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Valmont Industries, Inc. Group Leader 2nd Shift (3:00pm-1:00am) in Estill, South Carolina

41 Wood St Estill South Carolina 29918

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 Value Stream Group Leader position in the Composites department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be responsible for leading associates in maintaining a safe, high quality, efficient working environment. Additionally, you will…

  • Lead associates in maintaining a safe, high quality, efficient working environment

  • Exercise a strong emphasis on Lean methodology to drive short and long term improvements

  • Complete daily Leader Standard work requirements

  • Ensure all associates are following Standard Work

  • Assign work stations and schedule overtime accordingly to maintain manageable work in process and meet on-time delivery requirements

  • Ensure housekeeping is in order and meets all DHEC and OSHA requirements

  • Order and maintain supplies and proper PPE for associates

  • Ensure that all daily and weekly paperwork/shop orders are completed and submitted.

  • Heavy Equipment Inspection (overhead cranes, manual and powered forklifts, process equipment, etc.)

  • Light Equipment Inspection (elec. Cords, fans, work tables, hand tools, carts, etc.)

  • Safety Inspection (shower & eye wash stations, slings, hooks, chemical container labeling, chemical container grounding, etc.)

  • Equipment mechanical readiness inspection

  • Equipment issue reporting and follow-up

  • Employee Absence- Flex employees and/or fill in as needed to support continuous flow

  • First Article Inspections

  • Review product quality standards

  • Audit Operator Standard Work

  • Evaluate and sign Hour by Hour Charts

  • Respond to Andon Signals

  • Nominate recognition opportunities

  • 5S Audits

  • Insure completion of daily DHEC compliance documents

  • Insure completion of Daily Cleanup Procedures

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Proven leadership skills (communication, accountability, coaching)

  • Lean methodology

  • Mechanical aptitude and troubleshooting abilities.

  • Mathematical / technical competency

  • Forklift License Required

  • Ability to lift 75lbs continuously without assistance

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands, talk, hear, stand and walk

  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in proven leadership skills (communication, coaching, and accountability)

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in Lean Methodology including application/implementation of Lean Principles

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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Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.