Jordan Andia

Manufacturing Engineer

Aptera Motors


Manufacturing Engineer reporting to Supply Chain Vice President.

  • Perform various roles for Aptera: manufacturing engineer, process engineer, buyer, and industrial engineer.
  • Create statement of work for capital equipment aquisitions of factory equipment for low volume and high volume production.
  • Work directly with design engineers, engineering consultants and equipment integrators to quote factory line.
  • Responsible for installation, testing, commisioning, maintaining schedule, and troubleshooting of factory.
  • Define process for assembly of Aptera vehicle.
  • Assist with loan, grant, and investor applications and reports.
  • Provide Design For Manufacturing and Assembly feedback to engineering teams.
  • Create factory layouts using DraftSight, SketchUp, and assembly drawings using CATIA.

Manufacturing Engineer

Marvin Engineering: Aerospace Defense Contractor


Translated customer engineering requirements to create manufacturing planning, bills of material (BOM), liaison with manufacturing personnel to improve processes, troubleshoot assembly and machining problems.

  • Provided feedback to improve product design for ease of manufacturing.
  • Prepared engineering changes as required to support manufacturing and quality of parts produced.
  • Ensured standardization and compliance to engineering, customer and company specification for processes employed in the production of interior products.

Mechanical Engineer

Broadley James Corporation


Contract Mechanical Engineer Drafter for D-O and pH sensors.

  • Revised and redrew production drawings using SolidWorks.
  • Coordinated with the Marketing Department to define technical requirements for new products and independently generate designs with the feedback and approval from the design team/SMEs.
  • Created conceptual mechanical design models using 3D solid modeling and analytical simulations.
  • Documened changes in accordance with quality standards.
  • Proposed mechanical design improvements to add functionality, improve performance, and lower cost.

Mechatronics Engineer Lead

Titan Aero


Planned and completed a 1-year interdisciplinary R/C airplane project.

  • Worked and managed the mechatronics sub-team of 1 M.E., 1 C.S., and 2 E.E. students.
  • Created engineering standards that met the requirements of several customers.
  • Completed CAD models, trade studies, engineering calculations, reports, and presentations.
  • Successful flights of a manual R/C airplane and an autonomous airplane from 200ft.

Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op

Collins Aerospace


Three and a half year internship at a high-volume aircraft brake manufacturing facility which fabricated, densified, processed, machined, and assembled high-friction carbon composite brakes.

  • Developed technical documents: engineering specifications, work instructions, and SOPs.
  • Generated program health reports summarizing process capability for a diverse audience.
  • Completed sustainable engineering project by qualifying a reusable brake program.
  • Ensure manufacturing requirements were met through technical writing of engineering instructions, specification, and SOPs.
  • (EHS Responsibility) Monitored boilers, cooling towers, furnaces, ovens, and scrubbers to ensure compliance with South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and water permits.

Skills and Abilities

  • Engineering Software: CATIA, SolidWorks, Autodesk, DraftSight, SAP, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio.
  • Computer Languages: C++, Python, SQL, MATLAB, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


California State University, Fullerton


  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minor in Computer Science

Related course work: Controls, Mechatronics, Circuits, C++ Data Structures, SQL File Structure & Database, Heat Transfer, Vibrations, Fluid Mechanics, and two semesters of Senior Design.