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Tool & Die Maker 1 (1st Shift)
Located In:Valley, NE
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016
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
The Tool and Die Maker 1 employee follows the direction of the supervisor, lead person and more experienced employees to machine parts for tools as directed, including constructing and repairing dies, molds, gauges, jigs, and other fixtures to be used in a variety of production areas in all Valmont divisions. They also fabricate and/or repair parts and assemblies for the maintenance of plant equipment. The incumbent fabricates prototype parts for new product development. Tool and Die employees are expected to read mechanical blueprints and perform trigonometric calculations. Tool and Die employees must identify trends indicated by press monitoring systems and suggest corrections. All Tool and Die employees are expected to maintain a clean, neat and safe work area and keep machines and tools clean and in good working order. Tool and Die employees are expected to participate on continuous improvement teams. Required to operate a forklift and have successfully completed Valmont's forklift training. Demonstrates the Company's core values passion, integrity, results, and continuous improvement.
Heat treatment of various ferrous materials through hardening and surface hardening
Construct, and Troubleshoot, dies, fixtures, tooling and mechanical components
Demonstrate the fundamentals of dimensional precision measurement and tolerancing
Perform advanced shop math including geometry and trigonometry
Proficiently operate CNC and mechanical lathes, mills, drills and grinders
Proficiently demonstrate metal cutting and machine tool operations
Weld mild steel with wire feed or stick
Use the computer to access various programs (email, labor reporting, safety, training)
The ability to work over ten hours a week to include additional time on weekends in overtime when required for business needs.
Safely operate and drive a forklift
Operate material handling equipment such as hydraulic lifts, jib and bridge cranes to facilitate material handling requirements
Receive, inspect, clean and stock steel, nonferrous metals, phenolics, plastics and other raw materials as needed for various projects.
Communicates effectively through written and spoken word
This position reports into Global Manager Process Engineering
Important Details about the Role
Reviews assigned job instructions and prints to see if there are any mistakes or missing information
Assures the area is safe to work as prescribed by company safety policies and followed by others in the working environment
Determines what materials are required and how best to utilize those materials
Determines what machines are best suited to perform the work efficiently
Determines what tools will be needed to do the machining
Develops a plan and sequence of steps to setup and hold the materials to be machined
Considers what affects the machining might have on the material that may affect the final dimensions
Programs the CNC machine using print information to determine coordinates for tool paths
Positions proper guarding of the point of operation to protect self and others from the cutting tool and chips
Inspects work quality frequently to assure specifications are being met
Keeps the department and immediate work area orderly and clean
Keeps the lead person up to date on work progress and any issues
Uses CNC machining time to prepare for next steps, inspect quality, and clean area to maximize usage of available time and eliminate waste
Documents changes or errors found on prints and notify the customer
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Successfully complete Toolmaker and Machinist tests as well as hands-on tests
Experience with heat treatments of ferrous material through hardening and surface hardening
Construction and troubleshooting of dies, fixtures tooling and mechanical components
The ability to demonstrate the fundamentals of dimensional precision measurement and tolerancing using all micrometer types, calipers, indicators, thread gauges
The ability to do advanced shop math including geometry and trigonometry
The ability to proficiently operate CNC and manual lathes, mills, drills and grinders
The ability to demonstrate metal cutting and machine tool operation
Work experience welding mild steel with wire feed or stick
The ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds frequently throughout the shift
The ability to stand 90% of the shift; bend, pivot or squat 10% of the shift
A working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and computer proficiency to be able to communicate with other departments, enter time and labor functions, online training, as well as request time off
The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime and weekends when required for business needs
The ability and willingness to communicate and interact with coworkers and others in a positive manner that is conducive to teamwork, with or without direct supervision
The ability and willingness to perform tasks to maintain a clean and safe working environment within and outside the department as needed, with or without direct supervision
Participates in department Safety and Lean programs
Safely and efficiently operate; jib, monorail and bridge cranes
Safely operate and drive a forklift
Acceptable prior attendance, safety, and performance history
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
Associate's degree in Machine Tool Technology or Tool and Die
Previous experience working with Computer Aided Drafting software environment
One year of previous experience operating a forklift in a professional environment
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Applications accepted through June 2, 2019
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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.