design engineer

Name : Kent Stark
Industry Type : Building Products - Equipment
City & State : Annapolis,MD
Job Title design engineer
Relocation Preferences : mid atlantic, mid west
Objective : I am a mechanical engineer with over 12 years of experience in engineering and construction. I also have EIT certification. I have had a varied career where I have learned many useful tools that would benefit any organization. I have earned the respect of my co-workers and customers through my sense of humor under stress, willingness to get my hands dirty and work the hours needed, and my ability to learn things quickly and make informed decisions. I am a team player that takes pride in what I do. I know that I would quickly become an important asset to your company.

I am seeking a position as a project engineer or site superintendent, but I am open to other possibilities related to my experience.
Resume :  
Kent J. Stark

1012 Park Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403
Cell: 443-717-1193
E-mail: kentjs[at]

Motivated team player with 12 years of transferable experience seeking an engineering or construction management position
able to build solid products on time and within budget while maintaining satisfied customers.

Professional Experience:
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc., Linthicum, MD (May 2008 to July 2009)
Stormwater Design Engineer
Communicated with specifying engineers, outside sales personnel, and contractors to gather needed information
Designed stormwater treatment systems using proprietary structures to solve the customers water quality needs
Worked as a team to take projects from conception to product delivery
Reviewed calculations and drawings for quality issues before releasing information to customers or vendors
Troubleshot field issues by working with all parties involved, internal and external, to determine the best solution

Grayson Homes, Ellicott City, MD (August 2007 to March 2008)
Production Site Supervisor
Scheduled and managed suppliers and subcontractors, ensuring quality standards were upheld to provide a zero defect home
Communicated with inspectors, engineers, suppliers, and subcontractors to maintain an efficient building process
Monitored plans and material take-offs for accuracy and necessary changes

Lennar Homes, Virginia Division, Williamsburg, VA (January 2004 to August 2005)
Baltimore Division, Baltimore, MD (August 2005 to August 2007)
Senior Builder (Senior Site Superintendent)
Maintained redlined plans and assisted in plan reviews for permitting with the local county officials
Provided warranty services to help maintain an excellent rapport with the customers
Performed safety inspections to help ensure that OSHA guidelines were being adhered to for safer jobsite conditions
Hired new subcontractors by negotiating prices and scope of work

Forms+Surfaces, Pittsburgh, PA (January 1999 to March 2003)
Project Engineer / Project Manager
Managed the Lightform, Silhouette, Arcus, and Profile One product lines from conception to delivery of product
Determined scope of work through customer meetings, estimate projects, and submit quotations to potential clients.
Managed on-hand inventory and determined purchasing needs for upcoming projects.
Engineered and drafted projects using standard components to adhere to strict specifications, comply with various local and national building codes, and exceed typical standards for quality and safety.
Designed highly complex signs, lighting fixtures, and railing systems using custom fabricated components to be aesthetically pleasing, easily fabricated, and cost effective.
Provided support after delivery to ensure proper installation and customer satisfaction.
Trained and coordinated the efforts of fabrication teams to increase efficiency and productivity.

Pam International Co., Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ (March 1998 to December 1998)
Project Engineer
Designed retail store merchandising fixtures to be practical, appealing and safe for high profile companies such as Reebok and Foot Action.
Coordinated inventory supply chains and material availability with layout specifications to guarantee customer order deadlines would be met.
Worked directly with clients to ensure total product satisfaction and facilitated their efforts to be more involved in the design and ordering processes.
Created, engineered and fabricated prototype fixture designs to continually expand the product line.
Introduced sales team to new products and coached them on effective product presentations.
Conducted extensive field research and reported directly to the company president in order to stay abreast of market trends and industry best practices.
Kent J. Stark

Schaming Control Systems, Inc., Connoquenessing, PA (April 1997 to March 1998)
Project Engineer / Project Manager
Researched, sized, and purchased most of the components needed to run steel cleaning equipment including hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, sensors, pumps, and tanks ensuring safe and efficient operation.
Worked with vendors and customers to successfully complete various projects on time.
Shift Supervisor
Managed a 10-person team of fabricators ensuring quality work in a timely fashion.
Learned fabrication techniques and gained valuable hands on experience as an equipment assembler.
Developed a real world understanding of the relationship between production process and effective product design.

Stark Lawn Care Service, Meadville, PA (1991 to 1993)
Purchased and maintained the necessary equipment to provide full service lawn care.
Learned the value of customer service, time management, and budgeting.
Financed most of college education with the profits.

Grove City College, Grove City, PA, an ABET accredited program (1993 to 1997)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering - Graduated May 1997
Passed Engineer in Training exam (EIT)
Member ASME, SAE

Computer Skills:
3D modeling in AutoCAD (Release 14 through 2002, 2007LT ) and CADKEY
Microsoft Office
Project Management Software - SalesLogix, Made2Manage, Visual Manufacturing, MS Project, and BuildPro

Equipment Skills and Understanding:
Manufacturing tools such as laser cutter, turret punch press, water-jet cutter, break press, rollers, and shears
Welding, fabrication, and assembly
New home construction tools
Small engine repair and maintenance

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