Valmont Industries, Inc. Bridge Crane Operator- 3rd shift 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 is an individual contributor position responsible for operating the galvanizing department’s 15-ton overhead bridge crane. The Bridge Crane Operator is responsible for inspecting hooks and chains and using gauges to check the thickness of the crane set-up. Incumbent is responsible for securing loads with hooks and chains and moving the suspended loads throughout the plant by operating the radio controlled overhead bridge cranes. The Bridge Crane Operator is responsible for monitoring steel products in the process tanks and zinc baths to achieve desired, high quality end results. Incumbent will also be responsible for operating and maneuvering the drossing equipment. In addition, the Bridge Crane Operator will assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping, and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect hooks and chains and use gauges to check the thickness of the crane set-up

  • Secure loads with hooks and chains

  • Operate the radio controlled overhead bridge crane and move suspended and non-suspended loads throughout the plant

  • Monitor steel products in the process tanks and zinc baths

  • Move pieces of steel up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard; most frequent lift is 35 pounds

  • Operate and maneuver the drossing equipment in a proper and safe manner

  • Spend up to 75% of shift walking/standing

  • High awareness for safety while wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment that includes exposure to outdoor weather conditions

Important Details about the Role

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week

  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to smoke and irritating particulates

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • This position reports to the Coatings Shift Supervisor

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

  • Three (3) or more years of relevant experience

  • Ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety

  • Perform duties of a Material Handler and Crew Leader functions, as needed

  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • Must be able to read and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to write and perform addition and subtraction of whole numbers

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Six (6) months of galvanizing experience

  • One (1) year of previous experience with overhead crane operations

  • Read and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing

  • Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds

  • The ability to pass an eye exam

  • Operate forklift and / or straddle truck as needed

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status . Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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, call (402) 963-1115 or email

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.