Valmont Industries, Inc. QA Inspector Level I - Days in Columbus, Nebraska

1600 East 29th Ave Columbus Nebraska 68601

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 QA Inspector Level I position in the Global Utility Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will inspect, evaluate, organize, and weigh nonagricultural raw materials using precision measuring instruments and complex testing equipment. Additionally, you will:

  • Perform Nondestructive examination (NDE) under the guidance of a certified level II on material using methods including visual, magnetic particle and ultrasonic shearwave testing

  • Perform dimensional and visual inspection of utility products to ensure the quality of manufactured and purchased products conform to customer specifications

  • Document findings on Inspection Reports found during inspections

  • Communicate inspection defects and other issues to QA Manager, QA lead and Shift Supervisor

  • Discuss and document root causes as well as corrective actions on inspection reports

  • Observe and document material abnormalities

  • Coordinate/prepare certification & material reports for customers & authentication authorities

  • Responsible for generating and maintaining NDE reports and records

  • Report and analyze test results on hard files and spreadsheets

  • Demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policy and procedures

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Able to be Certified internally as ASNT-Level I in UT Shearwave, MT and VT within 90 days

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Knowledge of AWS D1.1 inspection criteria

  • Ability to accurately use tape measure, thread gauges, micrometer, protractor, and dial calipers

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

  • The ability to accurately read and interpret shop blueprints

  • The ability to stand/walk for up to 80% of the shift

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions

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

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Associates of Applied Science in NDT

  • Current certification or the ability to re-certify to ASNT as a level II UT, MT and VT

  • Two years of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • One year of previous experience in a quality control or related position

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Outlook

  • Ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

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


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, call (402) 963-1115 or email

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.