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Project Engineer

Appleton, Wisconsin Temp-to-hire Job ID: 2010113272


This position is responsible to conduct and perform engineering research and development work on assigned projects, either individually or as a team participant.  This is an exempt position that may require in excess of a 40-hour week in order to effectively carry out the listed job duties.  Occasional travel required.
Responsible to lead new projects with support from engineers, design engineers and technicians, with minimal supervision. 
Analyzes and interprets engineering concepts and specifications for development projects.  Plans and organizes research procedures. 
Responsible for the application of sound and accepted engineering principles, extent and adequacy of exploratory research and techniques, and the basic designs, construction and testing of pilot models.  Work is subject to regular review and minimal supervision.
Offers technical advice and assistance to engineers, designers and technicians assigned to the projects.  Works with design group and Project Manager to modify designs as needed.  Works with Operations Department and Technical Services in troubleshooting problems.
Maintains records related to materials specifications, research procedures, development techniques, designs, product performance, test data, time, etc. 
Keeps well informed of new developments in engineering blown film technology and/or compressor industry.  Continually develops process knowledge.  Occasionally visits customer sites.
Maintains thorough knowledge of applicable industry, national, and international standards, regulations and laws regarding safety and standard design practices.
Responsible for reports to management as required.
Assists sales, customer service and manufacturing departments in technical matters when needed; periodic travel as required.
Seeks, evaluates and conducts negotiations with vendors regarding machinery components and integrated equipment.
A Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, and six years of experience in the engineer-to-order machinery industry (i.e. converting, printing, plastics, packaging machinery manufacturing) or compressor industry.

Qualified individual will have mechanical or electrical engineering expertise, knowledge of parts numbering systems, bill of materials, and engineering revision systems.  Must be proficient with integrated business systems, design for manufacturing, and engineering design standards.  Must communicate well with external customers and internal customers/co-workers.  Must have ability to lead projects from concept through commercialization.

Essential to the position are ingenuity, communication, and follow through.
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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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