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Submerged Arc Seam Welder (Evening Shift)

Valmont Industries, Inc. El Dorado, KS
955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

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.

2nd Shift (3:30 pm - 2:00 am; M-F)

Starting Wage $22.12/hr + $1 shift differential

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Submerged Arc Seam Welder is an Individual Contributor responsible for the set-up and operation of the flux core sub-arc seam welding machine to place a continuous seamed weld on one or two sides of the pole shafts. 

Essential Functions:

  • Fuse (weld) metal structural components together by means of multiple forms of Submerged Arc Welding processes in the fabrication of steel electrical poles and other structures
  • Performs welding operations requiring most of the following: planning and layout, working from blueprints and drawings or other specifications; requires a knowledge of welding properties of a variety of metals; setting up work and determining operation sequences; welding objects involving critical safety and load requirements; working in a variety of positions
  • Perform repetitive types of assembling operations according to procedures established by others; and use hand tools and measuring devices in the performance of work
  • Move pole shafts using an overhead crane and gather parts and materials to complete the project
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned

Important Details about the Role:

  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty
  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery
  • The employee must maintain a 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, and delivery
  • This position reports to the Production Supervisor

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

  • Successful completion of an internal welding test
  • Working knowledge of fixturing and weld set up parameters (amps, volts, etc.)
  • Knowledge of welding properties of a variety of metals
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints and/or shop drawings
  • The ability to set up work and determine operation sequence
  • The ability to calculate formulas using basic mathematics and standard U.S. and Metric Measurements
  • 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
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift up to 20 pounds
  • 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
  • Graduation from an accredited trade school for welding
  • Three years or more of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • One or more years of previous experience welding in a professional environment
  • 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

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 15, 2022
Date Closes June 14, 2022
Requisition R14571
Located In El dorado, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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