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Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance 1st Shift in Franklin Park, Illinois

10909 Franklin Ave Franklin Park Illinois 60131-1409

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A Brief Summary of This Position:

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Maintenance Technician at Valmont Empire Galvanizing. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, overhead crane, hoist, replacement of AC/DC motors and other types of installations.

Essential Functions:

Work from the direction of the Lead Mechanic to support the preventative maintenance schedule, make unforeseen repairs, troubleshoot and install new or repaired equipment

Perform a variety of electrical-trade functions in the installation, maintenance or repair of equipment for generating, distribution and/or utilization of electric energy in an establishment

Install or repair any of a variety of electrical equipment, such as generators, transformers, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, motors, heating units, conduit systems, or other transmission equipment while working from blueprints, drawings, layout or other specifications

Locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system or equipment

Communicate with the Lead, Supervisors, Production Manager, and General Manager regarding problems and estimated times for repairs

Learn aspects of mechanical and electrical maintenance throughout the shop

Perform other duties as directed by leaders and management

Actively participate in department safety, and demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED equivalent

Two to Three years of previous experience in a maintenance related position

Two to Three years of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

Certified or being able to be certified to run forklifts, man-lifts, cranes and all manufacturing equipment

Computer experience for input and retrieval of data a plus.

The ability to read and decipher blueprints, schematics manufacturer specification manuals, state and federal code books and references without assistance and use them to properly perform the required maintenance installations, or tasks

The ability to calculate formulas using basic mathematics and standard U.S. and Metric Measurements

The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills

At the end of 90 Calendar days the candidate must be able to maintain an acceptable level of production, quality and attendance as determined by Management

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

Three years of previous experience with overhead crane maintenance and operations

Three year of previous experience operating hand and/or power tools in a professional environment

The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

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

The ability to effectively interpret and present information both one-on-one and in front of an audience

Working Conditions

The employee is continually exposed to a working environment consisting of smoke and irritating particulate impurities, acid fumes from pickling tanks, and large quantities of windblown dust and ash produced as by-product to the process. In addition, the nature of the industry results in extreme heat in the summer (typically 10-15 degrees above outdoor temperature), and melting snow off of incoming material results in damp, cold working conditions in the winter. The winter conditions are doubly hard to manage.


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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 is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.

Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.

That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.

  • That’s the value we add.