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Valmont Industries, Inc. Electrical 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:

The Associate Electrical Design Engineer is primarily responsible for design and development activities which are essential to maintaining and refining current products. The incumbent may also assist with new product development and testing. This position frequently interacts with various areas of the company including individuals from product development teams, Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, and Engineering Services. The Associate Electrical Design Engineer works closely with other in-house Engineers and Senior Engineers to assure specifications are met and receives consultation from Manufacturing to ensure that a design is feasible and efficient. The Associate Electrical Design Engineer supports the development of “engineering best practice” procedures and helps produce design validation standards. This position conducts and attends design review meetings to provide technical design input as needed. To provide the end results required by this position, the Associate Electrical Design Engineer follows design and development procedures and occasionally recommends updates to these procedures. This position reports into the Electrical Engineering manager and has no direct reports.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop and refine electrical products to meet or exceed specifications as defined by the customer

  • Utilize creative and innovative design solutions to aid in solving field and manufacturing problems to maintain and improve existing products

  • Maintain positive relationships with customers, field personnel and other Valmont departments to ensure the most efficient working environment

  • Provide detailed project documentation as defined by Product Development procedures

  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies to ensure successful new design conception, utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology

  • Review and provide input on product development procedures to ensure continuous process improvement

  • Provide technical design inputs and technical direction for design reviews as needed

  • This role may require occasional overnight domestic or international travel (up to 5%)

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years relevant experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook

  • Ability to resolve complex problems and large challenges

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with internal customers and peers

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

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline is preferred

  • Proficient with electrical standards (UL, CE, NEC, etc.)

  • Proficient with electric motors and motor control

  • Ability to troubleshoot and write code for programmable logic controllers

  • Familiarization with National Instruments LabVIEW software

  • Agricultural related work experience is preferred

  • Ability to identify components of a mechanized irrigation system is preferred

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in a lab environment or office setting; however, incumbent may be required to work at times in a field environment. The work environment can be demanding at times with harsh weather conditions while working outdoors. While visiting the manufacturing areas of the plant, the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and attend meetings. Travel is rare and represents up to 5% of the work schedule.

The Associate Electrical Design Engineer is constantly using hands and fingers. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office may be needed. The employee is frequently required to move about the office or plant. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, visual color perception as well as depth perception. Due to the visual requirements of this position, employee must demonstrate acceptable vision. The determination of acceptable vision will be made by the Health Wellness Safety Services Department on an individual basis.


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.