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Valmont Industries, Inc. Hydraulic Brake Press Operator - 3rd shift ($27+/hr) in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

We’re Here to Move the World Forward.

Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.

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How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Brake Press Operator position in the Global Engineered Support Structures division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will assist in various daily manufacturing production activities including operating one of the largest brake presses in the world. Additionally, this individual will…

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Brake Press Operator is an individual contributor position where this individual has the opportunity to work independently to help support the organization’s goals and mission. A qualified candidate will understand proper modes for calibration and set up, check material thickness and first part and cycle machine before production run. This individual will be capable of calibrating with each setup of dies and ram. They will understand dies and numbers on dies and setup. A qualified candidate should be capable of identifying what top dies goes with bottom die and how to calculate included angels, material thickness to bend angle and program brake press correctly. This individual will have the opportunity to make shafts, shrouds and structural channel to prescribed specifications. This position is responsible for miscellaneous routine machine maintenance and will have the opportunity to assist helpers when needed. This position is active, which involves standing throughout the entire shift and occasionally operating grinders and lifting tools that can weigh up to 50 lbs. Operators will also receive opportunity to run the flip tack jig. A qualified candidate will pass an A- welder test and have the opportunity to learn how to put together 3 piece poles using the 3 piece jig. This person will also have the opportunity to run a 15 ton overhead crane and a 30 ton overhead crane.

Essential Functions:

  • Will adhere to all Valmont safety policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of Valmont’s quality procedures, standards, and practices

  • Possess acceptable work history and attendance record

  • Familiarized in operator’s maintenance of the equipment

  • Read and interpret blueprints

  • Ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the production environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds maximum on an occasional basis

  • Ability to learn and operate the 30 ton magnetic crane

  • Ability to pass a forklift test and drive forklifts Important Details about the Role

  • Learn IFS and our machine operating program

  • Develop a working knowledge and proper use of dies, punches, backstop and gauging fixtures

  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery

  • Setup, operate and perform general maintenance of equipment

  • Accurately read and use a tape measure, compass, micrometer, mag. Level, protractor, versa gauge, and caliper

  • Ability to operate the basic functions of a personal computer

  • This position reports into the Large Pole Production Supervisor

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

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Demonstrate the ability to physically perform the requirements of the task assigned

  • Must read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance

  • Must Program and re-set the CNC Press Brake, troubleshoot operating malfunctions

  • Must be able to pass FCAW and GMAW 2G certification along with visual and MT test

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One year of previous experience operating a hydraulic press

  • One year of previous experience programming machinery

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and IFS

  • One year of previous experience working in a Manufacturing environment

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift

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

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

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

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

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 is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.

Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 22 different countries.

That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.

  • That’s the value we add.