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Located In:  Lindon, UT
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Lindon, UT
Start Date:  2020-10-15
Requisition #:  R9645
Positions Available: 
 1085 West 400 North Lindon Utah 84042-1102

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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:

Paint Associate - Level 1


Lindon, Utah

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Paint Associate - Level 1 position is an individual contributor in the Paint Department. This person must be a highly driven individual that will prepare Valmont products prior to painting, ensure high quality finishes after the painting process, and package the finished product for shipment.

Essential Functions

  • Hang and unhang parts such as light poles, arms, bases, and small components as needed
  • Blasts the product using a Wheelabrater and ensures the product has a sufficient blast profile
  • Responsible for blowing shot and dust off of parts and repairs all damaged galvanizing and removes all oil and contaminates
  • Responsible for final visual quality check of poles
  • Installs all post finish attachments and package poles and arms
  • Performs basic maintenance on blasting, rigging, and packaging equipment
  • Ability to lift an average weight of 20 to 40 pounds, 40% of the time(i.e., all small parts, arms and pedestal bases), and lift 50 pound containers 5-10 times per shift
  • Ability to wear all required personal protective equipment (PPE) and work both in a non-temperature controlled environment and outdoors
  • Ability to spend 100% of the shift standing, walking, sitting, bending, squatting, balancing, stooping, kneeling and lifting in the process of preparing and/or coating of all poles and parts within the department
  • Ability to operate fork lifts, overhead cranes, power tools, packaging equipment, lowerators, and blasting equipment

Important Details about the Role

  • The employee is responsible for own work
  • Must be able to work with other employees to complete job
  • Helps train employees in proper packaging, blasting, and hanging techniques
  • Must be able to determine the acceptance or rejection of finished coated poles and small parts according to standard specifications.
  • Extreme care is required when blasting galvanized parts so as not to remove the zinc and cause galvanized re-work at significant cost
  • The employee must maintaina safe and productive work environment producing a quality product which is shipped complete and on time to satisfy the needs of the customer
  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, TME (total manufacturing expenses), and customer satisfaction
  • This position reports to the shop's Production Manager

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

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings
  • Basic working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook or similar email software
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • The ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to meet production, safety, and quality standards in a high-paced working environment
  • Rack and unrack parts, brush off, fill, sand, and clean parts for painting
  • Ensure high quality products with visual quality check
  • Maintain and operate painting, blasting, rigging, and packaging equipment safely
  • Prepare paint booth, clean and set-up paint application system
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations
  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year of previous experience in a painting or manufacturing position
  • Experience operating overhead cranes and forklift
  • Experience using dry mill thickness gauges, wet film thickness gauges and micrometers
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • 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

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

  • Able to do basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and fraction conversion)
  • Able to read and comprehend routings and blueprints
  • Able to use a tape measure
  • Able to use a computer to enter production date, perform time keeping functions, interface with machines and other equipment

Job Training Skill Development

This job requires the employee to understand blueprint /design readings and use such skill to determine part dimensions and tolerances, which may be indicated in both imperial and metric measurements. The job requires the employee to operate dry mill thickness gauges, wet film thickness gauges and micrometers. At this level, the employee is able to identify and inspect parts and materials to ensure quality of product. The job also requires routine and troubleshooting maintenance activities to be performed. This job requires the employee to complete inventory forms and inspection record processing. This job also involves material handling with the ability to operate a forklift and overhead crane. The job requires the employee to maintain the shop and work areas in a clean and safe condition. The job requires the employee to perform in-process quality checks. The normal adaptation time, for any new employee, should not exceed 120 days.

Decision Making

Employee makes routine decisions and also makes decisions that may affect the quality of the products being manufactured. These are decisions that affect the employee's own work quality and output, as well as the work of others. Must be able to determine the acceptance or rejection of finished coated poles and small parts according to standard specifications. Must be able to judge preparation of poles and small parts as to its acceptance or rejection for coating.


