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Valmont Industries, Inc. Associate Substation Designer 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:

The Associate Substation Designer is responsible for reading and interpreting customer order information, customer specifications and plans, and completing substation drawings for customers and manufacturing facilities utilizing Autodesk Inventor with the SDS add-in and AutoCAD. This position will provide feedback to applicable departments on customer requirements, manufacturing or fabrication changes, and drafting procedure changes. The incumbent will be responsible for processing drawings for customers and the manufacturing facilities while maintaining the company objectives for quality and lead-time. The Associate Substation Designer must have the ability to read and understand Substation layout and detail drawings and can complete a high volume of work with minimal supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Business Line Manager II - Substation and has no direct or indirect reports

  • This role requires up to 5% travel domestically including overnight stays

  • Evaluate specifications and read blueprints to ensure that the overall project is accurate and complete

  • Collect technical information in a manner which provides quick understandable knowledge of customers

  • Create or Check the following items

  • General arrangement drawings

  • Anchor bolt plans

  • Foundation plans and details

  • Grounding plans and details

  • Material lists

  • Catalog cuts of equipment and/or material for construction reference manuals

  • Tube cutting schedules

  • Bolt counts

  • Structural shop and erection drawings for steel structures and modular bus assemblies

  • Work with the Sales and Design Engineers, Detailing, and Manufacturing to collect all information, and maintain good relationships

  • Analyze all information necessary to process an individual order accurately and efficiently

  • Maintain an awareness of current Drafting policies and procedures

  • Maintain an awareness of current manufacturing capabilities and limitations

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

  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job duties

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Demonstrates full knowledge of Company’s Inventor and AutoCAD software systems including all in-house developed software programs and systems

  • Ensure that all work is completed in strict accordance with established procedures

  • Applies Company’s design and drafting standards, applicable industry and/or local jurisdictional code requirements, and specific customer requirements

  • Uses Company’s engineering calculations for the design details for electrical conductors and equipment support structures

  • Performs non-modeling/drafting tasks as assigned by the Business Line Manager including but not limited to preparing transmittal letters, completing O&M and construction manuals, file management, and process improvement projects

  • Works overtime as needed to complete project tasks on schedule as requested by the Substation Business Line Manager

  • Demonstrates a sensitivity and/or awareness to material pricing in specifying products on the material list when design freedom is allowed by customer

  • Works efficiently and must always be task focused realizing that early completion of any task is important to the success of the project as a whole and to a greater extent the success of the Company

  • Assists in the development of new productivity tools to be used within the existing Inventor and AutoCAD software systems

  • Notifies the Substation Business Line Manager of any procedures that might be enhanced to improve productivity

  • Provides periodic schedule updates to the Substation Business Line Manager and Project Manager for tasks that are in process

  • Properly saves all in-progress and completed work in strict accordance with established Company procedures

  • Applies industry recognized standards such as AISC, NESC and IEEE codes and guidelines

  • Must have the ability to acquire an increasing knowledge of substation design and construction

  • Works with project management, to resolve or remove any impediments to the successful completion of the project

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s with 2+ years relevant experience or Associate’s Degree with 3+ years of relevant experience or 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience using Autodesk Inventor

  • Demonstrated strong professional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to keep a positive, professional attitude in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines which must be met

  • Must possess strong problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and a number/math orientation

  • Ability to work in, and be an integral part of a team environment

  • Ability to identify, communicate and participate in process improvement opportunities aimed at reducing cost, improving efficiencies, and increasing customer satisfaction

  • Excellent customer focus, including positive customer feedback

  • Decisive problem-solving ability and capability to assess people and situations with accuracy

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Technical / Applied Science degree such as Engineering, Engineering Technology or a relevant field from an accredited College or University

  • High voltage CAD drafting and/or steel detailing experience

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. Up to 5% travel required with overnight stays 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 move 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 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.