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Valmont Industries, Inc. Lean Industrial Engineer in Omaha, Nebraska

One Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154-5215

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:

The Lean Industrial Engineer drives, facilitates and enables operational excellence through the implementation of Lean principles and practices across all Valmont Coating sites to achieve customer focus, simplicity, agility and accountability. The Lean Industrial Engineer will work on many varied projects to achieve Coatings Division tactical and strategic goals, including capital, maintenance, process development, and R & D projects. The position will travel as needed to the sites to research and implement these projects. The work involves the application of engineering, project management, and financial analysis skills. Initiative and attention to details are keys to success in this position where projects are identified and managed to completion by the Engineer. In addition the Lean Industrial Engineer will

  • Demonstrate and model the Valmont Core Values

  • Utilize both Engineering and Lean skill sets to drive high-impact improvements and Lean methodology mentoring activities at all of the NA Galvanizing sites

  • Assist teams in development and improvement of business processes, requirements, change management and metrics

  • Identify, communicate and overcome obstacles that may affect performance and assist teams in resolving conflicts to achieve optimal improvement

  • Calculate and maintain Lean-related measures, maintain records, and communicate data to relevant personnel

  • Positively contribute to all activities related to production, quality, and rework serving as a resource for site managers and engineers

Essential Functions:

  • Act as a liaison between teams, support groups, management, and other functional areas, removing obstacles that may affect Coating’s performance

  • Lead teams in development and improvement of business processes, requirements, change management and metrics

  • Promote and facilitate diagnosis of work flow impediments and other waste throughout the Division and provide counsel on appropriate tools to eliminate them

  • Development and maintenance of standard processes for measuring and reporting the status of, and improvements in, Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) metrics

  • Drive improvement in, and quality of, relevant discipline standards and practices to continually increase the value to the customer

  • Specialized project management responsibilities which generally include assisting NA Coating’s plants

  • Calculate and maintain Lean-related measures, maintain records, and communicate data to relevant personnel

  • Manage the process of selecting, scoping, and prioritizing projects including review of resource utilization across the organization

  • Develop and manage financial benefit, cost budgets, and key performance indicator bowlers related to major activities

  • Evaluate, select, and apply engineering solutions to a variety of manufacturing related problems.

  • This role requires up to 50% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related discipline

  • One year engineering focus driving Lean or other continuous improvement transformation

  • A professional Lean Certification and commitment to continuous Lean learning

  • Expert in Lean Manufacturing and experience in program management including knowledge of Best Practices in strategy deployment, project execution, and implementation

  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the year

  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment, building relationships with all levels of employees

  • A customer-focused, result and change leader that can move the change process forward

  • Mentor, coach teams to find a way forward in ambiguous situations

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities and meet aggressive deadlines

  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and planning skills

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

  • A broad knowledge of the material, costs, techniques and processes used within the manufacturing industry

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)

  • Effective facilitation skill set for interaction with all levels of the organization

  • The ability to perform math calculations required by Lean methodology including basic algebra

  • The ability to use Access, PowerPoint, and Visio

  • The ability to create a self-sustaining culture of continuous improvement where all employees are treated with mutual respect, their ideas and contributions are recognized and valued

  • The ability to work with motivate, develop and direct multi-cultural teams

  • Attention to detail with accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines

  • Judgment and decision making skills while comparing relative cost and benefit potential

  • Design and specify new fixtures, tooling, equipment, and method modifications to improve cost, safety, and quality of products

  • Design and specify process heating systems, exchangers, filter systems, and furnaces.

  • Utilize Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) technologies to assist in engineering problem solving

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in engineering, business or related Lean field is preferred

  • Proven facilitation/coaching of TPM events, Standard Work events, manufacturing and administrative value stream improvement projects is preferred

  • The ability to speak English and another language is preferred

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

The incumbent is exposed to hazards that may exist within manufacturing and shipping areas. Some hazards are chemical vapors, smoke, dust, frozen water, and noise over 80 decibels. Although some of the work can be performed in an office setting; most on the shift will be spent moving around different areas of the manufacturing plant. The incumbent must be able to work in and follow the safety rules of all areas of the facility, including the use of personal protective equipment where required. This equipment includes metatarsal safety boots, safety glasses and hearing protection in areas where it is required. This position requires long days to support the Lean initiative including travel to other international company facilities and offsite locations. The environment is fast-paced and demanding most of the time.

This position requires movement throughout the plant to various events, activities and meetings. There are areas of the plant that cannot be accessed by elevator and the Global Lean Industrial Engineer needs to be able to access these areas by stairs. This position may require standing and moving around the site for multiple hours. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to type. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office or distribution centers may be required. The Lean Engineer needs to be able to drive him/herself around to attend Lean events. The incumbent must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and in rare occasions lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. There is a dolly available for heavy lifting and moving within the office. Specific vision requirements include close vision sight, with or without eyewear. The employee must be able to see and read the text on the computer/laptop screen including smaller font. This can be done with or without accommodations.

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.

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