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Industrial Designer

Thief River Falls, Minnesota Contract Job ID: 2110134604
Estimated Duration: 6 months


PDS Tech is looking for an Industrial Designer in Thief River Falls, MN or a remote opportunity:

  Create design concepts for existing and new products to develop attractive, innovative, ergonomic, user-friendly designs. 

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Develop appealing design concept sketches.  Concepts include vehicle exterior, occupant compartment and cargo areas, accessories etc.
Work with engineering, product management, manufacturing engineering and sales to develop and evaluate design concepts for vehicles and accessories.
Research design trends for similar and adjacent products and apply research to design concepts.
Present designs to various internal departments as design reviews and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings. 
Arrange meetings and liaising with engineers and other departments, including marketing, to discuss and negotiate appropriate production processes, costs and commercial issues.
Research production materials and manufacturing processes and apply this knowledge to design concepts.
Develop CAD models, detail drawings and specifications for prototype components and vehicles.
Build prototype components and vehicles.
Technical knowledge regarding manufacturing processes, materials, dimensional control, and hands on creative ability.
Commercial, visual and spatial awareness are critical
Skilled with 3-D CAD, such as Unigraphics NX and other relevant industrial design software, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Keyshot etc…
Communication skills and ability build and maintain working relationships is critical.
Ability to cope with the pressure of due dates/project schedules
Knowledge and experience with prototype processes, such as metalworking, 3-D Printing, High-Density foam/woodworking, fiberglass and hand finishing of show parts.
Ability to manage a program.
Ability to complete a program from concept/sketch to production 
Ability to build accurate full scale clay models of your designs is a plus.

Applicants should have studied industrial design majoring in transportation/automotive design with  5+ years of studio experience in an automotive/powersports/vehicle studio
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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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If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please click here or call 1-800-270-4737 to contact us. We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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PDS Tech, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay. Please see the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision for more information.

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