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Electrical Technician


New Orleans, LA


Engineering, Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery, a division of Laitram, LLC, is seeking an Electrical Technician.


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.


  • Assembles and tests control systems per specifications to fulfill production and service orders on a production schedule
  • Assembles and tests developmental or operational motor-control devices (VFDs, PLCs, HMIs, etc.), switch panels, transformers, solenoids, and other electrical equipment and components according to engineering specifications and knowledge of electrical principles
  • Diagnoses cause of electrical malfunction, mechanical malfunction, operational equipment failure then performs preventative and corrective maintenance.
  • Modifies electrical prototypes to correct functional deviations under direction of Electrical Engineer
  • Provide electrical support to Service Department and customers
  • Maintain electrical inventory – perform inventory transactions and cycle count
  • Maintain file management system for electrical control systems
  • Perform Electrical Shop housekeeping tasks
  • Availability to travel and work overtime if necessary



  • Associates or B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent experience
  • 2 years working knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, control panels, low and high voltage
  • Logical thinker with efficient troubleshooting skills
  • Availability to travel and work overtime if necessary
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good people and communication skills 
  • Able to communicate troubleshooting procedures and solutions to customers and servicemen
  • Self-managed
  • Must be able to perform the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift 45 pounds


Desired Qualifications:

  • 5 years PLC Programming experience