Quality Control Inspector in Elkhart, IN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/15/2024

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3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

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A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position reports to the Quality Engineer.  The NDT Inspector will evaluate the assembly of fabricated materials by dimensional checks, visual inspection of welds and conduct nondestructive testing by ultrasonic, mag particle, and liquid penetrant processes. Responsible for coordination of the Quality area to meet production goals.  Completes daily paperwork.  Describe Valmont’s quality system and demonstrate inspection proficiency for customer and third party auditors.  Demonstrates a commitment to quality, productivity, safety and environmental policies.  Responsible for communication within the work group ensuring teamwork and a productive work environment.  Working with the production supervisor to maintain workflow of the area and report issues to the supervisor.  Perform nondestructive examination (NDE) on material using methods including: visual, magnetic partial, liquid penetrant, and ultrasonic testing.  Evaluate examination results and determine if material meets contract specifications.  Responsible for generating and maintaining NDT reports and records for company and contractors.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for testing and evaluation, with absolute integrity, of products to ensure conformance to company and customer specifications
  • Makes decision in the area of codes (includes AWS D1.2) and specifications.
  • Interprets reports for NDT and passes or rejects quality acceptance.
  • Actively mentors and trains entry and Intermediate level NDT Inspectors, welders and floor staff, which includes monitoring and documenting OJT progress as well developing training programs.
  • Able to perform metallurgical testing including weld coupon testing, positive material identification, and macro examination of weldments.
  • Able to obtain and maintain advanced inspection certifications including AMPP (NACE) CIP or Phased Array UT, if required by Valmont.
  • Has the authority to reject material, stop work in process etc. to minimize financial loss and risk of customer dissatisfaction.
  • Works under production conditions with accurate performance and completion of work within set time limits
  • Accountable and responsible for essential tools and equipment provided along with the maintenance of these tools, to include calibration
  • Actively participate in department safety, demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
  • Maintain timely and consistent attendance
  • This position reports to the Quality Engineer and has no direct reports.

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

  • A high awareness for safety at all times.
  • High School diploma and 7+ years of work/educational experience or Associates Degree with 5+ years’ experience or Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5 years’ experience in fabricated aluminum (preferred) or steel environment
  • Level II NDT certifications or be able to obtain Level II certification within agreed upon time by Valmont
  • AWS CWI certification
  • Ability to perform basic mathematic calculations, including conversion of fractions to decimals
  • Ability to use basic measuring tools, such as tape measure, calipers, fillet weld gauges, and levels (digital and conventional) to ensure dimensional accuracy.
  • Ability to operate NDT testing equipment.
  • Ability to work effectively with plant employees, supervisors, management and customers. 
  • Ability to prioritize work in order to complete deadlines. Must also be able to work through problem with the minimum amount of assistance from the lead person or supervisor.
  • Ability to work timely and expeditiously to deliver an on-time result without errors.
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • 10 years’ experience in fabricated aluminum (preferred) or steel environment
  • Associate Degree in NDT from an accredited school
  • SNT-TC-1A NDT Level II in UT, VT, MT, and PT
  • AWS SCWI certification
  • Proficient in basic quality assurance disciplines including the use of dimensional inspection and gauging equipment
  • AWS certification
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional result

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in a manufacturing plant environment and the incumbent needs to be able to move about the office, shipping area and all areas of the plant which are producing product line for the company. There is a relatively constant exposure to somewhat disagreeable work conditions such as dust, dirt, heat, fumes, and cold as well as noise levels above 80 decibels. Work conditions vary throughout the week depending on the area of the plant assigned to work in. There will be visits to both indoor and outdoor locations during all seasons of the year.

Many of the tasks are physical and the incumbent has to be able to lift up to 50 lbs. although the most frequent amount of weight lifted is 20 lbs. The employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The incumbent is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel, as well as balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and hear. 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.