Valmont Industries, Inc. Looper Machine Operator (Starting at 19+/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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Looper Operator is responsible for maintaining a continuous strip of material between the uncoiler and the tube mill to enable a continuous operation. Duties include operation of an overhead crane and various other equipment for unloading and handling heavy coils of steel. The Looper Operator must be able to operate hydraulic systems and set up the entire driving system on the mill. The position will also assist the mill operator and cutoff operator as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Weld coils together to maintain a continuous strip of material between the uncoiler and tube mill in enable continuous process flow

  • Load/unload steel coils on a coil tree using and overhead crane

  • Use a tape measure and micrometer to ensure product meets all quality requirements

  • Provide assistance during set ups on the mill as needed

  • Maintain complete records of all coils used during the shift including width, gauge, pounds, and footage of each coil

  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area and operate the floor scrubber occasionally as time allows

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

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience

  • Ability to read and write legibly

  • Ability to use decimals and fractions, converting both ways

  • Ability to operate a hand-held overhead crane

  • Able to operate a forklift and obtain a Valmont forklift license within 30 days

  • Able to lift ends of steel coils weighing up to 50 pounds Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications :

  • Experience with a stick welder, wire welder, strip welder, plasma cutter, or cutting torch

  • Experience operating a hand-held overhead crane

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

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.