Laura Mandanas

Laura Mandanas


A full time industrial engineering position in the Austin, Texas area. Available July 2010.


I have a passion for technology and creative problem solving. In both my personal and professional life, I strive to be a person of integrity and to do work of exceptional quality. I seek to work with others that share these values, and am excited by opportunities to use my skills in a way that will make a positive difference in the world.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - May 2010

Industrial Engineer Contractor

• Designed kitting system and standard work that reduced picking time by 4 hours (40%) • Implemented smart card inventory system to support new moving assembly line
Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

Pre-Production Specialist

Oberthur Technologies
• Reworked internal auditing procedures to attain better in-process sheet and card counts • Designed a new packaging line to meet customer specifications and organized test run • Streamlined job jacket and brought into ISO compliance; trained operators on new forms • Translated technical specification documents from French to English (with assistance)
Apr 2008 - Mar 2009

Editor in Chief

• Managed a staff of 70 in production of RIT's weekly student magazine • Made all editorial decisions and did final review before magazine went to press • Worked with section editors and art directors to develop article and imagery ideas Other positions held: Executive Editor, Managing Editor, Copy Editor, Features Editor, Leisure Editor, Staff Writer
Dec 2008 - Feb 2009

Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

Harris RF Communications
• Constructed value stream maps for department, analyzed manufacturing processes • Implemented system-level redesign of plant layout for flow optimization with Falcon I team • Created and updated process detail (PD) documents for floor
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008


Gemini Telemanagement Systems
• Installed high speed Internet access connections in hotels • Dispatched calls, provided troubleshooting and technical support for hotel guests
Mar 2008 - May 2008

Industrial Engineering Co-op

MWI - EDM Graphite and Supplies
• Developed maintenance management software in Access, eliminating paper documents • Created work order generator and a scheduler for preventative maintenance operations


2005 - 2010


Rochester Institute of Technology
2005 - 2010


Rochester Institute of Technology
2007 - 2007

study abroad

EPF Ecole d'Ingénieurs
2006 - 2006

study abroad

Shanghai International Studies University