Jonathan M Clark
I value capabilities, accomplishments, achievements, honesty and trustworthiness. I take pride in a job well done. I create, design, build and put things into motion by means of gaining and applying knowledge and skills. I aim to be a gentleman and a scholar...and an engineer...and dangerously articulate...and an adventure seeker...and a physically robust, athletic individual...and a lover of books, good company and active schedules. I find math, science, technology and engineering fascinating. Aerospace topics interests me, including rocket propulsion, orbital mechanics and manufacturing technologies. Other fields of interest include chemical engineering, process automation, information technology, finance, business admin and operations management.
I'm a skydiver. For those unfamiliar with real skydiving, that means that I'm a safety-conscious, calculated-risk taker who knows my equipment, my abilities and takes the first step quite seriously. Skydiving is serious fun; not for the faint of heart. I play hard and work harder. I play to win. Fitness is important to me. My recreational interests include reading books, flying my airplane, hiking in the Cascade Mountains, cycling, kayaking, beekeeping, mind puzzles and photography. I am looking to connect with people who have similar interests and to engage in lively, civil debates with those of differing viewpoints.
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iFLY Seattle | Shift SupervisoriFLY Seattle
I oversee daily operations. I'm involved in IT projects. I design and write SOPs and build onesheet references. I build long-term customer relationships. I launch new initiatives. I develop technologies to keep things organized. I manage the Flight School and Adult Leagues programs. I handle customer complaints and issues. I sell people on the dream of flight.
Para-Phernalia, Inc. | Senior Parachute RiggerPara-Phernalia (Softie Parachutes)
I professionaly manufacture, pack, repair and maintain high-quality emergency parachute systems. I am a highly skilled industrial sewing machine operator. I have manufactured hundreds of parachute systems over the years. I can flatwork, tape, bartack, set grommets and assemble harnesses with the best of them. I am an FAA certified Senior Parachute Rigger with both Back and Seat type ratings. Also, I built the current website (launched June 2020).
ACS PSS | Newsletter Editor and WebmasterACS Puget Sound Local Section
I'm currently the newsletter editor and the webmaster for the Puget Sound Section of the American Chemical Society. I am a voting member of the ACS PSS Executive Committee and I'm the chair of the Communications Committee.
Chemistry Lab Skills
Mixing standard solutions
Various Instruments (HPLC, UV-Vis, NMR, etc.)
I'll add other skills later...
Geometry & Trigonometry
Handling significant figures
Familiar with Windows OS; starting to learn Linux via Rasp Pi projects
Capable with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, etc.)
Graphic design skills
Coding: HTML and CSS
Point of Sale (POS) operation, reporting and system manager expert
Posters, flyers, etc.
Website content development and management
Highly skilled industrial sewing machine operator
Operator: Dozer, farm tractor, excavator, backhoe, roto-tiller, small aviation tug, etc.
Shop Tools: Table saw, band saw, drill, drill-press, hammer, grinder, chainsaw, arc welder, soldering tools, etc.
Auto Mechanic Skills: I do the vast majority of the work on my truck and motorcycle including oil changes, clutch replacement, timing belt replacements, tire rotations, etc.
Leadership and Operations Management
Excellent prioritization ability / big picture focused
Exceptional communication skills (eloquence, clarity, articulate, etc.)
Willing to travel
Thrives in a team environment
Time management skills
I love problem solving, critical/analytical thinking and working with abstract ideas.
Strong, objective reasoning skills
I bring an enthusiasm and focus to the team that is contagious.
I am friendly, animated, energetic, honest, and confident.
I value integrity.
Proud to be flexible, adaptable and impartial/non-prejudiced against anyone based on superficial identity traits.
Conflict resolution skills.
Reliable, dependable, responsible and concientious.
Detail oriented / Attentive to details
I consistently arrive to work early.
I actively seek out ways to increase my activity level, involvement, responsability and commitment to the organizations that I join. I volunteer for difficult tasks as I look to increase my capabilities.
I seek out ways to make life and work easier for those I interact with through automation of tasks, the development of clear communication channels and other efforts. I stand for the ethical treatment of business owners, employees, customers and other stakeholders.
Limited working proficiency
Academic Degrees, Licenses, Awards, Memberships and Certifications
Bachelors of Science in Chemistry
Western Washington University | March 2010
Minor in Spanish
Associates of Science in Chemistry
Everett Community College| June 2007
FAA Certified Private Pilot
Airplane Single Engine Land
WA State Food Worker Card
First jump Feb 2006 | 304 skydives
FAA Certified Senior Parachute Rigger
Back & Seat Type Rated
American Chemical Society Member
ACS Leadership Courses
Learn more about my professional history
Interests & Favorites
My primary unranked interests include:
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics topics, Aviation, Web Design, Coding/Programming/System Automation, Hiking, Reading Books and Physical Fitness.
Being Physically Fit & Physically Strong
I eat appropriate amounts of healthy food. I avoid and reject junk food. I value sleeping soundly and getting up early at a regular time. I love to stay active, keep moving, maintain proper posture and exercise regularly.
Some Favorites of Mine
Science & Engineering
Chemistry and ChemE
Thinking, Fitness, Finance & Leadership, Etc.
United States of America