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Mechanical Drafter


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery is currently seeking a Mechanical Drafter for our Harahan area office.

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.


  • Create 2D drawings & 3D models for new equipment and product design changes
  • Create/maintain bills of materials for the manufacturing of equipment (SolidWorks, PDM, and ERP)
  • Maintain engineering documents using Product Data Management systems
  • Maintain and grow our existing 3D model standard components library
  • Check drawings to company and industry standards
  • Assist technical writer with equipment manuals


  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • 5+ years of CAD experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in SolidWorks or equivalent 3D software
  • High competency level in reading machine part drawings
  • Self-managed, detail oriented, team-player with good written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Windows and Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Fluent in written/spoken English

Desired Qualifications:

  • College or vocational/technical degree
  • Experience with operating within a PDM system
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with sheet metal design and fabrication
  • Basic understanding of GD&T
  • Experience working in seafood or another food-related industry (poultry, vegetables, etc.)
  • SolidWorks Certifications:
    • CSWA–Mechanical Design
    • CSWP–Mechanical Design
    • CSWPA-Sheet Metal
    • CSWPA-Drawing Tools
    • CSWPA-Mechanical Design