Valmont Industries, Inc. Material Handler in Bartow, Florida
4131 Hwy 17 South Bartow Florida 33830-7567
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).
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.
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Paid time off
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
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.
If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.