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Shipping Clerk


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production, Supply Chain Management & Warehouse


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery is seeking a highly motivated and self-managed person to serve as the Shipping Clerk in its Material Management Department. This position ensures that customer orders are packaged securely, accurately, and shipped on-time.

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,


  • Communicates with the Logistics Coordinator and Material Handlers to monitor shipping schedules
  • Verify every shipment has all required parts and in the correct quantities
  • Communicate backlogged parts orders to Logistics Coordinator
  • Process UPS shipments and print/apply appropriate shipping labels
  • Provide weights and dimensions on freight shipments to the Logistics Coordinator, and label all packages appropriately prior to shipment
  • Operate forklift and overhead crane and use both to load freight shipments onto carrier trucks
  • Provide shipping quotes to Customer Service (weights, dimensions, number of packages, etc.)
  • Serve as back-up for Receiving Clerk as required
  • Assist in loading and unloading of parts, equipment, etc.
  • Design and build custom-sized crates as needed
  • Organize storage of crating/boxing materials (especially used roller crates -- making sure crates are stored to stay in good condition, scrapping old crates, keeping storage area neat)
  • Maintain adequate supply of on-hand supply of shipping materials (wood, cardboard, pre-fab crates/boxes, packing material, etc.)
  • Prepare equipment for shipment
  • Follow documented work procedures for preparing shipments
  • Pull parts from Inventory Cage when necessary
  • Keep work area clean, safe, and orderly


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Capable of becoming proficient at building wooden crates
  • Capable of passing Laitram Forklift Training certification.
  • Capable of becoming proficient with software we use (MAPICS, Sharepoint, etc.)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Self-managed; team player.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to work overtime/Saturday‚Äôs when needed
  • 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 47 lbs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in shipping/receiving
  • Experience in carpentry for building custom size crates
  • Forklift experience
  • Overhead Crane experience
  • Experience with computer software (MAPICS, Sharepoint, etc.)
  • Experience with loading and unloading equipment onto trucks