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Valmont Industries, Inc. Seam Weld Operator - 2nd & 3rd Shift ($25+/hr) 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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for operating the Sub Arc Seam Welder to weld the seams of steel shafts. The Seam Welder Operator is responsible for leading shafts into the welding machine with the use of a conveyor or an overhead crane and operating the seam weld positioning tuners. The Operator must also position the piece through the weld head(s) as the weld is deposited to make a pole. The Seam Welder Operator is also responsible for adjusting carriage speeds, side roll pressures, amperage and flux flow. The incumbent also assists with or operates an overhead crane or forklift in material or supply movement. The Operator monitors the quality of incoming steel and determines when material is substandard, as well as reports damage to the product or machinery to the Utility Person or Lead Person. The person in this position also may be assigned to other work areas in production when the the machine is not running.

Essential Functions:

  • Load steel shafts into Sub Arc Seam Welder

  • Machine weld the entire seem of steel shaft using the Sub Arc Seam Welder to make a steel pole

  • Monitor the quality of incoming steel shafts and determine when material is substandard

  • Operate a straightener to straighten the shafts after welding

  • Utilize precision measuring instruments to ensure incoming material and to verify that finished product meets specifications

Important Details about the Role

  • Accurately read a tape measure

  • Pass an American Welding Society (AWS) welder operator qualification test for submerged arc welding (SAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW)

  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty

  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery

  • Read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly weld scheduled work

  • This position reports into Production Supervisor.

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

  • No Degree Required

  • Minimum of 3+ years relevant experience

  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift up to 20 pounds

  • Read blue prints

  • Ability to use tape measure

  • Ability to be Valmont trained and certified in operation of forklift

  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One year of previous experience in a professional welding position

  • Experience with PLC controlled machinery

  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • AWS certified welder operator qualification for both SAW and GMAW processes

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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 22 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.
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