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Valmont Industries, Inc. Paint Associate – Level 1 - 3rd shift ($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 Paint Associate - Level 1 position is an individual contributor in the Paint Department. This person must be a highly driven individual that will prepare Valmont products prior to painting, ensure high quality finishes after the painting process, and package the finished product for shipment.

Essential Functions

  • Hang and unhang parts such as light poles, arms, bases, and small components as needed

  • Blasts the product using a blasting cabinet and ensures the product has a sufficient blast profile

  • Responsible for blowing shot and dust off of parts andrepairs all damaged galvanizing and removes all oil and contaminates

  • Responsible for final visual quality check of poles

  • Installs all post finish attachments and package poles and arms

  • Performs basic maintenance on blasting, rigging, and packaging equipment

  • Ability to lift an average weight of 20 to 40 pounds, 40% of the time(i.e., all small parts, arms and pedestal bases), and lift 50 pound containers 5-10 times per shift

  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work both in a non-temperature controlled environment and outdoors

  • Ability to spend 100% of the shift standing, walking, sitting, bending, squatting, balancing, stooping, kneeling and lifting in the process of preparing and/or coating of all poles and parts within the department

  • Ability to operate fork lifts, overhead cranes, power tools, packaging equipment, lowerators, and blasting equipment

Important Details about the Role

  • The employee is responsible for own work

  • Must be able to work with other employees to complete job

  • Helps train employees in proper packaging, blasting, and hanging techniques

  • Must be able to determine the acceptance or rejection of finished coated poles and small parts according to standard specifications.

  • Extreme care is required when blasting galvanized parts so as not to remove the zinc and cause galvanized re-work at significant cost

  • The employee must maintaina safe and productive work environment producing a quality product which is shipped complete and on time to satisfy the needs of the customer

  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, TME (total manufacturing expenses), and customer satisfaction

  • This position reports to the shop’s Production Manager

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

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings

  • Basic working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook or similar email software

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • The ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • The ability to meet production, safety, and quality standards in a high-paced working environment

  • Rack and unrack parts, brush off, fill, sand, and clean parts for painting

  • Ensure high quality products with visual quality check

  • Maintain and operate painting, blasting, rigging, and packaging equipment safely

  • Prepare paint booth, clean and set-up paint application system

  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations

  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • One year of previous experience in a painting or manufacturing position

  • Experience operating overhead cranes and forklift

  • Experience using dry mill thickness gauges, wet film thickness gauges and micrometers

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

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

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual 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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