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Valmont Industries, Inc. Equipment Operator (2nd Shift) in Bartow, Florida

4131 Hwy 17 South Bartow Florida 33830-7567

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position where the incumbent will be responsible for the operation of equipment (e.g., pour cart, mi-jack, water jet, shuttle lift, stress jack, drill press, and any other mobile equipment with certification).

Essential Functions

  • Must be proficient in operating one or more types of equipment (Pour Cart, Mi-Jack, Waterjet, Lubrication, Shuttle Lift Equipment Operator, Final Stress Jack Operator, Drill Press Operator, Mobile Equipment Operator, Filler Operator)

  • Knowledge of production equipment/handheld tools used in department in a professional manner

  • Perform safety audits

  • Must be able to troubleshoot and perform basic general repairs

  • Demonstrate the use of using basic hand tools

  • Demonstrate a wiliness to train new employees

  • Participate in Lean manufacturing, Gemba and 5S

  • Ability to accurately use and read a tape measure

  • Ability to work overtime as required to meet business needs

  • Demonstrates the ability of attention to detail of product and processes

  • Maintains an attitude that unlawful or unethical actions are not accepted

  • Performs other duties directed by leaders and management.

  • Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors, which conform to all Valmont safety policy and procedures.

Other important Details about the Role

  • Identify and report safety hazards

  • Assist with general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • This position reports to the Operations Manager

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Equipment specified certification needed

  • High school diploma or GED is highly desirable but not required

  • One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience

  • Ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English

  • Communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision

  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner

  • Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • High awareness for safety with the ability to wear all required PPE and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoor.

  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 30 pounds

  • Ability to be company trained and authorized to operate equipment and machinery

  • Ability to work overtime as required to meet business needs

  • Self-motivated ability to be internally inspired to perform task to the best of one’s ability using his or her own drive or initiative

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED

  • 3+ years of experience with manufacturing equipment, large mobile equipment.

  • OSHA Certification

Educational Background

  • Must be able to read and write legibly.

  • Must possess adequate communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with other employees.

  • Must display and aptitude for problem solving and the ability to plan for potential problems or needs.

Job Training Skill Development

In addition to the above, should have a basic understanding to make most necessary decisions within three months and have total comprehension of the job within one year.

Decision Making

The incumbent must be able to make decisions, voice concerns and provide feedback on any safety issues regarding the scope of this position.

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

*Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.

Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.

That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.

  • That’s the value we add.