Valmont Industries, Inc. Material Handler- 1st Shift in Jeffersonville, Indiana

1117 Brown Forman Rd Jeffersonville Indiana 47130-8418

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. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Material Handler position in the Global Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will prepare products and materials for the galvanizing process by hanging angle on spreader bars, staging tublar products, and inspecting all outgoing products for damage/defects ensuring a high quality finished product. Additionally, you will…

  • Ensure all incoming materials are properly labeled and inventoried

  • Hand wire small to medium-sized parts to racks for pickling and galvanizing

  • Pull and Place chains and ropes around steel bundles for racking

  • Move lightweight pieces of steel by hand or forklift from different locations in the plant an yard

  • Use files, power sanders, and/or wire brushes to remove icicles and other non-conformances from finished-product

  • Stack, bundle, stretch wrap, and/or band items in accordance with the customer requirements to ensure safe load securement for transport

  • Double check quality and piece counts on loads prior to shipment

  • Unload and Load steel hauling trucks for customers and company

  • Assistant in general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • Wear required Personal Protective Equipment and follow facility safety regulations

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift in a heavy industrial environment

  • The ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • The ability to accurately read a tape measure

  • The ability to lift, push, and pull to 50 lbs continuously

  • The ability to be trained on venting, draining, and galvanizing of steel

  • The ability to be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, non-toxic fumes and airborne particles, blowing dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, proximity to extreme heat, and moving mechanical parts

  • Must have high awareness for safety at all times

  • Reliable Transportation

Highly Qualified Candidates will also possess:

  • Six months of previous experience in a galvanizing position

  • Six months of previous experience with hand tools and gauges including impact wrenches, air grinders, drills, taps, oxygen acetylene torches, and mill gauges

  • Six months of previous experience operating a bridge crane

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • Must have a high awareness of safety at all times

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.

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, call (402) 963-1115 or email

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.