Valmont Industries, Inc. Fitter-Small Pole Graveyard shift in Brenham, Texas
2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418
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Summary of This Position:
While working under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor/Leadperson in the Small Pole Department the Fitter assembles products of the unit by tack welding various small parts to pole shafts using the FCAW welding process. This is done within prescribed codes, and according to prescribed procedures, specifications, and drawings.
Uses GMAW process to tack weld various small components to round or square shafts to make a pole assembly and SAW 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 turner to position shaft for assembly. Uses 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
Reads 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
Uses plasma torch to cut steel. Utilizes jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplex’s, couplings, and other small parts. Wears protective goggles or hood to protect eyes from harmful rays
Uses measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions
Works 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
Uses motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product
Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job.
Make management aware of any training needs you have. Consult your management immediately if you are being asked to perform work for which you are not trained and/or are not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
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 FCAW weld test and maintain certification
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
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.
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Physical efforts include: standing – 80%, bending over – 15%, average weight handled – 25 lbs., operator grinds 10% and uses buffer 10% of time.
Exposure to additional heat during fitting/welding process above ambient temperature and direct exposure to weld fumes
Exposure to noise while grinding and hammering requires hearing protection to be worn at all times
Ambient air conditions; both hot in the summer and cold in the winter
Sparks from grinding and welding require proper PPE
Possible burns from hot steel during welding processes, eye injuries from grinding, welding, and cutting sparks, flash burns from welding and heat fatigue
Potential for hearing loss if proper PPE not used
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.
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.
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