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Fabrication (Roller Department) Supervisor


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery


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Laitram Machinery has a position available for a Fabrication Supervisor in the Roller Department. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of all Roller Department equipment, ensuring all processes are followed and quality parts are produced. 

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.


  • Schedule and organize work plan each day for the Roller Department
  • Oversee the operation/maintenance of all Roller Department equipment
  • Ensure that all processes are followed and that quality parts are produced
  • Assist in cross training team members to sustain a high level of flexibility within the department
  • Conduct monthly reviews with team members to ensure accordance with Laitram Business Philosophy and throughput goals
  • Collect data and build metrics to measure group/individual performance and to help aid in decision making
  • Conduct managerial responsibilities for all direct reports including performance reviews, disciplinary actions, lead trainings, LCI exercises
  • Participate in department meetings: listen effectively and keep open mindset
  • Identify issues in fabrication process by analyzing root causes, thinking critically, developing effective solutions, and making informed decisions
  • Hold team accountable to following safety protocols


  • Computer skills, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to learn and apply basic programming processes
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in operating equipment/working in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work overtime
  • Technical expertise
    • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes; knowledgeable about different materials, tools, and equipment used in fab process to provide guidance and address any technical challenges that arise
  • Leadership skills
    • Positive attitude, self-managed, team player, ability to motivate, inspire, and guide employees
  • Adaptability
    • Capable of adjusting plans and resources as needed to meet goals and address unforeseen circumstances
  • Continuous improvement mindset
    • Open to new ideas and technologies, stay updated on industry trends, encourage team members to enhance efficiency, quality, and productivity
    • Familiar with Lean Management and 5S methodology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience as a lead person or Supervisor in a fabricating environment
  • Understanding of machine programming (G code)
  • Prior experience with industrial machining tools such as CNC lathe