Valmont Industries, Inc. Research and Development Intern 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.
The Research & Development Technician Intern has exposure to the day-to-day workings of irrigation technologies and crop production techniques seen in a variety of small and large scale field trials. The intern is part of the Research & Development team working on the setup, installation, startup, operation and data collection for projects focused on the testing of new irrigation technologies and crop production techniques. Data collection and reporting are critical parts of the position and the Research & Development Technician Intern provides data management and information on an array of different projects. The data collected and recorded is both visual observation and data from infield tools including, but not limited to, soil moisture sensors, IR thermometers, flow meters, pressure sensors and aerial image files. The intern works with different people on the team, getting exposure to different angles of team development. Responsibilities include choosing one of the available Research & Development intern projects to develop and complete during the months of the internship. During the summer internship the incumbent acquires an increased knowledge of existing assemblies while learning more regarding Valmont’s manufacturing capabilities and the field usage of Valmont products. Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.
Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.
Operate a personal computer, printer, and digital camera in order to collect, document and analyze field data
Reviewing and analyzing data from a wide range of gauges and sensors from both small and large scale field trials to help enhance Valmont’s product line
Support the evaluation of irrigated crop technologies and crop production technologies
Accurately record and communicate the data found to the rest of the department
Responsible for completing and presenting a selected internship project from those available within the Research & Development Department. Presentation will include:
Responsible for outlining measurable performance objectives that will contribute toward the student’s career goals (training plan)
Participate in internship activities scheduled throughout the summer (work, internship kick-off event, planned trips, recognition event, Senior Leadership interviews, Lessons Learned event, meetings, luncheons, meet & greets, etc.)
Explore ideas outside the current framework to improve processes. The intern should be continually searching for better ways to improve the quality of the work produced
Research new tools for management and analysis of geo-spatial files
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Junior or Senior standing within an Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, Soil Science, Mechanized Systems, Soil Mechanics, Soil Conservation or related agriculture field degree with two years of course work completed
The ability to travel domestically up to 50% of the time
The ability to work outdoors for extended periods in a variety of environmental conditions
A valid US driver’s license
A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
An understanding of irrigation practices
Familiarity with of GIS, geo-spatial files and precision agriculture
Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
The ability to work well in a team environment
Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Great opportunity to gain career related course work experience from an industry leader
Paid Internship – Valmont values you
Potential development into a regular full-time position
Flexible full-time day shift hours during the summer
A thriving culture in a growing business
Interactive group activities with intern peers
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. 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. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. 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, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
Valmont Industries is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.
Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.
From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.
Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.
We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.
Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.