Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Mechanic - 1st Shift in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
3129 35th Street Tuscaloosa Alabama 35401-5410
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 is an individual contributor position responsible for performing most functions of the preventive and repair maintenance, basic electrical, electronic and mechanical work for the Tuscaloosa Utility plant. The Maintenance Mechanic is also responsible for the repair and maintainance of both mechanical equipment and the structural of the establishment to sustain material production. This person is responsible for recording labor and materials used on each repair and provides some guidance, instruction and training to the operators.
Learn multiple aspects of mechanical and electrical maintenance throughout the shop
Must be able to read a multi-meter and have familiarity with 480 volts.
Must have some experience with bearings
Have a general knowledge of how to trouble shoot issues
Assist a mechanic or electrician in associated repairs and maintenance work
Maintain an incident log of all equipment and structural repairs both weekly and monthly
Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job.
Make management aware of any training needs you have. Consult your management immediately if you are being asked to perform work for which you are not trained and/or are not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.
Maintain an attitude that unlawful or unethical actions are not acceptable.
Value the differences each individual brings to the workplace and welcome diversity within our workforce. Support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination.
Conduct business on behalf of the Company in full compliance with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which we operate.
Important Details about the Role
Knowledgeable with plant equipment
Knowledgeable with basic testing, troubleshooting, disassembly, inspecting, precise measuring, repair and re-assembly of all plant equipment and components with limited instruction
Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards
Must be company tested and authorized to operate a forklift
Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
This position reports to the Maintance Supervisorr and has no direct reports
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience
The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
High awareness for safety with the ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 30 pounds
Ability to be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection
Ability to spend 75% of workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing
Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet
Must be able to distinguish colors
The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week, as needed
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
Actively pursuing an Associate’s or Technical degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field
The ability to interpret and fabricate components based on basic blueprints or specification sheets
One year of experience with basic troubleshooting pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems
One year of experience basic welding/fabricating metal structures/components
Climb and work from ladders, man lifts, bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 80 feet
Work in adverse conditions: wet, hot, dusty, dirty or cold All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status . Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. SKILL Educational BackgroundRequires adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing of whole numbers and fractions to perform calculations and conversions to and from metric and English measurement standards. Must possess adequate communication and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with other employees. Must display an aptitude for problem solving and the ability to plan for potential problems or needs.
Job Training Skill Development
Maintenance Technician must demonstrate a minimum acceptable level of equipment specific knowledge within 12 months of on the job experience.
Must be able to make decisions whether or not equipment can run safely or needs immediate attention for repairs. The Maintenance Technician should be able to make recommendations to supervision and prioritize necessary repairs. Service manuals establish standard procedures for some decision making. Troubleshooting of pneumatic, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical equipment may require independent judgment at the work site or at additional Valmont sites requesting maintenance assistance.
The Maintenance Mechanic spends time climbing, lifting, bending, kneeling, crawling, pulling, stretching, and working in confined spaces and awkward positions, as well as working at heights. Incumbent handles gearboxes on top of machines, changing brakes, motors on cranes, etc. The average weight of objects is 30 pounds. Incumbent spends 75% of his / her workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing.
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.