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Process Tank Operator - Dayshift

Valmont Industries, Inc. Petersburg, VA
3535 Halifax Road Petersburg Virginia 23805-1113

Why Valmont

We'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.

Why Valmont

A career with Valmont is a career with a future! Valmont is a global manufacturing company with employment opportunities around the world for qualified candidates. Wherever you live, whatever you do, chances are Valmont is part of your life: Lighting and traffic poles that guide your way; Utility poles that bring power to your home and business; Communication poles and towers that enable your wireless communications; Irrigation equipment that brings much-needed water to cropland while conserving fresh water resources; and, long-lasting finishes that improve products around the world every day. Valmont needs YOU to make it all possible!

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Process Tank Operator position in the Petersburg, Virginia Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will operate ground-controlled traveling and overhead cranes to lift, move, and position heavy steel loads.

Additionally, you will...

  • Use hoisting attachments such as hooks, chains or bucket to load material
  • Be responsible for the cleaning and non-complex maintenance of both the crane and hoisting mechanism including inspection of the crane, hooks and chains regularly to maintain a safe operation within the department
  • Monitor all process tanks to maintain proper temperature and adhere to cycle times in order to achieve a quality galvanized product every time
  • Coordinate the use of equipment, process tanks, material and personnel in order to gain maximum productivity and capacity from the galvanizing process tanks and zinc bath
  • Guide the material handlers in proper paddling procedures to ensure safe galvanizing procedures are continually followed
  • Execute the drossing process to remove any impurities from the zinc kettle
  • Assist in remove lost parts from process tanks and kettle
  • Perform 5S and other housekeeping tasks within the assigned area
  • Actively participate on both Lean and safety teams
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations
  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • The physical ability to hook and unhook loads of fabricated steel and place dunnage between material as necessary for staging
  • The physical ability to stand and walk duration of shift
  • The visual and mental capacity to determine if the load hook up is safe and if any of the parts by be defective and need attention
  • The ability to manipulate and decompress crane controls such as pedals, levers and buttons to regulate the speed and direction of crane and hoist
  • The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • The ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety
  • Skills necessary to be highly efficient in the safe operation of 15 ton over-head bridge cranes
  • High attention to detail
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
  • Excellent hand and eye coordination with 20/20 corrected vision
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • One year of previous experience with overhead crane operations
  • One year of previous experience in a manufacturing or galvanizing environment
  • Thorough understanding of the galvanizing process and of a material handler's job duties as related to black goods staging procedures, raw material conditions, product venting, fixture safety, the padding function, product quality, and shop safety rules

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 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

Date Posted August 30, 2023
Date Closes September 29, 2023
Requisition R19420
Located In Petersburg, VA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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