Valmont Industries, Inc. Material Handler in Steele, Alabama

475 Dietrich Road Steele Alabama 35987-2613

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Material Handler Position in our Production Department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will move large structures and poles using an overhead crane and/or large forklift safely in a fast paced environment. Additionally, you will…

  • Operate forklift and overhead crane

  • Identify and/or tag materials or products for movement or loading within plant or on flatbed trucks

  • Move or load product using forklift and/or crane including large structures, poles, pallets and crates

  • Complete required paperwork

  • Operate equipment and machinery in a safe, secure, and productive manner

  • Check for damage or defect of product during plant process

  • Make recommendations to resolve any damage or defects found in products

  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations

  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum one year of previous experience operating large forklifts and overhead cranes

  • The ability to operate forklifts of various sizes and types ranging from 5,000 to 30,000 lb capacity

  • Minimum one year of previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • The ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and accurately read a tape measure

  • The ability to be a team player, assisting in other areas/in other ways as needed

  • The ability to lift 50 lbs, stoop, push, pull, and stand for various periods of time

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

  • The ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • 3 or more years of previous experience operating large forklifts and overhead cranes

  • 3 or more years of previous experience in a manufacturing environment

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • The ability to establish priorities and reorder priorities when necessary

  • The ability to inspect, spot, and report damage to maintain a quality product

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

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.