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Laitram®

Project Manager - Engineering Group

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Category

Engineering, Manufacturing & Production

Division

Laitram Machinery

Hours

Days
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Laitram Machinery is currently seeking a Project Manager in our Engineering department.


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.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure clear project requirements
  • Ensure clear scope of work and alignment to requirements
  • Build and manage Project Plan (Engineering to Commissioning)
  • Work with sales, engineering, service and the customer to develop and document a plan for efficient installations and commissioning of equipment.
  • Identify project risks and develop plans for risk mitigation.
  • Coordinate internal and external resources to ensure timely, efficient project execution and completion.
  • Communicate and interface with management, team members, and internal customers on project status.
  • Willingness to assist in product testing and other project related tasks.



Requirements:
  • Engineering/Technical degree or 5+ years of relevant technical work experience
  • 1 year or more demonstrated project management skills with multi-discipline design projects.
  • Experience with software essential to the job (e.g., MS Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, AutoCad).
  • Ability to travel as needed (1 - 2 weeks/3 to 4 times a year)
  • Excellent relationship skills with team members, subcontractors, internal customers, other internal resources (including management, engineers, and plant personnel).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Maintain poise and focus under time constraint pressures and adverse conditions.
  • Ability to understand project requirements, identify and allocate resources with the expertise to meet them, and coordinate resources to reach a successful outcome.
  • Strong mechanical/electrical aptitude


Desired Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional certification
  • 5 years of experience working in a technical role in an Engineering, R&D and/or Manufacturing environment
  • SolidWorks experience
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