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Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Technician - Day or Evening Shift in Franklin Park, Illinois

10909 Franklin Ave Franklin Park Illinois 60131-1409

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.

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 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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