Frederick Vasenius | Mechanical Engineer |

Frederick Vasenius

Mechanical Engineer


Mechanical Engineer with CADD, FEA, Experience and knowledge of advanced mechanics of materials with strong classical and computer based stress analysis skills, completed masters degree in aerospace engineering with emphasis on structures and composite materials in May 2013.



Plastic Injection Molding

Sheet Metal Design

Ultra Sonic Welding

Composite Laminate Design

Electronic Packaging

Shielding / Electro Magnetic Compliance (EMC)

Thermal Management



plastic injection molding

vibration testing

High Voltage Creep and Clearance




Composite Materials

laminate design

laminate ply stacking design

vacuum bagging

Computer Aided Design


Solid Works



Structural Analysis


Fracture Mechanics

Creep and Fatigue

Classical Hand Calculations

Computer Skills

MS Office: MS Word, Excel, Power point

HTML, JavaScript, LaTeX, Matlab




California State University Fullerton


Full Time Job Search, and Continuing Education

2014-07-01 - Present

• data science
• Python
• javascript

Esterline Power Systems: Buena Park CA

Mechanical Engineer

2014-05-01 - 2014-07-01

• Produced documentation on design viability based on finite element analysis.
• Developed process specification documentation
• Updated drawings in Auto Desk Inventor.

Plexus, Neenah WI

Mechanical Engineer

2014-01-15 - 2014-02-28

• Analyzed Solid Works models of a plastic injection molded rolling base for medical equipment using Ansys finite element analysis software and hand calculations.
• Verified results, produced presentations of results and made recommendations to demonstrate compliance with customer requirements.
• Designed a sheet metal bracket using Solid Works and created the corresponding drawing.

Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee WI

Mechanical Engineer

2012-11-28 - 2013-12-19

• Designed high voltage. electronic packaging
• Designed current sensing coils in accordance with technical specifications using hand calculations to meet and in some cases exceed customer needs.
• Designed and prototyped plastic injection molded electro-mechanical packaging for electric motor overload protection.
• Performed Trade Studies for sensing connectors
• Created sketches layout models and drawings to review fit and function
• Prepared production drawings

Martinez and Turek (Aerospace Manufacturer), Rialto CA

Mechanical Engineer

2012-01-01 - 2012-02-01

• Used Pro/E Wildfire 3 to design outrigger trailer stabilizers for aerospace support equipment.
• Reviewed customer specifications such as weight, hydraulic lifting capability, road worthiness, and load bearing capabilities to produce a viable design.
• Refined design with classical analysis
• Prepared technical specification documents such as engineering drawings for fabrication

California State University Long Beach

Research Assistant

2011-06-01 - 2011-08-01

Research Assistant Modeling the dynamic performance of a magnetic levitation vehicle using Matlab to implement a state space and dynamic beam reaction model.

Full-time involvement in job search and continuing education

2009-08-01 - 2011-08-01

Stryker Instruments, Portage MI

Mechanical Design Engineer Consultant

2008-07-05 - 2008-09-01

• Wildfire and ANSI Y14.5 GD&T in the design of plastic injection molded handle for a disposable electro surgery device. Developed a way to make two opposing halves of the handle to be the exact, same part thus reducing the number of different parts. Developed ultrasonic weld joints. Developed bipolar silver and tungsten electrode tips.
• Developed internal and external power connectors, Used Pro/E.
• Developed a way to make two opposing halves of the handle to be the exact, same part thus reducing the number of different parts.
• Developed ultrasonic weld joints.
• Developed bipolar silver and tungsten electrode tips.

Full-time involvement in job search and continuing education

2008-03-15 - 2008-06-01

Laird Technologies

Mechanical Engineering contract consultant

2008-03-01 - 2008-03-15

Radio Frequency Electronic Packaging, 2 week close down.
• Used Pro/Engineer Wildfire 3 to design and model sheet metal and film antennas for hand held radio frequency devices.
• Prepared production drawings.

Edwards Life Sciences, Irvine CA

Mechanical Engineer

2006-08-01 - 2006-10-01

• Designed intra-arterial blood pressure monitoring and sampling equipment using Pro/E
• Performed tolerance analysis on polycarbonate syringe-like piston cylinder assemblies.

Panasonic Avionics, Lake Forest CA

Mechanical Engineer

2005-05-01 - 2006-08-01

• Designed electronic packaging for PCB airborne electronics used in commercial aviation using Pro/E.
• Performed vibration testing.
• Eliminated the need for a fan in an overheating radio frequency amplifier.
• Modeled ARINC connectors on cable assemblies and Line Replaceable Units (LRUs); modeled LRU’s.

Boeing Satellite Systems, El Segundo CA.

Mechanical Engineer

2003-12-01 - 2004-07-01

Using Pro/Engineer, produced CAD models, thermal blanket installation drawings and designed thermal blanket installation hardware (also designed blanket installation training mockups).

Triple A Containers, Cerritos CA.

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

2003-09-01 - 2003-11-22

• Developed an efficient packaging design system: used Pro/E Wildfire software.
• Instructed the engineering staff in the use of Pro/Engineer software and best practices, which allowed the firm to save many labor hours and provide better service.

California State University Fullerton

CAD Instructor

2003-09-01 - 2004-04-01

Taught working industry professionals how to use Pro/Engineer Mechanical CAD software.

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics, Irvine CA

Mechanical Engineer

1999-07-01 - 2002-10-01

• Effectively reduced design cycle time from 7 weeks to under 2 weeks through automated mechanical shipping packaging design
• Designed plastic injection molded parts
• designed and documented wiring and designed Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) shielding enclosures for PCB’s
• designed wood cabinetry for big screen televisions

C AND M FINEPACK, San Bernardino CA


1999-03-01 - 1999-07-01

Designed mold frames for thermoforming; developed production drawings for thermoforming tooling for use in high end disposable food containers.

West Coast Performance Products, Anaheim CA

Mechanical Tooling Engineer

1998-09-01 - 1998-10-01

Designed tooling fixtures for high volume computer numerical control machining; prepared Production drawings (including bill of materials) in compliance with ISO 9001 procedures.


California State University Long Beach

Aerospace Engineering, Masters — 3.4

Walla Walla College

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor