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PDS Tech Inc Plastic Design in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

PDS Tech is looking for a Plastic Design for a position in Thief River Falls, MN:


Design various plastic components and systems for various vehicle platforms including exterior body components, trim, seating, bumpers, and flooring.

• Develop and release engineering component and assembly drawings.

• Select materials based on functional and cost-based criteria and develop into manufacturing methods for plastic parts.

• Create, utilize, and maintain plastic product functional specifications, material specifications, and design standards.

• Create and maintain DFMEAs and create test and analysis plans for product validation.

• Interpret Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on components and assemblies for stress and provide design solutions to high stress areas.

• Understand and apply GD&T for tolerance analysis and drawing creation.

• Perform root cause analysis and resolve test issues to document solutions.

• Perform cross functional design reviews and Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) assessments on components and assemblies.

• Support elements of quality assurance and PPAP process requirements.

• Understand the characteristics of materials to choose the most appropriate Thermoplastic, Thermoset, or rubber material for an application and process, including additives and modifiers.


• Education : Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required, degree in mechanical engineering or plastics engineering preferred

Years of Experience : 0-2 years of experience

Software Knowledge: CAD, Unigraphics, Microsoft Office applications, MRP, ERP, Teamcenter, Matlab

• Understand various manufacturing methods including Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Thermo-Forming, Roto-Molding, Extrusion & compression molding

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.