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Entry Level Fabricator/Press Brake Operator


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has a position available for an Entry Level Sheet Metal Fabricator and Press Brake Operator.  This individual will be responsible for helping in all areas related to sheet metal fabricating. 

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.


  • Set up and process sheet metal parts per drawing

  • Keep machine/ tooling well organized and clean. (routine maintenance)

  • Assist in all areas of fabricating on shop floor (Deburr, weld cleaning, material handling, etc.)

  • QC at the source / check your work before moving on to next routing

  • Use off-line programming software to aid in bending complex parts

  • Use computer software to perform transactions and capture labor to each job


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Able to interpret sheet metal drawings/understand bend sequencing

  • Be able to identify and use basic hand tools

  • Willing to cross train in other work centers as needed

  • Capability of learning manufacturing software being used on shop floor

  • Must be able to perform the essential job requirements identified in the Functional Job Description for this position, including the ability to lift and move 50 lbs.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Able to work overtime/ some travel may be required

  • Self–managed, team player

  • Have a good attitude and a passion for doing a job well

  • Must be detailed oriented and be able to follow instructions

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience on operating / programming CNC controlled press brake

  • Prior knowledge/experience operating a Bystronic Press Brake

  • FMA or other Press Brake Operation certifications

  • Experience in some trade – mechanic, fabrication work, carpentry, machine tools, etc.

  • Prior experience in a Fabrication environment