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Application Engineer


New Orleans, LA




Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has an opening for an Applications Engineer as we continue to expand our product line of world class food processing equipment.  We maintain a culture of continuous learning and improvement and seek a creative technical leader for new product research and development.

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.

• Perform varied technical and sales testing functions to develop, promote, and support applications for cooking technology platform
• Provide technical assistance and training to sales account managers and customers, remotely by phone, through written correspondence, webcasts, and in person in customer facilities
• Support, coordinate and supervise testing both in home office and at customer facilities
• Field troubleshooting and correction of any problem installations or applications
• Collaborate and align with team members: design, drafting, commercial, manufacturing, service, and management
• Define and adhere to project goals in a fast-paced development atmosphere

• BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or Food Science
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in industrial mechanical design & commissioning, industrial food applications, or equivalent
• Travel requirement up to 20%
• Extensive knowledge of electro-mechanical systems
• Experience with rapid prototyping tools and techniques
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Customer service-oriented personality and approach
• Strong project management and collaboration skills including planning, scheduling, leadership and team building
• Work with personnel at all levels of an organization
• Experience in the use of hand & measuring tools
• Maintain poise and focus under time constraint pressures, long work hours and adverse conditions
• Computer proficiency with demonstrated experience in MS Office (Word & PowerPoint)
• Analytical problem solver
• Practical and hands on