Design Drafter (Part-time days, flexible hours) in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 6/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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.

Job Summary

Reads and interprets customer order information.  Processes orders for production and customer submittal drawings, consistent with Valmont standard practices, in the moderate to high range of complexity.  Prepares the necessary drawings and other data for the teams, other departments and the manufacturing facilities.  Interfaces, with direction from the Drafting Supervisor, directly with other company departments on customer order and manufacturing problems.  Customer contact may be required to aid the design/order process, under direction from the Drafting Supervisor.

Design Drafter shop releases must be checked by a Drafting Supervisor, Senior Design Drafter or another Design Drafter.  He / She may shop release their own project if pre-approved by the Drafting Supervisor and all parts are active in IFS.  A Design Drafter is allowed to check the work of Associate Drafters, other Design Drafters, Senior Design Drafters and Drafting Supervisors.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in a drafting related field and/or two years of drafting experience
  • One year drafting experience in commercial or transportation market channel
  • Technical skills in computer aided drafting and basic understanding of mathematics normally acquired through an Associate of Applied Science degree and/or related experience (includes Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry)
  • Previous PC experience a must, including intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and AutoCAD

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the end use of the product and knowledge of the fabrication and manufacturing processes used to make the product.  Must be proficient in two or more product lines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with some supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret customer specifications, plans and other order information to determine the format required to complete customer orders
  • Ability to identify any inconsistent, conflicting or missing customer information and determine the correct course of action to resolve the issues with some assistance from a Drafting Supervisor or Senior Design Drafter
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • High level of proficiency regarding Valmont’s drafting processes and systems
  • Demonstrated strong professional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to keep a positive, professional attitude in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines which must be met
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills, with attention to detail and a number/math orientation
  • Ability to work in, and be an integral part of a team environment
  • Ability to identify, communicate and participate in process improvement opportunities aimed at reducing cost, improving efficiencies and increasing customer satisfaction
  • Excellent customer focus, including positive customer feedback
  • Acceptable attendance and prior work record

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