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Maintenance Technician - All shifts available ($1,000 Sign-on bonus!)

Valmont Industries, Inc. Mendota Heights, MN
2411 Pilot Knob Road Mendota Heights Minnesota 55120-1119

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.

The Maintenance Technician performs routine, preventative, and on-demand maintenance and repairs/replacements on all plant facilities and equipment, including but not limited to paint guns and equipment, water spray booths, batch and conveyor ovens, conveyor mechanical systems, and overhead cranes, and responds promptly to maintenance production calls.

The Applied Coating Technology Maintenance team operates across three shifts. We are currently hiring for all shifts:

2nd Shift - 1:30PM to 10:00PM, Monday to Friday, with periodic overtime - Shift Differential eligible
3rd Shift - 10:00PM to 6:30PM, Sunday to Thursday, with periodic overtime - Shift Differential eligible

New hires will also be eligible for a sign-on bonus of $1,000: $500 at 90 days of service and another $500 at 180 days of service.

Essential Functions

  • Partner with Supervisor, Maintenance and Production team members to communicate and respond promptly to routine and on-demand maintenance requests

  • Performs preventative maintenance and basic cleaning and repair of equipment, including forklifts, paint guns, water curtain spray booths, batch and conveyor ovens, conveyor mechanical systems, and overhead cranes

  • Use of basic problem solving skills to test, inspect, repair, troubleshoot and re-assemble basic plant equipment, components, and systems

  • Work with and maintain small hand tools, such as tape measures, saws, drills

  • Fabricate and repair structures and components by use of welding and cutting tools

  • Inspect and maintain all safety equipment and comply with company safety policies

  • Maintain parking lot and exterior surfaces of the premises, including some snow removal

  • Maintain clean work spaces by performing work space clean-up and general housekeeping

  • Participates in Continuous Improvement projects and tasks

Other Details about the Position

  • This position reports to the Maintenance Lead

  • This position has no direct reports

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED plus one to three years of related experience in a commercial / industrial maintenance role

  • Able to read and follow written and verbal instructions in English

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Forklift certified, or ability to become forklift certified

  • Complex problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Able to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals

  • Able to interpret and fabricate components based on basic blueprints or specification sheets

  • Flexible and open to growth

  • Positive, team-oriented attitude

Additional Qualifications

  • Welding experience, or experience with hot work

  • Previous maintenance experience in a manufacturing facility

  • Previous experience in a coatings facility or plant

  • Previous experience in an ISO or LEAN environment

  • Bilingual in Hmong, Karen, Vietnamese, or Spanish helpful, but not required

Benefits at Valmont

Valmont offers employees a comprehensive benefit package, including:

  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision coverage starting the first of the month following hire

  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts

  • Tuition assistance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Valmont Employee Retirement Savings Plan (VERSP) - 401(k) with pre-tax and ROTH options

  • Employee assistance program

  • Wellness management programs, including tobacco cessation, diabetes management, and sleep and anxiety management

  • Much more!

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

Visit the Applied Coating Technologies website to learn more about our facility!

Date Posted June 14, 2022
Date Closes July 14, 2022
Requisition R14869
Located In Mendota heights, MN
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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