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Valmont Industries, Inc. Brake Operator (Evening Shift) in El Dorado, Kansas

955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

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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.

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2nd Shift (3:30 pm - 2:00 am; M - Th + OT)

Starting Wage $20.27/hr + $1 shift differential

The Brake Operator is an Individual Contributor responsible for the operation of the press brake to bend trapezoids into pole shafts. The incumbent is responsible for aligning and measuring material, transferring sheets using an overhead crane and conveyor, and general machine upkeep.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare, load, and move metal sheets onto the conveyor of the brake press

  • Bend metal sheet using the brake press

  • Enter data into the brake press computer

  • Inspect each product once bent to ensure that the bend was correct

  • Send metal sheet to seaming operation after brake press procedures

  • Other duties as required and/or assigned

Important Details about the Role

  • Read and decipher blueprints and flat sheets correctly

  • Use and read both regular and Outside Diameter (OD) tape measures accurately

  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery

  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment

  • The employee must maintain a safe and productive work environment producing a quality product which is shipped complete and on time to satisfy the needs of the customer

  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, and delivery

  • This position reports to the Production Supervisor

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

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings

  • The ability to read a tape measure

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • The ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people

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

  • The ability to meet production, safety, and quality standards in a high-paced working environment

  • The ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 20 pounds

  • Capable of performing simple math, fractions and fraction to decimal conversions

  • Ability to become Valmont trained and certified in the operation of a forklift and overhead crane

  • High awareness for safety at all times

  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required in the production facility

  • Read blueprints and specifications

  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • One (1) year of previous experience reading and interpreting blueprints and flats sheets in a professional environment

  • One (1) year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • Six (6) months of previous experience operating a brake press in a professional environment

  • Knowledge of basic programming and set-up of PLC controlled machinery

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

  • Close attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors by conforming to all Valmont safety policies and procedures

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

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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 22 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.