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Rodney Clayton

Owner


 
Hello my name is Rodney Clayton, I am a motor trimmer by trade but joined the Airlines in 1984 as an Engineer working in aircraft cabins and on safety equipment.  I started with TAA which became Australian Airlines then Qantas.
 
During my time with the airlines I manufactured and installed various equipment for aircraft.  I was also a production  examiner ensuring that all work carried out by other engineers met Qantas and CASA’s strict approved standards.
 
In 2014, along with many engineers working at Qantas I was made redundant.  At that time my son’s school installed new playground equipment and I noticed the danger of injury to the children as this playground equipment had raw metal poles and edges.  Using my experience as an engineer, and OH&S training at Qantas, and my initial trade background, I designed and manufactured pads for this equipment.  In doing this it became apparent to me that other schools and sporting clubs could benefit from my product. Many of my duties and responsibilites are listed below.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Cabin/Trimmer-Line Maintenance Melbourne, at Qantas Engineering

  • Rectification, servicing, maintenance and certification on company and client aircraft and equipment as per manufactures/company specification.
  • Read,interpret and follow instructions laid down in technical literature, with completion of all documentation requirements to meet airworthiness, to Qantas and client standards.
  • Compliance with Corporate and Divisions/Departmental Service Standards as well as Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities Standards.
  • Non Licenced Certification Staff (Quality Production Examiner) requiring checking and sign off on other AME's work to ensure it complies with CASA's and Qantas standards.
  • Training new staff from Heavy Maintenance.
  • Cabin condition check.
  • Co-ordination with white board operator on work coming into Melbourne.
  • Experience in cross trade positioning.
  • Responsibility for distribution and supervision of work as a team leader.
  • Training and Supervision of apprentices.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer - Furnishing Department at Qantas Engineering

  • Rectification, servicing and maintenance on Qantas and client aircraft and equipment as per manufactures/company specification.
  • Follow instructions laid down in technical literature, with completion of all documentation and reporting requirements to meet airworthiness, to Qantas and client standards.
  • Compliance with Corporate and Divisional/Departmental Service Standards as well as Corporate Occupational Health and Safety Responsibilities standards.
  • Undertake additional work in a Line Maintenance environment both at my home base and interstate with minimal supervision.
  • Training and Supervision of apprentices. 
  • Maintenance of safety and evacuation systems for both Qantas and it's client aircraft.
  • Non Licenced Certification Staff (Quality Production Examiner)
  • Requiring checking and sign off on other AME's work to ensure it complies with CASA"s, Qantas and it's client's standards.

Courses Qantas Airways

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Awareness for Employees.
  • OHS Awareness for Employees.
  • Qantas Management Systems (QMS)
  • People Manager.
  • Safety & Security Awareness for Employees.
  • Safe working At Heights.
  • Handing Workplace Chemicals Awareness.
  • Understanding Business Ethics in the Workplace.
  • Environmental Awareness for Employees.
  • Engineering Lean Sigma – White Belt
  • Heat Stress Awareness.
  • Cold Weather Operations.
  • Fatigue Awareness for Employees.
  • Scissor Life Equipment Cert (M)
  • CAANZ 145 & MOE Awareness Non Certifiers.
  • Production Examiner Training.
  • First Aid Training.
  • Air Safety Human Factors Error Management.
  • Maintenix 7.2 LMO AME.
  • Manual Handling Awareness.
  • O/Head Pendant Crane Cert (M)
  • Inflatable Survival Equipment Systems.