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TIG Welder/Fitter


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


6:00am-2:30pm, M-F
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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.

Laitram Machinery, Inc. has a position available for an entry level or experienced TIG Welder/Fitter. Primary responsibilities include fitting and welding stainless steel seafood processing equipment (as well as other mechanical equipment fabricated primarily from stainless steel or aluminum).  Engineering drawings will be provided to guide layout, fitting and welding.


  • Lay out, fit and weld fabricated parts to construct weldments consistent with engineering drawings; document and report issues/deviations affecting form, fit or function
  • Verify weldment dimensions using basic measuring tools to insure design tolerances are met
  • Be able to adjust welding equipment to effectively weld different types/thicknesses of material
  • Maintain all welding equipment and hand tools in working condition
  • Use computer terminal to issue materials, record/apply shop order labor and clock in/out each day
  • Must have a High School or vocational school diploma
  • Minimum 2 years welding experience
  • Must have basic Math skills and have the ability to accurately read/use a tape measure
  • Must be able to successfully use a computer to access manufacturing shop floor control system
  • Must be able to read and interpret engineering drawings and bill of materials
  • Must be a “self-managed” team player
  • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Must be able to perform essential job requirements in the Functional Job Description for this position, including lifting 50 pounds
  • Must be able to identify and operate basic hand tools and small power tools
  • Must be willing to crosstrain in other work centers if/as needed
  • Must have a passion for doing a job well
  • Able to work overtime; some limited travel may be required
Desired Qualifications
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience (work or trade school) as a Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) TIG Welder/Fitter
  • A stable work history in a manufacturing environment