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Rod Cutting Technician


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production




7:00am-4:00pm, M-F
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Intralox Metal Fabrication has a position available for a Rod Cutting Technician in its Harahan, LA facility. This individual will be responsible for all aspects of equipment setup and regular maintenance of automatic rod cutting and chamfering equipment in a small diameter by various large volume length for stock and ongoing orders. This is a high volume high-precision metal part fabrication facility that supports our international assembly plants around the world.  This position is responsible for maintaining the highest possible quality surface, length, and chamfering finishes on these parts at a pace to meet customer demands.

Intralox is a division of Laitram, L.L.C., with an extensive portfolio of innovative products and services that improve lives and optimize business worldwide each day. Intralox’s conveyance solutions enhance food safety, power e-commerce, and solve challenges for industries from automotive to industrial manufacturing to consumer goods.

Together, our 3,000+ global employees are reliable problem solvers, continuously developing and directly delivering solutions that have driven our customers’ growth worldwide for more than 45 years. We consistently and sustainably work together to create long-term value by continuously improving products, services, and processes for our customers. Our award-winning customer service team provides comprehensive support and access to technical experts to deliver fast, reliable solutions. 

Intralox was founded upon the principle of doing the right thing, by treating customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, fairness, and respect.  We aim as a company to practice these principles every day, which is why we have been consistently recognized for innovation and workplace excellence.

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


  • Operate, monitor, maker change overs, adjust as needed, and maintain automatic CNC rod cutting and related machines used in the straightening, cutting to length, and chamfering of precision metal rod parts.
  • Process, inspect, and record data into MES system to maintain batch and order quantities using automated and manual inspection methods.
  • Acute attention to detail and small artifacts on products while inspecting that could cause a failure.
  • Process and maintain segregated batches of product to ensure proper Quality Control.
  • Moving product batches and carting between processing locations.
  • Keep records on issues with equipment and product output and provide timely feedback to Fabrication Manager.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and as required equipment maintenance to keep equipment in top form and like new condition.
  • Maintain all consumable material levels to ensure maximum uptime.
  • Maintaining a clean, orderly, and safe workplace.
  • Assist all other departments as required when available to maintain highest level of productivity.
  • Learn, integrate, and develop continuous improvement methodologies in association with other departments.
  • Develop operational understanding to provide backup support to Deburring and Leveling operations.


  • High school diploma.
  • Prior experience working with loading, unloading, setup, operation, maintenance of CNC equipment in a high volume fabrication environment.
  • Capable of learning computer based MES software used daily to enter order status.
  • Capable of passing Laitram Forklift and Overhead Crane Training certification, if required.
  • Experienced and capable of reading and using measuring tools such as tape measures and calipers, and micrometers.
  • Good math skills and mechanical aptitude required in the operation and maintenance of various equipment to keep them in top form and like new condition.
  • Good organizational and communication skills, and detail oriented.
  • Individual must be self-managed and excels working in a team environment.
  • Ability to perform all essential job requirements for this position, including the ability to lift and move 50 lbs as required.
  • Assist other departments and work overtime on an as required basis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior experience in similar position working in a sheet metal fabrication facility, especially stainless steel.
  • Specific experience with Ravni Rod Cutting Machines, Lissmac, TimeSaver, ARKU, or similar deburring and leveling machines.
  • More than 3 years’ experience in a similar position with a high-volume fabricator.