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Valmont Industries, Inc. Production Scheduler in Columbus, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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:

The Production Scheduler is responsible for logically and accurately scheduling and reviewing finished goods and components through all phases of the manufacturing areas. The Production Scheduler coordinates customer information to the production floor and ensures that ship dates are met. The incumbent analyzes and review various reports and tools to seek resolution to issues with minimal supervision. The incumbent will have a key role in coordinating the production of product and ensuring efficiency within the department. The Production Scheduler will communicate with various levels of staff regarding any changes to production to ensure customer satisfaction as well as ensure downtime is kept to a minimum.

Essential Functions:

• Develop and maintain production schedules based on customer orders, inventory levels, and production capacity.

• Review and provide guidance on potential scenarios that could hinder production plan.

• Coordinate with production managers to prioritize production activities and allocate resources effectively.

• Collaborate with procurement and logistics teams to ensure timely delivery of raw materials and components.

• Monitor production progress and adjust schedules as needed to accommodate changes in demand or resource availability.

• Identify and resolve scheduling conflicts or constraints to minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.

• Utilize scheduling tools (IFS PLANNING BILLS , DRP) to optimize production schedules and improve overall productivity.

• Communicate production schedules and updates to relevant stakeholders, including production teams, management, and project management

• Analyze production data and performance metrics to identify areas for improvement and work with production team to implement correct actions

• Participate in production meetings to provide insights and recommendations for improving production processes and workflows.

• Ensure compliance with safety, quality, and regulatory standards in all production scheduling activities.

• Focus on Continuous improvement and implementation of best practices

• Review and resolve MRP exceptions as needed.

• Analyze and provide authorization of customer improvement requests.

• This position reports to the Operation Planner, with dash-line report to the Plant Manager. This position does not have any direct or indirect reports.

• This role does not require travel

Other Important Details about the Role:

• Reordering of lost and scrapped parts as needed

• Provide assistance with production team around technical or production needs.

• Provide assistance/back up to Dispatcher, and other departments as needed.

• Builds collaboration between various departments to ensure strategic and logistical needs are met in a timely fashion.

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

• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (especially Excel).

• ERP / IFS experience strongly desired.

• Ability to work independently, stay organized and prioritize work activities.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex data and make informed decisions.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

• Proven experience in production scheduling or manufacturing planning

• Detail-oriented and organized, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies is preferred.

• Experience with process optimization and efficiency improvement initiatives is a plus.

• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, with a proactive and results-driven attitude.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree in relevant field or Associates degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant experience


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services 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.