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Roller Fabricator


New Orleans, LA


Manufacturing & Production


Laitram Machinery
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Laitram Machinery, Inc. has a position available for a Roller Fabricator.  This individual will be responsible for helping in all areas related to sheet metal fabricating. 

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.


  • Work from manufacturing schedule
  • Coordinate daily work schedule with extruder operator
  • Unload used rollers from trucks, crates
  • Move rollers/crates using fork-truck
  • Clean rollers with soda-blaster
  • Operate rubber stripping equipment
  • Operate roller sanding equipment
  • QC check on roller gears, replace out of spec gears
  • Prime and paint roller pipe assemblies
  • Assemble components into new roller pipe assemblies
  • Cross-train – learn to perform other roller operations:  extruder, grinding, polishing, finishing.
  • Assist with cycle counts; maintain inventory counts of used roller cores
  • Complete transactions in mfg software with minimal errors (clock-in/out, job on/off, charge material from inventory,  receipt material to inventory, scrap material move material from one location to another, etc.)
  • Keep machines/work area clean
  • It is essential that this position is performed at the facility.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Be able to identify and use basic hand tools
  • Capable of reading blueprints
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Capable of becoming proficient operating a fork-truck
  • Capable of learning to operating roller fab equipment – sanding equipment soda blaster, stripping machines
  • Able to work overtime
  • Light domestic travel as required, 1 to 2 weeks pre year.
  • Must be able to meet the functional requirements of the job including the ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend/lean over and lift 50 pounds

Desired Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience
  • Experience in some trade – mechanic, fabrication work, carpentry, machine tools, etc.
  • Advanced education/training – vocational training, college courses, etc.
  • Experience in the seafood or shrimp industry
  • Multiple technical skills – welding, mill/lathe operation, sheet metal, carpentry, auto mechanic, etc.
  • Experience with computer software (MS Office, manufacturing software, etc.)