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Valmont Industries, Inc. Electromechanical Technician - 2nd or 3rd shift $26+/hr) 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.

Valmont's Tubing division of business is urgently hiring for a skilled maintenance professional for it's 3rd shift operation.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Assists with and performs highly skilled technical work in areas of installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, electronic, and mechanical equipment with a wide knowledge and high degree of proficiency. The incumbent assists with new installations of equipment and performs common repairs and replacements. Electromechanical Technician 1 has a solid knowledge and the ability to follow Arc Flash requirements which are pertinent to the job. The employee assists with installation of distribution equipment including gutters, disconnects, conduits and cables in accordance with UL and National Electrical Code as well as the proper replacement or adjustment of mechanical clutches and drive trains. The technician at this tier level performs minor electrical functions which include installation and repair of lighting up to 110V, repair of small fixtures, fans, and appliances while also assisting with repair of welders, wire feeds, plasma cutters, and motors over 110V. The technicians help perform electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repair plant production equipment. The technician uses trouble shooting aids, such as digital VOM to accurately interpret readings. The types of equipment serviced and maintained include: cranes, lathes, drills, presses, press brakes, shears, robots, tube mills, high frequency induction equipment, distribution equipment, CNC and NC equipment. Apart from general house cleaning tasks, the electromechanical technician also performs general responsibilities such as recording labor and materials and the reporting of abnormal conditions and safety hazards. The incumbent will also occasionally be in charge of different industrial lifting equipment and is expected to operate all the hoists and forklifts in a safe and efficient manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoot Electrical and electronic as well as hydraulic & pneumatic troubleshooting should progressively get better

  • Other common functions to learn at a tier 1 level are dropping power to a machine, replacing proximity switches, replacing a hydraulic pump, replacing a hydraulic or pneumatic cylinder, or installing a Hoffman box with PLC

  • Whether the installation of low voltage electrical equipment meets National Electrical Codes, OSHA and Valmont Safety Standards is a decision of the technician

  • The tier 1 techs also assists with troubleshooting electronic, electrical, & mechanical systems that do require considerable judgment although final diagnostic of a problem is not normally done by a tier 1 technician

  • An Electromechanical Tech 1 has to be able to decide whether or not equipment can run or needs immediate attention for repairs. A tier 1 technician may be called upon by a supervisor or lead to summarize jobs and give evaluations.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Responsible for hand tools, electrical tools, volt/ohm and amp meters and other testing equipment, welders, including transportation equipment and lifting equipment

  • Required considerable care and attention on the part of the employee to minimize damage to gauges, tools and equipment

  • Demonstrated commitment to safety and a willingness to take personal responsibility for safety is required

  • Responsible to maintain the work area in a safe condition

  • Pre-use checklists will be filled out by the employee for forklifts and other material handling equipment

  • Lockout/tagout procedures are mandatory

  • Work alongside a lesser-skilled technician. In this case, the employee needs to take care that the lesser-skilled technician is working safely and correctly.

  • Assist the new co-worker with the task at hand

  • Employee operates as a member of the team, but not as a lead

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

  • A High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • The ability to climb and work at elevated heights of up to eighty feet

  • The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs

  • One year of previous experience maintaining industrial equipment

  • One year of previous experience using industrial lifting equipment, cranes or hoists

  • One year of previous experience using at least one of the following troubleshooting aides: thermography gun, digital VOM, volt, ohm or amp meters

  • The ability to accurately interpret electrical schematics, blueprints and National Electrical Code books for both AC & DC electrical systems

  • The ability to read and understand hydraulic and pneumatic valves and prints

  • The ability to pass the written Electromechanical Technician 1 test with a minimum score of 69 and a level 1 hands-on test

  • A working knowledge of using e-mail

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Ability to operate a forklift

  • Experience welding and fabricating

  • Self-starter requiring a minimum of supervision and direction

  • Experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical troubleshooting

  • Experience with low-voltage electrical / electronic troubleshooting

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

  • A degree in Electromechanical Technology

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

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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