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Valmont Industries, Inc. Paint Associate – Level 4 (2nd & 3rd shift) $24+/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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Paint Associate Level 4 is an individual contributor in the Paint Department. This person is responsible for liquid painting using air aissist airless spray equipment, mixing and thinning paint, operating plural component spray equipment, maintaining spray equipment, deglaring galvanizing, powder coating utilizing electrostatic application equipment, measuring and recording coating thickness and atmospheric conditions, operating blasting equipment including centrifugal blasting cabinets and nozzle blasting, operating cranes and Lowerators to hang and unhang various product, and operates packaging equipment. Uses IFS labor reporting system, standard shop forms, move tags, reads and utilizes shop drawings. Must be able to hammer, grind, and use a variety of different tools.

Essential Functions: .

  • Use of liquid paint spray equipment, mixing and thinning paint, and maintaining spray equipment.

  • Use of plural component spay equipment to apply a below grade polyurethane and maintain spray equipment. (Similar to truck bedliner application).

  • Performs deglaring process on galvanized poles after mixing chemical ingredients to proper specifications

  • Use electrostatic powder coating equipment as well as performing basic troubleshooting and maintenance of the equipment

  • Use measuring devices such as a dew point meter, dry film thickness gauge, and surface profile gauges

  • Operate bridge cranes, gantry cranes, forklifts, blasting equipment, and packaging equipment

  • Read and decipher shop drawings and reference finish specifications

  • Bend and pivot as well as lift, push, and pull objects weighing 50 pounds through out the shift

  • Ability to stand, walk, crouch, kneel, and climb stairs and ladders

  • Must possess acceptable work history and attendance record

  • Ability to work overtime when required for business needs

  • The ability to be forklift certified within first 90 days of the job

Important Details about the Role

  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors and conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures

  • Actively participate in department LEAN activities of the department and demonstrated performance working in a team environment.

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • This position reports into the shop’s Production Manager

  • 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

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

  • 1+ year of industrial liquid painting experience including mixing and thinning paint and the use of pressurized spray 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

  • 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

  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow facility safety regulations

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Experience applying powder coating materials

  • Experience operating overhead cranes and forklifts

  • 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

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 enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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