Robotic Welder 6 in Brenham at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 9/22/2022

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2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Reads and interprets work orders and daily production schedules.
  • Reads and interprets drawing/specifications to determine proper location of attachments, weld sizes and configurations.
  • Use GMAW and FCAW processes to weld small and large components
  • Use SAW process for structural welds
  • Performs all functions associated with operation of the robotic welding machine. Start-up and shutdown procedures. Transfer of programs to and from the host computer, setting up the programs to produce required products, originating programs from standard shapes, modifying programs when needed.
  • Understands all functions on the robotic welding machine, i.e. plasma cutting tips/nozzle size and speed charts, welding procedures, amperage settings, controller to computer, and appropriate instruction manuals.
  • Properly positions pole and arm assemblies for welding.
  • Properly positions component parts and assemblies for welding.
  • Adjust welding machines to achieve desired results within parameters of established welding procedures.
  • Performs visual inspections to ensure that welds AWS specifications
  • Use weld gauges to measure standard and metric weld sizes
  • Cut steel using oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting torch
  • Operate assembly line conveyor system to move tubular shafts into position for cutting on band saw and for fitting
  • Operate band saw for cutting tubular shafts and/or pipe according to drawing
  • Use oxy-fuel torch to pre-heat parts in accordance with Valmont pre-heating procedure, to heat straighten as needed and pre-camber assemblies per drawing
  • Use pneumatic and manual tools
  • Required to operate a forklift provided employee is qualified
  • Required to use overhead/jib cranes provided employee is certified
  • Use automated welding processes in areas requiring SAW certification
  • Use mechanical radius tube bending machine to radius arms per drawing
  • Use hydraulic press to punch, crimp, notch, and radius arm assemblies and pipe bender to build bullhorn assemblies (Exclusive to Arms Department)
  • Other duties as assigned

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

  • Six months experience working as a welder, or a graduate of an acceptable Technical Welding Program
  • Must be able to pass rotational weld certification test
  • Must be PC literate (software, Windows, etc.)
  • Read and write in English
  • Proficient in manufacturing math; adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. (Uses tables to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions)
  • Experience with measuring tape, level, square, and angle finder to measure distances and angles
  • Wears of protective equipment, including safety glasses, insulated welding gloves, leather sleeves, weld apron, and welding hood (PPE)
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • One year experience as a Welder and a graduate of an acceptable Technical Welding Program
  • PC literate (PLC software, Windows, etc.)
  • Certified Forklift and Crane operator
  • 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.

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.

Incumbent will also be exposed to production facilities where specific PPE will be required such as hand, hearing, foot, eye, and head protection.  There will also be frequent exposure to outside elements for short periods of time.  Being outside will also expose them to material handling equipment such as forklifts, straddle trucks, and shag trucks. 

Computer Software:  MS Office, Outlook, Excel, IFS, TMS

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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