Valmont Industries, Inc. Heavy Equipment Operator in Houston, Texas
6123 Cunningham Rd Houston Texas 77041
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.
How you will contribute
Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Heavy Equipment Operator position in the Brenham, Texas Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will operate ground-controlled traveling and overhead cranes to lift, move, and position heavy steel loads. Additionally, you will…
Use hoisting attachments such as hooks, chains or bucket to load material
Be responsible for the cleaning and non-complex maintenance of both the crane and hoisting mechanism including inspection of the crane, hooks and chains regularly to maintain a safe operation within the department
Monitor all process tanks and zinc bath to maintain proper temperature and adhere to cycle times in order to achieve a quality galvanized product every time
Coordinate the use of equipment, process tanks, material and personnel in order to gain maximum productivity and capacity from the galvanizing process tanks and zinc bath
Guide the material handlers in proper paddling procedures to ensure safe galvanizing procedures are continually followed
Execute the drossing process to remove any impurities from the zinc kettle
Set kettle temperature and remove lost parts from process tanks and kettle
Perform 5S and other housekeeping tasks within the assigned area
Actively participate on both Lean and safety teams
Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations
Maintain a safe and productive working environment
What it takes
The physical ability to hook and unhook loads of pipe and place dunnage between pipes as necessary for staging
The physical ability to stand and walk duration of shift
The visual and mental capacity to determine if the load hook up is safe and if any of the parts by be defective and need attention
The ability to manipulate and decompress crane controls such as pedals, levers and buttons to regulate the speed and direction of crane and hoist
A working knowledge of using e-mail
The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
The ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety
Skills necessary to be highly efficient in the safe operation of 15 ton over-head bridge cranes
High attention to detail
Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
Excellent hand and eye coordination with 20/20 corrected vision
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
One year of previous experience with overhead crane operations
One year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
Thorough understanding of the galvanizing process and of a material handler’s job duties as related to black goods staging procedures, raw material conditions, product venting, fixture safety, the padding function, product quality, and shop safety rules
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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 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.