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Valmont Industries, Inc. Material Handler in Bartow, Florida

4131 Hwy 17 South Bartow Florida 33830-7567

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for receiving, unloading, and storing incoming product loads and inspecting finished products for damage and defects. The incumbent will operate equipment used to move material including forklifts and shag trucks. They will be responsible for identifying material and product being loaded and unloaded. The incumbent will create tags for products being unloaded, which may involve taking notes and pictures and entering that information into the computer. Incumbent will be responsible for inspecting inbound product to ensure a high quality finished product and making recommendations to resolve any damage or defects found in products. Interact with customers and truck drivers, coordinating special handling as a result of an inspection, creating the production schedule, general plant housekeeping, and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Communicating potential problems or needs with material to the Lead or Supervisor

  • Inspect incoming material for proper venting and hanging

  • Inspect material to ensure it meets the quality standards, reject material that does not meet quality standards, and coordinate special handling for this material

  • Read tags, bills of lading, and shipping and receiving papers

  • Create tags on incoming product with details including piece count and finished product packaging

  • Move material up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard

  • Operate small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns

Important Details about the Role

  • Operate computer to enter product information

  • Assist in creating the production schedule

  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Stand 90% of a shift and work outside in extreme weather conditions

  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • High awareness for safety

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

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

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

  • No Degree. 0-1 years relevant experience

  • Ability to work with concrete and small hand tools such as tape measures, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns

  • Ability to b operate overhead cranes and/or forklifts

  • Ability to inspect to ensure that products meet quality standards

  • Ability to bundle, crate, box, and wrap products to be shipped

  • Ability to load a truck

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds frequently throughout a shift

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One (1) year experience operating a forklift in a professional environment

  • One year experience in a Shipping/Receiving or Distribution 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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