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Valmont Industries, Inc. Brake Press Machine Operator (Day Shift) in McCook, Nebraska

75 South Hwy 83 McCook Nebraska 69001-8569

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.

Working under the direction of the Production Supervisor or Plant Manager, and within the guidelines of established procedures, the Machine Operator sets up and operates machining centers that perform machine functions to bend, sheer or punch metal structural shapes such as rods, angles, pipes and tubes. Metal is also angled or contoured according to the specifications of the work order, drawings, templates or layouts. The operator reviews the set up sheet and specifications to determine proper setup procedure, machining sequence and dimensions of finished piece. He/She selects and installs holding devices such as blocks and clamps on indexing table of machine. The positions and clamps indicate stops on the machine to set specified location of the bend in the material. Plug stops are inserted or screwed into guide wheel to set the correct degree of the bend. The control on the machine is manipulated to enter the correct commands to bend or cut tool to specified set points. The Machine Operator must pay close attention to the machine in order to detect any malfunctions or damage to the tool. Once cut or bent, the work piece is measured by the operator for conformance to specifications. Once finished and checked the Machine Operator stacks the finished materials onto a material handling device. Similar to other plant employees, the Machine Operator participates in Lean projects within the plant and works in a manner consistent with stated company safety policies.

Basic Qualifications (Required): To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. One to three months related experience and/or training

  • Basic math (incl. fraction to decimal conversions) to calculate adjustments for machining operations

  • The ability to read and accurately follow production blueprints, technical manuals and instructions

  • The ability to use a computer to perform time keeping functions, interface with machines, and other equipment

  • Ability to stand or move about the shop area 100% of the shift

  • Ability to bend and pivot as well as lift, push and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds throughout the shift

  • The ability to be forklift certified within the first 90 days of the job

  • Ability to work overtime when required for business needs

Additional Qualifications (Required):

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, planning, communication, and follow-through skills

  • Accurately use a tape measure, calculator, calipers, gauges or other instruments.

  • Able to use a tri-square, thread gage, micrometer and plug gage

  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast paced environment with multiple distractions

  • Continuous attention to processes and equipment operation is required

  • A good knowledge of shop safety practices

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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.

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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.