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As a growing global manufacturing company, we offer employment opportunities for qualified candidates in every area of every division around the world.  Valmont may have a place for you in one of our manufacturing plants or business marketing offices in North or South America, Europe, Asia, Australia or Africa.

We provide competitive compensation and benefits, a performance driven work environment and advancement opportunities.  We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all our employees, wherever their career with Valmont may take them.

Valmont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we recognize that diversity brings benefits to the company – ways of thinking and approaches to decision making that can make us more successful.  We value the differences among individuals and welcome diversity within our workplace.  Each Valmont manager ensures that all applicants and employees are afforded an equal opportunity in employment.  We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business.  Our policy prohibits discrimination on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected under law.

No matter where in the world you live, Valmont products are part of your life.  They are making the world a better place to live - exactly what Valmont has been doing for more than 60 years.

Passion, Integrity, Continuous Improvement and Delivering Results - that is The Valmont Way

Lead - Small Parts (2nd Shift)

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Located In:  Brenham, TX
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Brenham, TX
Start Date:  2018-08-10
Requisition #:  R4196-1
Positions Available: 
 2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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.

Why Valmont

A career with Valmont is a career with a future! Valmont is a global manufacturing company with employment opportunities around the world for qualified candidates. Wherever you live, whatever you do, chances are Valmont is part of your life: Lighting and traffic poles that guide your way; Utility poles that bring power to your home and business; Communication poles and towers that enable your wireless communications; Irrigation equipment that brings much-needed water to cropland while conserving fresh water resources; and, long-lasting finishes that improve products around the world every day. Valmont needs YOU to make it all possible!

How you will contribute
Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Lead Person position in the Small Parts & Mast Arms Departments. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will, while working under the direct supervision of the Production Supervisor, direct all activities regarding assembly and manufacturing processes in the Small Parts Departments. This is done within prescribed codes, and according to prescribed procedures, specifications, and drawings. Additionally, you will...

  • Communicate effectively with your supervisor & your shift regarding workload, problems or issues on the shift, safety items, maintenance issues, goals and progress with respect to the goals, results of prior day, etc.
  • Be responsible for making sure all employees maintain proper PPE on the shop floor and follow workloads accordingly.
  • Be knowledgeable of shop goals and keep them posted for your department; keep your team on track with these goals
  • Enforce company policies and procedures
  • Use GMAW and FCAW process to tack weld various small parts for the welder to weld. The assembly consist of base plate, hand hole, arm mounting simplex, tenon top, and/or other small parts.
  • Uses jib crane for lifting various components, such as base plate and arm mounting simplex, into position for assembly. Frequently pushes, lifts, and pulls up to 50 pounds.
  • Read and interprets drawings to determine parts needed to assemble pole assembly. Locate and gather parts needed for assembly, from parts staging area, that are staged by the Storeroom personnel.
  • Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments.
  • Use plasma torch and oxy-fuel torch to cut steel. Uses jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplex's, couplings, and other small parts.
  • Wear protective goggles or hood to protect eyes from harmful rays.
  • Use measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions.
  • Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble.
  • Use overhead cranes, straddle truck, and fork truck to move product in and out of the shop.
  • Update load and WIP reports to maintain accurate records and load list. Ensure the product is coming into the shop in the correct order as required.
  • Operational knowledge of the shop equipment.
  • Perform machine setups on all machines, for all parts to be produced
  • Make minor adjustment to all machines/ setting of speed, volts, amps, tooling, and hydraulic pressures to obtain desired results
  • Work with department dispatcher to prioritize workloads to achieve acceptable fill rates
  • Inspect parts during and after fabrication to assure that quality is acceptable
  • Perform daily department walk through with lead and or other Utility personnel
  • Assist/leads the training of all personal
  • Report immediately any matters requiring maintenance attention; initiate Maintenance Work Request
  • Assist maintenance personnel on any repairs required
  • Communicate with all Operators to assist them with any help he/she can provide
  • Maintain safe work habits, and takes immediate action to correct any unsafe condition that might occur
  • Housekeeping duties as required

What it takes  
Required Qualifications:

  • Must be able to read and write clearly
  • Strong applied manufacturing mathematical skills
  • Must pass GMAW/FCAW weld test and maintain certification
  • The ability to work assigned schedule to include overtime and weekends when required for business needs
  • Experience with safely operating a forklift in a professional environment
  • A strong working knowledge of precision measurement with a tape measure
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Working knowledge of Valmont's Manufacturing process

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Associate's degree with coursework in Industrial Manufacturing or related field
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Initiative to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • 2 years of supervisory or management experience in a manufacturing specific role
  • 2 years previous experience working in an assembly environment
  • 2 years previous experience working in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • The ability to accurately and honestly check one's own work for quality assurance
  • Training in Lean Manufacturing processes
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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

Applications accepted through September 9, 2018


Build Your World

Valmont is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process.

If you need an accommodation due to a disability to use our online system to apply for a position at Valmont, call us at 402-963-1166 or send us an email at

PLEASE NOTE: This contact channel is reserved for use by individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations in order to apply for a posted position with Valmont.  Information received via this contact channel will be routed to resources that will provide appropriate assistance to these individuals to ensure that their data is collected and entered into the system.

Making the World a Better Place to Live

Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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