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Controls Engineer


New Orleans, LA




Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery has an opening for a Control Engineer to prototype and develop our newest and most innovative products.


This individual will be responsible for developing and integrating intelligent technology. Our products leverage a wide spectrum of component technologies spanning instrumentation, automation, computer vision, and IoT. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in day-to-day work. The position will be based out of our office in Harahan, LA in the Greater New Orleans area.


Laitram Machinery offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet consistently growing company, with opportunities for international exposure, continuous improvement, and career advancement. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website

Own software level system design from concept engineering through application development and testing to customer implementation
Independently develop, implement, document, and debug software for controls systems including field devices such as cameras, encoders, actuators, scales, pumps, motors, etc.
Design and build industrial systems that integrate 3rd party components with intelligent, robust software
Create documentation and training materials for all potential users including engineers, customers, and end-users
Provide remote and on-site (in-plant) troubleshooting of control systems and their interfaces
Complete assigned projects to quality standards, on time, and within budget
Interface with a global team of like-minded professionals

Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering or related degree
Knowledge of industrial instrumentation, control technologies, robotics, and/or process automation
Experience working with vision systems, machine vision, and image processing
Practical experience with industrial process control (PLC, HMI, VFD, industrial controls)
Experience implementing systems with one or more industrial network protocols (Ethernet, Modbus, CANopen)
Minimum of 3 years programming experience (new graduates with the applicable coursework/projects will be considered).
Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word
Excellent verbal and written communications skills; mastery of English language
Work in a team environment; acceptance of established standards
Thorough understanding of electro-mechanical systems as well as software applications 

Desired Qualifications 
Familiarity with PLCs
Experience in the design of robust and intuitive HMI layouts
Web based application development; cloud connectivity and computing
SCADA software platforms
Relational database administration (SQL)
Experience with vision systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics