Valmont Industries, Inc. Crane Operator in Fort Meade, Florida

1381 Hwy 17 North Fort Meade Florida 33841

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:

This is an Individual Contributor role responsible for ensuring efficient transportation of materials via forklift in accordance with technological needs for concrete pole production. The person in this position works in close cooperation with the gantry crane operator. This person must be able to become certified to operate a gantry crane and other ground level cranes.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform work in accordance with the crane operation instructions for gantry, ground-level and cab-based cranes.

  • Become knowledgeable in the technological instructions for the centrifugal pole production process.

  • Use forklift to ensure efficient transportation of materials.

  • Work in close cooperation with the gantry crane operator.

  • Inspect the technical condition of the crane slings for safe operation.

  • Complies with general OSHA and fire safety instructions.

  • Inspect and monitor the technical condition of the forklift and cranes operated.

  • Maintain updated entries in the maintenance log book on a daily basis.

  • Responsible for maintaining restricted access to emergency stop switches and main switch.

  • Knowledge of the basic operating principles of the FPC system.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports to the Plant Supervisor and has no direct reports or indirect reports

  • Must have a high awareness for the safety of other employees and machines used in the production area

  • Ability to understand and follow both written and verbal instructions

  • Participate in LEAN and 5S projects, as well as keep immediate production area clean

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

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

  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week

  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to chemicals and irritating particulates

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems

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

  • Ability to become certified to operate cranes from ground level (gantry) and from the cabin

  • Ability to become forklift operator certified

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant experience

  • Good eyesight and ability to assess distance

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with average lift at 30 lbs.

  • Basic computer knowledge

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Previous forklift experience

  • One (1) year of previous experience with overhead crane operations

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.