New Product Development Engineer

Work Location: 1150 South 48th Street in Grand Forks, ND
Reporting Manager: R&D Manager
Work Hours: Monday-Thursday 7am-5:30pm, Friday 7am-12pm

Company Summary:

PS Industries™ Incorporated is an industry leader in the design and custom manufacturing of industrial doors and hatches, material handling safety gates, personnel fall protection products and flood protection barriers. Our products are designed, engineered, manufactured, and sold out of our 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Our customer base of over 6,000 customers includes companies such as NASA, the United Nations, Miller-Coors, Con Edison, Grainger, and Xcel Energy, just to name a few.

Our strength lies in providing solutions for our customers by manufacturing our products to fit the needs of customer-driven applications, ensuring rugged, innovative and safe products for a variety of industries. New product development and expansion into new markets is a priority. With our recent expansion of our manufacturing facility, PS Industries is ready to take on opportunities and growth.

Position Summary:

The New Product Development Engineer will be part of a team that completes all design, development, and testing of new products.  This position will coordinate projects with participating departments and serve as the primary designer, extensively utilizing SolidWorks 3D modeling to develop products from concept to completion.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with marketing and sales departments to clearly define all product requirements and cost objectives
  • Participate in conceptual through final design of new products
  • Extensive use of SolidWorks 3D modeling software to develop detailed models and create drawings for fabrication
  • Conduct testing of prototypes and write reports documenting results
  • Perform structural calculations of components and assemblies
  • Work closely with production employees to develop prototypes and evaluate manufacturability
  • Present product concepts and new product opportunities to Sales, Marketing, and the New Product Development Team
  • Set and maintain scheduling milestones during the development process
  • Design and implement product improvements into existing product lines
  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical/Structural Engineering, Industrial Technology
  • 1-10 years design/engineering experience; Pay DOE
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong understanding of mechanical principles
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Word
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams, as well as work effectively on teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous manufacturing experience