Mark E. Andrews

Title
Adjunct Instructor
Email
Department
Department of Undergraduate Studies
College
College of Aeronautics

Office Hours

Via email: MWF 1700 - 1900 hrs.

Areas of Expertise

Aircraft maintenance and safety.



I have been in the aviation/aerospace industry for over 28 years.  During this time, I lead teams working on critical path issues for Northrop Grumman dealing with survivability of the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber.  I was a Level V Field Engineer on the B-2 program at Whiteman AFB, Missouri.  I have received numerous awards during my years at Northrop Grumman.  I have been awarded the President’s Award for teaming with the USAF in reducing Non-Mission Capable Hours, and the Lean Facilitators Award for facilitation excellence just to name a few.  Working in the aerospace industry has been exciting and rewarding.  Being involved in the Northrop Grumman Safe Team all those years has kept me heavily involved in working to ensure our employees, aircraft, and the air crews who fly the aircraft we build to remain safe.  Teaching and instructing individuals in all disciplines in the aircraft industry has been exceptionally rewarding.  I have been married for 42 years to my high school sweetheart.  We have no children but many pets that we enjoy.  I enjoy outdoor photography, playing the drums, boating, and gardening.


  • M.S. - Master of Science in Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri

  • Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration

Northrop Grumman Corporation, 2006-2020 Retired

       B-2 Field Engineer V, Whiteman AFB, Knob Noster, MO

       Responsibilities included:

  • Composites and Structures Liaison Engineering in support of B-2 maintenance at Customer locations.  Provide classroom instruction, hands-on technical training, troubleshooting, and process support to customer technicians for application of materials associated with composites and LO materials, repairs, and metallic structures. 
  • Provide professional level training for Air Force and Northrop Grumman personnel in a wide variety of instruction in aerospace aircraft maintenance for the B-2 Bomber.
  • Perform audits of Technical Order data in relation to Northrop Grumman drawings, standard repairs, and process specifications to correct inconsistencies with data. 
  • Assist the USAF 509th maintainers in establishing Low Observable maintenance trends for the aircraft over a target specific period of time.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CONT.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, 2006-2020

  • Investigate, analyze, recommend, and demonstrate solutions to problems affecting Low Observable maintenance and quality.
  • Provide professional support as a member of the Process Improvement Engineering Team.
  • Implement new Low Observable processes that advance current manufacturing techniques.
  • Member of the Northrop Grumman Safe Team


Northrop Grumman Corporation, 1992-2005

B-2 Structures and Low Observables Supervisor/Lead, Palmdale, CA

Responsibilities included:

  • Professional level training for Northrop Grumman personnel in a wide variety of instruction in aerospace aircraft maintenance for the B-2 Bomber.
  • Supervise a variety of aircraft maintenance operations: servicing, installing, and repairing aircraft systems such as hydraulics, flight controls, door rigging, ECS, EGW, bleed air, secondary air, composites, and structures.
  • Investigate, analyze, and recommend solutions to production problems affecting cost, quality, and schedule.
  • Fabrication of tooling used to improve process control.
  • Coordinate, plan, and schedule workflow for statements of work.
  • Implement new Low Observable processes that advance current manufacturing techniques.
  • Provide liaison support to manufacturing and industrial engineering personnel.
  • Perform quality assurance inspections.
  • Member of the Northrop Grumman Safe Team.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2010-Present

Worldwide Online Adjunct Instructor

  • Qualified to teach Aviation Safety Program Management and Powerplant Theory and Applications.


Hugh M. Woods, 1990-1992

Hardware Dept. Supervisor (While attending A&P School), Westminster, CO

  • Developed, organized, and conducted highly successful instructional seminars for customers and employees.
  • Responsible for tracking inventory and achieving sales goals.


Guest Services, Inc., 1988-1990

Fire, Safety, Loss Prevention Manager, Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks, CA

  • Developed professional level fire, safety, and hazard communication training for all employees.
  • Developed and implemented Hazard Communication, Asbestos Management, and Loss   Prevention Programs.  Responsible for maintaining company compliance and presentations.
  • Developed, trained, and certified Level II Structural Fire Brigade to assist all National Park Service Fire and Rescue Department personnel.
  • Served on the Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks Executive Safety Committee. 



  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Presidents Award, 2006
  • Northrop Grumman Lean Facilitation Excellence Award, 2005
  • Northrop Grumman Post Depot Maintenance Leadership Award, 2000
  • Colorado Aerotech Honor Student Award, 1992
  • Colorado Aerotech Perfect Attendance Award, 1992
  • Hugh M. Woods Outstanding Employee Award, 1992