that are not up to standards and replace with FAA standard parts.
*Build up of Engines, Tails, MGBs in Back Shop.
*Installation of Avionics Cables per stackups and Clipbonds for Harnesses..
*Works off Blueprints and Job cards plus SAP hardware.
*Installation of Drive Shafts and Exhaust Sytems.
*Alignment of Major Components – Engines, MGBs and Tails.
*Installation of ATPs with build up of Hydraulic lines to MGBs.
May 2013 – June 14, 2014 UH-60 Mechanic DSCI Bagram, Afghanistan
BAF Air Base

*Maintenance and rework of components
*Depot level teardown and assembly.
*Installation of major components
*Fitting of Doors, cowls and panels.

Sept. 2012 – March 2013 UH-60 / CH-47 Mechanic II AECOM Kandahar, Aghanistan
KAF Air Base

*Installation and removal of mechanical components Engines, Gearboxes.
*Fitting and Installation of Fairings and Panels.
*Uses ULLS-A(E) software for completion of work orders.
* Back shop Build up of Components.
*Set up rigging
*Towing and Jacking of Aircrafts.

Jan. 2010 – Sept. 2012 Mechanic/Assembler Sikorsky Military Completion Center
Horseheads, New York
S-70B NavalHawk UH-60m BlackHawk

* Installation and Fitting of all Fairings ,Panels ,Covers and Doors, Windshields.
* Also installation of Mechanical Components like the Tail Rotor, Driveshaft’s, Rescue
* Hoist and Floatation Devices, Yaw, Boot covers, Barrier,
* Performed Electrical routing, connecting and fastening of wires plus stacking the
* Hardware .Installs of Fire Bottles and Generators and Harnesses.
* Installed Static Lines and Hardware per Specs.—- Rework for QA Buy out.—-
* Worked on Hydraulics for all three phases on the Helicopter by running a Mule
* (which is a hydraulic pumping machine) to test all ATP’s and other hydraulic
* mechanics of the aircraft.
* Did water test on aircraft, then did the repairs for final buy out.
*——– Worked as working team leader as to assure that reworks were done correct.——–
* ALL INSTALLATIONS AND FITTINGS; were done using Blueprints, SoLumina
* And Worldview software.
Certified in: Blue Print Reading – Torque
Electric Installation – ESD (Electrostatic Discharge)
Structural Assembly – CADS (Explosive Safety)
Aircraft Jacking – Compressed Air Training
FOD / Tool Control – FOD Prevention
MAY 1990 – Present Owner & Operator Thomas J. Testani Building Contactor
Hornell, New York 14843

* Kitchens and Bathrooms
* Custom Countertops and Cabinets (Solid surface and Laminate)
* Complete Interior and Exterior Remodeling
* Additions, Garage Units / Exterior Sheds-Storage Building
* Replacement Doors and Windows
* Vinyl Siding and Brake Work
* Framing, Steel Studs and Sheetrock
* Experience working with Blueprints
* Plumbing and Electric Installation
* Operator of 580 Case Backhoe, Front end loaders

OCT 1998 – NOV 2000 Fabricator/ Installer Modern Homes Nunda, New York
Sub-Contractor -Thomas J. Testani Building- Owner & Operator
* Build and Installed Custom countertops and Cabinets
* Laminate and Solid surface countertops
* Kitchens and Bathrooms
* Plumbing and Electric Installation

JUL 1997 – AUG 1998 Carpenter / Maintenance University of Rochester Rochester, New York
Sub-Contractor -Thomas J. Testani Building- Owner & Operator
* Lab and Office renovations
* Cabinetry, Solid Surface and Laminate Countertops
* Window and Door Installation
* Framing, Steel Studs and Sheetrock
* Rubber Roof Installation
* Experience working with Blueprints

MAY 1995 – JUN 1997 Carpenter / Maintenance Alfred University Alfred, New York
Sub-Contractor -Thomas J. Testani Building- Owner & Operator
* Renovation of Classrooms and Offices
* Cabinetry and Laminate Countertops
* Window and Door Installation
* Framing, Steel Studs and Sheetrock
* Rubber Roof Installation

JAN 1992 – MAY 1995 Carpenter / Maintenance C.A.P of New York Rochester, New York
Sub-Contractor -Thomas J. Testani Building- Owner & Operator
* Remodel Kitchens and Bathrooms
* Window and Door Installations
* Repaired Siding and Brake Work
* Framing and Sheetrock
* Electrical and Plumbing Installation
* Experience working with Blueprints

AUG 1985 – MAY 1990 Transit Car Company Mechanic 1 Morrison Knudsen
Company Hornell, New York

* Finish Work ( Trim work, Bathrooms/ Q C Sheetwork )
* Air Brake systems
* Certified Pipe Fitter
* Locomotive Engineer
* Operating fork truck


INFANTRY / AIRASSAULT – March 1981 – DEC. 1990

SGT (E-5) Testani Maintenance/ cleaning Blackhawk UH-60 / Huey UH-1 Helicopter

* Weapons Instructor * Platoon Sergeant * Squad Leader *11CB



* Worked on A&P license at Sikorsky Military Center 2011 -2012 *Hornell High School, Hornell, New York HS Diploma -1978 *Alfred State College-Construction Engineering 05-08


Construction Engineering at Alfred State College

A&P at Sikorsky Military Center


Lead Mechanic at Triumph Structures / Bombardier

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