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Crane Operator (1st and 2nd shift available)

Valmont Industries, Inc. Fort Meade, FL
1381 Hwy 17 North Fort Meade Florida 33841

Why Valmont

Weâ??re Here to Move the World Forward.

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This position is an individual contributor subject matter expert crane operator role responsible for operating one or more crane types in the plant. This person must maintain good housekeeping, communicate production issues to a supervisor, and work well as a team player while adhering to all safety procedures.

Essential Functions

  • BASIC CRANE FUNCTIONS: Transfer poles to spinner; relocate pole molds; demonstrates the ability  to safely transport lid to mold; safely transport flange to mold and install securely; transport mold to the spinner with a minimal swaying motion; demonstrates the ability not to side load cranes; remove slug bucket from spinner pit safely and with minimal spillage; proficient move raw material safely; demolding poles; remove poles from mold; removing lids; mold changes; flanges placement; transfer poles to spinner; relocating pole molds; connecting plates; safely perform a mold change with cranes ensuring that all safety procedures are followed; transport all mold and mold sections safely with minimal swaying motion; articulate the load capacity; excel at moving material safely; actively identifies and reduces waste within the responsible department - demonstrated via Gemba tracking; train new crane operators
  • SAFETY & QUALITY: Demonstrates good safety practices; performs monthly safety audits;  general housekeeping; use of basic hand tools; reading tape measure; record data; move raw material safely; monitor equipment; certified crane operator
  • Must be able to read and understand daily layout production schedules.
  • Other duties assigned by the management staff.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to work overtime as needed

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

  • High School Diploma or GED is highly desirable but not required
  • Able to work in teams and able to communicate verbally and nonverbally
  • One year of general labor experience preferably in a manufacturing environment or willing to learn
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to work overtime as needed
  • The ability to work in extreme temperatures with exposure to chemicals and irritating particulates
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • More than one year of general labor experience preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in working with concrete or in a similar manufacturing environment

Physical Effort

Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that maybe uncomfortable. Able to balance; bend/stoop; climb stairs; crawl; crouch; climb ladders; kneel; push/pull; reach above shoulder; repetitive motion; squat, and feel. Complete repetitive movements. Be exposed to sounds or noise levels that may be uncomfortable. Lift/move/transport items up to 50 pounds. Requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/air conditions and around dust. Exposure to hazards in the work environment such as chemicals, oil, power industrial vehicles

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

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.

Date Posted March 12, 2023
Date Closes April 11, 2023
Requisition R17731
Located In Fort meade, FL
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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