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Valmont Industries, Inc. Associate Design Drafter in Valley, Nebraska

600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This is an individual contributor position. You will read and interpret customer specifications and order information, process orders for production and customer submittal drawings, and prepare the necessary drawings and other data for the teams, other departments and the manufacturing facilities. You may interface with other company departments on customer order and manufacturing problems. Limited customer contact may be required to aid the design/order process.

The Drafting Department is responsible for processing drawings for customers and the manufacturing facilities while maintaining the company objectives for quality and lead time. You will interact with people in all departments to maintain amiable and profitable relationships in inter-departmental communication.

You will be responsible for reporting any inconsistent, conflicting, or missing customer information to the Engineering and/or Drafting team. All Associate Design Drafter work must be checked. This position is not allowed to check any work.

This position is important to the results of the department and the division. You may identify, recommend, and help develop revisions to standard product designs, drafting procedures, and systems to improve the department and the division.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the site Drafting Manager and has no direct reports or indirect reports

  • This role requires no travel

  • Analyze design problems and determine changes, corrections and requirements to meet project demands

  • Prepare sketches and drawings for use in producing manufacturing plans and to assist other designer/drafters

  • Interpret specifications to ensure customer requirements are met or improved and communicate with customers to resolve specification questions in preparation of drawings

  • Requisitions parts and products that are used in or interface with company products

  • Provides assistance and input on project basis to other team members in development of shop drawings

  • Recommend and implement changes to standard drafting procedures and systems

  • Identify and recommend changes to standard designs to improve customer acceptance or reduce product cost

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate:

  • High School diploma and 1+ years of work/educational experience

  • Technical skills in computer-aided drafting and basic understanding of mathematics (including Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry)

  • Experience with 3-D modeling techniques

  • Previous PC experience, including basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Ability to read and interpret manufacturing drawings, design constraints and product requirements

  • Attention to detail and a number/math orientation

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Drafting

  • Strong working knowledge of 3D Computer-Aided Design Software

  • AutoCAD 2019, PDF (Nitro Pro), Zoom, Inventor 2019, Scientific Calculator and Drafting Equipment knowledge/experience

  • Basic knowledge of Valmont products

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. 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. No travel requirements 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 stand and walk when moving 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 25 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 offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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.

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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 100 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.