David Christopher Brandt, P. E.

232 White Bluff Dr.
Guyton, GA 31312
E-Mail: ev_dave13 at yahoo.com


A senior engineering position where I may utilize my wide breadth of knowledge, problem solving abilities and flexibility to increase profitability.

Engineering Experience:

Gulfstream Aerospace, Savannah, GA; September, 2005-present; Stress Engineer

Performed FEM and classical hand structural analyses in support of design, MRB, and drawing redline activity for special mission modifications to Gulfstream aircraft and in support of MRB/Liaison engineering for Gulfstream G450, G550, and G650 aircraft production line.

The New Piper Aircraft Co., Inc, Vero Beach, FL; July 2004-September, 2005; Structures Engineer

Performed structural substantiation of major and minor aircraft modifications and new designs. Developed and implemented processes and procedures, including those dealing with the use of structural composites in general aviation applications. Designed and substantiated major MRB repairs, including static and fatigue evaluations, and validation of FEM data. Substantiated the installation of flight test equipment. Performed fatigue analyses, developing life estimates and test loading spectra, primarily using FAA report AFS-120-73-2. Developed fatigue test plans, and experimental work orders. FEM validation experience (current, ongoing) using Nastran for windows (FEMAP) and Stresscheck software. FAR 23 and CAR 3 requirements.

The NORDAM group, Interiors and Structures Division, Tulsa, OK; June 2001-July, 2004; Engineering specialist

Served as stress engineering lead. Performed static monument and design allowable testing. Prepared test plans and reports. Prepared structural analysis reports for aircraft interior and external fairing installations. Designed structure and repairs. Approved drawings and changes. Oversaw outside contractors and internal stakeholders performing FEA, testing, and analysis. Assisted in certification tasks. Participated in marketing activities to develop engineering as a profit center. Supported off-site liaison personnel. Prepared stress engineering estimates, bids, and proposals in response to customer requests. Performed various Materials and Process Engineering tasks. Exercised MRB approval authority. Dealt with aircraft from Sino Swearingen SJ30 to BBJ's and 747-400’s in size. Training in FAR part 21 requirements. FAR 23 and 25, DGAC and JAR certification.

The NORDAM group, Repair Division, Tulsa, OK; July 1998-June 2001; Structures Engineer

Designed one-time repairs and standard repair procedures for bonded and mechanically fastened, composite, and sheet metal aircraft components. Substantiated fastener and part substitutions. Performed structural analysis of one-time and standard repairs. Approved standard and one-time repairs for engineering. Prepared 8110-3 forms for company DER.

Tarby (now Robbins and Myers), Claremore, OK; 1995-1998; Design Engineer

Designed a line of advanced geometry progressing cavity (PC) pumps. Performed studies and analyses related to PC pump design, performance, and manufacture. Performed warranty and customer return inspection and analyses. Specified pumps for customer applications. Administered cooperative research project with academia to research advanced manufacturing techniques. Rewrote educational literature on PC pumps. Taught pump application courses. Designed PC pump stator cores.

Corken, Inc., Oklahoma City, OK; 1994-1995; Project Engineer

Designed and tested an expansion to a line of gas compressors. Designed a new LPG transport pump, taking the lead role in all phases of development from concept to production. Performed machine design tasks.

E-Systems, Inc., Greenville, TX; 1989-1993; Associate Structures Engineer

Performed many types of aircraft stress analysis in support of equipment installations, fairings, antennae, floor modifications, and electronic rack and console modifications. Provided "on the board" design support, stress group input for new designs, performed fatigue resistant design, prepared final stress reports and memoranda. Determined critical conditions for aerodynamic analysis. Determined aerodynamic loads acting on fairings. Wrote a computer program to predict the aerodynamic loads acting on blade antennae. Wrote code for ICAD knowledge-based software.

Security Clearance:

I have an inactive secret clearance with special access from my work at E-Systems.

Computer Experience:

In addition to Microsoft office products, internet and e-mail applications, I have experience with AutoCAD, Solidworks, Pro/Engineer (ending 7/1998), and most recently, CATIA V5 and Smarteam. I also have experience with FEMAP, PATRAN/NASTRAN, Stresscheck, and PRO/Mechanica finite element software.

Education and Licensing/Registration:

B. S. in Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace Option) from Oklahoma State University, 1992.
Registered as a Professional Mechanical Engineer with the state of Oklahoma.

Honors and awards:

Member, Tau Beta Pi, national honorary engineering society
Member, Pi Tau Sigma, national honorary mechanical engineering society
Member, Sigma Gamma Tau, national honorary aerospace engineering society


Available on Request

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