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Custom Fitter Welder

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

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.

Starting at $26+/hr PLUS shift differential

Available shift: 3rd

A Brief Summary of This Position

This individual contributor position operates welding equipment to build and weld poles using GMAW (MIG), Flux Core (FCAW) welding. The Custom Fitter must be certified in MIG and FCAW welding to meet AWS requirements as well as specialized certifications to customer requirements. This position will be required to weld in flat and horizontal positions and rotational welds. Adjusts welding equipment to its prescribed settings, operates oxy/acetylene burning and plasma cutting equipment. Prepares poles for final weld off. Uses IFS labor reporting system, standard shop forms, move tags, reads and utilizes blueprints. The Custom Fitter may also occasionally be called upon to operate Base Press, Rounder, Straightener, and forklift provided employee is qualified. Will work on product that is up to 84 inches in diameter and up to 30,000lbs.

Essential Functions:

  • Set fixtures and jigs to blueprint measurements
  • Check set-up and first piece parts
  • Weld and cleaning of welds
  • Record labor when complete and move tag
  • Load on or load off completed parts
  • Determine when weld quality falls below acceptability and take corrective action or report to QA, Leadperson or Supervisor
  • Set up machines to the proper requirements so that usable parts are produced
  • Use blueprints to determine which weld procedure to use in order to assure weld soundness and integrity
  • Perform job duties of a Welder A and Welder B, as needed

Important Details about the Role

  • Communicates with co-employees and supervisors
  • Operates forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • Performs housekeeping duties in shop and work sites.
  • Requires the use of common shop mathematics, in feet, inches, degrees, and fractions, in reading complex prints, and standard specifications.
  • Must be able to manufacture product per shop drawings.
  • This position reports into the department's Production Supervisor

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

  • Minimum of 3 years of welding experience
  • Pass and maintain weld certificates for AWS, CWB, and several other customers required certifications in GMAW and FCAW welding
  • Ability to read and decipher Lighting, Comm Tower and Utility blueprints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly setup and weld scheduled work
  • Demonstrated ability to setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty
  • Make mathematical calculation in finish welding product to the proper specifications
  • The ability to physically perform the requirements of the tasks assigned
  • Accurately read and use a tape measure, compass, micrometer, mag level, protractor, versa gauge, and caliper
  • Ability to locate information from a computer
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors and conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
  • Actively participate in department LEAN and Safety activities of the department, and demonstrated performance working in a team environment
  • The ability to lift, carry, push or pull up to 50lbs although the most frequent lift is under 20lbs.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One (1) year of previous experience operating a forklift
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and IFS
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all time


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.

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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 November 20, 2023
Date Closes December 20, 2023
Requisition R19966
Located In Valley, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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