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Forklift Driver

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Located In:  Lindon, UT
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Lindon, UT
Start Date:  2020-10-15
Requisition #:  R9647
Positions Available: 
 1085 West 400 North Lindon Utah 84042-1102

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.

Business Title:

Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1


Lindon, UT

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for receiving, unloading, and storing incoming product loads and inspecting finished products for damage and defects. The incumbent will operate equipment used to move material including forklifts. They will be responsible for identifying material and product being loaded and unloaded. The incumbent will create tags for products being unloaded, which may involve taking notes and pictures and entering that information into the computer. Incumbent will be responsible for inspecting galvanized product to ensure a high quality finished product and making recommendations to resolve any damage or defects found in products. Interact with customers and truck drivers, coordinating special handling as a result of an inspection, general plant housekeeping, and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Operate forklifts with the capacity to move up to 22,000 lbs of material on and off of flatbed trailers.
  • Communicating potential problems or needs with material to the Lead or Supervisor
  • Inspect incoming material for proper venting and hanging
  • Inspect galvanized material to ensure it meets the quality standards, reject material that does not meet quality standards, and coordinate special handling for this material
  • Read tags, bills of lading, and shipping and receiving papers
  • Create tags on incoming product with details including piece count and finished product packaging
  • Move pieces of steel and other material up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard
  • Operate small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns
  • This position reports into Shipping/Receiving Supervisor

Important Details about the Role

  • Operate computer to enter product information
  • Assist in creating the production schedule
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Stand 90% of a shift and work outside in extreme weather conditions
  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • High awareness for safety
  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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

  • No Degree. 0-1 years relevant experience
  • Ability to work with wood and small hand tools such as tape measures, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns
  • Ability to operate forklifts
  • Ability to inspect to ensure that products meet quality standards
  • Ability to bundle, crate, box, and wrap products to be shipped
  • Ability to load a truck
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds frequently throughout a shift

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One (1) year experience operating a forklift in a professional environment
  • One year experience in a Shipping/Receiving or Distribution position

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Educational Background

  • Must be able to read and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Requires adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.
  • Must understand the quality requirements of finished product.
  • Must be able to read tags, bills of lading, and shipping and receiving papers.
  • Must be knowledgeable about safe galvanizing practices including proper venting and hanging devices.
  • Must possess adequate communication skills to work efficiently from verbal instructions given by departmental supervision.
  • Must have a working knowledge of small hand tools including tape measures, micrometers, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns.

Job Training Skill Development

The Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1 will require 6 months on the job experience to achieve a minimum acceptable level of performance.

Decision Making

Must be able to identify proper loading as per special loading instructions, identify quality issues and bring those to the attention of the Lead or Supervisor, and resolve identification and equipment issues by notifying the Lead or Supervisor. Must be able to stage trailers with easy access to material being loaded. Independent creativity for setting up and loading is required for 75% of this job function. Insure proper safety precautions are used during all aspects of loading and unloading while operating equipment. Must communicate problems and/or needs to departmental supervision to aid in the maximum utilization of equipment, material and human resources.


Physical Effort

Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1 will be operating equipment including forklifts and / or shag trucks approximately 85% of the shift. This requires continuous in and out of the equipment including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting, climbing, twisting, and turning to inspect and correct material loads. The other 15% will be spent walking and moving around product loads to create tags, inspect the quality of finished products, and entering data into the computer.

















Body Mechanics

10 Lbs. Or less




11 - 20 Lbs.


Squat / Kneel


21 - 50 Lbs.




51 - 100 Lbs.




100 + Lbs.




Reach Above Shoulder



Reach Outward


12 Lbs. Or less


Hand/Finger Manipulation


13 - 25 Lbs.




26 - 40 Lbs.




41 - 100 Lbs.




Computer Ergonomics








LEGEND N=Never R=Rarely 1-4% O=Occasional 5-33% F=Frequent 34-66% C=Constant 67-100%

Mental and Visual Effort

Constant visual effort must be expended while operating equipment in the congested areas around the galvanizing environment. Must be mentally aware of how and where to place material on trucks being loaded and stage material for processing. Must be aware and practicing all safety considerations while operating equipment in and around the galvanizing area. Employee must be aware that all custom material is to be identified and tagged. Use of small hand tools including, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns requires employee to be alert at all times.

Responsibility for Equipment and Process

Proper attention is required while operating the equipment to minimize damage, extend the life of the equipment, and to perform in a safe and efficient manner. Equipment is, but is limited to, for lifts up to 17,500 lbs. and shag trucks. Damage is probable but can be prevent by considerable care and attention. Typical average cost per incident is minor under $1,500.

Responsibility for Material or Product

Considerable attention is required by the operator to eliminate the damage to material when handling customer product in work areas, including the weigh scale, storage and cleanup areas, loading and unloading of trucks and railcars. A minor mishap resulting in damage to customer product could easily exceed $2,500. The probability is low if the operator is well trained and extreme caution is exercised.

Responsibility for Safety of Others

Extreme caution must be maintained to prevent injury to others when operating equipment in the storage yard, in and around vehicles, and inside the building. Typical injuries could be broken bones, arms, hands, legs, crushed feet, cuts, and abrasions. Must be very careful in identifying possible venting restrictions on material by informing the Lead or Supervisor to prevent zinc explosions. Each employee is responsible for learning and applying all provided safety training as outlined by the company and department safety representative and/or supervisor. Keeping safety at the forefront in the daily performance of job duties includes personal safety, safety of others in the department and safekeeping of all company resources. Actively participates in department safety; demonstrates excellent safety practices and behaviors and conforms to all Valmont safety policies and procedures.

Responsibility for Work of Others

Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1 is not responsible for the work of others.


Working Conditions

The Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1 works outside 90% of the time. Incumbent is operating equipment that emits fumes and vibrates. Incumbent is continually exposed to all types of weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, ice, snow, wet, dusty, and windy. Will be loading and unloading material on concrete and rocked area which can be very rough, slick, and muddy at times.


Potential hazards include falls to the ground or from drop deck trailers due to slick working conditions, heat exhaustion or aggravations created by blowing dust and ash. In addition, constant exposure to such hazards as burns, cuts, contusions of various degrees and eye injuries make the possibility for incidents high even under the best conditions.


Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1 may progress to a Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 2 after 12 months of on the job experience and an acceptable performance record.


Supervisor: (Print name and sign)


Human Resources : (Print name and sign)


Employee: (Print name and sign)


HRIS Information Needed to Create Position and Requisition:

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August 2018

Division Name:

Valley Coatings

Division Number:


Department Name:

Hourly Production

Department Number:


Location Name:

Valley, Nebraska

Location Number:


Business Title:

Shipping/Receiving Material Handler 1

Job Profile Title:

Shipping/Receiving 5

Job Code Number:


Compensation Grade/Labor Grade:


Job Group Name: (AAP/EEO)

7 - Operatives (EEO-1 Job Categories-United States of America)

Job Group Number: (AAP/EED)

73 - Material Handling (AAP-United States of America)

Pay Type: FLSA


Reports to (Name):

Duane Stack

Reports to (Title):

Shipping/Receiving Supervisor

Reports to (Position Number):

JD Written By:


Incumbent Name:

Incumbent Number:

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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