Donald McNurlin

Donald McNurlin

Interdisciplinary Problem Solver
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • November 19, 2019

Donald F. McNurlin
[email protected] • 757.752.1900 • Tulsa, OK 74127

Education and Certifications
Bachelor of the Arts, Political Science, Auburn University GPA: 3.05
Six Sigma Green Belt, Villanova University

Knight Transportation, Tulsa, OK May 2018 – November 2019
Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator
- Develop, plan, and execute transportation of freight in timely manner in compliance within all local, state, and Federal requirements.
- Conduct daily inspection of all equipment necessary for continual safe and reliable operation of assigned assets.
- Perform continuous improvement in operation of assigned asset, determining most efficient, safest, and
most reliable means of delivering freight to satisfy shipper, carrier, and consignee requirements for freight
pickup and delivery.
Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA November 2017 – January 2018
Participant in training program to become Submarine Test Engineer.
- Assessed quality assurance testing packages to ensure requirements necessary for system testing were
accounted for, enabling the safe testing and operation of submarine shipboard systems.
Cape Henry Associates, Virginia Beach, VA August 2016 - August 2017
Training analyst: reviewed and analyzed U.S. Navy mechanical and electrical technical manuals and operating procedures, producing and editing equipment qualification guides aligned with the training requirements set forth within the Navy Maintenance Training Strategy, managed by Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center.
- Thoroughly reviewed training documentation to ensure all quality standards were met, including testing documentation and instructional material associated with requirements set forth for U.S. Navy Sailors at Regional Maintenance Centers.
- Meticulously reviewed records, which included: metrics reporting, program performance reporting,
personnel allocation, and various official records of the Navy Maintenance Training Strategy.
Cape Henry Associates, Virginia Beach, VA June 2015 - August 2016
Junior project manager whom provided direct support for Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, Code 2532 to direct training development.
- Directly oversaw twelve projects, including the revision of the U.S. Navy’s Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Training Course, to ensuring deliverables were provided ahead of schedule by eight separate contractor companies, achieving complete satisfaction with customer.
- Training course revision was extensive and thorough, as Project Manager also provided input as Subject Matter Expert, and gained a vast wealth of knowledge in U.S. Navy chiller / chilled water plants, rotary refrigeration plants, reciprocating refrigeration plants, and hermetically-sealed refrigeration units. Oversaw and gave input into portions of the course which pertained specifically to troubleshooting centrifugal chiller plants, reciprocating and rotary refrigeration plants, and hermetic units.
United States Navy, Naval Officer, Surface Warfare August 2010 - June 2015
Training Officer, Patrol Coastal Squadron ONE, Virginia Beach, VA January 2015 - June 2015
Supervised six employees; strategically planned, audited and implemented training schedules and records for 210 personnel in a high turnover environment.
- Analyzed work force requirements for eleven customer agencies, ensured personnel needs for managerial
and technical positions met or exceeded then-current and projected overseas staffing requirements.
Personnel Manager, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA May 2013 - January 2015
Directed the accomplishment of facilities improvement projects for Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet.
- Proactively managed improvement products as both a team leader and a participant, ensuring personnel
were motivated to complete projects expeditiously and without rework.
Ordnance Officer, USS LEYTE GULF (CG 56), Norfolk, VA April 2014 - May 2014
Manager for Combat Systems Ordnance Handling division

Current Readiness Officer, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, VA March 2013 - April 2014
Compiled, audited and presented data with regard to the preparedness of the United States Navy's Atlantic Fleet to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet to support management of work force, improvement of systems and optimization of equipment.
- Analyzed raw data from 100 entities maintained within the United States Navy, refining raw data into
singular weekly reports specific to forty entities maintained within the Atlantic Fleet. Produced and delivered
error-free, precisely collated reports reflecting the strategic capability of all forty units as a whole ahead of
Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, USS LEYTE GULF (CG 55), Norfolk, VA November 2012 - March 2013
Led 12 personnel within the Combat Acoustic division and managed all preventative and corrective maintenance for $1.2M worth of SONAR equipment.
- Mid-level manager overseeing the operation, maintenance, and inspection of electro-mechanical systems,
including six 12,000 pound torpedo launchers, a 1,000 pound torpedo hoist, and associated support
equipment. Sustained an above average grade for all weekly maintenance spot checks.
Student Control Officer Assistant, Training Air Wing FIVE, Pensacola, FL January 2012 - November 2012
Mentored and trained 720 Student Naval Aviators transitioning into the Navy flight training program and performed accurate record keeping pertaining to all managed personnel, including drug screening and physical fitness screening.
Student Naval Aviator, Training Air Wing FIVE, Pensacola, FL November 2010 - January 2012
Flight training student in the U.S. Navy’s Aviation Training program.
Officer Candidate, Reserve Officer Training Corps, Auburn, AL February 2008 - November 2010
Completed college education and training whilst serving on Active Duty at the Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps Battalion Auburn University.
United States Navy Machinist Mate June 1999 - February 2008
Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, CT June 2005 - February 2008
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Nitrogen and Oxygen Systems Technician
- Diagnosed, maintained, and repaired refrigeration, air conditioning, oxygen, and nitrogen systems valued
in excess of one million dollars installed aboard 688-class submarines. Worked extensively in marine
refrigeration systems and attained Environmental Protection Agency Universal Refrigeration Handling
Repair Department Records Manager
- Tracked $2.5M total in combined assets including computers, printers, computer-controlled lathes,
computer-controlled mills, small engines, and various other types of equipment in accordance with LEAN 6
Sigma standards.
USS Alexandria (SSN 757), New London, CT November 2001 - June 2005
Work Center Supervisor
- Managed scheduling and execution of periodic maintenance for ship’s refrigeration, oxygen generation,
diesel engine, hydraulic, fresh water, and sanitation systems and ensured maintenance was in compliance
with technical drawings and ship schematics on low- and high-pressure systems.
Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Goose Creek, SC August 1999 - November 2001
Nuclear Power School Student
- Trainee at Naval Nuclear Power School; studies included subjects pertaining to U.S. Naval Nuclear Power,
such as radiological chemistry, atomic-level physics, and radiological controls.

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