Engineering Intern in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

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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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Engineering Intern position in the Engineered Support Structures Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be an active participant in contributing to the goals of the Manufacturing Engineering team, while learning best practices from some of the finest Engineers in the world. You will learn a tremendous amount in this role and will be given exposure to other parts of the business, including subject matter experts from a wide variety of divisions and professions. This is a 40 hour per week summer internship.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively participate and recommend changes in design criteria, analysis methods, drafting procedures and developing new methods and procedures.
  • Work with a design team that consists of one or more individuals from Manufacturing, Procurement, Service, Quality Assurance and Engineering Services getting exposure to different angles of team development including the process used for troubleshooting potential design errors.
  • Provide manufacturing engineering assistance in the resolution of product & machine problems.
  • Assist in identifying capacity constraints, quality issues, material handling, as well as additional processes.
  • Recommend tests to confirm theoretical designs when necessary and plan and coordinate the testing.
  • Gain and subsequently apply design knowledge when considering the manufacturability of the final design.
  • Participate in hands-on learning experiences through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.
  • Present learning and recommendations to various business leaders in both individual and group project formats.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Enrolled in accredited university and actively pursuing a degree in a Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering.
  • Junior or Senior standing with an anticipated graduation in the next 18 months.
  • 3.0 or better GPA.
  • CAD skills including design applications and an ability to convert drawings to 3D models.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint application.
  • Ability to convert drawings to 3D models.
  • Demonstrated strong communication interpersonal, verbal, written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated problem solving/critical thinking skills.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee 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.

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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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