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Jayne Snider, 33, Tech II, Duncan Aviation, Byron Center, MI

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ayne Snider realized her love for aviation after being immersed
in the industry inadvertently. While finishing EMT school, a
classmate of Snider's knew she was looking for work and encouraged
her to apply at the local FBO. "I ended up starting out working for
the FBO as a ramp and ticketing agent, contracting to airlines,"
Snider explained. "I moved into line service full time with the company and realized my passion for aviation. I wanted to learn more
and have a more sustainable income, so I enrolled in A&P school."
She took a full time position as a line service representative at
Avflight Lansing, fueling aircraft, loading and unloading freight,
performing preventative maintenance on fuel trucks and tugs,
performing quality assurance checks on fuel tanks and trucks,
deicing and working as a ground security coordinator for charters. She then was contracted to load cargo for Ameriflight while
completing school and has also been a ramp agent for Delta Global
Services in LAN.
Currently, Snider is an Airframe Technician II at Duncan Aviation
in Battle Creek, MI. "At our facility, we do everything from aircraft
sales and acquisitions, interior and paint refurbishment, component
repair, airframe and powerplant maintenance, avionics installations, and engineering. I work alongside my team leader and aircraft
leads to complete inspections and repairs on Bombardier business

jet airframes. I also am part of a team that provides contract maintenance to the regional
airlines at AZO (Kalamazoo- Battle Creek
International Airport)," Snider said.
While in school at Lansing Community
College, Snider nabbed a few scholarships.
The three most notable were the Delta Air
Lines Aircraft Maintenance Technology
Scholarship through Women in Aviation
International, the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737NG maintenance
gen fam school through the Association for Women in Aviation
Maintenance (AWAM), and the Delta Air Lines Principles of
Troubleshooting course through AWAM. As for additional training, Snider has completed Southwest Airlines Boeing 737NG
General Familiarization Maintenance Training and Delta Air Lines
Principles of Troubleshooting.
Snider is currently active with the Women In Aviation Great
Lakes Chapter, and serves as the vice president. Snider is also a
AWAM member and Women in Corporate Aviation member.
In the future her career goals are pretty simple: "To learn as much
as I can and grow into a well-rounded mechanic, so that I can help
mentor the next generation of mechanics," she said.

Karl Rudser, 36, Station Supervisor, Jet Aircraft Maintenance, Inc., Titusville, FL

K

arl Rudser's grandfather was a pilot in the air force and as a child
always took him to air shows and to see planes. This is when he
fell in love with aviation. When Rudser joined the Marines in 2002,
he knew he wanted to do something with aviation and enlisted to
be a helicopter crew chief.
After basic training, Rudser received introductory training on
military aircraft and then advanced training on UH-1N, HH-1N
Iroquois ("Huey") and AH-1W and Cobra helicopters at the Marine
Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG-23) in Pensacola, FL.
He was attached to the HMLA-169 Vipers 3rd MAW, MAG-39 and
learned more about the maintenance and operations of his squadron's helicopters in the field, in preparation for deployment. He
became a duel-qualified Plane Captain, Collateral Duty Inspector
and Quality Assurance Representative in his squadron. Rudser
deployed with the Vipers for three deployments, a total of 28 months,
to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
After his Honorable Discharge, Rudser further assisted the
Marines by becoming a technical maintenance contractor with
PKL Services to support the development of a new squadron and
help teach new technicians how to properly maintain AH-1W- and
UH-1N aircraft. During this time, he started preparing to obtain
his A&P license. In 2011, while continuing to prepare for his A&P
testing, Rudser moved into commercial aviation and accepted a
position working at TIMCO Aviation Services. Within six months,

he was promoted to lead technician and given
his own modification line - Wi-Fi installations on United Airlines' Airbus A320 fleet,
managing nine aircraft technicians.
As a "working supervisor" Rudser maintains AWR for various carriers with Airbus
A320 family, A330 and Boeing B737 Max fleets.
He ensures customer training is current and
documented per the carrier's program. As the
station quality rep, he is responsible for hosting customer technical
audits and correcting noted discrepancies, performing self-audits
and ensuring the entire station maintains currency on the repair
station and quality training.
Currently, Rudser is assisting with the development and roll out
the new SMS program and updating the safety and TSA training
for the repair station.
Rudser helps those coming up in the industry by sharing the
knowledge he has with newer A&P mechanics and pushing for
more training to advance them. "I encourage other veterans to
advance their training and get their A&P certificate by guiding
them through the process of using the military training to qualify
for testing," he explained. "My career goals are to advance farther
into management through training and experience to possibly run
a large MRO one day."

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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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