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Manchester, Michigan, 48158, United States
January 30, 2018

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Karen Niswender

Cell: 734-***-****

Address: *** ******** ***** / **********, **


Highly motivated professional seeking a Program Estimator/Inside Sales position within a fast-paced and growing company


January 2015 – Present – Senior Cost Estimator – Allor / Plesh Manufacturing

Prepare estimates for turnkey programs, set-up, spindle times, required capital

Quoted large leveler units with backup rollers, work rolls & chain with buckets

Proficient with blueprint reading & tolerance interpretation

Interact with customer for program timing and cost & prepare customer forms

July 2012 – January 2015 - Cost Estimator/Program Manager – Zero Hour Parts

Read blueprints to prepare machining estimates for prototype parts in the Aerospace industry & full body-in-white structures for pilot testing in the automotive industry

Prepare BOM & assembly process in accordance with blueprint parameters to load into MRP system (Plex) and share with the shop floor for build

Supply all customer breakdown and timeline forms in OEM-dictated format

1999 – June 2012 Senior Cost Estimator/Inside Sales - Hatch Stamping Co.

Manage, track, analyze the cost of new and existing programs and engineering changes using customer supplied blueprints and/or CAD data

Positive customer interaction for processing their RFQ from inception to program implementation encompassing every aspect of part manufacturing including stamping, paint and plating, offline secondary operations MIG welding, resistance welding, staking, riveting, offline secondary die operations, and part machining for both U.S. And Mexico operations

Proficient with blueprint reading and customer supplied CAD models

Prepare & maintain steel increase spreadsheets for Tier 1, Tier 2 and OEM partners and lead negotiations with vendors for established pricing matrix

1992 – 1999 Estimator / Estimating Assistant - Crescive Tool & Die

Track & coordinate the quoted process of new & existing programs to launch team

Supply all customer breakdown sheets and timelines in customer-dictated format


2014 WCC – Manual Machining, NCT 101, NCT 110 Ypsilanti, MI

2013 Cam Professor, NCT Programming, Vizio training Ann Arbor, MI

2012 WCC – Advanced Excel Formula Writing Ypsilanti, MI

2004 – 2007 - Baker College - BBL Jackson, MI

1985 – 1987 JBI – Business Management Certification Jackson, MI


Dan Schmidt -- Owner 616-***-****

Mark Anderson – Engineering Manager, QMC 734-***-****

Chris Parrott – Chief Financial Officer, Hatch Stamping 734-***-****

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