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Machine Operator - Week-end Shift

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Located In:  Brenham, TX
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Brenham, TX
Start Date:  2020-02-12
Requisition #:  R8066
Positions Available: 
 2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Tube Line Operator I position, on 3rd Shift (graveyard), in the Global EIP Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be responsible for set-up and operation of the burnisher, all activities that pertain to the buffing, inspection and repair of the welder seams on tapered tubes produced in the Big Wheel process, for the set-up and operation of the straightener, and the set-up and operation of the new plasma cut-off systems. Additionally, you will...

  • Make decisions for length of burnishing time to obtain proper quality and size of tube.
  • Determine minimum quality acceptable from visual inspection of the high frequency resistance seam weld on each tube.
  • Make daily decisions regarding the straightness, length, and cut quality of tubes, relative to Valmont specifications.
  • Continual visual inspection of tubes to assure an acceptable level of quality is maintained according to Valmont specifications.
  • Inspect for and remove scarfing left in the tube from the Blowout process.
  • Use pneumatic powered buffer to remove rust, mill scale, and other contamination from the welded seams to enable inspection of the seam.
  • Performs close visual inspection of the welded seams to discover any discontinuities in the welds and any other defects.
  • Use pneumatic powered grinder to grind all welds flush.
  • Perform set-up of Straightener to assure hold down cables and roller supports are located correctly for varying sizes of tubes.
  • Inspect tubes for straightness; straighten as necessary, to produce tubes meeting Valmont specifications and industry standards.
  • Maintain all equipment is designated area to assure proper working condition at all times.
  • Perform regular preventative maintenance on all equipment in assigned areas.
  • Notify Supervisor and/or Lead Person when assistance is required for maintenance and/or other repairs that are beyond his/her capabilities.
  • Assist Maintenance personnel on performing maintenance and repair work as needed.
  • Assist set-up of other production equipment as directed by Lead Person.
  • Keep assigned area clean.
  • Help maintain housekeeping program throughout Tube Mill as directed by Lead Person.
  • Maintain Safety awareness and be alert at all times, to detect, avoid, and/or correct unsafe conditions.
  • Be exposed to a high level of noise, due to grinding, hammering, and welding. Hearing and eye protection is required

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Read and write clearly.
  • Basic math.
  • Able to read O.D. tape and tape measure
  • 6 months previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 6 months previous experience using power tools in a professional environment

Highly qualified candidates will also possess

  • Previous experience in manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • High School or GED diploma
  • 6 months previous experience welding in a professional environment
  • Experience operating overhead crane
  • Experience working with Lean manufacturing methodology
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • Certified to GMAW


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 email

Applications accepted through March 13, 2020


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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