Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Technician 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.
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
The Maintenance Technician works in all conditions that exist in the plant. Conditions range from clean shop work exposure to odors, drafts, wet conditions, dirt, grease, dust, and noise. The work environment consists 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 galvanizing 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. These conditions range from severe to mild and can happen daily in any combination.
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.