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David J.

Kordella
24834 Raven EastPointe, MI 48021 (586) 419-1245 dkf7391c@westpost.net
OBJECTIVE: To excel in computer Aided Design and Product/Engineering for a progr
essive,
People oriented company.
ABILITIES:
- 16+ years in Design/Engineering / 7 years Electrical Exp. / 3yrs. Chassis Syst
ems
- Ability to multi-task and meet client deadlines / Proven experience in interpe
rsonal communication and organizational skills / Team oriented
- Strong 3D Solid Modeling / packaging skills / Electrical wire harness / Electr
onics design
- Achievement and goal oriented / Knowledge of the ECAD /MCAD
EDUCATION:
Oakland County Community College, Auburn Hills, MI
1999
- Associate Degree in Mechanical Design
INCAT Engineering / Training, Novi, MI
2006
- Catia v5 3D Solid Modeling, Drafting, Assemblies and Surfacing
FISHER/UNITECH
- SolidWorks 3D Solid Modeling, Drafting and Assemblies 2009
Technical Skills:
Catia v.5, SolidWorks, Novell Netware,Windows 2003 XP (Professional),Microsoft
Word,Office Suite Microsoft Project 2003,Excel, GD&T
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Altair Engineering
2009-2010
Senior Designer
- Electrical Group for US Military Group / OshKosh Truck ( Cv5)
- E/E Group - routed wire harnesses for main body harness Interfaced with Body S
tructure / Ground Groups for all prototype builds
EDAG Fisker Automotive 2008 - 2009
Senior Designer
- Electrical Group for the Fisker Karma (Electrical Hybrid) Cv5
- E/E Group - routed wire harnesses for the front and rear doors / main body wir
e harness Interfaced with Body Structure / Interior Groups for all prototype bui
lds
- Attended design reviews/DMA meetings to assure that my routing was manufactura
ble, (including best design practice) 2D drawings when necessary
- Provided several body structure design studies, along with packaging electroni
c components.
Chrysler - JTE/CTC 2005 - 2008
Senior Designer
- Assigned to the Chassis Group / Wiper Sys. Group
- All four of these vehicles have Front and Rear Washer Sys. Interfaced with Bod
y Systems and Interior Groups for all of my designs. (Cv5)
- Attended design reviews/DMA meetings to assure that my routing was manufactura
ble.
- Applied Design for Assembly (DFA) principles to all of my designs
- Worked in chassis group on Chrysler / Dodge Ram / Club Cab, packaging, studies
/tolerance stack-ups
- Designed the truck-bed frame rails / body bracket (weldments) Proto-type/Produ
ction
Lear Corporation/Chrysler Division, Auburn Hills, MI 2003 - 2005
Senior Designer
- Working in the GD&T Dimensional Engineering group, which has furthered my auto
motive exp.
- Designed and packaged numerous chassis components, main frame rails and mounti
ng body brackets. Utilizing the CATIA Solid Modeling functio
n / Electrical Group (wire harness connecter) Cv5
- Proficient with V.P.M. and all Daimler Chrysler standards

MSX International, Auburn Hills, MI


2001-2003
CAD Designer
- Responsible for design studies/tolerance stack ups, for new DCX B.I.W. Program
- Designed /Packaged electrical components, and utilized the E3D Wire harness (C
atia)04 PT Cruiser
- Using V5 on some of my design studies (800hrs).
- 12 years of CAD experience, mainly in CATIA, but also some in UG
- Working knowledge of VPM
Lear Corporation/Daimler Chrysler Division, Auburn Hills, MI 1999 2001
CAD Designer
- Assigned to the Interior Seat Group
- Responsible for the design and packaging of seat/seat tracks on DCX Program
- Duties were to create 3D models utilizing Solid Modeling and developing surfac
es
- Worked on a new plastic worm gear to improve quality by helping to quiet seat
track movement, and also cut part costs
Chrysler Jeep / Truck Engineering, Detroit, MI 1994 1999
CAD Designer
- Worked in the Electrical /Electronics Group
- Major responsibility was to design and package harnesses for the entire Engine
Compartment and Instrument Panel
- Worked with Chryslers CDM software package, which allows designers and enginee
rs to control and use only the latest designs for a part(s)
- Proficient in using E3D, an electrical software design system that allow desig
ners to make changes from F1 builds to production releases more rapidly. By usi
ng this system, large amounts of design time and money are saved for the company
, allowing them to stay very competitive.
- Design for Assembly (DFA) principles are applied to all of my designs.