Jacquelyn Berry
Staff Engineer, Materials and Processing
UTC Aerospace Systems

“I am passionate about manufacturing because even the smallest advances in technology, materials or processes can have a massive impact on the products we sell, the day-to-day lives of our operators, the safety of consumers and the quality of life of society as a whole.” 

As a Materials and Processing Staff Engineer for Aerostructures R&D, Jacquelyn has tackled progressively more challenging projects and roles since joining the company in January 2011. From successfully completing identification and advancement of non-chromate bond primers through REACh projects, to helping develop a new modification to the perforation process which offered significant cycle time reduction, Jacquelyn has played a key role in many accomplishments. Most recently, Jacquelyn developed injection and scarf repairs for new nacelle programs and matured it to the point where consistent results were achieved. She is currently driving a key initiative for Aerostructures R&D for a new perforation process, a critical project with a short implementation schedule. Jacquelyn has also led a low-cost blocker door project where she screened several processes and materials, down-selected the process and built prototypes for the best path forward.

Jacquelyn’s fantastic leadership and interpersonal skills have been essential to mentoring new engineers and interns. In addition to mentoring, she served as the focal on a committee for aerospace cadmium and chromate elimination and is now the president of the Women in Aviation (WIA) employee resource group Riverside chapter, helping to lead and plan multiple events. Committed to driving engagement within UTC, Jacquelyn’s involvement in the group increased membership from 30 to 100 people.

Jacquelyn has organized and led several STEM activities including a trip to Riverside Wells Middle School to ensure the 970 students at the school are aware of future career opportunities. WIA recently met with dozens of K-12 students at the University of California, Riverside annual Bourns Engineering Day. The STEM-related festival goes back more than a decade at UCR and is open to boys and girls of all ages. She also organized WIA chapter activities such as a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K fundraiser, a hike on earth day to clean up trash, and a holiday drive to donate care packages to local families in need.

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