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Valmont Industries, Inc. Prep Operator 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 pay $21+/hr PLUS $2/hr shift differential

Available shift: 3rd

A Brief Summary of This Position

The primary responsibility of the End Prep Operator is to remove excess burrs from the ends of tubes and visually inspect tubes to ensure product quality. Using a hand held grinder, rotary file, and other tools, the End Prep Operator deburrs the I.D. and O.D. and rolls the tubing across a rack to the straightener. The position is also responsible for following all Valmont safety policies and procedures and maintaining a clean and orderly work area.

Essential Functions

  • Operate a rotary file, bay flex grinder, or other tools to deburr the I.D. and O.D. ends of steel tubes

  • Visually inspect tubing for mill marks, straightness, dents and dings, and other visible defects

  • Operate groover, straightener, and oiler to produce quality tubing

  • Roll tubing across a rack to straightener

  • Use tape measure as needed to ensure tubes meet required quality specifications

  • Wear all required PPE and follow all applicable safety policies

  • Work with team members to share information and contribute to an effective operation

  • Assist on the mill with setups when changing tube sizes

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

  • 1+ years relevant work experience in a production environment

  • Ability to read and write legibly

  • Must be able to read a tape measure including fractions

  • Ability to operate air and electric powered hand tools such as a grinder or rotary file

  • Sufficient communication skills to interact with other team members to maintain an effective operation

  • Ability to stand and/or walk 95% of the time

  • Ability to remain alert and comply with all safety requirements

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Ability to operator a forklift


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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 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 100 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.