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Welder/Fitter - Flux Core


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Lapeyre Stair
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Lapeyre Stair, a Division of Laitram LLC, is currently seeking a Structural Welder/Fitters for our shops in Harahan and Waggaman locations.  You will be responsible for the fabrication of stairs, platforms, handrails and guardrails to our specifications. Applicants should be self-starters, able to complete tasks with little direct supervision.

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.


  • Read and interpret specifications and blue prints
  • Perform simple to highly complex fitting and welding assignments according to blue prints and layout specifications
  • Gather materials, set up welding equipment
  • Lay-out, measure, position, align, and fit into place
  • Perform GMAW welding function in all positions
  • Use jigs and fixtures
  • Check and inspect welds according to specifications
  • Move material to next station or to store
  • Perform general housekeeping/clean up in assigned area
  • Other duties as assigned
  • It is essential that this position is performed at the facility.


  • High School diploma, GED Equivalent, or Vocational School diploma
  • Must be able to read and follow structural drawings
  • Must be able to set up and operate Flux Core welding equipment
  • Must have experience as a structural fitter.  
  • Ability to work in and maintain a safe work environment
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using units of US currency, weight, measurement, volume, and distance
  • Knowledge of all equipment and tools necessary to perform the duties required of a structural fitter
  • Ability to operate material handling equipment to move and align materials
  • Must be able to inspect finished welds to meet Lapeyre Quality Standards
  • Candidates will be required to pass a practical fitting/welding test
  • 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

Desire Qualifications

  • Experience working with the following equipment: MIG welding equipment, hand grinder, measuring tools, burning equipment, hammers, material handling equipment, saws, and other fabrication equipment