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

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Primary functions of the Associate Design Engineer include the engineering design and development activities required to meet project requirements as defined by the Product Management team. The Associate Design Engineer will also focus support on the ongoing product localization efforts currently underway across all Valley irrigation manufacturing facilities globally. The incumbent will help to coordinate the work flow of the design team in order to meet milestone dates for those projects assigned. The design team may consist of one or more individuals from Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, Service, Quality Assurance and Engineering Services. The incumbent utilizes in-house consultation of various colleagues and fellow Engineers to assure specifications are met, and receives guidance from Manufacturing to ensure design efficiency and manufacturability. Depending on the scope of the project, the Associate Design Engineer may be responsible for leading the development team. This engineer is responsible for attending technical design review meetings and providing technical design inputs. In order to meet the expectations of this position, the incumbent must be able to follow standard design and development procedures and recommends updates to design and development procedures as necessary. The incumbent must continually improve his or her knowledge of existing Valmont products, and keep up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Engage in design and development activities to meet project requirements

  • Work with individuals from Manufacturing Engineering, Ag Specialty, Service and Engineering Services to ensure design efficiency and manufacturability

  • Participate in technical design review meetings and conference calls and provide mechanical design direction and input

  • Follow standard design and development procedures, recommending updates to design procedures when needed

  • Coordinate the activities and workflow of the Engineering Technicians

  • Responsible for the engineering design and development of new products to meet requirements as defined by the Product Management team

  • Responsible for modifications to existing designs and products to meet changes in manufacturing capabilities, support cost reduction activities, and address reliability and warranty issues

  • Responsible for providing creative and innovative engineering solutions that aid in the resolution of field and manufacturing problems and in the maintenance and improvement of existing products

  • Responsible for implementing all phases of project plans and monitoring progress per established schedule and budget targets

  • Responsible for maintaining good relationships with customers, field personnel and other Valmont departments to ensure the most efficient working environment

  • Responsible for coordinating and conducting laboratory or field testing as situations dictate

  • Provide technical support to other departments as required toward meeting the needs of our customers

  • This position reports to the Mechanical Engineering Manager

  • This role may require up to 10% travel (domestic or international)

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years of relevant experience

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10%

  • Strong verbal and written communication, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Proven experience managing products

  • Proven experience in the mechanical design field

  • Experience with design software including Pro Engineer (Creo), ANSYS, Adobe Acrobat and QAD

  • Proven ability to mentor and lead others

  • Ability to communicate in English, both in written and verbal interactions

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • Desire to take on new challenges and provide innovative solutions

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Agricultural Engineering

  • Experience with steel metallurgy, welding processes

  • Experience in design for fatigue, preferably of welded steel structures

  • A strong working knowledge of mechanized irrigation systems

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Experience with Agile


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office 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 may be required to move about in the growers’ fields. Domestic and/or international travel, including overnights, may be required up to 10%. 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 move about the office. The 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 15 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 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 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.