Valmont Industries, Inc. Quality Management System (QMS) Specialist in Valley, Nebraska
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016
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
This position is primarily responsible for supporting development and maintenance of the North American Pole Operations quality management system and its processes. The QMS Specialist is also responsible to support cross-functional teams when they conduct problem solving and improvement initiatives related to quality. This position will work directly with multiple departments whose work affects quality, and it will interact with managers, supervisors, and individual contributors.
This position reports to the QMS & Audit Program Manager
This role requires up to 50% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays
Analyzes, designs, develops, implements, and evaluates QMS documents (e.g., policies, procedures, work instructions, visual aids, and forms) and associated training
Supports the identification, creation, codification, sharing, and application of knowledge related to quality
Participates in problem solving and improvement events (e.g. kaizens)
Interprets Valmont quality requirements, including but not limited to, quality management system (QMS) documents, specifications, blueprints, and external standards (e.g. AISC, ASTM, AWS)
Works collaboratively and professionally with stakeholders to promote engagement with the quality management system
Identifies opportunities for improvement in quality consistent with Valmont’s quality policy and goals
Conducts business on behalf of the Company in full compliance with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which we operate
Assists with other quality assurance functions as assigned, including but not limited to, management review, project specification review, document control, recordkeeping, process control, inspection and testing, calibration, review of nonconformances, customer complaint resolution, corrective actions, training, and quality auditing
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Preferred Bachelor’s in relevant field or Associate’s degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant quality control experience
Experience in the manufacture of metal products and 3+ years of experience in quality control or quality assurance
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Very detail-oriented and organized
Demonstrated problem-solving skills
Ability to read and interpret blueprints
Ability to work independently
Ability to operate basic computer applications (e.g. Microsoft Office programs)
Ability to book travel and manage expenses
Ability to interpret standard U.S. and metric measurements
Ability to understand and use industry standard mathematical equations and formulas
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Fluent in English and Spanish
Experience overseeing an accredited quality management system
SNT-TC-1A VT Level II, MT Level II, and UT Level II certifications
Certification in welding inspection (AWS CWI)
Certification in coating inspection (NACE CIP)
Certification in bolting inspection (AWS or ICC)
Certification as a quality auditor (e.g. ASQ CQA or Exemplar Global)
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.
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Paid time off
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
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.
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in the field including Utility installation sites, Valmont manufacturing sites, and customer or vendor manufacturing sites. When the incumbent is in the field, the employee may need to deal with hot, cold, rainy or windy conditions. While working on-site or visiting the manufacturing locations, use of necessary PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The work environment can be demanding. In addition to exposure to the elements, the incumbent will be required to perform physically demanding labor to include digging, climbing, working at heights, lifting, bending, stooping, and kneeling. The incumbent must be able to lift up to 50 pounds using safe lifting techniques. Domestic and international travel represents up to 80% of the work schedule and includes transportation by vehicle and by air. This position requires movement around the office and fields as well as the ability to drive a vehicle to and from the various work sites including the occasional transportation of other team members. This position may require lifting, carrying, bending, kneeling, pivoting, reaching, standing, climbing stairs, handling, gripping, grasping and visually inspecting equipment parts. Overall the physical effort level is considered moderate to heavy when in the field. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
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.
Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.
Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.
From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .
Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).
We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.