We recognize that our employees are the cornerstone of our accomplishments. We pride ourselves on being
people of passion and integrity
who excel and deliver results.
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
Located In:Claremore, OK
25055 Alliance Dr Claremore Oklahoma 74017-4372
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:
We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be a confident, hands-on, and independent self-starter with a strong OEM manufacturing or industrial coatings background to join the organization and acquire the skills and experience necessary to lead a galvanizing company. This position will manage a two or three shift operation including oversight of safety, production, quality, shipping and receiving, scheduling, maintenance, chemical reclamation, lean implementation and initiatives, and compliance reporting. This high potential candidate should have the ability and self-discipline to carefully and accurately run multiple departments, as well as a desire to advance quickly in an organization. This developmental position is designed to support the growth and expansion of our business and organization.
Manage the use of plant resources to ensure that all plant operations are meeting or exceeding, safety, quality, and production goals as set by the General Manager
Oversee the production operations of a galvanizing facility
Will receive intense training in industrial troubleshooting, accounting, financial forecasting, human resources, and galvanizing sales and services
Assist in identifying operations' best practices, performing lean audits and kaizen events, and travel occasionally to assist/learn from high level project management experiences
Within two to four years, the successful Operations Manager will be expected to transition into a higher level position running his/her own site somewhere in the US with full Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility - including over sight of operations, sales, accounting, lean implementation, HR and engineering
Travel to other Coatings sites and assist in identifying operations' best practices, perform lean audits, and assist with the setup and operation of Greenfield or satellite operations
Other Important Details about the Role:
Facilitate positive customer relations through the services of quality coated product and on-time delivery
Utilize production and other analytical reports to better gauge plant performance and to make better decisions
Review and control operation expenses for raw materials, operating supplies, and equipment
Maintain manpower requirements through proper staffing, training, and development of production employees, supervisors, and other technical personnel
Plan and develop plant personnel to produce maximum efficiency and utilization of available resources
Select, train, develop and motivate an effective staff to assure the profitable attainment of present and future safety, production, quality and service objectives
Ensure compliance with environmental and safety requirements as specified by corporate policy and government regulation
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management, Engineering, or Business with an emphasis in operations
Minimum 5-7 years of supervisory or management experience overseeing employees in a number of functional areas in an industrial environment
Proven track record in lean manufacturing principles including standard work, continuous improvement, problem resolution and delivery of results positively affecting the bottom line of the organization
Ability to travel approximately 10-15%
Ability and willingness to relocate as required
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Masters, Business Administration or Masters of Science in manufacturing, operations, engineering, chemistry
Previous experience in galvanizing or a coatings company would be ideal, but is not necessary
Working knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulations as well as state and federal labor standards
The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals
The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives
The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Some of the working conditions for this position is in a manufacturing shop environment with exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise, dust. The Operations Manager will work in both the office and shop environment. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. 10-15% travel is required for this position. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. 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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
Applications accepted through December 27, 2018
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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
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
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.