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Electrical Drafter/Designer


New Orleans, LA




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.

To learn more about the culture, philosophy, and benefits at Laitram, please visit our Careers website.  


  • 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, Technology (e.g. Industrial, Applied, Mechanical, Engineering, etc.) or 5+ years’ experience in 3D software
  • Self-managed, detail oriented, team-player with good written and oral communication skills
  • SolidWorks or ProEngineer (or equivalent) 3D software experience
  • Experience with operating within a PDM system
  • Experience with sheet metal design and fabrication
  • Ability to travel

 Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 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.)