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Valmont Industries, Inc. Houston, TX
6123 Cunningham Rd Houston Texas 77041

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for operating the galvanizing departmentâ??s 15-ton overhead bridge crane. A Pole Loader is responsible for operating cranes and inspecting hooks and chains and using gauges to check the thickness of the crane set-up.  Incumbent is responsible for securing loads with hooks and chains and moving the suspended loads throughout the plant by operating the radio controlled overhead bridge cranes.  The Pole Loader is responsible for monitoring steel products in the process tanks and zinc baths to achieve desired, high quality end results.  Incumbent will also be responsible for operating and maneuvering the drossing equipment.  In addition, the Pole Loader will assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping, and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Inspect hooks and chains and use gauges to check the thickness of the crane set-up
  • Secure loads with hooks and chains
  • Be responsible for the proper identification of material being loaded or unloaded by part number, description, quantity and quality
  • Be responsible for gathering customer orders and staging by stop schedule on the consolidation card
  • Use ship papers and CDR load sheets to identify product to be loaded as required
  • Transport product to the staging area using forklift
  • Be responsible for operating overhead cranes to lift/move pole product
  • Perform general housekeeping which includes and not limited to sweeping, painting, operating powered sweeper and mopping
  • Exercise a keen sense of awareness when moving product to dispose of wood dunnage with exposed by product to avoid tripping hazards.
  • Assist in loading trailers as needed
  • Crosstrain with Finishers incase back up is needed.
  • Other  duties as assigned
  • Operate the radio controlled overhead bridge crane and move suspended and non-suspended loads throughout the plant
  • Move pieces of steel up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard; most frequent lift is 35 pounds
  • Spend up to 75% of shift walking/standing
  • High awareness for safety while wearing all necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Work in a non-temperature controlled environment that includes exposure to outdoor weather conditions

Important Details about the Role

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week
  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to smoke and irritating particulates
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • This position reports to the Coatings Shift Supervisor

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

  • Ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety
  • Perform duties of a Material Handler and Crew Leader functions, as needed
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
  • Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to read and follow written and verbal instructions 
  • Ability to write and perform addition and subtraction of whole numbers
  • The ability to pass an eye exam

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six (6) months of galvanizing experience
  • One (1) year of previous experience with overhead crane operations
  • Perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Operate forklift and / or straddle truck as needed

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and familyâ??s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Annual performance based bonus plan
  • 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 Valmontâ??s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

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 [email protected]

Date Posted September 28, 2022
Date Closes October 28, 2022
Requisition R15935
Located In Houston, TX
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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