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Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine Operator - 3rd Shift 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 Tube Line Operator I position, on 3rd Shift (graveyard), in the Global EIP Division . We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be responsible for set-up and operation of the burnisher, all activities that pertain to the buffing, inspection and repair of the welder seams on tapered tubes produced in the Big Wheel process, for the set-up and operation of the straightener, and the set-up and operation of the new plasma cut-off systems. Additionally, you will…

  • Make decisions for length of burnishing time to obtain proper quality and size of tube.

  • Determine minimum quality acceptable from visual inspection of the high frequency resistance seam weld on each tube.

  • Make daily decisions regarding the straightness, length, and cut quality of tubes, relative to Valmont specifications.

  • Continual visual inspection of tubes to assure an acceptable level of quality is maintained according to Valmont specifications.

  • Inspect for and remove scarfing left in the tube from the Blowout process.

  • Use pneumatic powered buffer to remove rust, mill scale, and other contamination from the welded seams to enable inspection of the seam.

  • Performs close visual inspection of the welded seams to discover any discontinuities in the welds and any other defects.

  • Use pneumatic powered grinder to grind all welds flush.

  • Perform set-up of Straightener to assure hold down cables and roller supports are located correctly for varying sizes of tubes.

  • Inspect tubes for straightness; straighten as necessary, to produce tubes meeting Valmont specifications and industry standards.

  • Maintain all equipment is designated area to assure proper working condition at all times.

  • Perform regular preventative maintenance on all equipment in assigned areas.

  • Notify Supervisor and/or Lead Person when assistance is required for maintenance and/or other repairs that are beyond his/her capabilities.

  • Assist Maintenance personnel on performing maintenance and repair work as needed.

  • Assist set-up of other production equipment as directed by Lead Person.

  • Keep assigned area clean.

  • Help maintain housekeeping program throughout Tube Mill as directed by Lead Person.

  • Maintain Safety awareness and be alert at all times, to detect, avoid, and/or correct unsafe conditions.

  • Be exposed to a high level of noise, due to grinding, hammering, and welding. Hearing and eye protection is required

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Read and write clearly.

  • Basic math.

  • Able to read O.D. tape and tape measure

  • 6 months previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • 6 months previous experience using power tools in a professional environment

Highly qualified candidates will also possess

  • Previous experience in manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • High School or GED diploma

  • 6 months previous experience welding in a professional environment

  • Experience operating overhead crane

  • Experience working with Lean manufacturing methodology

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

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

  • Certified to GMAW


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 is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.

Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.