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Valmont Industries, Inc. Quality Engineer 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.

How you will contribute

The Quality Engineer (QE) manages quality engineering related efforts within the Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC) organizations. The area of focus spans all QA/QC functions ranging from process development and documentation, cause and corrective action, implementing alternatives to existing methods, and project management. Additionally, this Individual Contributor will work directly with multiple departments, and work with managers, supervisors, and other individual contributors, such as design engineering, operations, and customers to lead continuous improvements as they relate to quality and the operations performance, which include establishing and achieving quality metrics. You may be called upon to assist with supplier evaluation.

  • This position could require up to 25% domestic and international travel

  • Identify, eliminate, and mitigate risks as they pertain to achieving codes, engineering specifications, and customer specifications. This includes ensuring processes are completed

  • Be a quality liaison between QA, supply chain, operations, and design engineering when quality problems exist that affect product quality

  • Interpret Valmont quality requirements, including quality management system (QMS) documents, specifications, engineering prints and specifications, and external standards (e.g., AISC, ASTM, AWS)

  • Lead formal problem-solving discussions. This includes leading team members who do not report to the QE position

  • Drive quality improvement processes using the appropriate tools (PFMEA's, process flow charts, control plans, capability studies, part layouts, MSA/Gage R&R, SPC)

  • Use LEAN principles to minimize waste as it pertains to QC activities

  • May be called upon to define quality processes for new product introduction

  • Lead quality teams through process improvement events

  • Communicate, and implement best practices as they pertain to quality

  • Work with customers to eliminate any nonconformance. This may include jobsite visits.

  • Work directly with QA and Operations management to establish quality metrics and ensure the metrics are achieved

  • Seek cost savings opportunities related to quality improvements

  • Prepare and report quality activity updates for management to keep them informed of quality projects and concerns

  • Participate in customer specification reviews

  • Conduct business on behalf of the Company in full compliance with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which we operate

  • Maintain relationships with all partners

  • Occasionally lift to 50 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 20 pounds

  • Perform manual labor while in the field, wear all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and work in an environment where there is exposure to different weather elements

What it takes

  • Bachelor's with 3+ years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015

  • Experience with quality improvement tools and techniques:

  • Statistical Process Control / SPC / GR&R

  • Print/GD&T/Process Flow/FMEA/Control Plans

  • Doc Control & LPA

  • Customer Complain Reactions: CAPA, Fast Track, Containment, Quality Alerts, RCA

  • Root Cause Analysis: 8D or A3, Quality Control Circles

  • Supplier Quality Reactions

  • APQP phased gate approach

  • Six Sigma Green Belt certification

  • In-depth understanding and practical application of statistics as they relate to quality such as sampling plans, data analysis, SPC, process capability analysis

  • Proficient with Six Sigma tools such as pFMEA, CP, root cause analysis, MSA

  • Use MiniTab or equivalent statistical analysis software.

  • Read and interpret engineering prints and specifications

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Perform manual labor while in the field, including lifting 50 pounds and working in an environment where there is exposure to weather elements

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience in a metals manufacturing environment which includes structural welding

  • Five years of experience working with QA or QC

  • Experience in metals fabrication including structural welding

  • Relevant manufacturing experience as it pertains to transmission, distribution, traffic and lighting, communication, and substation products

  • Knowledge and experience working with DOT certification requirements by state jurisdiction

  • Experience dealing with customers and auditing agencies

  • Detailed understanding of AISC, ISO, and DOT requirements

  • 6-Sigma Green, Black or Master Black Belt

  • Experienced in MiniTab

  • NDT experience - particularly VT, MT, and UT


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.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

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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.