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Valmont Industries, Inc. Maintenance Technician 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 $23+/hr PLUS $2/hr shift differential

Available Schedules:

3rd Shift

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for assisting with all tasks of the preventive and repair maintenance, electrical, electronic and mechanical work for the Coatings Division to achieve personal and professional growth. The Maintenance Technician 1 is also responsible for learning basic metal fabrication using welding, cutting and brazing. You must work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes the ability to complete a respirator fit test per OSHA standards which requires candidate/you to trim or remove facial hair that interferes with the seal of the respirator and follow Valmont safety training policies. The Maintenance Technician 1 assists with preventive maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and facilities with a learned level of proficiency. Learn plant equipment, including pneumatic and mechanical systems, clutches, brakes, power transmission components, combustion engines, and electrical and hydraulic systems. Help with basic electrical work and fabrication under management of an experienced technician. Record labor and materials used on each repair.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with testing, inspecting, repairing and re-assembling basic plant equipment, components, and systems including overhead bridge cranes, hoists, gear boxes, forklifts, straddle trucks, shag trucks, company vehicles, pneumatic and mechanical systems, power transmission components, combustion engines, boiler systems, and electrical and hydraulic systems

  • Help with electrical work

  • Learn basic metal fabrication

  • Communicate with other maintenance and production team members by email, phone, and face-to-face

  • Operate gauging equipment including tape measures, micrometers, and dial calipers

  • Maintain tools and equipment

  • Must be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes

  • Must be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection

  • Complete Lock-Out/Tag-Out training

  • Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs more than 80 feet

  • Must be able to distinguish colors

  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, and with exposure to outdoors

Important Details about the Role

  • You will report to the Maintenance Manager

  • Domestic travel overnight up to 2% annually to assist with maintenance at other plant locations

  • Become knowledgeable with plant equipment

  • Learn basic blueprint reading

  • Learn basic testing and troubleshooting skills

  • Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards

  • Complete record logs including labor, repairs made, equipment, and use of materials on the computer

  • Work with small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns

  • Help with general plant clean up and housekeeping

  • Participate in Safety and LEAN initiatives

  • Communicate problems or needs to departmental management

  • Communicate and work with coworkers in a professional manner

Required Qualifications

  • Less than 1 year of relevant experience

  • Mechanical aptitude and desire to learn

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Communicate problems or needs to departmental management

  • Communicate and work with coworkers in a professional manner

  • Ability to be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes

  • Ability to be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds , although most frequent lift is up to 30 pounds

  • Ability to spend 75% of workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing

  • Must be able to distinguish colors

  • Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms, bridge cranes, and roofs more than 80 feet

  • Ability to wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, and with exposure to outdoors

  • Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • High awareness for safety

  • Work 1 or more shifts of overtime per week, as needed

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

Highly Qualifications

  • Actively pursue an Associate's or Technical degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field

  • Work in adverse conditions: wet, hot, dusty, dirty or cold

  • Six (6) months of industrial maintenance experience

  • Six (6) months of experience basic welding/fabricating metal structures/components

  • ­­Six (6) of experience with basic troubleshooting skills

Benefits include*:

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.

  • 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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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 help 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.
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