Jenn Dandrea
Ms Jenn Dandrea
Engineering Manager, The Boeing Company
lynnwood, WA

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Jenn Dandrea is a mechanical engineer trying to better the world one airplane at a time. She started at Boeing in 2007 as a Manufacturing/Design Engineer supporting the 737 P8-A interiors. She joined flight test to support the certification testing on Boeing’s new composite airplane, the 787-8 in 2008, as certification of the airplane focused around Environmental Control Systems and weather testing, including hot and cold performance. In 2011, Jenn moved to 747-8 Interiors Integration Design Engineering where she functioned as a liaison between the interiors engineering groups and flight test teams. She created and owned testing documentation to support interior testing of the 747-8i from first flight to first delivery. After design, she managed to secure a positon in Liaison Engineering (MRB/Production Support) for the 747-8, primarily supporting Major Structure. At the end of 2012, she became a manager for Preflight and Delivery Engineering for the 747/767/777. Jenn oversaw a team of high preforming engineers as they successfully delivered the World's Best Airplanes on time and safely. In March 2015, Jenn was accepted into the Boeing Enterprise Auditor (EA) Program for a 2 year rotation in Corporate Audit. Her audits to date include the New Boeing Charleston Delivery Center, Airplane Development Risk, Issues and Opportunities and HR Recruiting Records Information Management. The EA program allows her to travel to various locations and work with different teams while learning about the different business units to gain a better understanding on how the company works. Jenn absolutely loves her job and is passionate about her career. She strives to create and lead high performing teams in a challenging and fun work environment. Prior to Boeing, Jenn worked as a Manufacturing Engineering overseeing 2 Lean Lines for Drug Eluted Heart Stents at Abbott Vascular in San Diego, CA. Directly after college, she was a Field Engineering for Horizon Engineering, preforming LEED certification in NYC working on new construction and retrofit designs.
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BS ME Syracuse University 2005 MS Engineering Management Washington State University, 2010
Volunteer Opportunities
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Latest Questions
  • Valentina, Tallahassee

    Added Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    I graduated high school in the spring of 2015, however, due to dual enrolling, I am 1 semester away from obtaining my AA degree. I want to do astronautical engineering specifically, however, I know that will shorten my possibilities in the work field so I was thinking I could obtain a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and specialize in Aerospace... Is this a good idea?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:43 PM
    Hi Valentia, 
    I think that is it amazing that you will be finished with high school and an AA! You must work really hard to get all that work completed! My biggest advice is to take it slow and easy. Engineering school, regardless of the major, is hard. ...
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  • Armani, Hoboken

    Added Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Hello, I am a freshman in Farleigh Dickinson University aspiring to work on fighter aircraft for the U.S. government. What field of engineering should I consider? I was told mechanical engineering can relate, but than I found out that aerospace engineering is also relevant to the field. A degree in mechanical engineering seems to be offered more than aerospace. Also if I do obtain my degree in mechanical engineering is it still possible to obtain a career in which I work fighter aircraft?
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 6:45 PM
    Hi Armani!
    That is really exciting that you know that you want to work on fighter jets! I work on commercial Jets. I used to be a design engineering on the 747. I've also flown as a flight test engineer on the 787. I have recently worked as a material ...
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  • Prajwal, Bangalore

    Added Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    I'm a first year B.Tech Mechanical student but I always wanted to work as an aerospace engineer. Is it possible for me to attain a masters degree in aerospace? Is there any stream a mechanical engineer cannot specialize in aerospace? If yes, then can you please tell me which. Thank you.
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    Jenn Dandrea, The Boeing Company
    Answered Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 9:03 AM
    Hi Prajwal,
    Stop worrying :) I am a mechanical Engineering by degree and I work in aerospace! And lots of my coworkers are not aerospace engineers. They are civil, electrical, and mechanical. At my company, we build commercial airplanes. So you need ...
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