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Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Welder position in the Small Pole Assembly department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will, while working under the direct supervision of the Departmental Supervisor/Lead person in the Small Pole Assembly, assemble products of the unit by performing production welding and tack welding to pole shafts using the FCAW/GMAW process. Additionally, you will…
Use FCAW/GMAW process to tack weld various small components to round or square shafts to make a pole assembly for structural welds. The pole assembly generally consists of a square or round shaft, base plate, hand hole, arm mounting simplex, tenon-top, and/or other small parts
Manually position shaft on stationary turner to position shaft for assembly
Use jib crane for lifting various components, such as base plate and arm mounting simplex, into position for assembly. Frequently pushes, lifts, and pulls up to 50 pounds
Read and interprets drawings to determine parts needed to assemble pole assembly. Locate and gather parts needed for assembly, from parts staging area that is staged by the Storeroom personnel
Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments
Use plasma torch to cut steel. Utilizes jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplex's, couplings, and other small parts. Wears protective goggles or hood to protect eyes from harmful rays
Use measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Use table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions
Work in confined areas at various locations of the pole assembly line as necessary to accurately measure and assemble components described above. Moves under, around, and over poles as necessary, to get into proper position to assemble pole assembly
Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product
What it takes
Must be able to read and write English
Ability to use common manufacturing math
1 year of previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment, and/or have graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in welding
Must pass FCAW/GMAW 1-G flat plate and/or rotational weld test and maintain certification
Highly qualified candidates will also possess:
High School Diploma or GED
1 year of previous experience welding in an assembly environment
1 year of previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
1 year of previous experience operating hand and/or power tools
The ability to accurately and honestly check one's own work for quality assurance
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
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.
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.