Valmont Industries, Inc. General Laborer - 1st shift in Franklin Park, Illinois
10909 Franklin Ave Franklin Park Illinois 60131-1409
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.
Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the General Laborer position in Franklin Park, Illinois Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will prepare products and materials for the galvanizing process by hanging angle on spreader bars, staging tubular products, and preparing small parts for galvanizing.
·Inspect and ensure the safe use and disposition of production fixtures, chains and hooks
·Hand wire small to medium-sized parts to racks for pickling or galvanizing
·Pull and place chains and ropes around steel bundles for racking
·Move lightweight pieces of steel by hand from different locations in the plant and yard
·Perform paddling functions to enhance the quality level of the various galvanized products using air guns to blow off zinc needles
·Use air or electric powered tools to help prepare or clean up steel for pickling or galvanizing
·Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
·Work safely, protecting self and others from accident and injury
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate:
·The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions
·The ability to accurately read a tape measure
·The ability to communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
·The ability to lift up to 50 pounds from ground to shoulder height or higher
·Must be a physically able to stand for long periods of time (length of shift) in open air environment; wear PPE; maintain safe work environment
·Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
·Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Highly qualified candidates will also possess:
·High School Diploma or GED equivalent
·Six months of previous experience in a galvanizing position
·Six months of previous experience with hand tools and gauges including impact wrenches, air grinders, drills, taps, oxygen acetylene torches, and mill gauges
·Six months of previous experience operating a bridge crane
·The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
·The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
·Certification of heavy equipment operation including forklift
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.