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Mill Operator - 3rd shift ($25+/hr)

Valmont Industries, Inc. Valley, NE
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Mill Operator works under the direction of the Production Supervisor but with minimal supervision and within the guidelines of established procedures. This position is responsible for producing quality tubing at a safe, reasonable rate of speed by operating the mill and welding tubing with a Electric Resistance Weld (ERW) process.  The Mill Operator is also responsible for adjusting any one of a number of guide rolls, side rolls, forming rolls, driver rolls, and weld head rolls to make a quality product. 

The Mill Operator operates all machines in the department, including material handling equipment. They will be responsible for performing changeovers as well as fine tuning the mill after a changeover has been made.  Responsibilities also include inspection of mill tooling and communicating/planning any maintenance issues that arise in the department.  The Mill Operator also provides pertinent information for the oncoming crew for the orderly continuity and transition of the department effort.  Maintaining good housekeeping in the area and exercising precautions for the safety of self and others is critical.

Essential Functions

  • Operate mill to produce quality tubing per established specifications
  • Perform frequent quality checks using tape measures, micrometers, O.D. and PI tapes
  • Safely operate various other machines in the department, including material handling equipment
  • Communicate daily with operators on other shifts to share relevant information
  • Perform changeovers as required make necessary mill adjustments to ensure product quality
  • Maintain a clean work area
  • This position reports into the Production Supervisor and has no direct reports

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

  • Minimum of 7 years relevant experience
  • Ability to operate a fork lift in a safe manner
  • Ability to recognize substandard product due to inferior material, bad welds, bad form, and other visible defects
  • Ability to perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Ability to convert fractions to decimals
  • Ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Passion and integrity with 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 13, 2022
Date Closes June 12, 2022
Requisition R14564
Located In Valley, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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