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Minneapolis, Minnesota Contract Job ID: 1910106982
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech is seeking enthusiastic research technicians (machinists) for our technical R&D team.
This team designs and machines devices to solve operational challenges. As part of the Advanced Technology R&D Team, you will directly support development of solutions that are critical to our client's business units. As a research technician, you will machine and assemble a variety of complex mechanical devices, working from initial prototype to final, deliverable product.
This position is an excellent opportunity to develop design skills and advance mechanical hands-on skills while being directly involved with current, high-priority projects. We have opportunities that cover the full spectrum of experience within this important technical specialty.

Additional Qualifications:

• Ability to work safely
• Proficiency with manual lathe and mill
• Understanding and application of machining fundamentals
• CNC programming and set-up experience (Mastercam, Haas, Okuma, Milltronics)
• Working knowledge of metals and other materials and their characteristics
• Motivated by a hands-on work environment
• Ability to think analytically and logically in troubleshooting technical problems
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment
• Ability to effectively interact with customers
• Effective written and oral communication skills are a necessity
• Strong computer skills

Potential areas of growth

• CAD design (Creo Parametric, formerly Pro/E)
• Multi-axis milling
• 3D printing/additive manufacturing
• Machining scientific alloys (Invar, Mu Metal, copper tungsten)
• Sheet metal fabrication
• Welding and brazing processes (Mig, tig, spot and arc)
• Woodworking
• Carbon fiber and fiberglass layup
Currently enrolled/recent graduate of a machining program offered by an established technical institute or equivalent or 2 year technical degree/certification or military training equivalent. In lieu of technical certification, four years of related experience is required.

More Details

PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

PDS specializes in Engineering and IT arenas including Aerospace, Defense, Electronics, Telecommunications, Automotive, and Energy just to name a few. Our reputation, track record, and years of continuous growth reflect the commitment to quality that our employees and clients experience first-hand. To find out more about PDS, please visit

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