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Valmont Industries, Inc. CDL Truck Driver in Columbus, Nebraska

1600 East 29th Ave Columbus Nebraska 68601

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is a CDL, Class A driver position driving a tractor/trailer combination making daily runs between the Columbus and Valley, NE sites. The product ranges from plate steel, pole shafts, finished pole assemblies and palleted parts. All must be properly secured onto 48’ - 53’ flatbed trailers. A drop and hook situation will be frequent.

Essential Functions:

  • Operate equipment and vehicles safely, protecting self and others from accident and injury

  • Driving tractor / trailer between Valley and Columbus sites

  • Perform daily vehicle inspections on tractor and trailer as required under Part 393 and 396 of the FMCSR

  • Fueling tractor

  • Properly secure cargo utilizing compliant straps, chains and binders on flatbed trailers

  • Preform daily inspection of straps, chains and binders to ensure compliance with Part 393.102 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR)

  • Maintain compliance with FMCSR, Department of Transportation (DOT) HOS as described in Part 395 of the FMCSR

  • Operating Omnitracs device for hours or service (HOS) and mileage tracking

  • Maintain all necessary DOT required documents for record keeping requirements

  • During non driving time, the incumbent will be required to perform other tasks as trained, including but not limited to welding, machine operation, grinding or assisting with the Shipping department.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate:

  • Must have a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) as per section 383 of the FMCSR

  • Be physically qualified to operate a commercial vehicle and obtain a Medical Examiners Certificate as per the requirements of Subpart E, Section 391 of the FMCSR

  • Two years of previous experience driving a commercial truck in a professional environment, OR 1 year experience plus accredited truck driving school graduation or accredited truck driving school graduation and at least 1 year of welding or machine operation experience.

  • No DUI / DWI in the past 5 years

  • No positive DOT drug and alcohol test in last 10 years

  • No more than 3 moving violations in previous 5 years

  • No speeding tickets equal to or greater than 15 mph in previous 5 years

  • No other vehicle moving violations

  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally and work in extreme weather conditions

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

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Previous experience operating a forklift

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

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

  • Annual performance based bonus plan

  • 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.

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.