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Valmont Industries, Inc. Lathe Operator - 2nd Shift 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.

Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

Starting at $24+/hr PLUS $2/hr shift differential

A Brief Summary of This Position

Responsible for the cutting of tubing, scrap, and randoms from the mills to customer requirements or to stock lengths utilizing the five saws in the department. The department is also responsible for operating the hydro test stand as needed. The work is fast paced and repetitious based on the machine operated.

Essential Functions:

  • Bring in tubing bundles using side-loader and unload with crane or roll from racks.

  • Cut tubing utilizing one of two saws, out of a total of five, ensuring finished tubing conforms to production specifications, and that equipment maintains proper working order, such as blade sharpness, cutting speed, pressure, etc.

  • Debar cut ends with die grinder using proper protective equipment and bundle to correct size and to customer requirements.

  • Maintain clean work area by placing bundles in designated areas, dumping scrap hopper in proper trailer, cleaning equipment, floor and desk, and recovering equipment if needed.

  • Maintain required product documentation by matching bundle tags, count, order number with correct production card, record production work completed on work orders, and record equipment information such as breakdowns, blade changes, tolerances, etc.

  • This position reports into Production Supervisor and has no direct reports.

Important Details about the Role

This position involves operating band saws and rotating-head lathe machines to cut tubing according to specifications and customer requirements. The Lathe Operator is also responsible for using a die grinder to safely debur cut ends. It is also important to accurately maintain required documentation with required information including counts, production reporting, work orders, equipment information, and records of any breakdowns, blade changes, and other information. The Lathe Operator is also expected to maintain a clean work area and place finished bundles in the proper designated area.

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

  • One (1) year relevant experience with mechanized production equipment.

  • Mathematical skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

  • Skill in keeping accurate records, inventory, inspecting finished product for quality, and a strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to read a tape measure, micrometers, and square to ensure proper tube length, gauge, & square.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to co-workers, supervisors, and employees from other departments within the division.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, production cards, simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision and meet production deadlines.

  • Ability to acquire a Valmont forklift operator’s certification.

  • Ability to operate cranes and take required training course.

  • Acceptable performance and attendance history.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High awareness for safety at all times

  • Ability to work extended hours including nights and weekends when necessary

  • One year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment

  • Ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

  • Ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • Ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

  • Ability to identify and communicate maintenance or product problems to departmental

  • Supervisory experience

  • Passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • Three (3) years machining experience


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal 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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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status . Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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.