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Shipping and Finishing Lead


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Lapeyre Stair


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Lapeyre Stair, L.L.C. Quality Department has an opening for a Lead over our Shipping and Finishing departments at our Waggaman location.  

Lapeyre Stair constructs precision built metal stair systems using a state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing system. The Lapeyre Stair product line includes Alternating Tread stairs, Steel Egress stairs (welded and bolted) as well as crossover systems, exit and intermediate platforms, and safety gates. Lapeyre Stair 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.


As a key member of our organization, the lead person will be responsible for the following:

  • Provides leadership and daily direction of post-assembly personnel in support of completing day to day operational objectives 
    • Paint department and personnel
    • Shipping department and personnel
  • Assists with selecting coating systems and equipment.
  • Ensuring that material, equipment other specifications are understood and followed.
  • Ensure that materials are properly stocked, stored, and disposed of.
  • Comply with all OSHA policies and procedures during the course of your work
  • Stays informed of active shop orders - setup, run times, delays and addresses issues timely
  • Works with scheduling to ensure manufacturing dates are met and addresses lead capacity 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
  • Reviews and approves process change requests and routing updates
  • Coordinates new employee training
  • Promotes the Laitram Business Philosophy and encourages continuous improvement
  • Exhibit teamwork and self-management
  • Contributing team member for post-production in their area
  • Provides work instruction, review of processes and part inspection
  • Creates/Completes pre-determined cycle counts for all departments, works closely with direct supervisor and material management for continuous improvement and system maintenance
  • Conducts LCI and team meetings
  • Work overtime, weekends, and on-call hours as required
  • Follow the attendance policy of the department


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Experience in a supervisory or lead person position.
  • Industrial shipping/receiving experience.
  • Forklift experience
  • 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
  • Must be willing and able to perform a variety of tasks in support of short and long-term department goals
  • Works safely and understands the proper use of safety equipment when painting.
  • Must be able to perform the essential job requirements identified in the functional job description for this position, including the ability to lift 65 lbs.

Desired qualifications:

  • Experience operating an overhead crane
  • Previous steel manufacturing experience