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Brake Operator - 3rd Shift-2 in Columbus, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

1600 East 29th Ave Columbus Nebraska 68601

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Brake Operator position in the Global Utility Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will align and measure materials prior to bending with the press brake and will operate a brake safely and efficiently to bend trapezoids into pole shafts. Additionally, you will…

  • Enter the necessary data into the Press Brake computer to operate the machine accurately
  • Complete required reports and record the appropriate date with accuracy
  • Ensure a high standard product by inspecting all produced work for quality
  • Operate a minimum of two press brakes, one that is numerically controlled and one manual machine
  • Demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors which conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
  • Bend pole trapezoids and/or parts by using the magnetic crane to move the material and Brake press to complete the projects
  • Operate an overhead crane

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • One year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • The ability to program and re-set the Press Brake and troubleshoot operating malfunctions
  • The ability to read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance
  • The ability to certify for overhead crane
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Six months of previous experience operating a brake press
  • One year of previous experience reading and interpreting blueprints and flat sheets in a professional environment
  • The ability to work in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals
  • 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


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