Kenan S Johnson

Marines 0931 E-6, Active Duty

Ewa Beach, HI

Years of Service: 16 years, June 2004 - Present

ETS June 2021


Team Leader Maintenance Department, U. S. Marines,
June 2018 - Present

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader, U. S. Marines,
October 2016 - June 2018

Team Leader Human Resources Department, U. S. Marines,
May 2015 - October 2016


High School or GED,
September 2000 - June 2003

Work Experience

Team Leader Maintenance Department June 2018 - Present

Marines | 0931 | E-6 | Marine Corps Base Hawaii, HI, USA

  • Planned, developed, and implemented new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and improve productivity.
  • Trained and developed maintenance team members and technicians to achieve overall maintenance goals, as well as business plan objectives.
  • Planned and scheduled project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Ensured that all facilities and equipment were properly maintained in good, safe working order.
  • Led and influenced subordinate maintenance team members and technicians to accomplish critical tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • Supervised compliance with the shop safety program, and the use, maintenance and security of hand and shop power tools.
  • Supervised the repair of fuel systems, fuel system components, electrical systems, electrical system components, diesel engines, cooling systems, transmissions, brake systems, steering systems.
  • Led and directed a maintenance team of 20 in accordance with company policies, OSHA regulations, and applicable laws.
  • Drafted and submitted the annual team budget estimated at $1 million and recommended subsequent budget changes.

Assistant Business Operations Team Leader October 2016 - June 2018

Marines | 2161 | E-6 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Anticipated potential action scenarios and adapted appropriately to competing demands and the teams shifting priorities.
  • Provided 'purpose' behind all decisions and a stable point of reference from which to set outcomes, make plans, and issues tasks.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem- solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.
  • Understands the big picture and was always able to translate the mission intent of senior leaders.

Team Leader Human Resources Department May 2015 - October 2016

Marines | 0149 | E-6 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Led and developed a team of human resources functional team members and specialists who delivered a comprehensive approach to the management of people for the organization.
  • Counseled managers on candidate selection, conducting and analyzing exit interviews, and recommending changes.
  • Prepared employees for assignments by establishing and conducting orientation and training programs.
  • Processed routine day-to-day tasks such as preparing personnel status and strength reports, preparing personnel awards, and other administrative support as required.
  • Oversaw employee safety, welfare, wellness, and health.

Team Leader Environmental Health and Safety Department May 2014 - October 2016

Marines | 8012 | E-6 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Provided leadership and direction in the development, administration, and maintenance of EHS compliance and continuous improvement program elements.
  • Developed and administered the facility and team EHS management systems including: employee participation, employee health, hazard analyses, safe operating procedures and training
  • Facilitated compliance with facility, regional, corporate and regulatory environmental and safety standards and guidelines through audits, inspections, and recordkeeping.
  • Assisted with investigations, provided recommendations for corrective or preventive measures, and ensured that environmental and injury/illness records were maintained.
  • Maintained a current working knowledge of EHS regulations and laws to provide expertise for EHS assessments, capital projects, work orders, and EHS related problem solving.
  • Led and influenced EHS staff and team members to accomplish critical tasks and achieve organization objectives.
  • Engaged in 'ethical reasoning', when determining the right thing to do, even when no one was watching.

Department Manager October 2013 - May 2015

Marines | 2161 | E-6 | Camp Lejeune, NC, USA

  • Led and influenced subordinate operations managers and team leaders to accomplish critical tasks and achieve department objectives.
  • Always took initiative to accomplish the mission in the absence of direction and guidance from higher headquarters.
  • Collaborated to keep higher and lower headquarters, superiors, and subordinates informed of the key issues facing the organization.
  • Demonstrated a unique capacity to assess situations effectively and draw sound conclusions.
  • Identified, contended for, allocated and managed resources to ensure mission accomplishment.
  • Selected the best location to position organization assets to facilitate ease of operation.

Team Leader Aviation Maintenance Department March 2008 - October 2013

Marines | 2161 | E-5 | Miramar, San Diego, CA, USA

  • Planned and controlled aircraft maintenance and acted as the liaison in approving maintenance work on aircraft.
  • Maintained a program of aircraft mechanic proficiency training, reviews, and upgrades in accordance with FAA and company requirement.
  • Effectively used strong communication and group problem-solving skills to remove obstacles and achieve team results.

Welder November 2009 - October 2013

Marines | 6043 | E-5 | Miramar, San Diego, CA, USA

  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of various welding techniques, including metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, oxy-fuel welding, and arc welding.
  • Possessed a strong working knowledge of different metals and alloys commonly welded, various electrode types and sizes, and accepted procedures and practices used in all types of welding.
  • Exhibited an exceptional knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools associated with welding, such as chipping hammer, grinder, arc welder, oxygen/acetylene torch, etc. including setup or connection of hoses, cords, regulators, etc.
  • Used of all varieties of welding machines and cutting equipment and techniques using plasma-arc and oxy-acetylene torches.
  • Welded in all positions including, flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead position in confined spaces, and in cramped and uncomfortable positions.
  • Exceptrionally proficient in Cuting, welding and repairing all types of equipment, equipment attachments, vehicles, structural steel, etc. where strength and appearance are of primary concern.
  • Instructed other workers in welding techniques, practices and procedures.

Top Skills

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High School or GED

September 2000 - June 2003 , GPA: 3.4