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Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine Design Facility Engineer 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 Machine Design/Facility Engineer is accountable for the complete project design and implementation of manufacturing equipment as directed by the management team. This encompasses all facets of design and project management including conceptual development, modeling in 3D environment, functional verification, fabrication drawings, material specifications and ordering, manufacturing oversight, coordination and quality control, testing O&M documentation and training where applicable. This position also provides similar design and project management support for Maintenance and Facilities projects as assigned. The incumbent is also involved in facility sustainability programs and is expected to lead sustainability team. Engineers also assist with water system operation, maintain ArcGIS database of facility and create/update map set. The Facility Engineer must be able to correctly assess risk and complete risk assessment for machine and facility projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare and implement projects to support the company’s goals to and objectives to maximize accomplishments by establishing and maintaining schedules for the completion of assigned projects

  • Research and analyze capital equipment projects/expansion projects for purposes of cost reduction, increased production or additional profits

  • Provide support assistance to other departments as required

  • Assist in the training and development of personnel regarding new machinery or processes

  • Develop, maintain, evaluate and modify existing manufacturing processes and specify equipment, methods and tooling to produce product at the lowest cost

  • Provide engineering expertise to assist in the resolution of manufacturing difficulties; i.e. – material handling devices, methods improvement, material flow studies, bundle and loading analysis, cost reductions, tooling design, etc.

  • Assist in cost reduction programs making recommendations to management for necessary changes or methods improvement to insure efficient operation

  • Participate in special projects relating to Facilities improvement. Prepare cost estimates as required. Work closely with Manufacturing, Tool & Die and vendors on those projects requiring their involvement

  • Know the Valmont Safety Mission Statement and support the department Safety-By-Objective plan in departments worked. Accomplished by assisting in the implementation of identified safety projects requiring engineering support

  • Know the Valmont direction and goals of the CSF initiative statement. Direct projects according to this direction

  • This position reports into the Machine Design/Facility Engineer Manager and does not have any direct or indirect reports

  • This role requires up to 20% travel (internationally and domestically), including overnight stays

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

  • Bachelor’s Mechanical Engineering

  • Three (3) years in a manufacturing support or an industrial equipment design position

  • Working knowledge of computer controlled equipment

  • Autocad 2D drafting and Inventor 3D modeling skills

  • Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project

  • High level of technical competence in Mechanical Engineering

  • Proven history of problem-solving in an environment involving welding, gas cutting, plasma cutting, press working, machining and ERW tube manufacturing, planning, hydraulics, and troubleshooting mechanical problems

  • Proven history of successful capital improvement and project management experience

  • Demonstrated strong communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and organizational skills

  • The ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 20%

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • EIT Certification or Professional Engineer’s License

  • Finite element analysis experience

  • Lean Manufacturing experience

  • Six Sigma certification

  • Grade 4 water operator license

  • Five (5) years in a manufacturing support or an industrial equipment design position

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

In addition to an office setting, the incumbent will also spend a portion of their time outside and in the manufacturing areas. This position will be exposed to all hazards located at manufacturing sites including noise, fumes, excessive heat and cold, dust, welding arc, all chemicals associated with the manufacturing areas, fire, smoke, unstable debris, confined spaces, and working in high areas. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. 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. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests as well as wear proper PPE when in the shop environment. 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. The position requires both domestic and international travel up to 20%.


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 Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.