Valmont Industries, Inc. Material Handler 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.
A Brief Summary of this Position
Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Material Handler position in our Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will operate bridge cranes and hoists safely and efficiently to move racked steel to pickling area and into process tanks to ensure a high quality finished Valmont product.
Inspect steel for proper fabrication and venting for galvanizing to ensure high quality Valmont products
Utilize space and tank capacity properly to ensure high efficiency work area
Schedule varying weights of steel through pickling process to maintain maximum utilization of galvanizing schedule
Maintain a clean and hazard-free workplace and protect self and others from accident and injury
Exhibit excellent safety practices and behaviors and follows the intended purposes of Valmont safety policies and procedures
The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
The ability to identify and communicate maintenance or product problems to departmental supervision
The ability to work in extreme temperatures and conditions
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Highly qualified candidates will also possess:
One year of previous experience in a manufacturing and fabrication environment
One year of previous experience operating a bridge crane in professional environment
The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
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. The average employee dresses to be comfortable while doing his / her assigned task, and in doing so, subjects him / herself to chilling and cold as large fluctuations in temperature are brought about by the moving of material in and out of the facility.
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.