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Fitter/Welder (Evening Shift) at Valmont Industries

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: El Dorado, Kansas





Job Description:
955 North Haverhill Rd El Dorado Kansas 67042-4806

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Fitter/Welder (Evening Shift) position in the Global Utility Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will weld metal components together to fabricate or repair products according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders using brazing and a variety of arc and gas welding equipment. A thorough knowledge of welding procedures and practices are essential to ensure the quality of the product. Additionally, you will…

  • Lay out, align and assemble fabricated metal products used in electrical poles, substations, and other structures
  • Work from blueprints and layouts to accurately fit structural parts or components together in shop in preparation to welding or riveting
  • Assemble components and determine whether processing specifications have been met prior to erection by workers at construction site
  • Perform repetitive types of assembling operations according to procedures established by others; and use hand tools and measuring devices in the performance of work
  • Fuse (weld) metal structural components together by means of arc welding using one process in the fabrication of steel electrical poles, substations, and other structures
  • Perform welding operations requiring a limited amount of planning and laying out of work from blueprints or other written specifications, and determine operation sequence
  • Lay out guidelines or marks on metal parts and cut metal with a cutting torch
  • Move pole shafts using an overhead crane and gather parts and materials to complete the project
  • Perform other duties as directed by leaders and management
  • Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an internal weld test
  • Working knowledge of fixturing and weld setup parameters (amps, volts, etc.)
  • Knowledge of welding properties of a variety of metals
  • The ability to read and interpret blueprints to properly fit all products
  • The ability to set up work and determine operation sequence
  • The ability to calculate formulas using basic mathematics and standard U.S. and Metric Measurements
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • At the end of 90 Calendar days the candidate must be able to maintain an acceptable level of production, quality and attendance as determined by Management.
  • Must be able to successfully cross train employees to increase production

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Graduation from an accredited trade school for welding
  • Three years or more of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • One or more years of previous experience welding in a professional environment
  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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, call (877) 468-3868 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.