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Valmont Industries, Inc. Tool and Die Maker 2 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

The Tool and Die Maker 2 employee follows the direction of the supervisor, lead person and more experienced employees to machine parts for tools as directed, including constructing and repairing dies, molds, gauges, jigs, and other fixtures to be used in a variety of production areas in all Valmont divisions. They also fabricate and/or repair parts and assemblies for the maintenance of plant equipment. The incumbent fabricates prototype parts for new product development. Tool and Die employees are expected to read mechanical blueprints and perform trigonometric calculations. Tool and Die employees must identify trends indicated by press monitoring systems and suggest corrections. All Tool and Die employees are expected to maintain a clean, neat and safe work area and keep machines and tools clean and in good working order. Tool and Die employees are expected to participate on continuous improvement teams. Required to operate a forklift and have successfully completed Valmont’s forklift training. Demonstrates the Company’s core values passion, integrity, results, and continuous improvement.

Essential Functions:

  • Heat treatment of various ferrous materials through hardening and surface hardening.

  • Design, Construct, and Troubleshoot, dies, fixtures, tooling and mechanical components.

  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of dimensional precision measurement and tolerancing

  • View, create and update AutoCAD drawings.

  • Perform advanced shop math including geometry and trigonometry.

  • Proficiently operate CNC and mechanical lathes, mills, drills and grinders

  • Proficiently demonstrate metal cutting and machine tool operations.

  • Weld mild steel with wire feed or stick.

  • Use the computer to access various programs (email, labor reporting, safety, training).

  • The ability to work over ten hours a week to include additional time on weekends in overtime when required for business needs.

  • Safely operate and drive a forklift.

  • Operate material handling equipment such as hydraulic lifts, jib and bridge cranes to facilitate material handling requirements.

  • Receive, inspect, clean and stock steel, nonferrous metals, phenolics, plastics and other raw materials as needed for various projects.

  • Communicates effectively through written and spoken word.

  • This position reports into Global Manager Process Engineering and mentors the lessor skilled Tool and Die employees.

  • This role requires up to (1%) travel (domestically), including overnight stays.

Important Details about the Role

  • Reviews assigned job instructions and prints to see if there are any mistakes or missing information

  • Assures the area is safe to work as prescribed by company safety policies and followed by others in the working environment

  • Determines what materials are required and how best to utilize those materials

  • Determines what machines are best suited to perform the work efficiently

  • Determines what tools will be needed to do the machining

  • Develops a plan and sequence of steps to setup and hold the materials to be machined

  • Considers what affects the machining might have on the material that may affect the final dimensions

  • Programs the CNC machine using print information and/or use CAD software to determine coordinates for tool paths

  • Positions proper guarding of the point of operation to protect self and others from the cutting tool and chips

  • Inspects work quality frequently to assure specifications are being met

  • Keeps the department and immediate work area orderly and clean

  • Keeps the lead person up to date on work progress and any issues

  • Uses CNC machining time to prepare for next steps, inspect quality, and clean area to maximize usage of available time and eliminate waste

  • Documents changes or errors found on prints and notify the customer.

  • Provide estimates of time and material needed to lead or supervisor upon request through verbal or written documents to meet customers’ inquiry for quote.

  • Experience in customer service and relations with the ability to understand their perspective and needs as the potential end user

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

  • Associate’s Degree and 3+ years related work experience OR 7+ years related work experience

  • Successfully complete Toolmaker and Machinist tests and hands on tests

  • 3 years of experience reading and interpreting various types of blueprints or process sheets

  • Experience with heat treatments of ferrous material through hardening and surface hardening

  • Construction and troubleshooting of dies, fixtures tooling and mechanical components

  • The ability to demonstrate the fundamentals of dimensional precision measurement and tolerancing using all micrometer types, calipers, indicators, thread gauges

  • Experience with a version of AutoCAD which is 2010 or newer

  • The ability to do advanced shop math including geometry and trigonometry

  • The ability to proficiently operate CNC and manual lathes, mills, drills and grinders

  • The ability to demonstrate metal cutting and machine tool operation

  • Work experience welding mild steel with wire feed or stick

  • The ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds frequently throughout the shift

  • The ability to stand 90% of the shift; bend, pivot or squat 10% of the shift

  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and computer proficiency to be able to communicate with other departments, enter time and labor functions, online training, as well as request time off.

  • The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime and weekends when required for business needs

  • The ability and willingness to communicate and interact with coworkers and others in a positive manner that is conducive to teamwork, with or without direct supervision

  • The ability and willingness to perform tasks to maintain a clean and safe working environment within and outside the department as needed, with or without direct supervision

  • Participates in department Safety and Lean programs

  • Safely and efficiently operate; jib, monorail and bridge cranes

  • Safely operate and drive a forklift

  • Acceptable prior attendance, safety, and performance history

  • Intermediate proficiency in CNC milling and CNC lathe.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Preferred Associates Degree in a related field

  • One or more years of previous experience working with Computer Aided Drafting software in a professional environment

  • One or more years of previous welding experience in a professional environment

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift in a professional environment

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.