Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine Operator -2nd Shift (Starting $15.72 plus shift differential) in Elkhart, Indiana

3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

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 Polisher position at the Elkhart facility. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will set up and operate one or more types of sanding machines to apply a rotationally sanded finish to aluminum shafts. Additionally, you will…

  • Inspect aluminum shafts and evaluate condition

  • Remove dents, grind and router as needed

  • Prepare finished shafts for protection in shipment as directed by work instruction

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1 year experience operating an industrial machine in a production environment

  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic calculations

  • Ability to read and work with prints, drawings and work documents

  • Ability to take measurements using close tolerance measuring instruments

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Previous experience operating material handling systems including overhead monorail cranes

  • Previous experience with small hand tools including dent jacker, hand grinder, hand sander, hand held router- Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Working Environment/Physical Efforts

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.

  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

  • Reaching: Extending hands(s) and arms(s) in any direction.

  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

  • Able to use hand tools, including files, hammers, snips; power tools such as sanders, drills, riveters, and grinders.

  • Proficiency in working with hand tools and common metal shop tasks

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 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.