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Valmont Industries, Inc. Engineering Technician in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

3129 35th Street Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401-5410

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Engineering Technician is responsible for supporting the Product and Transformation and the Research and Development teams. In this individual contributor role, the incumbent is responsible for completing tasks necessary to advance various projects to completion. Tasks will involve working with concrete materials to perform various tests, working with Operations to assist with the implementation of new improvements. The incumbent will also assist with the lab and testing facilities, when needed. In addition, the incumbent will need to monitor project workflow to assist with meeting milestone dates for projects assigned.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports to Director of Product and Transformation

  • Domestic travel may be required up to 10%

  • Perform various testing related to concrete and other materials

  • Effectively communicate the status of projects to the Product and Transformation and Research and Development teams

  • Contribute to the development of testing plans and scheduling of testing

  • Assists with the evaluation of concepts to determine viability within the operations

  • Gathers, compiles, and organizes data and information for analysis

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Independently able to perform tasks requested by leadership

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Occasionally works with manufacturing personnel to ensure that any product designed can be manufactured efficiently

  • Coordinates daily activities with team members to ensure the most efficient use of time, and flow of work activities through the work team

  • Possess an innate curiosity to improve processes and procedures

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

  • Experience in handling and maintaining mechanical/electrical testing equipment

  • Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal skills, including the ability to adapt and professionally communicate with a variety of people

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Products, Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Ability to operate equipment (loaders, forklifts, small overhead cranes, etc.) in both outdoor and indoor setting. Candidate should be certified or able to attain certification to operate such equipment safely and effectively

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

  • Keep inventory of equipment, testing apparatus, and materials

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment in the lab and testing facilities

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Associate degree in civil or mechanical engineering or Technical Certificate in an associated field from an accredited school is preferred

  • CAD skills

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner and be an integral part of a team environment

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed outdoors or in a lab setting. There will be exposure to a manufacturing environment or outside weather conditions. When visiting a manufacturing area, the incumbent will be required to wear all mandatory personal protective equipment. The incumbent is regularly required to stand 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. Domestic travel, including overnights, may be required up to 10%. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds in working with concrete materials, test rigging, etc.

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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.

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 22 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.
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