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Production Lead - Assembly and Finishing


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machine Shop
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Laitram Machine Shop, L.L.C., a division of Laitram, L.L.C., and a supplier of quality, high precision components has a position available for a Production Lead in our Assembly and Finishing department. 

Laitram Machine Shop, provides high-value machining and related services to the Laitram divisions and select outside customers. Laitram Machine Shop 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.


  • Coordinates activities for Assembly-Finishing personnel in support of completing day to day requirements
  • Stays informed of active shop orders - setup, run times, delays and addresses issues timely
  • Verifies inventory items are available for upcoming assembly jobs
  • Works with scheduling to ensure production due dates are met
  • Contributing team member for production when required
  • Works with other leads to balance team demand -vs- shop demand
  • Promotes safety, quality, on time delivery and best practices are followed
  • Completes quality corrective actions, routing updates, maintenance requests and documents Standard Operating Procedures
  • Works with team to resolve time keeping and quantity transactional errors timely
  • Coordinates training in department for new or existing employees
  • Promotes the Laitram Business Philosophy and encourages continuous improvement
  • Provides work instruction, review of processes and first part inspection for team members
  • Conducts Laitram Continuous Improvement and team meetings
  • Follow and supports the Machine Shop attendance policy
  • Sets up and runs laser marking equipment to meet customer requirements & production needs
  • Exhibit and promotes teamwork and self-management


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years working in a production environment, Assembly experience preferred
  • Prior experience in a lead or supervisor position or 5+ years of experience working in Assembly
  • Must be able to use Microsoft software (Outlook, excel, word, teams etc.).
  • Can work a flexible work schedule
  • Stable work experience in a production environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others in a team-oriented environment
  • Possess a strong attention to detail
  • Can use forklifts and overhead cranes safely
  • Able to work under the pressure of deadlines
  • Must be willing and able to perform a variety of tasks in support of meeting departments needs
  • Must meet physical job description - Ability to perform the essential functions of this position as detailed in the functional job description, including the requirement to lift and carry 50 pounds