Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • Kentwood, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Lacks Trim Systems, a world leader in automotive decorative trim, is seeking to add a Product Design Engineer to its growing team. The job responsibilities will include:

  • Reviews preliminary design drawings, layouts, 1st surface designs, and final detail drawings to determine feasibility for manufacture, tooling and customer requirements.
  • Attends design review meetings at customer locations and with internal personnel.
  • Conceptualizes and designs new products.
  • Interfaces with customers as required to review part designs and program status.
  • Interfaces/communicates with Sales, Program Engineer, Estimating, regarding customer requirements, program status, problem ideas, and engineering changes.
  • Assists CAD Designers with tooling concerns.
  • Develops preliminary program timing charts and holds Kick-off meetings for timing buy-in and design review, if program is not supported by a program Engineer.
  • Provides design direction to CAD department.
  • Provides guidance and direction to Associate Design Engineers.
  • Responsible for design of purchased components into design.
  • Reviews mold designs with Tooling Engineers.
  • Initiates cost reduction proposals and assists in problem resolution.
  • Updates Design Standards Manual.
  • Explore/develop new retention systems and concepts.
  • Research New Technology.


The ideal candidate will have at least 5-10 years of Product experience.

Degree Required

For over 50 years, Lacks Enterprises 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.


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