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Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Technician 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.

Brief Summary of This Position

The Maintenance Mechanic position is an individual contributor in Farmington, MN. This person must be a highly driven individual that will be responsible for performing preventative maintenance & repairs on all plant equipment and facilities including hydraulic machines, presses, shears, cranes, welders, mechanical clutches, drive trains, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for assisting in the performance of preventative maintenance & repairs on all plant equipment and facilities including hydraulic machines, presses, shears, cranes, welders, mechanical clutches, drive trains, etc.

  • Responsible for assisting in the repair of worn parts, straightens and fabricates fixtures. Makes new installation of equipment and performs major repairs/replacements.

  • Seek opportunities for efficiencies and improvements within the maintenance department.

  • Proper installation of equipment ensuring that necessary safety standards are adhered to.

  • Perform and/or assist with maintenance tasks according to production needs to minimize downtime.

  • Support manufacturing demands including working during non-peak hours (e.g., off-shifts, holidays, weekends, etc.) as required/assigned).

  • Respond to on-duty emergency requests and after-hours call-ins.

  • Performs of strategic preventative maintenance; continuous improvement of maintenance systems and practices.

  • Performs general maintenance tasks including buildings, grounds, (snow removal), etc.

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

  • This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

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

  • Three (3) to Six (6) year of experience in industrial maintenance.

  • Associates degree in industrial maintenance, engineering and/or equivalent.

  • Requires working knowledge of pneumatics, hydraulics, mechanics or electrical applications.

  • Basic working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.

  • 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 meet production, safety, and quality standards in a high-paced working environment.

  • Ability to be Valmont trained and certified in operation of forklift.

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

  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment.

  • Physically capable and available to work overtime including weekends, public holidays, and evenings.

  • Must be available for on-call rotation.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Six (6) to Nine (9) years of experience in industrial/manufacturing maintenance.

  • Technical training in industrial machine types

  • Three (3) or more years of machine mechanical/electronics experience.

  • Understanding of machining.

  • Experience in three or more areas - CNC, electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, metalworking.

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

  • Working knowledge of single and three phase electrical circuitry with an ability to read electrical schematics.

  • Ability to read and understand blue prints.

  • Experience performing all position arc and wire feed welding on steel and aluminum.

  • Experience with pneumatics, hydraulics, water and natural gas plumbing.

  • Experience with mills/lathes.

  • 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.

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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.