Valmont Industries, Inc. MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN in Houston, Texas
6123 Cunningham Rd Houston Texas 77041
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A Brief Summary of This Position
This is an individual contributor position responsible for assisting with all functions of the preventive and repair maintenance, electrical, electronic and mechanical work for the Coatings Division to achieve personal and professional growth. The Maintenance Technician is also responsible for learning basic metal fabrication using welding, cutting and brazing. Incumbent must work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which includes the ability to complete a respirator fit test per OSHA standards which requires candidate/incumbent to trim or remove facial hair that interferes with the seal of the respirator and adhere to Valmont safety training policies. The Maintenance Technician assists with preventive maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and facilities with a learned level of proficiency. Responsible for learning plant equipment, including pneumatic and mechanical systems, clutches, brakes, power transmission components, combustion engines, and electrical and hydraulic systems. Assist with basic electrical work and fabrication under supervision of an experienced technician. Records labor and materials used on each repair.
Assist with testing, inspecting, repairing and re-assembling basic plant equipment, components, and systems including but not limited to overhead bridge cranes, hoists, gear boxes, forklifts, straddle trucks, shag trucks, company vehicles, pneumatic and mechanical systems, power transmission components, combustion engines, boiler systems, and electrical and hydraulic systems
Assist with electrical work
Learn basic metal fabrication
Communicate with other maintenance and production team members via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face
Operate gauging equipment including tape measures, micrometers, and dial calipers
Responsible for maintaining tools and equipment
Must be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes
Must be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection
Complete Lock-Out/Tag-Out training
Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet
Must be able to distinguish colors
Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors
Important Details about the Role
This position reports to the Maintenance Manager
Domestic travel overnight up to 2% annually to assist with maintenance at other plant locations
Become knowledgeable with plant equipment
Learn basic blueprint reading
Learn basic testing and troubleshooting skills
Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards
Complete record logs including labor, repairs made, equipment, and use of materials on the computer
Responsible for working with small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns
Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
Participates in Safety and LEAN initiatives
Communicates problems or needs to departmental supervision
Communicates and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
0-1 year of relevant experience
Mechanical aptitude and desire to learn
The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
Ability to be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes
Ability to be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds , although most frequent lift is up to 30 pounds
Ability to spend 75% of workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing
Must be able to distinguish colors
Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms, bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet
Ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors
Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
High awareness for safety
Work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week, as needed
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
Actively pursuing an Associate’s or Technical degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field
Work in adverse conditions: wet, hot, dusty, dirty or cold
Six (6) months of industrial maintenance experience
Six (6) months of experience basic welding/fabricating metal structures/components
Six (6) of experience with basic troubleshooting skills
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status . Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of whole numbers and fractions to perform calculations and conversions to and from metric and standard measurements. Must possess adequate communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with other employees. Must display an aptitude for problem solving and the ability to plan for potential problems or needs.
Job Training Skill Development
Maintenance Technician must demonstrate a minimum acceptable level of equipment specific knowledge within 12 months of on the job experience.
The Maintenance Technician assists with troubleshooting plant equipment and facilities that require considerable independent judgment. Service manuals establish standard procedures for some decision making. Independent judgment is required when the task at hand becomes too involved. Seeks direction from more qualified technician or Supervisor.
The Maintenance Technician spends time climbing, lifting, bending, kneeling, crawling, pulling, stretching, and working in confined spaces and awkward positions, as well as working at heights. Incumbent handles gearboxes on top of machines, changing brakes, motors on cranes, etc. The average weight of objects is 30 pounds. Incumbent spends 75% of his / her workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing.
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 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.