Plant Maintenance Technician in Petersburg, VA at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/20/2023

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3535 Halifax Road Petersburg Virginia 23805-1113

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Plant Maintenance Technician position at Valmont Virginia Galvanizing. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of equipment in the plant, including overhead crane and hoists, Storm Water Treatment, welding, fabrication and other types of installations. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work from the direction of the General Manager to support the preventative maintenance schedule, make unforeseen repairs, troubleshoot and install new or repaired equipment.
  • Performance of operations and the use of tools and equipment of several trades such as, not limited to: electrical, plumbing, dismantle machines, replace defective parts, and make necessary adjustments to insure efficient operation.
  • Perform a variety of electrical-trade functions in the installation, maintenance or repair of equipment for generating, distribution and/or utilization of electric energy in an establishment.
  • Responsible for welding any defective tanks, plants parts or fabrication as needed.
  • Responsible for moving hazardous and non-hazardous waste drums from still room to the hazardous waste storage area.
  • Knowledge of the proper storage and disposal of waste.
  • Locate and diagnose trouble in the electrical system or equipment.
  • Communicate with the Supervisors and General Manager regarding problems and estimated times for repairs.
  • Learn aspects of mechanical and electrical maintenance throughout the shop
  • Perform other duties as directed by leaders and management.
  • Actively participate in department safety, and demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures.
  • Maintain process tanks chemistry through regular titration analysis and chemical additions.
  • Coordinate acid transfer from tank to tank, receiving of new acid and disposal of spent acid.
  • Operation and maintenance of peripheral equipment such as baghouse, storm water treatment plan and others.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Three years of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • Certified to run forklifts, man-lifts, cranes and all manufacturing equipment
  • Welding and steel fabrication knowledge
  • Computer experience for input and retrieval of data
  • The ability to read and decipher blueprints, schematics manufacturer specification manuals, state and federal code books and references without assistance and use them to properly perform the required maintenance installations, or tasks
  • The ability to calculate formulas using basic mathematics and standard U.S. and Metric Measurements
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • Excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • 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 a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • One year of previous experience operating a forklift
  • One year of previous experience with overhead crane operations
  • One year of previous experience operating hand and/or power tools in a professional environment
  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to effectively interpret and present information both one-on-one and in front of an audience


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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