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Workflow | Jeff Wilkinson | Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
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An accomplished and forward-thinking leader with a broad range of operational, technical, and sales experience with responsibilities for increasing profitability and driving growth. Possesses a strong background in Lean methodologies, process improvement, and relationship management. Reputation for meeting challenging organizational goals and objectives with a proven and verifiable record for producing quality results. A determined and focused individual recognized for making seemingly impossible situations work.

Jeff  - Workflow Specialist 


  • Rotary Winged Aircraft and Jet Aircraft
  • HH-46s, SH 60Bs, and F-14A Tomcats, as well as several different engine types, TF-30, GE T58-GE-10, GE T700-GE-401C
  • Launch and recovery operations, major and minor repair of electrical components and fuel systems, removal and installation of engines and components on aircraft and rotor and drive systems on helicopters
  • Corrosion Control, Collateral Duty Inspector, Certified Aircraft Painter, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma

Contact Details

United States



Work Experience

Work Experience
• Workflow Specialist
Honeywell Aerospace
February 2011 – Present (2 years 9 months)
Lead all aspects of production to achieve $4.5M in 2012 sales
Received three Bravo awards for outstanding performance both team and individual
Responsible for successful delivery of largest order in history of PPT operations
Ensure standardized work exists and is up to date for all operations and perform audits per schedule
Drive Honeywell Operating System (HOS) maturity to meet safety, quality, delivery, cost, and inventory targets
Provide technical guidance to Operations Technicians in all processes and ensure adequate training
Conduct safety inspection of work areas and follow up on all safety and near miss corrective actions with technicians and Health Safety & Environment professional
Actively pursuing Six Sigma Lean Green Belt certification
Effectively communicate and coordinate daily work assignments to operators, planners, and management and provide technical guidance to Operations Technicians in all processes in assigned areas
Maintain work areas and tools according to Visual Management and 5S standards as well as continuously improve work area
Facilitate a continuous improvement culture by instilling Plan, Do, Check, Act and root cause corrective action methodology to eliminate waste
Support the implementation of Kaizen actions and participate in process and knowledge sharing

• Optician
June 2009 – November 2010 (1 year 6 months)
Costco is an $87B global retailer and the largest membership warehouse club in the United States. Responsible for assisting members with selection and ordering of eyeglasses and lenses, adjusting and dispensing eyeglasses and contacts, measuring and determining bifocal placement, and assisting members in a prompt and courteous manner.
Followed department procedures and standards for production, record keeping, merchandising, and merchandise storage
Exercised discretion and confidentiality with all patient information
Followed proper general safety and security procedures and standards

• Intern
Normandale Community College
November 2008 – June 2009 (8 months)
Provided support for students in Nanotechnology Lab
Performed fabrication and repair of vacuum technology equipment
Reworked and fabricated test mock-ups for students to train

• Technician/ Coordinator
Discount Tire Co
August 2007 – November 2008 (1 year 4 months)Bloomington,MN
Provided excellent customer service and maintained proper techniques when servicing vehicle tire needs
Complied with technical standards and regulations to ensure that customers were provided with safe and efficient service
Inventory Management both physical and computer aided
Technology and technician training, learned aspects of tire and wheel manufacturing, terminology, industry standards and safety, safely perform tasks related to mounting and installing tires and wheels, blend of manufacturer programs and in house programs are used

• Home Furnishings Consultant
Art Van Furniture
July 2004 – May 2006 (1 year 11 months)
Art Van Furniture is a family owned furniture retailer serving the state of Michigan. Responsible for cultivating relationships with clients and maximizing business opportunities, working full-commissioned sales, and providing consultations. Collaborated with clients in selection of designs and floor plans and consulted on overall design, reaching a desired look and maintaining a set budget.
Consistently met or exceeded rigorous sales goals, retaining customer loyalty and building new clientele
Selected to receive formal specialized training on Stearns & Foster sleep systems as part of an elite group of sales professionals invited to participate because of top producer sales status
Gained expert working knowledge of products provided by over 50 home furnishing manufacturers
Pursued internal educational opportunities to enhance sales and customer service experience
Assisted management in operational strategies to improve daily operations, product needs, employee satisfaction, and public image of company
Managed sales and delivery reports weekly to ensure timely delivery of product to customers

• Home Interior Specialist
Kacey's Fine Furniture
October 2002 – February 2004 (1 year 5 months)
Achieved $657,650 in written and delivered business in first year of sales with average sales of $1,326 per transaction
Assisted in buying and selling of home furnishings and daily operations of store and warehouse
Provided excellent customer service through entire sales transaction

• Technician and Sales Support
Discount Tire Co
October 2001 – October 2002 (1 year 1 month)
Provided excellent customer service through consultation and sales to meet customer needs
Achieved coordinator position in less than one year from date of hire

• Flight Support Specialist
Signature Aviation, Inc
July 2001 – September 2001 (3 months)
Performed line operations including moving, launch and recovery of aircraft, oil and gas service, operation of ground handling equipment and flight line operations for corporate, cargo, charters, and airline aircraft
Transferred passengers to and from terminals, maintained aircraft interiors, and replenished food service essentials

• Aviation Machinist 2nd Class
US Navy
August 1992 – June 2001 (8 years 11 months)
Supervised seven personnel while performing all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 11 jet aircraft, 22 engines and their related fuel systems. Acting as the Power Plants night shift Crew Leader, led the squadron to achievement of a 95% sortie completion rate. Corrosion Control Leader, performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 12 Rotary-Winged aircraft. These accomplishments were highly instrumental in the success of Operation Southern Watch, while forward deployed to the Persian Gulf, as well as the training of Fleet Replacement Pilots and Aircrew. Cross-trained personnel in job duties resulting in lower supervision requirements. Personal contributions to overall production and quality of maintenance resulting in the work center winning Work Center of the Quarter as well as squadron attainment of 69,000 mishap free flight hours.

Supervised and performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on (2) HH-46s, (12) SH 60B Helicopter’s and (11) F-14A Jet Aircraft, as well as several different engine types, TF-30, GE T58-GE-10, GE T700-GE-401C

Supervised all launch and recovery operations, major and minor repair of electrical components and fuel systems, removal and installation of engines and components on aircraft and rotor and drive systems on helicopters

Obtained positions as Corrosion Control Crew Leader, Collateral Duty Inspector, Power Plants Night Shift Supervisor, Certified Aircraft Painter, Auxiliary Security Force Squad Leader, Assistant Squadron Duty Officer, Integrity Watch Petty Officer

Successfully completed Career Leadership Principles, Aircraft Firefighting School, Landing Support Enlisted School, Vibration Analysis, APU Turn Qualification, Aircraft Painting and Corrosion School, Basic Principles of F-14A Operations, and Confined Space Training, Auxiliary Security Force Academy, F-14A Ground Turn Operations and Procedures, Hazardous Materials Handling Technician, Hydraulic Contamination Control Technician
Past Employers
Costco, Normandale Community College, Discount Tire Co

Preferred Roles

Preferred Roles
• Desired job title: Workflow Specialist
• Desired industry: Aviation & Aerospace
• Location: Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area


Which languages do you speak?
Do you have a degree?
B.A, Sales Management and Marketing
University attended?
Metropolitan State University
Schools Attended
Metropolitan State University B.A, Sales Management and Marketing 2010 – 2010, Normandale Community College Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts 2008 – 2010, United States Navy Aviation Maintenance 1992 – 2001
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