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Associate Engineer

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Valmont Industries, Inc.
Physical Address

McCook, NE 69001
Job Description

75 South Hwy 83 McCook Nebraska 69001-8569

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Manages the development of manufacturing processes, facilities, and equipment maintenance, facilities design, utilities, and construction for a large manufacturing plant. This position is accountable for the manufacturing processes and methods of production of various division products. Helps mentor and oversee assigned technical associates and coordinates all work within the scope of assigned projects. Serves as a consultant to others, providing technical information and engineering recommendations that assist with various projects and training purposes. The position requires the ability to plan and apply the practices of manufacturing; to research and develop the tools, processes, machines, and equipment; and to integrate the facilities and systems for producing quality products with optimal expenditure and an emphasis on continuous improvement and cost reduction.

Essential Functions:

+ Maintain and develop detailed routing sheets which specify operational sequences, establish bills of materials, cost centers, tooling, gages, machines, feeds and speeds, etc.

+ Provide technical support for manufacturing activities including plant layout, process mapping, engineering calculations, and maintenance projects

+ Conduct machine and equipment investigations including preparation of justification for new equipment or alternate processes

+ Design and implement tooling or machines to support or improve manufacturing processes

+ Promote and participate proactively in the direction and development of Lean projects and activities

+ Establish process work instructions for various production machines

+ Establish and maintain schedules for completing approved projects

+ Provide and maintain Quality Assurance programs in the division to reduce scrap and rejects

+ This position reports into Manager, Engineering and has no direct reports.

+ This role requires up to 5% travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays

Other Important Details about the Role:

+ Develop and coordinate material handling methods and devices to facilitate the processing of both finished products and raw materials

+ Train shop personnel in the use of CNC equipment and provide support for problem diagnosis

+ Keep abreast of the latest developments in manufacturing process technology and make recommendations when applicable

+ Provide and obtain sources of and cost estimates for various farm-out activities as required

+ Support necessary CNC operational machines for programming and facilitate shop interaction of these programs

+ Maintain and demonstrate knowledge of safety regulations for industry

+ Assist in further development of TPM, PM, and SMED

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

+ Bachelor’s Degree with 3 years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 5+ year’s relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant experience.

+ Strong oral and written communication skills to clearly and concisely present information to management

+ Work effectively alone and as a member of a team within various functional areas of the division

+ Acceptable attendance and performance record

+ Ability to analyze, develop, evaluate and weigh alternatives, as well as coordinate the implementation of the solution

+ An extensive background working with Lean methodology

+ Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology or one of the related Sciences is preferred

+ 5+ years of work experience in a manufacturing/industrial engineering position is preferred

+ Strong working knowledge in the following areas is preferred:

+ Machining CNC and programming

+ AutoCAD/SolidWorks

+ Microsoft office Excel, Word, Access and Outlook

+ ECN process

+ Sawing metals and saws

+ CNC fabrication equipment

+ Welding processes, GMAW of steel and stainless steel

+ Machining conventional

+ Machining gears

+ Machining of steel, cast iron, aluminum

+ Electro/Mechanical assembly

+ Material handling equipment, forklifts, side loader, straddle trucks

+ Shipping methods

+ Warehouse management

+ Product finishing processes: painting, galvanizing, plating, and other protective finishes.

+ PLC troubleshooting and programming

+ Tool design of machining jigs and fixtures

+ Design of hydraulics

+ Design of pneumatics

+ Design of electrical

+ Design of machines

+ Design of test equipment

+ Lean principles, utilizing and applying for, 5 S, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Six Sigma, Standardized Work.

+ ERW Tube Manufacturing

+ Coil Processing

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 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 (402) 963-1115 or email


Valmont Industries is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont pr

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