Drinks & Drones at Pendleton UAS - July

John Nenadic

Senior Mechanical Engineer

I've been a Mechanical Engineer since January 2000 and have experience ranging from consumer product design to research and development. I am also a "hands on" Engineer with a background in machining, wood working, welding, and sheet metal fabrication. I strive to find the simplest solution that solves the problem at hand.
John Nenadic   Mechanical Engineer (2)

Questions & Answers

How do you make people laugh?

I like to keep it light. Life is too short to be serious all the time.

If you were a tool or piece of equipment, what would you be and why?

If I were a tool, I'd be a Swiss Army Knife. While it's a relatively simple piece of equipment, it is agile, versatile, easy to have around, and can get you out of a jam.

What's your favorite productivity hack or time-saving trick?

I keep a design log, which is essentially a Power Point presentation, where I add screen shots of CAD as I progress through the project. I capture design decisions, concepts, data sheets, and calculations. It saves time later on when I need to know why I did what I did, and it also helps if I need to leverage the design for another project.