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Jason Finch, 39, Sheet Metal Mechanic Leader, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins AFB, GA

J

ason Finch is a sheet metal mechanic leader assigned to the 561st
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 402nd Aircraft Maintenance
Group, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force
Base, GA.
"He is a superior leader committed to utilizing tenants of the art
of the possible, which is evident by his accomplishments," explained
Andrew Zirkle, Deputy Flight Chief, 561st Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron and Finch's nominator. "One such example is his outstanding lean-minded approach to maintenance. He orchestrated a
66% flowday reduction in the depot maintenance machine's inspection gate going from 45 to 15 days." Finch also spearheaded the
first-ever F-15 longeron replacement on an aircraft.
This replacement project resolved chronic F-15 structural issues
that plagued the airframe for more than 13 years, extending the
service life until at least 2030. He also coordinates the on-the-job
training of more than 50 subordinates within his flight,
"Sought out due to his extensive knowledge and reputation
regarding F-15 structural maintenance, he was able to test and
acquire the latest tooling by local vendors and engineers enhancing
his team's capabilities," Zirkle said. "When asked, he volunteered
his personal time to reassemble a faulty left vertical stab sent to a
warfighting customer to serve as a memorial for a fallen aircrew
member. Mr. Finch has proven he embodies the United States Air

Force core values while performing his daily
duties, both on and off duty, recognizing his
attitude of 'Service Before Self' by receiving
this prestigious award recognizing his talents
and efforts."
Finch says he has always had an interest
in aviation. "Ever since I was a young kid, airplanes have always interested me ..." he noted.
"I have also always been into military aircraft,
that's the main reason why I chose to work on F-15 fighter jets for
the United States Air Force."
Finch currently works on F-15's as a structural work leader, but
has also worked on cargo jets (C-5). His responsibilities consist of
working with his supervisor and other support staff in making sure
the mechanics have everything they need to safely do their job.
Finch attended a technical college and got his degree in aircraft
structural technology. He also has received several hours of on the
job training from the Air Force.
Finch has advanced training in working with inspectors that use
none destructive testing inspection to check for cracks and corrosion in, on and around aircraft parts. He is also trained in crash
damaged jets and how to recover and locate them somewhere safe
to inspect and find out the reason behind the crash.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aircraft Maintenance Technology

Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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