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Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager

Denver, Colorado, United States
November 05, 2018

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Darrin N. Mariska

Centennial, Colorado 336-***-****


Industrious Mechanical Engineer with twenty years manufacturing engineering and project management experience. Dependable with a strong work ethic. Computer proficient. Skilled in:

● Project Management ● Materials Management ● Problem Solving

● Customer Service ● Test and Inspection Systems ● Data Analysis

● Continuous Improvement ● Lean Manufacturing ● Supervision Employment

Systems Engineer January 2010 – Present

Furniture Row Racing Denver, Colorado

Managed procurement, allocation, and maintenance of driveline support system components

Assembled, installed, and inspected racecar mechanical, electrical, and fluid (hydraulic, fuel, and cooling) systems

Initiated projects that reduced costs, weight, manufacturing time, and assembly time of racecar driveline systems Senior Engineer; Specialty Manager March 2002 – June 2009 Richard Petty Motorsports / Evernham Motorsports Statesville, North Carolina

Managed projects to improve performance, reduce material cost, and reduce assembly and test time of racecar mechanical, electrical, and fluid systems

Supervised the preparation of racecars/equipment for track testing, wind tunnel testing, and weekly race events

Directed engine lease program and served as on-site customer liaison; performed validation testing on engines

Operated Chassis Dynamometer Testing Department; developed operational, technical, and safety procedures; installed all mechanical, electrical, and data acquisition systems to commission chassis dynamometer unit

Oversaw upgrade of facility’s electrical, cooling, mechanical, and ventilation systems Car Chief January 2001 – February 2002

Bill Davis Racing High Point, North Carolina

Supervised team of 10 to 12 mechanics to ensure racecar met requirements and was race-ready every week Production Manager / Customer Service Representative February 1996 – August 1998 Roehrig Engineering & Motorsports Lexington, North Carolina

Managed the design, production, calibration, and installation of shock absorber testing equipment

Designed electronic anti-roll bar stiffness rating system and caliper mounted brake bias testing system Machine Design Program Manager / Body Weld Engineer June 1994 – January 1996 Toyota Motor Corporate Services Southfield, Michigan

Managed the design, procurement, and installation of production line automobile body welding equipment Manufacturing and Industrial Engineer January 1994 – May 1994 Leonard’s Metal, Inc. (subsidiary of LMI Aerospace) St. Charles, Missouri

Oversaw production of hot-formed titanium aircraft parts processing; designed and implemented systems to reduce product nonconformance; designed cutting fixtures, forming dies, and machining aids Education

Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri); Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree Doane College (Crete, Nebraska); Mathematics (Physics minor), Bachelor of Science Degree Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Suite, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) Operation, SolidWorks CAD, Blueprint Reading Soldering, Hands-On Mechanical Experience with Fluid/Electrical/Pneumatic Systems, Technical Writing Activities

Boys Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, Wood Badge Trained, Scoutmaster, Cubmaster) Martial Arts (2nd degree black belt)

Youth League Football Coach (9 Seasons)

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