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Valmont Industries, Inc. Mi-Jack Equipment Operator - Immediately Hiring! 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. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

Valmont is urgently hiring to fill various roles in support of our Operations at our Bartow, FL facility, including Mi- Jack Equipment Operator.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is responsible for shipping and receiving, pulling finished goods from Finishing Department to storage yard, maintaining storage yard, and assists finishing department with daily tasks. In addition, all Bartow personnel receive cross-training and will be expected to work in any part of the plant as required by management. This individual works under the direction of the Finishing Supervisor and Plant Manager, and reports directly to the Finishing Supervisor.

Job Summary:

With assistance of the Finishing Supervisor You must:

  • Make certain all fabrication numbers, pole details, and post-production weights are correctly documented and placed on the storage yard.

  • Work with drivers – receiving and shipping – to make certain all material is received and signed for correctly, and all outgoing product is properly loaded.

  • You must gouge butts of concrete poles, cut strands at tip, chip around pipes, tie in workstations, knock out lugs from pipe, grout seams, roll poles and tap out inserts, attach caps and ground clips, pack and grout butts, attach and secure tip caps, place customer-specific caution stickers.

  • You must be able to climb up and down the MI-Jack ladder throughout the day and be able to walk the plant yard and be on their feet all day.

  • You must notify Quality Assurance of pole's readiness for inspection and make any required corrections.

  • Must conduct routine inspections of machinery per maintenance checklists and report any issues to Management.

  • Operate Mi-Jack/Shuttle lift to lift and move materials/products to and from location. Load poles onto tractor trailer for shipping

Essential Functions:

  • Operate Mi-Jack/Shuttle lift with rigging in manufacturing environment.

  • Rigging and moving loads to ensure safety of co-workers and materials.

  • Test rigging to ensure safety and reliability.

  • Select gear such as cables, pulleys, and winches, according to weight and sizes.

  • Control movement of Mi-Jack/Shuttle lift through narrow openings or confined spaces to store or lad material/product.

  • Keep track of pole inventory.

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

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

  • At least one year's experience working with or around similar machinery is required.

  • One year mechanical experience

  • Safety Awareness – Identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience driving MI-Jack product

  • Three or more years of previous experience operating a MI-Jack product or similar equipment.

  • One year of previous experience operating power tools in a professional environment

  • Have a high awareness for safety at all times

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

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work performed in an industrial shop setting. The incumbent is regularly required to stand for extended periods of time. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. There are no travel requirements for this position. You are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the shop. You are frequently required to move about the shop and site. You must use proper ergonomic safeguards when performing manual tasks such as welding or handling various materials. You must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds in working with materials and equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Working conditions may include abnormal temperatures including heat, cold, rain, snow and ice. Employee may also experience jarring and bouncing, high noise areas, and other job related hazards. Employees are required to wear all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for the position.

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal 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.

*Because of 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 Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.