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Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine 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.

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.

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

Starting Wage $21.08/hr + $1 shift differential

The Machine Operator is an Individual Contributor responsible for the setup and operation of various pieces of equipment, including a Straightener to straighten and square pole shafts, cutting equipment/machinery to ensure poles meet final length and diameter, and material handling equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for machine set up, including setting rollers to specified lengths, and verifying dimensions from shop drawings

  • Observe operation and periodically verify conformance of machined work to process sheet, specifications and blueprint data

  • Maintain the cleanliness of work area including all equipment and machinery

  • Use overhead crane to load/unload machinery

  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work both in a non-temperature controlled environment and outdoors

  • Other duties as required and/or assigned

Important Details about the Role

  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty

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

  • Read and decipher blueprints and flat sheets without assistance

  • Accountable and responsible for essential tools and equipment provided along with the maintenance of these tools and equipment

  • Actively participates in department safety, demonstrates excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures

  • 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 become Valmont trained and certified in the operation of an overhead crane

  • 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 lift up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift up to 20 pounds

  • 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 in a heavy manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • One (1) year of previous experience with overhead crane operations

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

  • 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


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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