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Controls System Designer


New Orleans, LA


Engineering, Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has an opening for a Controls System Designer to design and develop control systems for seafood processing equipment that fulfill project requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: creating SolidWorks drawings, solid models, schematics, PLC program changes for customer orders and development, incorporating drawing changes for product improvement, maintaining BOM’s for new designs and design changes, report generation, etc. This position will also assist mechanical design engineers and technicians with system testing as project scope requires.

To learn more about the culture, philosophy, and benefits at Laitram, please visit our Careers website.  


  • Drafting and design (in SolidWorks and SolidWorks Electrical) of 24/240 & 24/480 volt industrial I/O schematics, wiring diagrams, layouts and other documents to fulfill the electrical requirements of projects per regional code.
  • Spec creation of Bills of Materials & requisitioning of electrical parts.
  • Assembly and modification of control panels.
  • Work closely with Controls Engineers, Purchasing, Suppliers, and Project Managers in order to deliver the highest quality of Laitram Machinery solutions.
  • Create documentation and training materials for all potential users including but not limited to Laitram Machinery engineers/technicians, customers, and suppliers.   


  • Ability to understand Electrical Engineering concepts.
  • Ability to read and understand manufacturer’s drawings and manuals. 
  • Experience in SolidWorks or ProEngineer (or equivalent) 3D software
  • Experience in SolidWorks Electrical (or equivalent)
  • Experience in industrial control circuit design and electrical panel design
  • Experience in VFD programming.
  • Effective communication (verbal and written) and relationship skills with engineering groups, customers, and suppliers. 
  • Self-motivated and self-managed to learn about technology, improve processes and work as a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. 
  • Able to meet tight deadlines.
  • Supreme attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree required in Computer Programming, Engineering or other related field.
  • Experience with UL requirements/compliance
  • Experience with NEC