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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.

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Engineering Technician

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Located In:  Valley, NE
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Division: 
Location:  Valley, NE
Start Date:  2019-08-15
Requisition #:  R5645
Positions Available: 
Department: 
 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 Individual Contributor position is responsible for providing the necessary liaison between all departments of the company, agents and the customer to assure that orders requiring engineering/drafting involvement are transmitted with accurate and complete information necessary for efficient development of the proper product.  Areas of responsibility include:  Create a bill of material, customer drawing and customer documents within the confines of internal engineering standards and procedures utilizing various computer programs. Document the bill of material, drawing and analysis process for each product line. Assist in the development of standard customer specifications, internal. Serve the needs of the organizations' customers both internally and externally in an expeditious manner maintaining a friendly and cooperative nature. Interact with the production staff to ensure the understanding and accuracy of the production drafting process. Serve as a customer service representative when dealing with technical questions from our agents and customers.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Drafting Supervisor and has no direct or indirect reports
  • Review of sales order and customer specifications to ensure project accuracy
  • Prepare bill of material for projects
  • Coordinate with drafters for new part number creation
  • Utilize Valmont applications to search and retrieve similar parts for project use
  • Support customer drawing preparations
  • Assist in maintaining the parts database
  • Support roll-out of new product to the standard product line through training
  • Support aftermarket sales
  • Maintain a cooperative attitude in dealing with all departments of the company, agents and the customer
  • Work directly with the Drafting Supervisor to review orders and insure they are complete and correct 
  • Arrange the order information in a way that is easy for the engineer or drafter to use
  • Work with the Drafting Supervisor to manage the efficient order flow and backlog of unprocessed orders
  • Interface effectively with all departments of the company, agents and the customer
  • Maintain an awareness of current engineering/drafting and marketing requirements
  • Support all departments of the company in any area that will enhance product and company interest
  • Handle special assignments as requested by the Drafting Supervisor
  • Review the latest customer plans/specifications.  Notify all departments within the company affected by any changes
  • Maintain and update an accurate and complete filing and record keeping system of customer requirements
  • Provide support to the total departmental function
  • Recommend/Develop changes to standard designs that might improve customer acceptance to reduce costs
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision    

Other Important Details about the Role:

The Engineering Technician is expected to consult with the Drafting Supervisor on a limited basis.  Therefore, he/she should possess a broad knowledge of departmental and company goals, policies, and procedures and the product lines represented.  This individual should also possess the capability of prudent, "on the spot" decision-making.  The incumbent interfaces between all departments of the company, agents and the customer for the purpose of providing the information necessary to assure the product developed is in compliance with the customer requirements. This position works directly with the Drafting Supervisor to insure orders are complete and correct so further processing by drafting can be done efficiently and in compliance with the customer requirements.  This position works directly with the Drafting Supervisor to transmit information to drafting and to manage the engineering/drafting backlog.  This position is also responsible for the handling of special requests from agents/customers by phone, fax, email or letter and must be knowledgeable of current marketing and engineering/drafting requirements.  The incumbent must possess the product and system knowledge required to enable him/her to recognize incomplete or conflicting quote, order, or other requested information.  This position provides guidance and feedback to the sales and quotes personnel when specific customer requirements exist or have been modified.

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

  • High School diploma and 4+ years of work/educational experience or Associate degree
  • Computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Organizational skills
  • Interpersonal relationship and leadership skills
  • Ability to understand and analyze engineering details, project plans and specifications
  • Ability to work and manage changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate excellence with interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Acceptable prior performance and attendance record

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Engineering Technology or similar
  • Solidworks, Product Data Management (PDM), Data Modeling
  • Computer Aided Drafting skills
  • Three years of Commercial and Transportation experience.  Experience with traffic product is a plus.
  • Manufacturing and/or production experience in steel/metal facility
  • Two years experience in metal fabrication and assembly work
  • Process and methods knowledge and experience used in Lean Manufacturing
  • Quality background, education or experience

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrist 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 September 14, 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 RSS@Valmont.com.

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.

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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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