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Electrical Drafter/Designer


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has an opening for a Drafter/Designer to assist engineers, as needed, with the design and development of seafood processing equipment for our customers. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: creating Solidworks drawings and solid models for new product design and development, incorporating drawing changes for product improvement, maintaining BOM’s for new designs and design changes, plant layout drawings, report generation, etc. This position will also assist design engineers and technicians as larger projects and deadlines require.

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, please visit our company page.




  • Drafting and design (in SolidWorks and SolidWorks Electrical) of 24/480 volt industrial I/O schematics wiring diagrams, layouts and other diagrams to support the electrical engineering of projects.
  • Assist engineers with 2D drawings and 3D solid modeling for new equipment, product design changes and plant layouts
  • Test/assembly of prototype equipment and modifications to existing equipment
  • Create/maintain bills of materials for the manufacturing of equipment
  • Maintain engineering documents using Product Data Management systems
  • Assist Engineering department with large and/or emergency projects as needed
  • Machine component research (bearings, motors, etc.)
  • Assist with product prototype fabrication/assembly and testing
  • Perform field work as required (e.g. research problems, monitor tests, installations and startups)



  • Bachelor of Science of Engineering or Technology (e.g. Industrial, Applied, Mechanical, Engineering, etc.) or equivalent work experience 
  • 1+ year work experience in a drafter or designer
  • 1+ year work experience with SolidWorks or ProEngineer (or equivalent) 3D software 
  • Understanding of electrical systems and their components 
  • Light travel and need, 1 to 2 weeks possible in a year
  • Ability to work overtime as required
  • Self-managed, detail oriented, team-player with good written and oral communication skills


 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with electrical or sheet metal design and fabrication
  • Experience with operating within a PDM system


SolidWorks Certifications:

  • Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
  • Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE)
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional – Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM)
  • Other trade experience (welding, woodworking, electrical/PLC installation/repair, mechanical assembly/repair, etc.)
  • Experience working in seafood or another food-related industry (poultry, vegetables, etc.)