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Valmont Industries, Inc. Supply Chain Intern 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:

As the Supply Chain Intern, you will get exposure to the day-to-day workings of the Supply Chain Planning functions of North American Pole Operations. You will learn about business technology optimization, spend analysis, production scheduling, multi-site planning, as well as supply and demand planning. The incumbent will work on a variety of projects within the sales and operations planning team. The incumbent receives in-house guidance from Procurement Specialists, Operations Managers and Production Control personnel, and Demand Generation partners. The Supply Chain Intern works on Lean methodology and efficiency from a manufacturing standpoint.

Responsibilities include choosing one of the available supply chain intern projects to complete during the months of the internship and owning development and deployment of that project. During the summer internship the incumbent is continually acquiring an increased knowledge of supply chain and operations management while learning more regarding Valmont’s manufacturing and strategic capabilities.

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Analysis to optimize planning decision making. In-depth analytics and business intelligence capability will be critical.

  • Utilize in-house consultation of master scheduler, demand planner, and production control management teams to optimize integrated business plan across North American Operations footprint

  • Support IT projects related to design and architecture of ERP systems and business intelligence platforms

  • Help support the Demand Generation team in supplying information relevant to creating a better sales and operations plan

  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies necessary to perform job

  • Make management aware of any training needs you have. Consult your management immediately if you are being asked to perform work for which you are not trained and/or are not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.

  • Laboratory Quality Assurance testing

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

  • Junior or Senior standing within an Supply Chain, Engineering or Operations Management degree with junior year required work completed by Internship start date

  • The ability to dedicate 40 hours a week for on-site projects during summer months in Valley, Nebraska

  • College classwork in material requirements planning completed

  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point

  • Business acumen

  • The ability to work well in a team environment

  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Benefits:

  • 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; however, incumbent is required to go into the production or shipping/receiving areas. While visiting the manufacturing areas of the plant, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The intern is regularly required to sit, move about the plant, talk and listen on the phone and attend meetings. The Supply Chain Intern may need to travel to a different venues for work related reasons. There is potential for very limited domestic overnight travel required for this position (less than 5%). 75% of the tasks are sedentary tasks. The intern is constantly required to use hands and fingers to type and work on the computer. For the most part the physical effort level is considered light to moderate. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height may be required. In rare instances, the intern may be required to travel off the Valley plant site. There are areas of the plant that cannot be accessed by elevator and the employee may need to visit those locations. During any off-site visit, the employee is expected to get him/herself to and from the venue. The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, but this amount of weight is a rare requirement of this position. A dolly, certified forklift drivers and hoists are available for transportation or movement of heavier items. Specific vision abilities important for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color identification and depth perception. There are times when some of the repetitive administrative tasks seem somewhat mundane, yet they are an integral part of the essential functions and learning process included in this position.

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 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.

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