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Valmont Industries, Inc. Application Engineer - AgSolar in Omaha, Nebraska

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This Application Engineer will provide technical expertise to support Valmont’s growing Ag solar business. You will be responsible for pre and post-sales activities related to the approval and design of tracker products in the assigned territory. You will serve as the primary technical customer contact and will work closely with the Sales, Marketing, and Design Engineering teams to support business growth. You will work closely with the Sales, Business Line Management, Engineering, and Global Operations leadership team, within with the Global Generation division and other Valmont teams. This role will be based in Omaha, NE.

Essential Functions:

  • You will report to the Director of Ag Solar, you will not have any direct or indirect reports

  • You will travel within the field up to 25%, to provide technical sales support and training to support sales efforts

  • Support Sales and Marketing organization in preparing and presenting technical material to customers on our products and services

  • Experience creating and using site drawings such as single line diagrams, schematics, communication network and fiber diagrams, collector systems and racking

  • Analyze customer needs and match to product offerings by supporting proposal development

  • Communicate between the customers and Valmont’s engineering teams in problem solving and technical expertise

  • Provide general technical support to customers, dealers, and sales team members

  • Provide input to Business Line Management and Product Management teams on product improvements and new product developments

  • Coordinate customer visits & meetings, provide agendas and ensures appropriate participation

  • Coordinate with utility companies requirements for interconnection with customer

  • Design solar system per utility company guidelines and code

  • Performs other departmental duties as required

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Complete applicable management reports

  • Drive efficiency and productivity in functional area through process improvement activities

  • Lead webinars as part of customer outreach / training of installers on our products

  • Support product development activities through idea creation, concept validation, gathering customer insights, and support validation testing

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

  • Bachelors Degree with 6+ years relevant experience

  • Customer focused with client liaison experience

  • Ability to present technical topics in a clear and concise manner

  • High comfort level with interpersonal interaction and interfacing with customers

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Experience with ground mounted solar systems and trackers

  • Experience in the solar industry, specifically in PV development projects

  • Experience with NEC and solar electrical practices

Benefits:

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. You will regularly be required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Up to 25% travel requirements for this position. You will frequently be required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. You will occasionally be required to move about the office. You must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. You 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.

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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.

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