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Press Brake Operator


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has a position available for an Experienced Press Brake Operator. This individual will be responsible for processing stainless steel sheet metal parts on a CNC controlled hydraulic press brake .

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.


  • Set up and process sheet metal parts per drawing

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

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

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


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 2+ years experience in operation of press brake 

  • Fluent in written and spoken English

  • Above average math skills

  • Able to interpret sheet metal drawings/understand bend sequencing

  • Able to work overtime/some travel may be required

  • Have a passion for doing a job well

  • Self managed, team player

  • Willing to cross train in other work centers as needed

  • Capability of learning manufacturing software being used on shop floor

  • Must be detailed and able to follow instructions

  • 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience on operating CNC controlled press brake 

  • Prior knowledge/experience operating a Bystronic Press Brake

  • FMA orother Press Brake Operation certifications