Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Plastic Plate, LLC - A Division of Lacks Enterprises, Inc. is seeking a Design Engineer.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews conceptual designs for feasibility and properly documents and communicates issues to the customer for review.
  • Effectively communicates such items as customer engineer changes and open issues to the customer and the Company so that feasibility and cost can be reviewed.
  • Provides support to the Sales Department in such areas as quoting new and existing product as well as providing technical support.
  • Reviews product designs and gives direction to the customer on proper product design.
  • Provides support to sales at customer feasibility/design reviews.
  • Develops geometric design and tolerancing (GD&T) and creates part prints that represent the vehicle build to monitor and control our processes, when needed.
  • Provides support to other departments as needed on product launches.
  • Attends and participates in required meetings.
  • Holds program kick-off meeting, develops initial project concern report (PCR) and calls internal design review meetings.
  • Responsible for data transfers to customers and tool shops.
  • Stores all CAD files for every program.
  • Maintains part print directory for each program.
  • Creates and/or reviews quote sheet images to use for quoting purposes.
  • Responsible for creating and distributing engineering information notices (EIN's) to proper disciplines for engineer changes and part print distribution.
  • Gathers and logs all cost, timing and program issues and relays them to estimating.



CATIA experience is required. Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year College or technical school or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Lacks Enterprises, Inc. offers a competitive and comprehensive total compensation package including:

  • Medical insurance with near-site primary care clinics
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Company paid life insurance and short term disability
  • Matching 401(k) and profit sharing
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

* Applicable waiting periods and employee contribution to premium apply to some benefits listed above.


For over 50 years, Lacks Enterprises, Inc. has been the model of excellence, producing superior parts that uniquely reflect the expertise of our employees, our innovative ideas and our unwavering dedication to deliver our best each and every day.


Our Integrity

With the fourth generation of the founding family now advancing into leadership, Lacks Enterprises continues to promote a team-based culture where employees truly feel a bond in their efforts to satisfy customers. Working together in an environment of trust, they have done and will continue to do great things.


Our Experience

An unmatched commitment to intensive training and ongoing education provides our employees with real skills that lead them to more informed observations and better decisions. As a result, our employees exhibit unparalleled dedication and loyalty, bringing time-tested solutions to every job.


Our Edge

New technologies and process innovations are hallmarks at Lacks Enterprises, where research and development is seen as an investment in our customers. By fostering proactive inquiry and study, Lacks provides an encouraging environment for forward-thinking solutions that have direct benefits.


Our Commitment

Whether it's with our coworkers, our customers or our community, partnerships are at the heart of everything we do at Lacks Enterprises. Our organization is dedicated to making a difference at every level. Working side by side, we are always searching for a better way... and a better world.


Lacks Enterprises, Inc. is Veteran Friendly and an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
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