Valmont Industries, Inc. Shear to Trap Operator - 2nd Shift (Starting at 20+/hr) 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 is an individual contributor that operates the Mid-Size Trap Shear to cut trapezoids out of steel coil. Programs and operates PLC controlled trapezoid shearing machine and moves traps to stacks in front of the brake press. Monitors the quality of incoming steel and determines when material is substandard. Uses hand banding equipment, tape measures, and micrometers. Performs calibration and setup of both pieces of equipment for changes of coil or thickness.
Perform basic programming and setup of PLC controlled machinery, trouble shooting operating malfunctions, and be well versed in operator’s maintenance of the equipment
Read and interpret blue prints, flat sheets, and routings in order to cut parts correctly
Complete shop mathematics including conversion of decimals to fractions
Operate overhead cranes from the bridge or shop floor using a remote
Understand the properties of steel in order to control the shape of sheets
Important Details about the Role
Demonstrate a commitment to safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors
Conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
Expected to actively participate in department lean activities and working in a team environment
This position reports to shop’s Production Supervisor
Floor operated bridge crane with suction spreader bar for moving traps
Blastec to shot blast sheets as they convey to the Trap Shear
Trap Shear taking sheets and cutting to trapezoids
Forklift to empty and/or add shot to Blastec and to remove full dust barrels
Grinder to remove burs from sheets due to poor edge quality
Precision measuring instruments to check incoming material and to verify that finished product meets specifications
Actively participate in department LEAN activities, and demonstrated performance working in a team environment
Demonstrate a commitment to Safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors and conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
High school diploma
Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience
Ability to read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly shear scheduled work
Ability to make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery
The ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds with up to 20 pounds as the most frequent lift
The ability to physically perform the requirements of the tasks assigned
Must possess acceptable work history and attendance record
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
One (1) year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
Ability to operate overhead cranes from the bridge or shop floor using remote
Minimum one (1) year working with complex PLC controlled, mechanical shearing or similar equipment
Knowledge of basic programming and set-up of PLC controlled machinery
The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
Close attention to detail and follow work instructions
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
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.