Fitter A in Birmingham, AL at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/23/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

4200 Jefferson Ave SW Birmingham Alabama 35221

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.

Business Title:

Walpar (a Valmont Company)


Birmingham, Alabama

A Brief Summary of This Position

Walpar (a Valmont Company) is currently seeking a highly motived and talented individual for the Fitter position.  Walpar is the leading design and fabrication firm for overhead sign structures primarily used in the transportation industry.  Our welding is one of our key differentiators in the market and is highly regarded in the industry.  We are looking for a highly driven individual that will fill a highly skilled position in the Fitting Operations.

  • Essential Functions: You will...
  • Fit and Layout components of large steel interstate sign structures
  • Work with steel pipe and other steels shapes and measure on radiused surfaces
  • Read and interpret detailed drawings
  • Follow fit and layout instructions described in detail drawings
  • Ability to tack weld material into place
  • Follow written procedures and specifications
  • Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders and drills to clean and prep material for fitting and tacking
  • Use overhead cranes to move and hold material in place

Other Important Details about the Role: You will…

  • Use measuring tape, levels, squares and angle finders to measure distances and angles
  • Maintain appropriate professional compentencies, certification, licenses, etc. necessary to perform the job

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

  • 1 Year previous experience preferred in fitting in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
    • OR graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in Fitting
  • Must be able to use GMAW welding equipment for tack welds
  • The ability to read, write, add, subtract, multiply, divide and count accurately
  • Ability to use common manufacturing math
  • Repetitive lifting (up to 50 lbs. on occasion), stooping, reaching, pulling, standing, pushing, and grasping are required
  • The ability to stand 90% of a shift and work in noisy, non-climate controlled conditions
  • The ability to work with small hand tools including tape measures and gauges

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years of previous experience fitting in an assembly environment
  • 3+ years of previous experience fitting in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • 2+ years of previous experience operating hand and/or power tools
  • The ability to accurately and honestly check one's own work for quality assurance
  • The ability to communicate problems or needs to departmental supervision
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions completely and accurately
  • High awareness for safety
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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.


Educational Background

  • Previous work experience as a Fitter or an acceptable Technical Training Program is desired
  • When circumstances permit, Walpar will provide training and opportunity to gain the necessary skills
  • Ability to use common manufacturing and fabrication math
  • The ability to use a calculator and a tape measure
  • The ability to read, write and follow non-complex instructions in english
  • Limited technology knowledge to enter time and labor functions as well as request time off


Physical Effort

Work is performed in a noisy, non-climate controlled space.  The workstation requires 90% standing or greater while performing the operations.  Most material is moved utilizing overhead and jib cranes.  Some lifting, pushing, pulling, etc may be required from time-to-time to position the material for crane movement or to adjust in position. 

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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