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Galvanizing Material Handler (1st and 2nd shift Available)

Valmont Industries, Inc. Mccook, NE
75 South Hwy 83 McCook Nebraska 69001-8569

Why Valmont

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Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.


Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce. Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

Valmont is URGENTLY HIRING hiring to fill various roles in support of our Operations at our McCook facility including day and evening openings in several departments.

Employees currently hired to work in our Galvanizing Department will be eligible for a $2000.00 RETENTION BONUS, to be split over 3 payments after 3, 6 and 12 months of employment!

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for preparing products and materials for the galvanizing process by hanging angle on spreader bars, staging tubular products, and preparing small parts for galvanizing.  The Material Handler will also be responsible for inspecting and identifying production fixtures, chains, and hooks to ensure proper repair or discarding of unsafe items.  Incumbent will also hand wire small to medium sized parts to racks for pickling or galvanizing, pull and place chains and ropes around steel bundles for racking, and move pieces of steel by hand from different locations in the plant and yard.  The Material Handler also performs paddling functions to enhance the quality level of the various galvanized products using air guns to blow off zinc needles.  Additional duties include using air or electric powered tools to help prepare steel for pickling or galvanizing, assisting in general plant clean up and housekeeping, and working safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Follow procedures and work instructions in a safe and efficient manner including:  hanging angle on spreader bars, staging of tubular products (i.e. pipe, ), and preparing various small parts for the galvanizing process to include custom products
  • Communicating potential problems with material to the Crew leader or Shift Supervisor before the material is galvanized
  • Inspect and identify production fixtures, chains, and hooks to ensure proper repair or discarding of unsafe items
  • Pull and place chains and ropes around steel bundles for racking
  • Move pieces of steel up to 50 pounds by hand from different locations in the plant and yard
  • Perform paddling functions at the kettle, including the use of air guns
  • Operate air and electric powered tools on black and galvanized steel
  • Perform postoperative cleanup on all galvanized parts, including packaging and banding outgoing material
  • Operate forklift as needed
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate

  • The ability to read and follow written and verbal instructions
  • The ability to accurately read a tape measure
  • The ability to lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Six months of previous experience with hand tools and gauges including impact wrenches, air grinders, drills, taps, and mill gauges
  • The ability to communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • High awareness for safety
  • The ability to work 1-2 shifts of overtime per week
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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 November 23, 2022
Date Closes December 23, 2022
Requisition R16610
Located In Mccook, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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