Craft Kettle Brewing Equipment Automation Controls Technician New Orleans, LA · Full time

This position is great for a technician or junior engineer with experience building, wiring, and installing industrial controls systems who also enjoys investigating and resolving issues in PLC and controls systems. You'll work under the direction of our engineers to assemble, modify, and test controls systems for a range of brewery equipment, including brewhouses and keg washers. You will also travel onsite for the installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of various controls equipment, often playing a significant role in the startup of a new craft brewery.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assemble/build, wire, and modify electrical controls systems or prototypes, using hand tools, measuring instruments, etc.
  • Evaluate engineering proposals, shop drawings, or design comments for sound electrical engineering practice or conformance with established safety or design criteria.
  • Run conduit and connect equipment, cables, tubes, wiring, etc.
  • Inspect or test wiring installations, assemblies, or circuits for resistance factors or for operation and record results for quality control and assurance.
  • Identify solutions to on-site technical design problems involving electrical systems equipment.
  • Collaborate with engineers or other personnel to identify, define, or solve developmental problems.
  • Set up and test equipment to evaluate the performance of developmental parts, assemblies, or systems under simulated operating conditions.
  • Review electrical engineering criteria to identify necessary revisions, deletions, or amendments to outdated material.
  • Write procedures for the commissioning of electrical installations.
  • Update and occasionally draft schematics using CAD software.
  • Travel to job sites for installation and repair.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

- Must have an advanced understanding of industrial controls systems, PLCs, wiring standards, and electrical requirements.

- Must have a technical degree or certification or higher.

- Must demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot, test, repair, and service technical equipment.

- Must demonstrate the ability to understand and interpret blueprints, specifications, or diagrams to inform the installation, development, and operation activities.

- Possesses a basic understanding of electrical engineering and/or technical work.

*** If you do not have all of the “must-haves” above but feel you are uniquely qualified for this position, please still apply.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move heavier weight necessary at times. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, in some instances, this job may require work in areas where ear protection is necessary.