Physical Effort

Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds, an average weight of 20 to 40 pounds, 40% of the time (i.e., all small parts, arms and pedestal bases). Lifts 50 pound containers 5-10 times per shift. 100% of this persons day is spent standing, walking, sitting, bending, squatting, balancing, stooping, kneeling and lifting in the process of preparing and/or coating of all poles and parts within the department.

















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

The functions of this job require the employee to pay continual attention and continuous hand-eye coordinator is necessary in order to produce high quality parts. Working in a fast-paced environment as well as the repetitious nature of this job requires both mental and visual concentration. A high degree of mental and visual concentration is needed to prevent injury to oneself, fellow workers and/or damage to the product. The use of any equipment or tools requires the employee to be alert at all times. Due to the visual requirements of this position, an employee must demonstrate acceptable vision to carry out the essential functions.

Responsibility for Equipment and Process

Requires considerable care and attention on the part of the employee to minimize damage to machines, conveyors, tools, and equipment. The Paint Associate is responsible for performing preventative maintenance of machine. The average cost of damage is $1,000 for minor failures and up to $5,000 for major failures. Failure to follow processes and procedures could result in large amounts of damage although most damage caused to equipment does not render the equipment unusable. The Paint Associate is responsible for cleaning up the machine and work area prior to the end of each shift.

Responsibility for Material or Product

Proper material handling practices must be used. The employee is responsible for inspecting the product they are using. If the inspections are not completed correctly or the product has been mishandled by an employee, it may have to be reworked.

Responsibility for Safety of Others

Safety is a top priority of Valmont. A demonstrated commitment to safety and a willingness to take personal responsibility for safety is required. Multiple person operations necessitate close observance to avoid injuring another employee. Injury to others may also result from a lack of attention when moving heavy objects. Typical accidents in this area may include pinch points, eye injuries, and back injuries. The employee is responsible to perform all tasks and safety procedures as needed during the employee's shift. This means ensuring all safeguards are in place and operational. Employees are also responsible to maintain that shop area in a safe condition. This means keeping tools put away, keeping floors clean, following all safety policies and guidelines, and identifying any unresolved and unsafe conditions to the supervisor. The employee may be required to use both verbal and written means to report safety hazards depending on the gravity and urgency on the risk.

Responsibility for Work of Others

For the most part, this position requires the employee to be responsible for identifying problems with parts and processes they are working with and they are to notify the lead person or supervisor if they find any sub-standard parts. In most cases, the employee is responsible for his or her own work and may be responsible for training another lesser-skilled operator. In this case, the employee is responsible for the work of the employee being trained and may need to assist the new co-worker with the task at hand. As the employee works as part of a team within the department, they are responsible for bringing any inefficient or unsafe work practices to the attention of the supervisor.


Working Conditions

The job is performed in an indoor shop environment. The temperature range can be from 100 degrees in the summer to about 50 degrees in the winter. Most operations may expose employee to some type of disagreeable working conditions (wind, cold, heat, dust, dirt, fumes, noise, vibration, water, or oil). Working conditions may vary with specific work assignments. Exposure to electrical hazards, grease, loud noises, and outside elements occur continually or regularly. Extreme care should be taken to prevent damage to equipment or department personnel in the area of operations especially when performing setups. The job requires safety glasses, hearing protection, and metatarsal safety shoes be worn at all times. The employee must be able to spend the entire work shift on their feet within the shop environment. The incumbent must also be able to wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) for working in the production facility.


This job requires handling metal objects some of which have sharp edges. Extreme care and awareness should be taken for all production jobs. Below are some common hazards that exist for this particular position. Set up and run of equipment provides the potential for injury through slips, falls, strains, pinch points, tripping hazards, shot blasting equipment, high pressure air nozzles, material handling equipment.


The Paint Associate - Level 1 is the first step in a progressive line of painting positions where employees can move upward in category from a Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.


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Valmont Intermountain Galvainzing

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Lindon, Utah

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Paint Associate - Level 1

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Paint 1

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Applications accepted through November 14, 2020


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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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