Valmont Industries, Inc. Manufacturing Internship - Summer 2022 in Farmington, Minnesota
20805 Eaton Ave Farmington Minnesota 55024-7932
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:
Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Manufacturing Intern position in the NA Ops Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be an active participant in contributing to the goals of the NA Operations Farmington team. You will learn a tremendous amount in this role and will be given exposure to other parts of the business, including subject matter experts from a wide variety of divisions and professions. We are looking for students available 40 hours per week during the summer months. This role is ideal for a self-motivated and driven engineering/business student who has a desire to learn and grow in a manufacturing environment where your work will make a difference on a daily basis.
Collaborate with engineering, supply chain, HR, operations, quality and safety on projects and daily work functions.
Assist in identifying and implementing solutions to improve business processes.
Apply lean/manufacturing principles in order to achieve business objectives.
Assist with the establishment of production standards.
Work with an operations team consisting of production staff, production support, quality assurance and operations.
Assist in identifying capacity constraints, quality issues, design improvements, as well as additional processes.
Participate in hands-on learning experiences through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.
Present learning and recommendations to various business leaders in both individual and group project formats.
Other duties as required/assigned.
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Enrolled in accredited university and actively pursuing a degree in a manufacturing/mechanical engineering, civil engineering and/or business operations, supply chain, safety, etc.
Junior or senior standing.
GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint application.
Demonstrated strong communication interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Demonstrated problem solving/critical thinking skills.
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in a manufacturing plant environment and the incumbent needs to be able to move about the office and all areas of the plant which are producing product lines for the company. Some exposure to somewhat disagreeable work conditions such as dust, dirt, heat, fumes, and cold as well as noise levels above 80 decibels may be present when doing projects in the production area. Work conditions vary throughout the week depending on the project(s) the intern is assigned to. There will be visits to both indoor and outdoor locations during all seasons of the year. There is no international travel required for this position. The work environment can be fast-paced and demanding at 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.