Assistant Machine Operator - 1st Shift (Starting $15.72) in Elkhart, IN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

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.

Why Valmont

A career with Valmont is a career with a future! Valmont is a global manufacturing company with employment opportunities around the world for qualified candidates. Wherever you live, whatever you do, chances are Valmont is part of your life:  Lighting and traffic poles that guide your way; Utility poles that bring power to your home and business; Communication poles and towers that enable your wireless communications; Irrigation equipment that brings much-needed water to cropland while conserving fresh water resources; and, long-lasting finishes that improve products around the world every day. Valmont needs YOU to make it all possible!

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Tapering Assistant position at the Elkhart facility.We are looking for a highly driven individual that will work directly with the Tapering Operator produce poles on our Tapering Machine. Additionally, you will…

  • Move aluminum shafts by means of carts/cranes to work area and loading charge rack
  • Assist with the taper of the shaft and removal of the shaft from the machine when complete.
  • Use hand tools to remove the bell of the shaft and cut hand hole openings from poles

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1 year prior experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to accurately perform basic arithmetic calculations
  • Ability to accurately take measurements using close tolerance measuring instruments  
  • Ability to read, understand and work with prints, drawings and work documents

Working Environment/Physical Efforts

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hands(s) and arms(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Able to use hand tools, including files, hammers, snips; power tools such as sanders, drills, riveters, and grinders.
  • Proficiency in working with hand tools and common metal shop tasks

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Vocational training as a machinist
  • Previous work experience with computer controlled industrial machinery
  • Previous exposure to lean manufacturing concepts
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.