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Valmont is seeking an individual contributor position in the Lighting, Traffic & Communication Structures division. We are looking for Drafters with experience in the steel manufacturing and fabrication industry who can work evenings and weekends through the end of the year. The incumbent reads and interprets customer order information. This position processes orders for production and customer submittal drawings, consistent with Valmont standard practices, in the moderate to high range of complexity, and prepares the necessary drawings and other data for the teams, other departments and the manufacturing facilities, as well as interfaces, with direction from the Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor, directly with other company departments on customer order and manufacturing problems. Customer contact may be required to aid the design/order process.
The Drafting Department is responsible for processing drawings for customers and the manufacturing facilities while maintaining the company objectives for quality and lead-time. This Individual Contributor role must interact with people in all departments in order to maintain amiable and profitable relationships in inter-departmental communication. He/she provides feedback to applicable departments on customer requirements, manufacturing or fabrication changes and drafting procedure changes
The incumbent will read and interpret customer specifications, plans and other order information to determine the format required to complete customer orders. He/she will be responsible for identifying any inconsistent, conflicting or missing customer information and determining the correct course of action to resolve the issues with some assistance from a Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor or other drafters.
The incumbent shall have a broad knowledge of departmental and company goals, policies, procedures, and the product lines represented. Deviations from these shall be minimal and only when beneficial to the department, division and company.
This position is critical to the results of the department and the division. The incumbent is allowed to establish work routines and/or schedules, within company policies, in order to maintain efficient order flow. He/she may identify, recommend and help develop revisions to standard product designs, drafting procedures and systems to improve the department and the division.
The incumbent is responsible for reviewing all internal documentations for compliance to customer specifications, inconsistent product cost and current manufacturing capabilities. Any identified discrepancies shall be brought to the attention of the responsible department for resolution.
Design Drafter shop releases must be checked by a Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor, Senior Design Drafter or another Design Drafter. He / She may shop release their own project if pre-approved by the Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor and all parts are active in IFS. A Design Drafter is allowed to check the work of Associate Drafters, other Design Drafters, Senior Design Drafters and Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor.
The incumbent will be responsible, with direction from a Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor or Senior Design Drafter, for making the decisions required for deviation, rejection or re-manufacture of product within the policies and procedures outlined in the Drafting Manual. He / She will contact the responsible department regarding problems with information from that department. Supervision is required for all other decisions.
This position reports into the site Drafting Supervisor and has no direct or indirect reports
This role requires no travel
Analyze all information necessary to process an individual order accurately and efficiently
Manage the department backlog by monitoring order schedules, providing updates to computerized backlog and meeting "Promises Kept" in accordance with departmental priorities
Maintain required productivity output in accordance with departmental priorities
Maintain required order accuracy in accordance with departmental priorities
Maintain a cooperative and professional attitude in dealing with all departments of the company
Maintain and update an accurate filing system of customer requirements
Maintain an awareness of current Drafting policies and procedures
Maintain an awareness of current manufacturing capabilities and limitations
Identify, recommend and help implement changes to standard drafting procedures and systems
Identify, recommend and help implement changes to standard designs to improve customer acceptance or reduce product cost
Handle special assignments as requested by Drafting Supervisor/Manager
When necessary, provide assistance to all departments in the interpretation of customer specification, manufacturing capabilities or drafting procedures
Provide technical or drafting support of any department, for any project which will enhance product or company interest
Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job duties
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
High School diploma and 2+ years of work/educational experience
One year drafting experience in division market channel
Technical skills in computer aided drafting and basic understanding of mathematics normally acquired through an Associate of Applied Science degree and/or related experience (includes Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry)
A solid background in 3-D modeling techniques
Previous PC experience a must, including intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and AutoDesk (AutoCAD and Inventor)
Understanding of the end use of the product and knowledge of the fabrication and manufacturing processes used to make the product
Must be proficient in two or more product lines
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret customer specifications, plans and other order information to determine the format required to complete customer orders
Ability to identify any inconsistent, conflicting or missing customer information and determine the correct course of action to resolve the issues with some assistance from a Division Drafting Manager/Drafting Supervisor or Senior Design Drafter
High level of proficiency regarding Valmont's drafting processes and systems
Demonstrated strong professional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to keep a positive, professional attitude in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines which must be met
Must possess strong problem solving skills, with attention to detail and a number/math orientation
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Associates Degree in Drafting
Autodesk Inventor 2013 or newer version
AutoCAD 2013, PDF (Nitro Pro), Zoom, Inventor 2019, Scientific Calculator and Drafting Equipment knowledge/experience
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. No travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family's overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:
Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)
401k retirement plan with company match
Paid time off
Employer paid life insurance
Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave
Work Life Support
Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year
Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more
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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
|Date Posted||November 20, 2023|
|Date Closes||December 20, 2023|
|Located In||Valley, NE|
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