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Quality Engineer


New Orleans, LA


Engineering, Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machine Shop


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Laitram Machine Shop provides high-value machining and related services to the Laitram divisions and select outside customers.  They are currently looking for a Quality Engineer to join their team.

Laitram Machine Shop 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.

We listen objectively, think creatively, and deliver results.  To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our company page.


  • Collaborates with New Product Development teams to establish and document the quality inspection plans for production use.
  • Determines when process stability and capability studies should be performed on existing processes.
  • Review and analyze part measurement results, recommend changes to processes based upon findings, and perform follow up to verify effectiveness.
  • Facilitates and promotes use of appropriate problem-solving techniques for effective root cause analysis and successful corrective action for investigations.
  • Research new quality technology and champions implementation of valuable technologies into our environment.
  • Mentors and trains Quality Technicians, Quality Inspectors, Machinists, Machine Operators and other staff.
  • Training includes raising awareness of SPC, developing product knowledge and visual attributes and training individuals on tools that assist in quality assurance.
  • Dispositions parts placed on hold following current processes and correctly records supporting details.
  • Makes consistent and principle-based decisions on inspection data and quality standards.
  • Documents and maintains all quality databases, quality drawings and part libraries.
  • Supports Continuous Improvement and Quality Engineering led initiatives.
  • Maintains equipment calibration and calibration logs.
  • Supports and conducts technical audits.
  • Provides urgent Production/Operational Quality support.
  • Effectively communicates/elevates urgent Quality needs and risks.
  • Monitors production data systems for opportunities to reduce the percentage of defective parts produced.
  • Reviews customer complaints and follows up with required documentation from customers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Quality Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or other related discipline
  • 2+ years experience working in a manufacturing quality environment.
  • Trained and experienced in CMM programming, PC-DMIS Cad++
  • Statistical Process Control experience.
  • Proficiency in standard software packages (Excel, Microsoft, etc.)
  • Demonstrated record of self-management
  • Able to make and communicate consistent and logical decisions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Strong attention to detail with a quality-oriented mindset
  • Passion for learning and growth
  • Works well as a team player; cooperates with others
  • Ability to make and communicate consistent and logical decisions in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

Desired Qualifications

  • Professional quality certifications (ASQ, etc.)
  • Strong computer aptitude and Access Database experience.