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Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Technician 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.

1st Shift Available - 6:00 am-4:00 pm

Salary - $22/Hour

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Maintenance Technician position is a general maintenance position and an individual contributor position responsible for performing spinner clean up, general maintenance, writing work orders, troubleshooting machinery and having knowledge of facility level mastery of hydraulic systems and pneumatic systems.

The Maintenance Technician must have general welding experience and have plant level mastery of electrical systems, knowledge of medium voltage (277-600v), valves, solenoids, and have detailed knowledge of plant systems, functions and machinery. Incumbent must be able to demonstrate fabrication of fixtures using welding, cutting and brazing. Additional duties include identifying and adding new and efficient preventive maintenance tasks and working safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Incumbent must adhere to Valmont safety training policies. The Maintenance Technician performs preventive maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and facilities with a learned level of proficiency. This person is also responsible for maintaining and repairing plant equipment, including pneumatic and mechanical systems, clutches, brakes, power transmission components, combustion engines, and electrical and hydraulic systems. The incumbent performs basic electrical work and fabricates fixtures with limited to no instruction. This person is responsible for recording labor and materials used on each repair and provides some guidance, instruction and training to the Maintenance Technician.

Essential Functions:

  • Test, inspect, repair, troubleshoot and re-assemble basic plant equipment, components, and systems including but not limited to overhead bridge cranes, hoists, gear boxes, forklifts, company vehicles, pneumatic and mechanical systems, power transmission components, combustion engines, boiler systems, and electrical and hydraulic systems

  • Perform basic electrical work, and assist in highly skilled electrical work

  • Fabricate fixtures using welding, cutting, brazing, and surface hardening applications

  • General welding (can weld efficiently using stick welder) with the ability to lead and teach others in stick welding and detailed fabrication

  • Knowledge of medium voltage (277-600v) including single and multiphase ac and dc

  • Communicate with supervisor and other maintenance and production team members via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face

  • Responsible for working with small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns and maintaining tools and equipment

  • Have general welding (can weld efficiently using stick welder). ; Mechanical Repairs; Electrical Repairs; Troubleshoot Machinery

  • Train new employees; be able to teach and lead others in all facility related electrical concerns

  • Complete record logs including labor, repairs made, equipment, and use of materials on the computer

  • Ability to fabricate and repair metal structures and components

  • Must be able to change out, clean and operate Spinners and be able to install Controllers and Control Equipment.

  • Operate gauging equipment including tape measures, micrometers, and dial calipers

  • Responsible for reading basic blueprints

Important Details about the Role

  • Knowledgeable with plant equipment

  • Knowledge of crane systems; Knowledge of pumps, valves, solenoids; Detailed knowledge of plant systems and machinery.

  • Knowledgeable with basic testing, troubleshooting, disassembly, inspecting, precise measuring, repair and re-assembly of all plant equipment and components with limited instruction

  • Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards

  • Must be company tested and authorized to operate a forklift

  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • This position reports to the Maintenace Manager and has no direct reports

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

  • Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience

  • Must have general hydraulics knowledge along with knowledge of control electrical systems

  • Must be able to perform monthly safety audits

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • 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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors

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

  • Ability to be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection

  • Ability to spend 75% of workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing

  • Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet

  • Must be able to distinguish colors

  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week, as needed

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Actively pursuing an Associate’s or Technical degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field

  • The ability to interpret and fabricate components based on basic blueprints or specification sheets

  • ­­One year of experience with basic troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems

  • One year of experience basic welding/fabricating metal structures/components

  • Climb and work from ladders, man lifts, bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet

  • Work in adverse conditions: wet, hot, dusty, dirty or cold

Educational Background

Requires adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of whole numbers and fractions to perform calculations and conversions to and from metric and English measurement standards. Must possess adequate communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with other employees. Must display an aptitude for problem solving and the ability to plan for potential problems or needs.

Job Training Skill Development

Maintenance Technician must demonstrate a minimum acceptable level of equipment specific knowledge within 12 months of on-the-job experience.

Decision Making

Must be able to make decisions whether or not equipment can run safely or needs immediate attention for repairs. The Maintenance Technician should be able to make recommendations to supervision and prioritize necessary repairs. Service manuals establish standard procedures for some decision making. Troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical equipment may require independent judgment at the work site or at additional Valmont sites requesting maintenance assistance.

Physical Effort

The Maintenance Technician spends time climbing, lifting, bending, kneeling, crawling, pulling, stretching, and working in confined spaces and awkward positions, as well as working at heights. Incumbent handles gearboxes on top of machines, changing brakes, motors on cranes, etc. The average weight of objects is 30 pounds. Incumbent spends 75% of his / her workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing.


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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.