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Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine Operator Assistant $17.50per hr $1,000 Sign On Bonus in Farmington, Minnesota

20805 Eaton Ave Farmington Minnesota 55024-7932

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Tapering Assistant position is an individual contributor in the Aluminum Operations Department. This person must be a highly driven individual that will work directly with the Tapering Operator produce poles on our Tapering Machine.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for moving aluminum shafts by means of carts/cranes to work area and loading charge rack

  • Ability to load the aluminum shafts into the machine for tapering by means of carts/cranes.

  • Assist the operator by maintaining the aluminum shafts by means of chop saws, pole cutters, and hand tools.

  • Use hand tools to remove the bell of the shaft and cut hand hole openings from poles.

  • Assist with the taper of the shaft and removal of the shaft from the machine when complete.

  • Responsible for maintaining work area including cleaning the tapering machine following the shift.

  • Ability to train as a back-up operator including performing all tapering machine set-ups and tool changes, run the machine to create quality products within productivity standards, and improve the tapering process with a lean focus.

  • 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

  • The employee is responsible for own work.

  • Must be able to work with other employees to complete job.

  • 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.

  • Ability to train as a back-up operator including performing all tapering machine set-ups and tool changes, run the machine to create quality products within productivity standards, and improve the tapering process with a lean focus.

  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, TME (total manufacturing expenses), and customer satisfaction.

  • This position reports to the Shift Lead.

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

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • 1 year experience working in a fast paced manufacturing environment

  • Ability to accurately perform basic arithmetic calculations

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

  • Ability to accurately take measurements using close tolerance measuring instruments

  • Acceptable attendance and prior employment record

  • 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

  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations.

  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Familiarity with radial saws, hand tools, overhead cranes and general shop safety

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

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

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

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times.

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, 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.

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