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Valmont Industries, Inc. Shear to Trap Operator - (Fri, Sat, Sun 6pm-6am) in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

Why Valmont

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.

Essential Functions:

  • 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.

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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.