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Field Service Engineer - Portland, Oregon


US - Pacific Northwest Region




Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, a division of Laitram, LLC,  is looking for a technical, energetic, and self-reliant Field Service Engineer to service and manage its Oregon & California accounts. This is a key role assuming primary responsibility for regional customer relations, field installations and training, and equipment optimization services. Occasional overseas travel required. Our Technicians & Engineers are the “Face of Laitram Machinery” to our customers. 

Laitram, L.L.C, a global company, offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet growing company in the private sector. We offer opportunities for continuous improvement and career advancement. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.


Manage and perform mechanical and electrical assembly, installation, and commissioning of equipment

• Lead mechanical and electrical subcontractors engaged by Laitram Machinery

• Train customers to operate, maintain and optimize equipment performance

• Plan and perform trials to optimize equipment performance and demonstrate value

• Provide warranty support by diagnosing failures, ordering parts, and affecting repairs and replacements

• Provide insightful technical feedback to the Company’s Engineering and R&D departments to improve equipment performance and value

• Assist our commercial team in the selling of the Company’s food processing equipment and services

• Responsible for managing a work warehouse


• Bachelor or college degree in electrical, mechanical, electronics or instrumentation engineering

• Minimum 3 years’ of work experience

• Ability to travel extensively (40%) both domestically and internationally and work weekends, holidays when required

• Ability to understand and work from mechanical, electrical drawings, and schematic reading

• Ability to independently install, troubleshoot and repair mechanical/electrical equipment and control systems

• Ability to read and understand manufacturer’s drawings and manuals to “self-teach” new technology

• Proficiency with PLC software and hardware

• Strong electro-mechanical skills (electrical panels, motors, drives and networks), experience with industrial control systems

• Strong organizational and time management skills with a high level of attention to detail

• Effective communication (verbal and written) and relationship skills

• Proficient with Excel and Word

• Positive, confident outlook with an entrepreneurial, problem-solving personality

• Able to perform all essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to safely lift up to 75 lbs., climb ladders, work in tight spaces, and stand, kneel, and squat on a repetitive basis.

• Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Desired Qualifications:

Ability to MIG weld