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Valmont Industries, Inc. Fitter / 3rd Shift ($21+/hr) in Brenham, Texas

2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Fitter position in the Small Pole department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will while working under the direct supervision of the Departmental Supervisor/Lead person in the Production Department the Fitter assembles products of the unit by performing production welding and tack welding to pole shafts using the GMAW/FCAW welding process. Additionally, you will…

  • Use GMAW/FCAW process to tack weld various small components to round or square shafts to make a pole assembly GMAW/FCAW process for structural welds. The pole assembly generally consists of a square or round shaft, base plate, hand hole, arm mounting simplex, tenon-top, and/or other small parts

  • Manually position shaft on stationary fit up beam to position shaft for assembly

  • Use jib crane for lifting various components, such as base plate and arm mounting simplex, into position for assembly. Frequently pushes, lifts, and pulls up to 50 pounds

  • Read and interprets drawings to determine parts needed to assemble pole assembly. Locate and gather parts needed for assembly, from parts staging area that is staged by the Storeroom personnel

  • Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments

  • Use plasma torch to cut steel

  • Utilize jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplexes, couplings, and other small parts. Wear protective goggles or hood to protect eyes from harmful rays

  • Use measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles

  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide feet, inches, fractions, and decimals; Use table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions

  • Work in confined areas at various locations of the pole assembly line as necessary to accurately measure and assemble components described above. Moves under, around, and over poles as necessary, to get into proper position to assemble pole assembly

  • Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product

  • Other duties as assigned

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to read and write English

  • Ability to use common manufacturing math

  • 1 year experience reading and using blue prints

  • 1 year previous experience working in a manufacturing or fabrication environment, and/or have graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in welding

  • Must pass GMAW/FCAW weld tests and maintain certification

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 2 years previous experience working in an assembly environment

  • 2 years previous experience working in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • 2 years previous experience operating hand and/or power tools

  • The ability to accurately and honestly check one’s own work for quality assurance

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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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.