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Valmont Industries, Inc. CNC Operator in Brenham, Texas

2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Read daily workloads to determine what parts are required, and prioritizes according to constraint and shipping buffers

  • Determine what material is needed, check material on hand, and order any other materials needed from Stores

  • Instruct material handler on what material to load and/or unload, which material to return to Stores, how to load table to maximize productivity

  • Check material for grade, thickness, and size

  • Color-code parts as required per routing

  • Read prints, determine tolerances, and check parts against prints to ensure quality of parts being cut. Based on the appearance and quality of parts being produced, makes appropriate adjustments to the processes, such as travel speed, tip size, tip replacement, gas pressures, kerf compensation, torch height, and other factors as needed to produce the desired quality.

  • Perform all functions associated with operation of the CNC/DNC shape cutting machine; start-up and shutdown procedures; transfer of programs to and from the host computer; setting up the programs to produce required parts; originating programs from standard shapes; modifying programs from oxy-fuel to plasma and from plasma to oxy-fuel; adjusting kerf settings

  • Need to understand all functions on CNC, i.e. plasma cutting tips/nozzle size and speed charts, oxy-fuel cutting tips and gas pressures, kerf settings, amperage settings, standard shapes, keyboard to computer, and appropriate instruction manuals

  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly operator preventive maintenance

  • Communicate problems with CNC shape cutter or any other equipment to lead person, supervisor, and/or maintenance to ensure problem resolution

  • Use knowledge of the machine and its characteristics to assist maintenance personnel in maintaining and troubleshooting its system

  • Use and understand measuring instruments, i.e. tape measure, level, protractor, and micrometer.

  • Determine optimum plate utilization to minimize scrap

  • Maintains housekeeping in assigned areas.

  • Be responsible for safety and environmental issues regarding assigned area, i.e. material handling, , crane use, vacuum lift use, cutting torch, hot parts, lifting weight limits, proper eye protection, proper level in water table to minimize smoke generated during cutting process.

  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • 6 months previous experience reading and utilizing blue prints

  • Must be able to read and write English

  • Must be proficient at math to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and conversion of decimals.

  • Must be able to accurately read a tape measure and micrometer.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • One year of previous experience working in a Manufacturing environment

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift

  • One year of previous experience operating a CNC machine with G-code programming

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

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

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

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

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Ambient temperatures in work area coincide with seasonal weather changes. Exposure to metal and smoke fumes due to surrounding processes. Abnormal noise level throughout the shop requiring that hearing protection worn at all times. Direct exposure to dirt, grease, mill scale, cutting fluid, rust inhibitors, and metal particles and splinters.

Incumbent will also be exposed to production facilities where specific PPE will be required such as hand, hearing, foot, eye, and head protection. There will also be frequent exposure to outside elements for short periods of time. Being outside will also expose them to material handling equipment such as forklifts, straddle trucks, and shag trucks.


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.