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Valmont Industries, Inc. Machine Operator, Looper - 3rd shift ($21+/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.

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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.