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Laitram®

Mechanical Engineer

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Category

Engineering

Division

Intralox
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Intralox is headquartered in New Orleans and is a global provider of conveying solutions, offering direct service in more than 40 countries.  Intralox offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet consistently growing company, with opportunities for international exposure and continuous improvement. Intralox is one of four operating divisions of Laitram, LLC and has been recognized for innovation and workplace excellence, including New Orleans City Business “Best Place to Work” award.  To learn more about the culture, philosophy, and benefits at Intralox, please visit our Careers website.

Intralox’s New Product Development Department has an open position for Design Engineer to develop new products for the Food Industry.  These products are critical to food safety and operational excellence in increasingly challenging and diverse operating environments.  This individual will be primarily responsible for transforming problem statements into marketable, high-performing products through engineering analysis, design, validation, manufacturing support and post-release support of the product into the market.  You will have the opportunity to own new products from concept to completion.


Responsibilities

  • Lead developments projects and implement designs from the conceptual phase through prototype, qualification, and into production
  • Research desired performance requirements and determine how to achieve measurable results
  • Work with a project manager to develop timelines, ensure projects stay within budget and match the scope of the projects to accelerate validated solutions to the market.
  • Develop test plans to evaluate the performance of materials, components, and systems
  • Communicate and interface with team members, representatives from other departments, and internal customers regarding problem/opportunity definitions, project scope, and project status
  • Collaborate with in-house patent attorney on filing patents for new concepts including drafting/proofing claims and drawings
  • Travel (10-15% max) is required periodically to:
    • Investigate and understand problem definitions and customer needs (Voice of Customer)
    • Learn about the specific industries and operations for which our products will be designed
    • Perform field testing evaluations and follow ups
Requirements 
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or related engineering discipline (i.e. controls or electrical with an interest in mechanical work)
  • 3-10 years engineering experience
  • A self-managed individual who excels in a team environment
  • Strong analytical skills that can quickly recognize root causes, think in free body diagrams, and correlate technical decision-making to commercial strategies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Hands-on approach to problem solving
  • Enthusiastic about continuous learning and personal growth.
  • Approaches work with the mindset of making a difference and maximizing value.
  • Solid Modeling experience in Pro-E, SolidWorks or Inventor
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience/Knowledge with conveyance and large scaling manufacturing processes/facilities, especially food processing.
  • Experience in plastic part design, material selection, and plastic manufacturing techniques (e.g. injection molding, extrusion, 3D printing and machining)

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