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Valmont Industries, Inc. Engineering 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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This Individual Contributor position is responsible for providing the necessary liaison between all departments of the company, agents and the customer to assure that orders requiring engineering/drafting involvement are transmitted with accurate and complete information necessary for efficient development of the proper product. Areas of responsibility include: Create a bill of material, customer drawing and customer documents within the confines of internal engineering standards and procedures utilizing various computer programs. Document the bill of material, drawing and analysis process for each product line. Assist in the development of standard customer specifications, internal. Serve the needs of the organizations' customers both internally and externally in an expeditious manner maintaining a friendly and cooperative nature. Interact with the production staff to ensure the understanding and accuracy of the production drafting process. Serve as a customer service representative when dealing with technical questions from our agents and customers.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Drafting Supervisor and has no direct or indirect reports

  • Review of sales order and customer specifications to ensure project accuracy

  • Prepare bill of material for projects

  • Coordinate with drafters for new part number creation

  • Utilize Valmont applications to search and retrieve similar parts for project use

  • Support customer drawing preparations

  • Assist in maintaining the parts database

  • Support roll-out of new product to the standard product line through training

  • Support aftermarket sales

  • Maintain a cooperative attitude in dealing with all departments of the company, agents and the customer

  • Work directly with the Drafting Supervisor to review orders and insure they are complete and correct

  • Arrange the order information in a way that is easy for the engineer or drafter to use

  • Work with the Drafting Supervisor to manage the efficient order flow and backlog of unprocessed orders

  • Interface effectively with all departments of the company, agents and the customer

  • Maintain an awareness of current engineering/drafting and marketing requirements

  • Support all departments of the company in any area that will enhance product and company interest

  • Handle special assignments as requested by the Drafting Supervisor

  • Review the latest customer plans/specifications. Notify all departments within the company affected by any changes

  • Maintain and update an accurate and complete filing and record keeping system of customer requirements

  • Provide support to the total departmental function

  • Recommend/Develop changes to standard designs that might improve customer acceptance to reduce costs

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

Other Important Details about the Role:

The Engineering Technician is expected to consult with the Drafting Supervisor on a limited basis. Therefore, he/she should possess a broad knowledge of departmental and company goals, policies, and procedures and the product lines represented. This individual should also possess the capability of prudent, "on the spot" decision-making. The incumbent interfaces between all departments of the company, agents and the customer for the purpose of providing the information necessary to assure the product developed is in compliance with the customer requirements. This position works directly with the Drafting Supervisor to insure orders are complete and correct so further processing by drafting can be done efficiently and in compliance with the customer requirements. This position works directly with the Drafting Supervisor to transmit information to drafting and to manage the engineering/drafting backlog. This position is also responsible for the handling of special requests from agents/customers by phone, fax, email or letter and must be knowledgeable of current marketing and engineering/drafting requirements. The incumbent must possess the product and system knowledge required to enable him/her to recognize incomplete or conflicting quote, order, or other requested information. This position provides guidance and feedback to the sales and quotes personnel when specific customer requirements exist or have been modified.

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

  • High School diploma and 4+ years of work/educational experience or Associate degree

  • Computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

  • Organizational skills

  • Interpersonal relationship and leadership skills

  • Ability to understand and analyze engineering details, project plans and specifications

  • Ability to work and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrate excellence with interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Acceptable prior performance and attendance record

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or similar

  • Solidworks, Product Data Management (PDM), Data Modeling

  • Computer Aided Drafting skills

  • Three years of Commercial and Transportation experience. Experience with traffic product is a plus.

  • Manufacturing and/or production experience in steel/metal facility

  • Two years experience in metal fabrication and assembly work

  • Process and methods knowledge and experience used in Lean Manufacturing

  • Quality background, education or experience

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 wrist 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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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.

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