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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

Maintenance Technician

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Located In:  Fort meade, FL
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Fort meade, FL
Start Date:  2019-04-17
Requisition #:  R5731
Positions Available: 
 1381 Hwy 17 North Fort Meade Florida 33841

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 is an individual contributor position responsible for assisting with all functions of the preventive and repair maintenance, electrical, electronic and mechanical work for the Utility Division to achieve personal and professional growth.  The Maintenance Technician 1 is also  responsible for learning basic metal fabrication using welding, cutting and brazing.  Incumbent must work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and adhere to Valmont safety training policies. The Maintenance Technician 1 assists with preventive maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment and facilities with a learned level of proficiency. Responsible for learning plant equipment, including pneumatic and mechanical systems, clutches, brakes, power transmission components, combustion engines, and electrical and hydraulic systems. Assist with basic electrical work and fabrication under supervision of an experienced technician. Records labor and materials used on each repair. 

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with testing, inspecting, repairing and re-assembling basic plant equipment, components, and systems including but not limited to overhead bridge cranes, hoists, gear boxes, forklifts, straddle trucks, shag trucks, company vehicles, pneumatic and mechanical systems, power transmission components, combustion engines, boiler systems, and electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Assist with electrical work.
  • Learn basic metal fabrication.
  • Communicate with other maintenance and production team members via e-mail, phone, and face-to-face.
  • Operate gauging equipment including tape measures, micrometers, and dial calipers.
  • Responsible for maintaining tools and equipment.
  • Must be company trained and authorized to operate powered industrial trucks, aerial platforms and bridge cranes.
  • Must be company trained and authorized in arc flash safety, confined space entry, hazardous energy control and fall protection.
  • Complete Lock-Out/Tag-Out training.
  • Climb and work from ladders, aerial platforms , bridge cranes, and roofs in excess of 50 feet.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors.
  • Wear all required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and work in a non-temperature controlled environment, as well as with exposure to outdoors.

Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports to the Production Manager
  • Domestic travel overnight up to 2% annually to assist with maintenance at other plant locations
  • Become knowledgeable with plant equipment
  • Learn basic blueprint reading
  • Learn basic testing and troubleshooting skills
  • Identify and report equipment abnormalities and safety hazards
  • Complete record logs including labor, repairs made, equipment, and use of materials on the computer
  • Responsible for working with small hand tools
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
  • Participates in Safety and LEAN initiatives
  • Communicates problems or needs to departmental supervision
  • Communicates and interact with coworkers in a professional manner

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

  • 0-1 year of relevant experience
  • Mechanical aptitude and desire to learn
  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional  manner
  • The ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • The ability to identify and communicate maintenance or product problems to departmental supervision
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds , although most frequent lift is up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to spend 75% of workday standing or walking, 10% bending or kneeling, 10% stooping, and 5% climbing
  • Must be able to distinguish colors
  • Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • Work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week, as needed
  • 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:

  • Actively pursuing an Associate's or Technical degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field
  • Work in adverse conditions:  wet, hot, dusty, dirty or cold
  • Six (6) months of industrial maintenance experience
  • Six (6) months of experience basic welding/fabricating metal structures/components
  • Six (6) of experience with basic troubleshooting skills

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 May 17, 2019


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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