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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.

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Coatings Inspector

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Located In:  Steele, AL
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Steele, AL
Start Date:  2020-10-15
Requisition #:  R9639
Positions Available: 
 475 Dietrich Road Steele Alabama 35987-2613

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 our Quality Inspector position at the Steele, Alabama Coatings Site. This is an entry level, hourly, 2nd shift position. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will complete a final in-house inspection of customer product after the galvanizing and/or paint process based on ASTM standards. Additionally, you will...

* Check and inspect product for flaws or defects

* Assess product according to ASTM standards

* Take mill readings using a positector 6000 probe

* Approve product for movement to paint and/or shipping

* Upload data from positector to computer

* Guide and train finishers on recognizing and repairing defects

* Guide and train finishers in metalizing process

* Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

* Work safely, protecting self and others from accident and injury

* Operate an overhead crane and combi lift

What it takes

Required Qualifications

* The ability to read, write and follow written and verbal instructions

* The ability to operate a computer and use standards programs (word, outlook, excel)

* The ability to read and understand blue prints

* Must pay close attention to detail

* The ability to understand and utilize training

* Must be able to make clear and concise decisions

* Must be self-supervising at times

* The ability to communicate problems or needs to coworkers and supervision

* Must be a team player and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

* The ability to lift up to 50 pounds from ground to shoulder height or higher

* Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time (length of shift) in an open air environment; push, pull, bend, reach, walk, squat, grasp, kneel

* Must be able to wear all required PPE and maintain a safe work environment

* The ability to operate an overhead crane and combi lift

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

* High School Diploma or GED equivalent

* Six months of previous experience in a quality position

* Six months of previous experience with reading and using mil gauges

* Six month of previous experience operating a crane and forklift

* The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

* The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions

* Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

* Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

* Six months of previous experience in an industrial or galvanizing environment

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 November 14, 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.

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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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