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General Shop Help - 1st Shift $21+/hour

Valmont Industries, Inc. Waverly, NE
14441 US Hwy 6 Waverly Nebraska 68462

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:

Hours: Monday through Friday 6:00AM to 2:30PM

Works under the supervision of the Operations Manager or Shop Supervisor with the guidance of a lead person or Production Machinist. Primary function is to perform assembly, material handling, shipping, packaging, painting and other general production work. This position works as part of a team when working on the assembly line and as an individual for other assignments. This position uses hand tools, air-operated tools, banding equipment, forklifts as well as some other automated equipment for assembly and packaging. Automated paint equipment is used for painting and priming. General Shop Help will need to use a computer to report production and interface with the machines. In-process quality checks are performed using micrometers, calipers, dial gauges, indicators, torque wrenches, and other gauges. General Shop Help perform material handling, loading and unloading of trucks, storage and removal of material from warehouse racks as well as material transactions using a computer. They will perform daily Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) on equipment, as well as daily and periodic 5S (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, sustain) tasks. This employee is also expected to participate in department improvement teams including, but not limited to, Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Lean, safety and quality to help meet department goals. Incumbent uses and maintains the KANBAN system, which is a Lean or Just-In-Time scheduling system for production and material flow.

Essential Functions

  • Perform assembly, shipping, packaging and other general production work in a manufacturing environment
  • Operate hand tools, air-operated tools, banding equipment, forklifts, pallet wrapper, and other automated equipment
  • Operate automated painting equipment for painting and priming, including performing daily maintenance and equipment cleaning
  • Stand and walk throughout the shift at the assembly line
  • Operate all stations of the assembly and paint lines to meet production requirements
  • Use a computer to report production information and interface with machines
  • Perform in-process quality checks using micrometers, calipers, dial gauges, indicators, torque wrenches, and other gauges
  • Handle material, load and unload trucks, and store and remove material from warehouse racks
  • Work well as a team member including communicate in a positive manner

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

  • 1 year of relevant work experience
  • A working knowledge of using e-mail
  • One year of previous work experience operating hand and/or power tools
  • The ability to stand or walk throughout the shift
  • The ability to safely move objects weighing 40 to 50 pounds frequently throughout the shift 
  • The ability to work over 10 hours a week in overtime when required for business needs

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Professional work experience in an assembly position
  • Professional work experience in a painting position
  • A strong working knowledge of precision measurement tools
  • Professional work experience reading and interpreting blueprints or process sheets

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
  • 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 R15870
Located In Waverly, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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