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Quality Assurance Administrator

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Located In:  Valley, NE
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Valley, NE
Start Date:  2019-01-13
Requisition #:  R4794
Positions Available: 
 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:

This position is responsible for maintaining the established quality system documents (including work instructions, forms, process aids, material specifications, etc.) for Valmont's Global Irrigation Division, updating metrics in the Quality Assurance SharePoint site, maintaining various  QMS databases (Master Document List, MRB, Internal Audits. RCA and etc.), maintaining and distributing PPM (parts per million) charts, maintaining the supplier corrective action database and acting as liaison for supplier corrective actions, and providing technical guidance on quality system document issues. This position supports company improvement initiatives (Lean, SCOT, TQM, etc.) through membership on and interaction with related work teams. This position assures compliance to Valmont standards for controlled documents.

Essential Functions:

  • Administrative maintenance of the established quality system documents (including work instructions, drawings, process sheets, forms, process aids, material specifications, etc.) for the Global Irrigation Division
  • Maintaining the Quality Assurance SharePoint site up to date
  • Develop and revise quality systems documents
  • Input data and maintain various databases
  • Distribute and manage deviations and CAR's (corrective action request)
  • Maintain and distribute PPM (parts per million) charts and tables
  • Administer the QMS system
  • Support the organization's Lean and Reliability efforts
  • This position reports into the Global Quality Assurance Manager and has no direct reports

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

  • High School Diploma and 1+ year of relevant experience
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • The ability to perform basic arithmetic in order to maintain various quality-related databased accurately
  • The ability to understand and follow safety rules within the facility
  • The physical ability and stamina needed to move about the plant approximately 25% of the shift
  • An understanding of database input and maintenance requirements
  • The ability to work with people, address problems in a constructive way, and deal with conflict maintaining a positive outlook
  • The ability to discern appropriate methods and measurements to maintain various quality-related databases
  • The ability to maintain a professional, working relationship with manufacturing engineering,  product engineering, purchasing department, production personnel, managers and supervisors
  • Motivation as well as a positive attitude to achieve objectives
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Previous professional experience in a Quality Assurance role
  • ASQ-certified Quality Auditor (CQA) or ISO 9000 auditor training
  • A basic understanding of ISO 9001 document control requirements
  • Proficient in Microsoft Access including the ability to develop queries and reports

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

The QA Administrator works primarily in an office environment, but also out in the plant facility. The employee needs to move around the plant in all types of weather conditions during a small portion of each day. Most of the time is spent at a desk working on the computer and speaking over the telephone. This position does not normally require any overtime work and with the exception of a few weeks a year, the workload can be completed within a forty hour work week. Although some of the administrative task can seem repetitive or mundane, they are a vital part of the essential functions of the role. The employee needs to be able to understand, work and follow the safety rules of all areas of the facility including the use of personal protective equipment where required.

The QA Administrator needs to be able to move about the plant and manufacturing areas of the facility during approximately 25% of the daily shift. Although the range of motion necessary to successfully complete this role is considered light to moderate, the position can require extended standing, squatting and some light lifting. There are areas of the plant that need to be accessed that can only be reached by climbing stairs. This administrative positon requires more mental stamina than physical strength. There are no unique visual or hearing requirements, but the employee does need to be able to listen to colleagues on the phone, talk and see data that can be in small font. As with many administrative positons, there is an extended amount of sitting and looking at the computer screen.

The position requires a limited amount of physical exertion and may require the use of some small hand tools including label maker and scissors. There is a minimal amount of lifting, carrying, bending, kneeling, pivoting, reaching, handling, gripping, grasping and stair climbing. The incumbent is not required to climb ladders or lift objects above 50 lbs. When there is significant movement of material, there is a dolly available in the office area. Valmont encourages using the buddy system for any heavier lifting that may be needed. Forklift and hoists are available in most areas in the plant although it is rare that the QA Administrator would need to move something heavy out in the facility. The most common object lifted by this employee would be box of office supplies.

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 February 12, 2019


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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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