Valmont Industries, Inc. Acid Reclamation Systems Operator - 2nd shift ($20+/hr) in Valley, Nebraska
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016
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 monitoring galvanizing equipment and fluids to ensure safe and proper galvanizing operation for high quality galvanized products. The Acid Reclamation Systems Operator A (ARS Operator A) is responsible for adjusting flow rates to provide maximum output of iron and zinc sulfate crystals. Incumbent is also responsible for leveling and changing crystal bags and filters and for performing minor maintenance to the galvanizing process tanks. The ARS A Operator will add acid and maintain the fluid levels and the temperatures in the galvanizing process tanks. Incumbent will be responsible for operating the molten zinc recovery (MZR) machine under the direction of the others and monitoring the reverse osmosis (RO) system. Additional duties include assisting with loading the crystal trailer, washing down the process tanks, maintaining the dryer area and the areas under the process tanks, assisting in general plant clean up and housekeeping, and working safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Monitor galvanized equipment and fluids, to adjust flow rates
Add acid and maintain fluid levels and temperatures in the galvanizing processing tanks
Add nickel and albumin to the kettle, and to monitor the RO system
Operate screwdrivers, wrenches, and cutting tools to perform minor maintenance on the galvanizing process tanks
Maintain and complete accurate logs
Must work in a safe and conscientious manner, paying constant attention to details
Responsible for communicating problems or needs to departmental supervision
Important Details about the Role
Assist in operating the MZR machine
Assist in Material Handler duties as needed
Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
This position reports to the Coatings Maintenance Manager
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
No (0) to one (1) year of relevant experience
Work with exposure to sulfuric acid
Able to operate a forklift, use hand tools, electrical drills, saws, and pneumatic tools
Work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week
Wear a respirator for extended periods of time and other required Personal Protective Equipment for the production facility
Perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
Read and interpret simple charts, tables, flow diagrams, and troubleshooting guides
The ability to stand and / or walk for up to 95% of the shift
Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift of up to 20 pounds
Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
High awareness for safety, the ability to recognize hazardous substances and know employee responsibility for chemical safety
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
A working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
One (1) year of experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
One (1) year of experience operating hand and / or power tools
One (1) year of experience with overhead crane operations
Prior experience with on the job troubleshooting
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.