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Engineering Support Specialist


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has an opening for a Engineering Support Specialist.

For over 70 years, Laitram Machinery has pioneered the manufacturing of high-performance shrimp-peeling equipment, and more recently, steam cookers, blanchers, nut pasteurizers, roasters, and sorters.  All of our products are designed to increase efficiency, improve product quality and yield for processors worldwide. Laitram Machinery is one of four operating divisions of Laitram, L.L.C. and offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet growing company in the private sector. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.




  • Provide technical support w/ PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, IPCs and other electrical components to the Electrical Production (ESHOP) group
    • Configure master programs to meet customer project specifications
    • Help with the installation of installing configured programs in devices
    • Help support the team troubleshoot issues during Final Acceptance Testing
  • Create documentation and training materials for all potential users including but not limited to Laitram Machinery engineers/technicians, customers, and suppliers.   
  • Provide technical support to Field Service team
  • Assemble / Design / Modify mechanical components as needed.  
  • Monitor ongoing long-term tests.  
  • Maintain workshop and test areas to ensure they are clean and orderly.  
  • Provide training on the operation of test equipment as needed.  


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation & Controls Engineering, Associates in Electrical Engineering Technology or 5+ years’ experience in motor controls

·         Familiarity with PLC logic

o    Ladder logic, Function block, Structured text

·         Troubleshooting power and control circuitry

·         Advanced troubleshooting skills

o    Using multi-meters, process meters...etc. to troubleshoot circuitry

·         Proficient with computer skills, such as PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

·         Experience using PLC, HMI, VFD…etc. software to download programs to components

·         Must have a positive attitude, Self-Managed, Team player and example setter

·         Must have better than average communication and people skills

·         Fluent in written and spoken English

·         Must be able to perform the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift 50 pounds


Preference given to candidates with:

·         Technical experience with Windows OS:

o    Executable (.exe) and Batch (.bat) files

o    Command prompt scripts

o    Windows firewall