Valmont Industries, Inc. Design Technician 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.

Job Title:

Design Technician


Valley, NE

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This individual contributor position which reports to the Supervisor – Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for the creation of drawings and bill of material to support design projects. This person will ensure completion of drawing and bill of material changes as requested by Engineering Change Request. The position of Design Technician carries with it the responsibility of helping the team meet its goals as outlined by the Product Managers. A person in this position must know the design process and understand the goals of the team so they can deal with possible problems before they happen.

The Design Tech Department is responsible for processing drawings and designs for Electrical and Mechanical engineers while maintaining the company objectives for quality and lead-time. This role interacts with people in all departments in order to maintain amiable and profitable relationships in inter-departmental communication.

The incumbent shall have knowledge of departmental and company goals, policies and procedures and the product lines represented. Deviations from these shall be minimal and only when beneficial to the department, division and company.

This position is important to the results of the department and the division. The incumbent is allowed to establish work routines and/or schedules, within company policies, in order to maintain efficient work flow. He/she may identify, recommend and help develop revisions to standard product designs, drafting procedures and systems to improve the department and the division.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for creating new drawings and bills of material to support new project designs

  • Responsible for making changes to current production drawings and bills of material

  • Determines changes, corrections and requirements to meet project demands.

  • Contacts and discusses details of assignment with engineers, product management, and internal customers and prepares necessary sketches and drawings for use in producing the various product lines.

  • Responsible for advancing personal technical competence in order to participate in utilizing the latest technology

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

  • Complies with Company’s attendance policy

  • Follows prescribed safety rules and regulations

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Investigates and procures data required to develop a design

  • Assists in developing design of current and future products as directed by Electrical and Mechanical Design Engineers

  • Responsible for making design layouts as directed by Design Engineers and to complete all drawings and bill of materials to support the design

  • Accountable for making drafting changes based on Engineering Change Request

  • Requires a high attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the material, techniques and processes used within the irrigation industry

  • Demonstrates good judgment and decision making skills

  • Utilizes deductive reasoning ability to formulate answers to specific questions that make sense

  • Maintain a cooperative and professional attitude in dealing with all departments of the company

  • Works well in a team environment

  • Maintain an awareness of current Drafting policies and procedures

  • Provide technical or drafting support of any department, for any project which will enhance product or company interest

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

  • High School diploma and 4+ years of relevant work/educational experience OR an Associate’s Degree

  • The ability to communicate both verbally and in writing in English

  • Proficiency in Auto CAD, 2D design and drafting software

  • Experience using 3D modeling software (Creo, Inventor, or Solidworks)

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

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

  • Strong problem solving skills, with attention to detail

  • Basic knowledge of electrical layouts

  • Excellent customer focus, including positive customer feedback

  • Acceptable attendance and prior work record

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of experience in a mechanical drafting or design tech position

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience with Creo or Pro/E 3D design software

  • Experience with CAD and data management programs

  • The ability to work well in team environment

  • An electrical or mechanical background

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 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.

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.