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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

Human Resources Manager

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Located In:  Newberry, SC
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Newberry, SC
Start Date:  2018-11-09
Requisition #:  R4872
Positions Available: 
 19845 US Hwy 76 Newberry South Carolina 29108

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 position is accountable for Human Resources support of assigned individuals within the Newberry and Estill, SC plants.  The Human Resource Manager's responsibilities will include recommending and implementing company policy, workforce planning, performance planning, succession planning, employee relations, training and development, and compensation and benefits. Some of the major challenges within this position are effectively (speed & quality) filling open positions, developing and maintaining HR policies that are effective for management of the Newberry & Estill workforce and are consistent with corporate objectives, handling lay-offs and terminations as well as maintaining an effective performance planning/management process. Additional responsibilities that can occasionally pose challenges are managing employee communications, developing and initiating effective training programs, maintaining compensation structure and administering annual increases fairly. The Human Resource Manager has a team that manage employee relations and disputes with the exception of those that result in legal action. Those that result in legal action should be escalated up to Regional HR Manager for further legal counsel. The incumbent is also accountable for integrating corporate and divisional objectives for HR Management.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, provides and maintains the professional and technical plans, service and guidance to line managers on all Human resource issues in accordance with Corporate, legal, and local business policies and advises, proposes, develops and implements those Human Resource policies and programs necessary to support business growth and maintain a healthy work environment.
  • Assures the effective utilization of Business Unit human resources by directing the implementation of sound human resource strategies and systems to attract, retain and motivate employees.
  • Focuses on building a world-class organization by executing meaningful programs to ensure the strategic development of high potential talent through a viable succession planning process.
  • Provides counsel and guidance to management regarding the company's Employee Relations climate and operating practices, enhancing effective and open communications and to foster a positive performance driven culture.
  • Executes the Valmont administrative compensation system that has been designed at the corporate level.  Works with the manufacturing sites to determine appropriate production compensation levels as well as equitable benefit packages.
  • Ensures that the company is in compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and local regulations relating to employment practices.
  • Responsible for determining resource requirements, training needs, and internal control procedures that address relevant objectives.
  • Make recommendations on controls, monitor their application with processes, and meet with senior management to report on the operation of internal control.
  • Maintain the appropriate professional competencies and evaluate the capacity, staffing levels, and competency of the functional area's personnel.
  • Accountable to management team for responsibilities in internal control.
  • Attend career fairs, college/university events and trade shows.
  • Coordinate and directly oversee work of all HR team members reporting to you.
  • Develop standards and assures adherence.
  • Development of the team's time-management skills.
  • EEO/AAP/OFCCP compliance.

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

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Seven years of experience in an HR role carrying out labor law compliance regulations including applicable federal and state HR laws, regulations, amendments and more significant court decisions, specifically, the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, Employee Selection Guidelines, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, Rehabilitation Act,  American with Disabilities Act, Relevant Executive Orders 11246 and 13021, Age Discrimination in Employment Act,  Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, National Labor Relations Act, and WARN Act
  • Three years of experience recruiting, on-boarding, and exiting employees including a strong understanding of recruiting techniques and assessment of selection processes (interviewing, work sampling, testing, background screening, employment negotiation skills, work contracts, applicant data keeping)
  • Knowledge of group benefit plans and how open enrollment for benefits is carried out and regulated
  • Experience working with timekeeping and compensation plans for both exempt and non-exempt employees
  • Experience with Employee Relations (E.R.), dispute resolution, grievance documentation and litigation avoidance
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Three years of experience in a managerial or supervisory role managing direct reports
  • Seven years of experience working with a major, non-proprietary HRIS system
  • Ability to travel up to 10%, including overnights

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Employee relations knowledge with experience in union awareness programs
  • Compensation and benefits administration
  • Talent Acquisition Management 
  • Organizational development skills
  • A strong HRIS systems background, Applicant Tracking, and Time and Labor
  • A basic knowledge of Microsoft Access including loading, and reporting out
  • The ability to intervene in disputes between department managers while maintaining a cooperative working relationship with both Cooperate HR and the HR Management of other Valmont segments
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in a manufacturing plant environment and the incumbent needs to be able to move about the office and production environments. There is often exposure to conditions such as dust, dirt, heat, fumes, and cold as well as noise levels above 80 decibels. Employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel, as well as balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


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 December 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

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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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