Design Engineer in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

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Job Description

600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358

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:

This position is responsible for structural analysis and design of "standard" products to be quoted and fabricated by the Valmont Utility Division, Steel Group, primarily transmission and distribution structures.  Included in this is the full design responsibility for processing specific orders and general design engineering support for drafting and sales.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Analyze and design products by Finite Element Method (IMPAX design program) and other structural design software taking into consideration both public safety, manufacturability, and minimum cost (balancing competitiveness and profitability).
  •  Interpret customer specifications, customer needs, and market/sales needs.
  •  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.
  • Direct efforts of the Drafting Group to assure that project requirements have been properly detailed and that order processing proceeds smoothly and rapidly.
  • Internal relationships and communications that promote a professional attitude towards the work and the office environment.
  • Recommend changes in design criteria, analysis methods, drafting procedures and developing new methods and procedures when appropriate.
  • Recommend tests to confirm theoretical designs when necessary and plan and coordinate the testing.
  • Communicate information about new ideas, product and system improvements, etc. to encourage increased morale and efficiency throughout the company and to enhance Valmont Newmark's image as the leader in our industry.
  • Improve work skills for advancement, specifically: knowledge of fabrication concepts; design requirements and advanced methods of analysis.

Basic Qualifications (Required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or related engineering field
  • Successful completion of Engineer-in-Training Certificate
  • 3-5 years of minimum related engineering experience; including 1-3 years of structural experience

Additional Qualifications (Required):

  • Sound technical competence in structural engineering
  • A good understanding of the end use of the product and the nature of the design loads
  • A good working knowledge of computer-aided design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of the fabrication and welding procedures and processes and quality assurance requirements and methods used by Valmont for this product
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Preferred Qualifications (Optional):

  • Master’s degree
  • Leadership characteristics

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.

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email