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Shrimp Processing Technician


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery has a need for a Shrimp Processing Technician to properly set up processing equipment to ensure continuous operation, make repairs and perform preventative maintenance. 

Laitram, L.L.C, a global company, 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.  To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.


  • Control equipment regulating product flow to effectively process materials
  • Accurately record statistical process control data
  • Properly set up processing equipment and ensure continuous operation
  • Diagnose malfunctions, make repairs and perform preventative and corrective maintenance
  • Fabricate and assemble new equipment, including electrical and plumbing
  • Maintain plant and consumables inventory
  • Receive and prepare shipments, organize WIP inventory and keep organized records
  • Operate appropriate material handling equipment such as forklift, pallet jacks, tote dumpers in a safe and orderly manner
  • Safely handle chemicals with PPE and management of SDS paperwork
  • Perform housekeeping and cleaning tasks
  • Contribute ideas to continuously improve accuracy and efficiency of the facility


  • Working knowledge of electrical systems, schematics, control panels and low and high voltage
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Able to work shifts starting at 5am
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Logical thinker with efficient troubleshooting skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Understanding of safe work practices and proper handling of tools, electricity, etc.
  • Self-managed and organized
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good people and communication skills
  • 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 50 lbs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience operating seafood processing equipment
  • Technical education background
  • HACCP certification
  • Sanitation control procedure training
  • Forklift certification