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Valmont Industries, Inc. Batch Plant Operator in Claxton, Georgia

674 Industrial Park Drive Claxton Georgia 30417

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.

Valmont is urgently hiring to fill various roles in support of our Operations at our Claxton, GA, including Batch Plant Operator.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Batch Plant Operator’s basic function is to set up, operator and tend machines to mix or blend materials, such as concrete, cement and aggregate.

Essential Functions:

  • Weigh and measure material, ingredients, and product to ensure conformance to requirements.

  • Start machines to mix or blend ingredients; then allow to mix for specified times.

  • Dump or pour specified amounts of materials into machinery and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation.

  • Stop mixing or blending machines when specified product qualities are obtained; open valves and start pumps to transfer mixtures.

  • Examine materials, ingredients or products visually or with hands in order to ensure conformance to established standards.

  • Record operational and production data on specified forms.

  • Transfer materials, supplies, and products between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools.

  • Tend to accessory equipment such as pumps and conveyors to move materials or ingredients through production processes.

  • Read work orders to determine production specifications and information.

  • Unload mixtures into containers or onto conveyors for further processing.

  • Clean and maintain equipment, includes clean up and wash down of both equipment and batching area.

  • Dislodge and clear jammed materials or other items from machinery and equipment, using hand tools.

  • Open valves to drain slurry from mixers into storage tanks.

  • Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont Safety Policy and Procedures.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports to the Plant Supervisor and has no direct reports or indirect reports

  • Must have a high awareness for the safety of other employees and machines used in the production area.

  • Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions

  • Participate in LEAN and 5S projects, as well as keep immediate production area clean

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

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

  • The ability to work one(1) or two (2) shifts of overtime per week

  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to chemicals and irritating particulates

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems

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

  • Basic education

  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process

  • Basic knowledge of the computer

  • Current medical examination

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Posses These Preferred Qualifications

  • Authority to operate the crane and the forklift

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

*Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

  • Work on the production floor, mainly standing and walking position

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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