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Valmont Industries, Inc. Production Manager in Midland, Pennsylvania

9 South 12th St Midland Pennsylvania 15059

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Production Manager is a Manager level role within Valmont’s Coatings Division. The incumbent must be a highly driven individual who is a confident, hands-on, and independent self-starter with a strong OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) manufacturing or industrial coatings background to join the organization and acquire the skills and experience necessary to lead a galvanizing and powder coating company. This position manages a two or three-shift operation including oversight of safety, production, quality, scheduling, lean implementation and initiatives, and compliance reporting.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the use of plant resources to ensure that all plant operations are meeting or exceeding safety, quality, and production goals set by the General Manager

  • Oversee the production operations of a galvanizing and powder coating facility

  • Receive training in industrial troubleshooting, accounting, financial forecasting, human resources, galvanizing and powder coating sales and services

  • Assist in identifying operations’ best practices, performing lean audits and kaizen events

  • Facilitate positive customer relations through the services of quality coated product and on-time delivery

  • Utilize production and other analytical reports to better gauge plant performance and to make better decisions

  • Review and control operation expenses for raw materials, operating supplies, and equipment

  • Maintain manpower requirements through proper staffing, training, and development of production employees, supervisors, and other technical personnel

  • Ensure compliance with environmental and safety requirements as specified by corporate policy and government regulation

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Plan and develop plant personnel to produce maximum efficiency and utilization of available resources

  • Select, train, develop and motivate an effective staff to assure the profitable attainment of present and future safety, production, quality and service objectives

  • This position will also have an advancement opportunity into an Operations Manager role with responsibilities expanding to include shipping and receiving, maintenance and chemical reclamation.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of relevant experience, Associate's degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • Prior supervisory experience

  • Proven track record in lean manufacturing principles including standard work, continuous improvement, problem resolution and delivery of results positively affecting the bottom line of the organization

  • Ability to travel domestically approximately 10-15%

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to wear all required PPE for the production facility, as well as be exposed to outdoor weather and indoor facility conditions including cold, heat, dirt, noise and fumes

  • 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:

  • Master’s in Business Administration, Industrial Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Chemistry or related field

  • Minimum 5-7 years of supervisory or management experience overseeing employees in a number of functional areas in an industrial environment

  • Previous experience in galvanizing or a coatings company would be ideal but is not necessary

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulations as well as state and federal labor standards

  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedural manuals, blue prints and drawings.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives

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

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Some of the working conditions for this position is in a manufacturing shop environment with exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise, dust. The Production Manager will work in both the office and shop environment. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. 10-15% travel is required for this position. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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 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.