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Painter - 2nd Shift

Valmont Industries, Inc. Salina, KS
1100 North Ohio St Salina Kansas 67401-2403

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

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Painter position in our Corrocote Department. We are looking for a highly driven individual to prepare products and assist with the application of Corroote which offers superior protection for direct-embedded structural steel, transmission poles, and cellular towers.  Must have keen attention to detail and understand the importance quality for products/services we provide our customers. 

Essential Functions:

  • Clean and set-up paint/corrocote application system
  • Maintain and operate painting/corrocote equipment safely
  • Ensure high quality products and perform visual quality checks
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations
  • Be aware of potential environmental and safety implications and notify management immediately of any concerns
  • Adjusts valves on equipment to regulate pressure and spray throughput
  • Keep all spray nozzles clean/well-maintained for quality finishing
  • Directs nozzle over surface of large parts until prescribed areas are thoroughly protected from the elements
  • Examines finished parts to ensure conformance to specifications.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum six months experience in painting or corrocoting large metal items such as poles.
  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • The ability to work in a team environment with a diverse group of people
  • Must understand containment requirements as established by the EPA and the company
  • Must be able to work in noisy, high-temperature conditions
  • Repetitive lifting (up to 50 lbs. on occasion), stooping, reaching, pulling, standing, pushing, and grasping are required
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • One year of previous experience in a spray painting or corrocote position

Working Conditions

The employee is continually exposed to a working environment consisting of smoke and irritating particulate impurities, acid fumes from pickling tanks, and large quantities of windblown dust and ash produced as by-product to the process.  In addition, the nature of the industry results in extreme heat in the summer (typically 10-15 degrees above outdoor temperature), and melting snow off of incoming material results in damp, cold working conditions in the winter.  The winter conditions are doubly hard to manage.  The average employee dresses to be comfortable while doing his / her assigned task, and in doing so, subjects him / herself to chilling and cold as large fluctuations in temperature are brought about by the moving of material in and out of the facility.

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 November 13, 2022
Date Closes December 13, 2022
Requisition R16031
Located In Salina, KS
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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