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Valmont Industries, Inc. Process Improvement Specialist - EHS 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:

This Individual Contributor position reports to and works closely with the Division Safety Manager to enable division strategy and objective success in driving continuous improvement of EHS practices at all business units. This position will be responsible for assisting in reporting, managing and analyzing the company's current EHS data, performance metrics, policies, and procedures to meet the division EHS strategy. Works directly with the Manager, Safety to translate strategies into roadmaps and actions ensuring resolution with the utmost effectiveness and efficiency while supporting multiple sites.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Safety Manager for our Coatings Division and has no direct or indirect reports

  • This role requires up to 15% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

  • Support the division and underlying sites in achieving EHS targets and objectives

  • Support development, maintenance, and continuous improvement efforts of the management system to facilitate EHS strategic initiatives

  • Support the preparation of reports and dashboards of key EHS performance indicators to track leading and lagging indicators and supporting EHS information

  • Manage the incident alert and other data sharing activities to ensure effective and timely information dissemination

  • Work closely with subject matter experts and stakeholders to deliver quality instructional content for site use in the area of EHS

  • Work closely with subject matter experts and stakeholders to ensure programs and policies are effective and up to date in the area of EHS

  • Recognize and be able to integrate principle Continuous Improvement (Lean/CI) concepts into EHS and vice-versa

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Perform basic management system troubleshooting and basic safety management system set up and user configuration for supported sites

  • Assist with the development and maintenance of site critical preventative maintenance programs

  • Monitor EHS task assignment with the goal of reducing individual site administrative burden through the continuous improvement process

  • Ensure prompt scheduling of root-cause analysis reports from incident investigations

  • Support the development and maintaining of risk assessments at the location to identify critical EHS hazards and opportunities for safety improvements for jobs/tasks

  • Conduct on site audits/inspections

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s in relevant field or Associates Degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Must have a broad, technical background with strong analytical skills and business acumen

  • The ability to work in a cooperative manner and communicate effectively in a positive manner with all levels of the organization

  • The ability to read, interpret and develop safety policies, procedures, training materials and standard operating instructions and procedural manuals

  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15%

  • 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:

  • Degree in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline or suitable work experience

  • Demonstrated environmental, health and safety management success in a manufacturing environment with an emphasis on program implementation and training

  • 1-2 years of experience in galvanizing or a related industry

  • Demonstrated experience with compliance programs

  • Experience with EH&S or business management software systems such as Intelex

  • Experience using Lean methodology in a manufacturing environment

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 Division EHS Support Specialist will work in both the office and shop environment. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses and hard hats may be required in most manufacturing areas and it is the Division EHS Support Specialist responsibility to ensure that all people (employees, vendors, customers, visitors) are in conformance with all safety requirements and that all employees are enforcing the safety requirements consistently and without exception. The incumbent is regularly 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. 10-15% travel is required for this position. The employee frequently is 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. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. 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 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.