Electrical Engineering Technician

New Orleans, LA
Apr 12, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
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Job Description


Laitram Machinery, a division of Laitram, LLC, is seeking an Electrical Engineering Technician.

Laitram offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet growing company in the private sector, with opportunities for international exposure, continuous improvement, and career advancement.


Assembles and tests control systems per specifications to fulfill production and service orders on a production schedule

Assembles and tests developmental or operational motor-control devices (VFDs, PLCs, HMIs, etc.), switch panels, transformers, solenoids, and other electrical equipment and components according to engineering specifications and knowledge of electrical principles

•Diagnoses cause of electrical malfunction, mechanical malfunction, operational equipment failure then performs preventative and corrective maintenance

Modifies electrical prototypes to correct functional deviations under direction of Electrical Engineer

•Provide electrical support to Service Department and Customers

Maintain electrical inventory - perform inventory transactions and cycle count

•Maintain file management system for electrical control systems

Refurbish mechanical gearboxes and electric motors

Electrical Shop housekeeping.


Associates or B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent experience

Must be able to perform the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift 45 pounds

Availability to travel and work overtime if necessary

2 years working knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, control panels, low and high voltage

•"Logical Thinker" - efficient troubleshooting skills

•Mechanical aptitude

•Ability to work as part of a team

•Good people and communication skills - able to communicate troubleshooting procedures and solutions to customers and servicemen


Desired Qualifications:

5 years PLC Programming experience


Company Description
In 1947, James Martial (J.M.) Lapeyre was issued the patent for the world's first automated shrimp peeling machine. This invention, which he first conceived of when he was only 16, revolutionized the shrimp processing industry. From that revolutionary invention, Laitram (his middle name backwards) was spawned. Over the next four decades, until his death in 1989, J.M. Lapeyre earned 191 U.S. patents and founded multiple companies based on his industry defining inventions.

Today, Laitram, L.L.C.ha',s four operating divisions, "Laitram Machinery, Intralox, Lapeyre Stair, and Laitram Machine Shop employ over 1,800 people worldwide. Laitram's corporate support group provides professional services to the operating divisions, including information technology services, human resources, legal counsel, accounting, safety, and facilities and maintenance. They supply a high level of expertise while maintaining the flexibility and efficiencies of internal resources.

Laitram has success springs from an intense commitment to innovation, integrity, and continuous improvement in every aspect of our work. The Laitram Business Philosophy and the Laitram Continuous Improvement Program challenge each employee to be accountable for personal improvement, teamwork, open communication and self management.

Self-managed people are our greatest asset.
Continuous Improvement. A lot of companies use these words today. What is special at Intralox is that here, continuous improvement is more than a philosophy: it's a way of life.

Our Mission: Listen Objectively, Think Creatively, Deliver Results

A Philosophy of Integrity, Honesty, and Respect

Competitive base pay
Company and individual performance-based incentives
Benefits (2015 Benefits Summary)
Insurance (Medical, Dental, Disability, Life, Long Term Care)
401(k) savings plan
Paid Time Off, Holiday, Bereavement, and Jury Duty Pay
Tuition reimbursement program
Flexible benefits plan
Voluntary benefits
Onsite Health & Wellness Center (brochure) and Onsite Fitness & Nutrition Center

New Orleans, LA


Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:19:54 PDT