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Fitter Assistant

Valmont Industries, Inc. Birmingham, AL
4200 Jefferson Ave SW Birmingham Alabama 35221

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 Fitter Assistant position. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will set up and assemble products for the unit by performing production tack welding to steel shapes using the GMAW process. Additionally, you willâ?¦

  • Read and interpret drawings to determine parts needed to assemble
  • Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments
  • Use flame torch to cut steel
  • Use measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles
  • Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product
  • Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certification, licenses, etc. necessary to perform the job 
  • Have opportunities to train and advance to either welding or fitting positions

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Six months previous experience preferred in welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
    • OR graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in welding
  • Must pass GMAW flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead 2 inch weld test and maintain certification
  • The ability to read, write, add, subtract, multiply, divide and count accurately
  • Ability to use common manufacturing math
  • Repetitive lifting (up to 50 lbs. on occasion), stooping, reaching, pulling, standing, pushing, and grasping are required
  • The ability to stand 90% of a shift and work in noisy, non-climate controlled conditions
  • The ability to work with small hand tools including tape measures and gauges

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year of previous experience welding in an assembly environment
  • 1 year of [previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • 1 year of previous experience operating hand and/or power tools
  • The ability to accurately and honestly check one's own work for quality assurance
  • The ability to communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions completely and accurately
  • High awareness for safety
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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.

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Date Posted May 10, 2022
Date Closes June 9, 2022
Requisition R14528
Located In Birmingham, AL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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