Valmont Industries, Inc. Fitter/Welder (Evening Shift) in El Dorado, Kansas
955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806
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 Fitter/Welder (Evening Shift) position in the Global Utility Division . We are looking for a highly driven individual that will weld metal components together to fabricate or repair products according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders using brazing and a variety of arc and gas welding equipment. A thorough knowledge of welding procedures and practices are essential to ensure the quality of the product. Additionally, you will…
Lay out, align and assemble fabricated metal products used in electrical poles, substations, and other structures
Work from blueprints and layouts to accurately fit structural parts or components together in shop in preparation to welding or riveting
Assemble components and determine whether processing specifications have been met prior to erection by workers at construction site
Perform repetitive types of assembling operations according to procedures established by others; and use hand tools and measuring devices in the performance of work
Fuse (weld) metal structural components together by means of arc welding using one process in the fabrication of steel electrical poles, substations, and other structures
Perform welding operations requiring a limited amount of planning and laying out of work from blueprints or other written specifications, and determine operation sequence
Lay out guidelines or marks on metal parts and cut metal with a cutting torch
Move pole shafts using an overhead crane and gather parts and materials to complete the project
Perform other duties as directed by leaders and management
Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
What it takes
Successful completion of an internal weld test
Working knowledge of fixturing and weld setup parameters (amps, volts, etc.)
Knowledge of welding properties of a variety of metals
The ability to read and interpret blueprints to properly fit all products
The ability to set up work and determine operation sequence
The ability to calculate formulas using basic mathematics and standard U.S. and Metric Measurements
The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
At the end of 90 Calendar days the candidate must be able to maintain an acceptable level of production, quality and attendance as determined by Management.
Must be able to successfully cross train employees to increase production
Highly qualified candidates will also possess:
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Graduation from an accredited trade school for welding
Three years or more of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
One or more years of previous experience welding in a professional environment
The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
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 email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
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.