Valmont Industries, Inc. Welder Training Program (Starting at 18+/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.
Valmont is currently seeking highly motivated and talented individuals for welding positions in our Steel Operations division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will weld metal components together to fabricate or repair products according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders arc welding equipment.
Participants in the welder trainee program will receive two weeks of instructional and hands-on training in basic production welding skills including blueprint reading, shop safety, welding technique and weld quality. Candidates who satisfactorily complete the welder training program, including requirements for attendance, participation, and performance, will become eligible for a welding position. Candidates who do not satisfactorily complete the welder training program due to unmet performance requirements may become eligible for further training or an opportunity to join the Valmont team in a non-welding position. Candidates may also be asked to enroll in welding courses at a local community college, expenses paid, to further their training and development.
Additionally, you will…
o Fuse or weld metal structural components together by means of arc welding in the fabrication of steel electrical poles, substations, and other structures
o Perform welding operations requiring a limited amount of planning of work from blueprints or other written specifications and determining operation sequence
o Utilize all safety devices and wear all mandatory personal protective safety equipment
o Adjust welding equipment to its prescribed settings
o Maintain and operate production tooling and fixtures as well all welding equipment in a safe and secure manner
o Read and complete labor reporting system, standard shop forms, and blueprints
o Performs minor welding machine maintenance (i.e. tips, liners, gas cups)
o Uses labor reporting system, routing shop forms, and fills out move tags
What it takes
o An interest in, and commitment to, learning how to weld in a production environment
o The ability to accurately read a measuring tape
o The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions
o The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
o The ability to work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
o The ability to complete an on onsite welding assessment
o The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs
Highly qualified candidates will also possess:
o High School Diploma or GED equivalent
o One year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
o American Welding Society (AWS) welding certification from a recognized school
o Six months of previous hands-on welding experience in a professional environment
o The ability to read and interpret blue prints correctly without assistance
o High awareness for safety at all times
o The ability to identify and communicate maintenance or product problems to departmental supervision
o Passion and integrity and 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 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.