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Looper Machine Operator

Valmont Industries, Inc. Valley, NE
28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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.

Starting at $23+/hr

Shift Available: 1st shift

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Looper Operator is responsible for maintaining a continuous strip of material between the uncoiler and the tube mill to enable a continuous operation.  Duties include operation of an overhead crane and various other equipment for unloading and handling heavy coils of steel.  The Looper Operator must be able to operate hydraulic systems and set up the entire driving system on the mill.  The position will also assist the mill operator and cutoff operator as needed.

Essential Functions

  • Weld coils together to maintain a continuous strip of material between the uncoiler and tube mill in enable continuous process flow
  • Load/unload steel coils on a coil tree using and overhead crane
  • Use a tape measure and micrometer to ensure product meets all quality requirements
  • Provide assistance during set ups on the mill as needed
  • Maintain complete records of all coils used during the shift including width, gauge, pounds, and footage of each coil
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area and operate the floor scrubber occasionally as time allows
  • Ensure weld joints are smooth and no flaws by using a grinder
  • Inspect quality of coil prior to welding

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Ability to read and write legibly
  • Ability to use decimals and fractions, converting both ways
  • Ability to operate a hand-held overhead crane
  • Able to operate a forklift and obtain a Valmont forklift license within 30 days
  • Able to lift ends of steel coils weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Basic computer skills

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Experience with a stick welder, wire welder, strip welder, plasma cutter, or cutting torch
  • Experience operating a hand-held overhead crane


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family'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
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 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 Valmont'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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Date Posted March 15, 2023
Date Closes April 14, 2023
Requisition R17790
Located In Valley, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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