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Engineer Mechanical

Tustin, California, United States
August 31, 2018

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**+ years’ experience in Design, Test and Qualification/Certification of Pilot Controls, Mechanical, Hydraulic and Propulsion systems and components.

Qualification/Certification and Qualification testing in accordance with RTCA-DO-160 & MIL-STD-810.

Failure Reporting and Corrective Action in accordance with AS9001.

2D and 3D modeling (AutoDesk Inventor 2013; UGII vNX10; SolidWorks 2017; CatiaV5 21; Teamcenter file management system).

Designed prototype/production/special test components and systems. Interfaced with customer representatives.


Vaandermaas Engineering, San Clemente, CA 07/18 - Present

Senior Design Engineer, Provide engineering support to client projects. Proficiency in Unigraphics NX10, SolidWorks 2017, DOORS, Teamcenter. Provide support for Qualification Testing in accordance with RTCA DO-160 and customer specifications.

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Irvine, CA 02/17-07/18

Senior Systems Engineer, (on contract thru Butler Aerospace & Defense): Develop Qualification documents from customer requirements. Qualification demonstrated by analysis, similarity and testing in accordance with RTCA DO-160 and customer specifications; develop 3D concepts utilizing NX10; Proficient in using DOORS software; utilized 3D NX10 to develop concepts and conduct assessments.

Zodiac Aerospace Corporation, Cypress, CA 09/16-02/17

Certification Engineer, (on contract thru Chipton-Ross): Generated Certification documentation supporting A350XWB Program schedule. Conducted test in accordance with RTCA DO-160 and customer specifications; Coordinated activities with Reliability engineers and technicians in the performance of certification/validation tests in accordance with approved procedures. Provided design support to product development. Resolved product issues and provided failure resolution. Coordinated activities to design, procure, fabricate and set-up development and certification tests. Conduct assessments utilizing 3D CATIA.

Parker Hannifin Corporation, Irvine, CA 08/15-08/16

Senior Qualification Test Engineer, (on contract thru Vandermass Engineering): Conduct test in accordance with RTCA DO-160 and customer specifications. Oversee test setup configuration. Reviewed data and generated plots to verify compliance. Generate test procedures, reports, initiate test failure reports in accordance with AS9001. Provide requirements to fixture design personnel.

Flowserve Corporation, Vernon, CA 07/12-08/15

Engineer IV, Mechanical System Integration: Lead mechanical systems design activities. Review customer specifications and applicable API Standards. Develop conceptual designs for structures to support for pump/gearbox/motor/turbine system. Produce 3D models and drawings and bills of materials; review designs and documentation for specification compliance. Interfaced with customer representatives. Coordinated activities in-house and at supplier locations. Developed 3D modeling capability within the organization.

Airborne Systems NA, Santa Ana, CA 10/11-05/12

Senior Design Engineer-Mechanical: (on contract thru Randstad Engineering): Supported mechanical engineering activities for the development of Vehicle Retrieval Systems. Coordinated activities with government organizations (NASA, JSC). Provided on-site engineering services at Yuma Proving Grounds.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. Irvine, CA 11/08-10/11

Senior Test Engineer-Mechanical Design: Designed test fixtures set-up and fixture/equipment to support component-level and system-level tests utilizing 3D modeling (Unigraphics NX7.5). Provided concepts and configurations for technical proposals. Generated drawings for fixtures to support manufacturing, assembly and test. Analyzed test fixture capabilities. Coordinated supplier activities. Performed product detail design of Pilot Control components; Reviewed production parts for key characteristics. Initiated failure investigation reports and corrective action in accordance with AS9001.

Aerojet Corporation, Sacramento, CA 04/06-11/08

Senior Mechanical Engineer: Performed design optimization studies and manufacturing support for Armament and Warhead product groups. Integrated solid and liquid fueled propulsion systems. Utilize 3D modeling (Unigraphics NX3) to perform system layout and mass balance. Provide technical support for proposals and configuration studies. Generated drawings to support product manufacturing, assembly and test. Perform product detail design; set up tolerance stack-up analysis. Coordinate activities with suppliers. Create turbo pump assembly drawing(s); provide engineering support to complete CDR.

United Technologies Corp./Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT 01/01-10/05

Staff Engineer-Design/Module Centers: Compression Systems, Mechanical Systems:

Developed conceptual, preliminary and detail designs using 2D/3D modeling utilizing Unigraphics version NX2. Utilized Teamcenter File Management system. Design areas include rotor support and lubrication systems; air systems, integrated bearing housings and supports. Performed finite element analysis using ANSYS V6.0; developed rapid design, cost estimating and weight estimating tools with other disciplines. Developed solutions and responses for customer requests; prepared and presented design review presentation material for module and part level reviews.

Quantum Technologies; Irvine, CA (former IMPCO Technologies) 12/98-01/01

Senior Project Engineer: Designed components for engine/frame-mounted fuel delivery systems alternative fuel vehicles. Designed component packaging and installation; interfaced with customer engineering and project management. Utilized 3D solid modeling (UGII v16.0) to develop concepts through to prototype hardware. Compliant to ISO9001 (replaced by TS16949).

The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach, CA 11/88-12/98

Senior Engineer-Scientist

ISS: Designed Payload Ground Interface support equipment. Conceptualized mechanical ground support equipment utilizing 3D solid modeling (UGII v13).

MD95: Designed hydraulic systems and installations utilizing 3D solid modeling (UGIIv11).

MD80/90: Supported assembly and manufacturing of production aircraft.

C17: Generated test requirements and procedures/reports for Flight Control System Simulator and air vehicle specifications.

Parker Hannifin Corporation/Control Systems Division, Irvine, CA 04/85 - 11/88

Test Engineer-Hydraulics: Conducted activities for all aspects of the Qualification Test Program for electro-hydraulic servo-actuators. Generated test procedures/reports to MIL-STD-810, RTCA-DO-160 and customer air vehicle specifications.


Mechanical Engineering, De La Salle University; Manila, Philippines, 1979

Certificate: Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Department of Consumer Affairs, CA, 1984


Status: Inactive. Previously level: Secret

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