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Production Lead – Saw/Press/Shipping and Receiving


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machine Shop
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Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C., a division of Laitram, L.L.C., and a supplier of quality, high precision components has a position available for a day shift Production Lead – Saw/Press/Receiving and Shipping.

Laitram, L.L.C, a global company with over $400M in annual revenues and 2500+ employees worldwide, 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. Laitram grew out of inventions of a local entrepreneur and continues to pride itself on innovation.


As a key member of this department, the production lead will be responsible for the following:

  • Coordinates daily priorities and activities of the Saw, Press, Shipping and Receiving personnel in support of completing day to day operational objectives

  • Verifies inventory items are available for upcoming orders; works with inventory personnel to have items available

  • Stays informed of active shop orders - setup, run times, delays and addresses issues timely

  • Works with scheduling to ensure manufacturing dates are met; addresses capacity shortfalls with scheduling

  • Works with other leads to balance shop demand -vs- team demand

  • Ensure best practices are followed within the team

  • Promotes good safety and housekeeping practices and identifies areas of improvement

  • Reviews and approves process change requests and/or routing updates

  • Works with the quality department team to resolve quality issues

  • Completes quality corrective actions and maintenance requests

  • Documents standard operating procedures

  • Trains new and existing employees on production, quality, and safety tasks and procedures

  • Works with team to resolve time keeping and quantity transactional errors

  • Exhibit and promotes teamwork and self-management

  • Contributing team member for production, performing functions assigned to their department as needed.

  • Provides work instruction, review of processes and first part inspection

  • Conducts Laitram Continuous Improvement (LCI) - working with team to improve team issues

  • Flexible with work schedule as needed to meet customer demands

  • Follow the attendance policy of the department

  • Promotes the Laitram Business Philosophy and encourages continuous improvement


  • 2+ years’ experience in a supervisory or lead person position.

  • Prior forklift experience

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent

  • Stable work experience in a production environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment

  • Possess a strong attention to detail

  • Able to work under the pressure of deadlines

  • Able to perform a variety of tasks in support of short and long-term department goals – Department goals and new equipment reviews

  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position as detailed in the functional job description, including the requirement to lift and carry 50 pounds

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous Machine Shop experience

  • Oracle experience

  • Previous overhead crane experience

  • Previous saw experience

  • Previous shipping and receiving experience

  • Previous press experience

  • Previous production environment preferred

  • Familiar with Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing concepts and complex drawings