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Engineer Mechanical

Portland, OR
April 27, 2016

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Mark Darroch

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Results-driven Professional with robust educational foundation and over 9 years of post-graduate experience in Aircraft Stress Analysis, Mechanical Engineering and Reporting.

Deep knowledge of primary and secondary metallic and composite wing components on Airbus Aircraft, Propulsion System components for Boeing Aircraft, as well and Submersible Vehicle Components.

Knowledge of metallic materials including their properties, strengths and usage in aerospace applications

Proficient in FEA and CAD tools, including Patran/Nastran and Catia V5.

Experience of successfully leading teams based globally and locally

Significant experience of writing and approving aircraft certification stress reports

Experienced in successfully leading technical teams based in offices around the globe


Boeing Commercial Airplanes Propulsion Systems Division Bellevue, WA

Structural Analysis Engineer, Wide Body Aircraft Production Support & 777X Development, Jan 2015 to Present

Responsible for the structural analysis and assessment of propulsion systems components on a range of Boeing aircraft. Apply technical expertise to evaluate components for static strength, fatigue and random vibration capability using classical hand calculations, Boeing internal toolsets and Finite Element Analysis.

Key Contributions:

Deliver structural analysis and reporting on Boeing Propulsion components, such as the Auxiliary Power Unit, Bleed Air Precooler and Fire Detection Support Structure.

Collaborate with internal designers and external engineers to ensure design specifications and certification requirements are met.

Apply strong technical aptitude and presentation skills to convey strategy, objectives, standards and processes to project team members and management.

Review and approve supplier component designs and test procedures to ensure certification standards are achieved.

Use of Boeing analysis toolsets, Nastran/Patran and Catia V5 software to deliver solutions on time and within budget.


Lead Stress Engineer, Sept 2006 to Sept 2010 and Apr 2011 to Dec 2014

Conducted vital structural analysis of Airbus UK primary and secondary wing components to support design goals and obtain certification. Performed traditional manual calculations, adhering to industry standards.

Key Contributions:

Perform static stress and fatigue and damage tolerance analysis on metallic and composite wing components and landing gear support structure using classical methods and Airbus toolsets to ensure certification standards are achieved.

Assisted project managers in project planning to ensure the successful delivery of all project phases in accordance with predetermined scope, budget, schedule and client expectations.

Led, directed and mentored groups of technical teams located both locally and internationally.

Local office method owner for Airbus ISAMI toolset. Responsible for delivering method training and supporting local engineers in software access and use.

Review and approval of peer and junior engineer analysis to ensure quality standards are met

Creation and approval of stress reports for submission to the regulatory authorities for certification purposes


Design Engineer, September 2010 to April 2011

Accountable for the design of submarine components. Participated in all engineering phases from initial design to creation and implementation of test procedures for final components. Used Autodesk Inventor to design components such as ballast tank pipe adaptors and submersible vessel lifting beams.

Key Contributions:

Design and analysis of metallic submersible components

Spearheaded and supervised various test processes, including lift testing of a glass reinforced plastic submarine and load testing support brackets.

Ensured adherence to design and quality standards by working closely with internal and external manufacturing teams.


Undergraduate Mechanical Engineer, September 2004 to August 2005

Charged with the implementation of mechanical systems to improve line safety and efficiency. Assisted with maintenance outage planning and supervision. Performed line inspections and maintenance checks. Acquired practical experience in welding, pipe-fitting and mechanical fitting.


Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Electronic Systems Engineering, (1st Class Honors), Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, 2006


Patran/Nastran, Microsoft Office Suite, Visual Basic, Mathcad, Autodesk Inventor, Catia V5, Unix/Linux

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