REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (April 12, 2017) -- Bryan Steiner is an aerospace engineer for the Aviation Engineering Directorate's Maintenance Engineering Division and has been working for AMRDEC for six years.

He directly supports Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) and other depot maintenance contractors by providing specialized repair instructions for aerospace vehicle structures. Repairs are fully coordinated with Boeing partnership engineers and AED platform engineering at Redstone Arsenal.

During repairs Steiner conducts investigations to produce new data, gather research material, developing repair and substantiating repair recommendations. This is to ensure the aircraft is safe, reliable and maintainable to meet fleet safety and operating airworthy standards.

"I love the continuous mental challenge this position offers and that I get to work on new and different things every day. The team I work with and the team directly on the aircraft are a phenomenal group of people who are always providing me with the best support."

To help the Army meet their number one priority of readiness, Steiner says he performs design, repair, overhaul, and operations of rotary wing aircraft, components, systems and support equipment. He also provides on-site support/guidance to artisans working directly on aircraft undergoing maintenance.

"This is done by building a professional relationship and working level trust with the maintainers."

Steiner uses engineering drawings, technical aerospace standards, and existing Army technical data to develop and design new repair methods and techniques for airframe structures in direct support of the Warfighter.

"This is to ensure aerospace vehicle structures were safe, reliable, and maintainable to meet Warfighter mission needs. Maintaining airworthiness and keeping the Warfighter operational gives you a sense of pride on a whole new level."

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"Workforce Wednesday" highlights members of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center serving in a variety of capacities. The series is presented by the AMRDEC Public Affairs Office. For more information, or to nominate someone, email usarmy.redstone.rdecom-amrdec.mbx.pao@mail.mil.