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Mechanical Assembly Technician


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has a position available for a Mechanical Assembly Technician.  Primary responsibilities include mechanical assembly and acceptance test of stainless steel seafood processing equipment (as well as other mechanical food processing equipment); engineering drawings will be provided to guide assembly.  

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.


  • Assemble mechanical equipment consistent with engineering drawings; document and report issues/deviations affecting form, fit or function
  • Perform QC check from list provided and document results
  • Use computer software to perform transactions and capture labor to each job.
  • Must be able to build small assemblies and large scale steam cooking equipment.                                             


  • Must be a “self-managed” team player with a good attitude
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have basic Math skills and have the ability to accurately read/use a tape measure
  • Must be able to successfully interface with a computer to access manufacturing shop floor control system
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Must be able to identify and operated basic hand tools and small power tools
  • Must be willing to cross train in other work centers, as needed
  • Is detail oriented and has a  passion for doing a job well
  • Able to work overtime; some limited travel may be required

Preference given to candidates with:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a machine/equipment Assembly Technician or similar work experience or assembly line manufacturing.
  • Experience in some trade – mechanic, fabrication work, carpentry, machine tools, etc.