Duncan Aviation has named Nick Hansen as safety specialist at the company’s Lincoln, Nebraska, facility in the USA. This position is integral to ensuring the safety of Duncan Aviation team members and clients, and Hansen will utilize the leadership skills he developed in his nine years in the United States Marine Corps to help team members see the value of safety issues.
Hansen joined Duncan Aviation in 2012 as a return to service inspector I (RTS), and he worked with the installations and fabrications departments, inspecting parts and installations for Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and Major Repairs and Alterations (MRA) projects.
As an RTS, Hansen’s job was to design data and verify product quality. When he transitioned to RTS II, Hansen performed required inspections on flight-critical systems for multiple departments and also coached other inspectors, helping develop their regulatory knowledge.
Hansen said, “I’ll work closely with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other national, state and local agencies to ensure Duncan Aviation remains in compliance with various safety regulations. I’ll be leading the Duncan Aviation safety committee and coordinating with our first responder team, as well. I’m excited to help grow the safety culture and work with multiple departments to achieve our goals.”
Hansen will be responsible for the continued safety and wellbeing of the Duncan Aviation team members and visitors to the facility. He will serve as a company resource for all safety-related topics, oversee the company’s workers compensation program, investigate near misses, and inspect safety equipment.
Felicia Nicholsen, manager of the professional development training team, said, “The relationships Nick has built during his five years will help him get people involved and positively drive the safety culture here at Duncan Aviation.”