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Valmont Industries, Inc. Audit Quality Assurance Representative 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:

This Individual Contributor role is primarily responsible for auditing quality management system (QMS) components and performance within the Utility product and service lines. It requires an understanding of the Utility product, how manufactured including inspection requirements for each product feature, and a basic understanding of how the product is to be installed and function (in use). Additionally, this position requires the ability to train for and complete certification in three areas of Nondestructive Testing (NDT): Visual (VT), Magnetic Particle (MT), and Ultrasonic (UT).

This position will work directly with multiple departments within the Valmont Utility group, such as manufacturing sites, customer service managers, product managers, project administrators, account managers, field quality assurance teams, other auditors and quality assurance trainers, etc.

As with many of the roles within the QA (Quality Assurance) organization, this position shall be called upon to support other events, such as internal product and process audits, customer pre-production manufacturing evaluations, technical sales assistance, etc.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Manager Quality Management System and has no direct or indirect reports

  • This role requires up to 80% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

  • Assist with third party audits/inspections

  • Verify inspection data

  • Ability to utilize Quality Management System (QMS) to track work and manage claims

  • Ability to accurately document and describe quality non-compliances and nonconformance in written reports

  • Ability to monitor compliance with customer specifications and Utility work instructions and specifications

  • Ability to interact professionally with clients and co-workers

  • Ability to perform simple repairs such as coating touch up, oversee minor repair welds, etc. independently

  • Conduct business on behalf of the Company in full compliance with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which we operate

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 20 pounds

  • Ability to perform manual labor while in the field, wear all necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and work in an environment where there is exposure to various weather elements

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Assist with vendor management audits

  • Basic knowledge and ability to apply common industry code standards (ASTM, AWS, AISC)

  • Assist with system, process, and product audits on behalf of Valmont

  • Quality Corrective Action Request (QCAR) oversight/tracking

  • Assist with pre-production visits by the customer and/or their designate

  • Provide assurance to the customer the quality system is in place to ensure their product will be produced correctly

  • Provide on-site support to long-term field projects

  • General knowledge of manufacturing specifications

  • Completes audits of products and processes in the field and in the manufacturing process

  • Audits products delivered to customer sites for conformance to specifications

  • Identifies and maintains quality performance data and metrics

  • Oversee the remedy including performing final inspection if necessary

  • Ability to assess customer quality concerns, determine root cause, and make recommendations to the commercial support team for resolution

  • May serve as Field Quality Assurance Representative

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or Associate’s degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant quality experience

  • Ability to travel up to 80% domestically – some international possible

  • Ability to obtain SNT-TC-1A (American Society of Nondestructive Testing recommended practice number) VT Level II, MT Level II, and UT Level II, AWS-CWI (American Welding Society Certified Welding Inspector), NACE CIP (National Association of Corrosion Engineers Coating Inspection Program) Level 1 within 24-30 months of position acceptance.

  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints

  • Very detail oriented

  • Well organized

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff (shop or senior management)

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability

  • Strong, effective and thoughtful communicator; measured in interactions with customers, third party representatives, co-workers, and other Valmont contacts

  • Strong computer skills using MS Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QMS, IFS, QCAR/CRS)

  • Ability to book travel and manage expenses

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience in metals fabrication including welding, and one year of experience working in a Quality Control and/or Quality Assurance capacity

  • One year of experience working in a Quality Control and/or Quality Assurance group as an inspector

  • One year of inspection training

  • One year of non-destructive testing experience

  • NACE CIP Level 2

  • Ability to interpret standard U.S. and metric measurements

  • Ability to understand and use industry standard mathematical equations and formulas

  • Ability to write legible reports and summarize findings

  • Ability to read and comprehend technical data

  • Finished coating specification knowledge

  • Demonstrated problem solving ability

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in the field including Utility installation sites, Valmont manufacturing sites, and customer or vendor manufacturing sites. When the incumbent is in the field, the employee may need to deal with hot, cold, rainy or windy conditions. While working on-site or visiting the manufacturing locations, use of necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The work environment can be demanding. In addition to exposure to the elements, the incumbent will be required to perform physically demanding labor to include digging, climbing, working at heights, lifting, bending, stooping, and kneeling. The incumbent must be able to lift up to 50 pounds using safe lifting techniques. Domestic and international travel represents up to 80% of the work schedule and includes transportation by vehicle and by air. This position requires movement around the office and fields as well as the ability to drive a vehicle to and from the various work sites including the occasional transportation of other team members. This position may require lifting, carrying, bending, kneeling, pivoting, reaching, standing, climbing stairs, handling, gripping, grasping and visually inspecting equipment parts. Overall the physical effort level is considered moderate to heavy when in the field. 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. 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 is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.

Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.