Design Engineer in Bartow, FL at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 1/2/2023

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4131 Hwy 17 South Bartow Florida 33830-7567

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:

This is an individual contributor role. The primary responsibilities of the Design Engineer include the engineering, design, and drafting of prestressed concrete poles required to ensure project goals are met. You will oversee the structural analysis and design of concrete products fabricated by the site. You will provide customer support, coordination with sales to help provide the appropriate products, and assistance to operations to insure the products are manufactured to specifications. You will use in-house consultation of colleagues and Principle Engineers to assure specifications are met, and receive consultation from Manufacturing to ensure design efficiency and manufacturability. You must improve your knowledge of existing assemblies and keep up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities.

Essential Functions:

  • You will report to the Director of Product and Transformation and you will not have any direct or indirect reports
  • Analyze and design products by Finite Element Method and other structural design software taking into consideration both public safety and minimum cost (competitiveness and profitability)
  • Interpret customer specifications, customer needs, and market/sales needs
  • Understand the fabrication processes and quality assurance requirements and methods used by Valmont
  • Communicate engineering data to the customer and others. The latter includes itemizing cost-related requirements of a quotation, including weights, reviewing engineering drawings and evaluating as-built product. Interrelationships and communications will promote a professional attitude towards the work and the office environment
  • Recommend changes in design criteria, analysis methods and drafting procedures, and developing new methods
  • Recommend tests to confirm theoretical designs and coordinate the testing
  • Communicate information about new ideas, product and system improvements to encourage increased morale and efficiency throughout the company and to enhance Valmont's image as a leader in our industry.
  • Follow standard design procedures, recommending updates to design procedures when needed
  • Provide design direction and technical support to other associate product engineers and product designers
  • Oversee modifications to existing designs and products to meet changes in manufacturing capabilities, support cost reduction activities, and address reliability and warranty issues
  • Provide engineering solutions that aid in the resolution of field and manufacturing problems and in the maintenance and improvement of existing products
  • Maintain good relationships with customers, field personnel and other Valmont departments to ensure the most efficient working environment
  • Improve personal technical competence to participate in new design concepts using the latest technology
  • Review and provide inputs to the product development procedure to ensure continuous improvement of processes
  • Provide technical design inputs and technical direction for design reviews
  • Provide technical support to other departments to meet the needs of our customers

Other Important Details about the Role:

The Design Engineer is a project team associate working with partners to develop activities required to meet product requirements. The position is accountable to meeting milestone dates for those projects assigned. The Design Engineer attends technical design review meetings, provides technical design inputs, and direction when needed. As a Design Engineer, you must improve your knowledge of existing assemblies, keep up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities, and developing an awareness of the field usage of our products.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering with 5+ years relevant experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project)
  • Working knowledge of 3D Computer-Aided Design Software
  • Travel up to 10% of the time. May include international travel.

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Master's Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Knowledge of Finite Element Analysis
  • Work experience in Prestressed Concrete design
  • Experience with FEA setup and virtual testing for structural elements


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

o Medical, dental and vision insurance

o Paid time off

o Employer paid life insurance

o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

o Retirement plans

o Dependent care

o Employee assistance programs

o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Workng Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. You are required to sit for extended periods of time, and talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Up to 10% travel required for this position. You are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with multiple files and forms and while working on the computer. You are occasionally required to move about the office. You must use proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. You 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.


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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