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Mill Cutoff Operator - 1ST SHIFT **Starting at $23+/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 primary responsibility of the Cutoff Operator is to set up and operate cutoff equipment to produce high-quality steel tubes at a precise length with a minimum amount of burr and/or scarf, and at the highest speed possible.  This position will also work closely with the quality inspector on the large mill and be act as the QA inspection on the small mill to make critical machine adjustment as needed to stay within close tolerances for ovality and straightness of all tubing produced.

Essential Functions.

  • Set up and operate any one of three flying lathe style cutoffs, one flying bandsaw cutoff, and two flying friction cutoffs
  • Responsible for all the quality checks, data tracking, heat changes, communication to the bundlers, NDT set up and operation, plug fit, O.D. sizing, I.D sizing., measuring F.C, length, surface condition, weld seam, wall tolerance, and anything else that occurs with following the production card and producing a quality product. 
  • Operator computer-controlled equipment to produce tubes at correct lengths within specified tolerances
  • Operator is responsible for the correct setup and operation of the NDT unit for eddy testing and be able to recognize a defect in the weld seam.  Perform flattening and flare tests as needed.
  • Ensure that tubes are cut with a minimal amount of burr and scarf
  • Be able to set up the bundling station and blowout to help the bundler keep up
  • Be able to set up and operate the de-dimple machine and the tukshead to control straightness and final O.D. and Ovality.
  • Adjust machine setups as necessary to cut evenly around the tube with no distortion on the ends
  • Maintain accurate records of orders completed, footage produced, and elapsed times
  • Wear all required PPE and follow all applicable safety policies
  • Work with team members to share information and contribute to an effective operation

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

  • 1-3 years relevant work experience in a production environment
  • Must possess basic math skills (add, subtract, multiply, divide) and the ability to convert decimals and fractions (both ways)
  • Sufficient communication skills to learn from and train other operators and to interact with other team members to achieve an effective operation
  • Working knowledge of general shop tools such as welders, cutting torches, grinders, tape measures, and micrometers
  • Must be able to read and understand simple blueprints
  • Must be able to read and write legibly
  • Ability to stand up to 95% of shift and able to bend and stoop up to 70% of shift


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met. 

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Due to the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

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.

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 June 15, 2022
Date Closes July 15, 2022
Requisition R14877
Located In Valley, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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