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Miami, Florida, 33131, United States
October 03, 2016

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Karisma Leftinger

*** ******** *** ***** 936-***-****

Miami, FL 33131


A progressive team player with experience in mechanical and aerospace engineering seeking a position that supports career development. Excellent working knowledge in CAD, product engineering, and change management with sheet metal. Strong communication skills in diverse working environments as well as dynamic situations. Strong ability to follow products from conceptualization to launch using organized and methodical problem solving analysis. TECHNICAL SKILLS

CAD Drafting LEAN Manufacturing Engineering Graphics & Design

Reactive Greenbelt Training Catia V5 NX/Teamcenter PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Auburn Hills, MI June 2014-Present Product/Design Engineer – Sheet Metal Components

• Instrumental in expanding a streamlined CAD method using feature based designs in Catia V5 and NX allowing for parts to be transformed easily from base templates.

• Collaborate with several departments to transform surfaces into parts meeting manufacturing best practice guidelines.

• Implement knowledge based design criteria into Catia V5 and NX templates to make sure the downstream customer has all company best practices, standards, and lessons learned implemented in their parts prior to handoff.

• Communicate respectfully and efficiently with suppliers to learn new methods for manufacturing and to improve on design practices.

• Optimize previously engineered components for cost savings initiatives and continuous improvements.

• Work with diverse teams to significantly decrease warranty defects within the organization through root cause analysis using Reactive Greenbelt training techniques.

• Manage several different projects effectively at one time in order to improve efficiency of the workflow process. Technical Engineering Consultants, Auburn Hills, MI Product Engineer – Contractor for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles September 2013-June 2014

• Developed several DFMEAs and DVP&Rs for key parts being released for production.

• Responsible for organizing trials of new parts or changes in parts with manufacturing and seeing them through the facilities in order to verify the proper engineering solution.

• Work with diverse teams from various departments in order to solve several advanced Kaizens that were key to improving efficiency in the manufacturing process, environmental effects, and cost saving ideas.

• Understand LEAN manufacturing processes in order to design products that help plant personnel with installation.

• Responsible for checking GD&T on all responsible products released.

• Organized BOMs for responsible parts as well as created source packages for competitive bidding. EDUCATION

Oakland University, Rochester, MI Expected Graduation: December 2017 M.S., Engineering Management GPA: 3.4

All courses for this degree are available online; therefore it is possible to finish the degree in another location. Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL Graduation: May 2013 B.S., Aerospace Engineering GPA: 3.33

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