Fitter/Welder - Weekend Shift in Brenham, TX at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418

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 career with Valmont is a career with a future! Valmont is a global manufacturing company with employment opportunities around the world for qualified candidates. Wherever you live, whatever you do, chances are Valmont is part of your life:  Lighting and traffic poles that guide your way; Utility poles that bring power to your home and business; Communication poles and towers that enable your wireless communications; Irrigation equipment that brings much-needed water to cropland while conserving fresh water resources; and, long-lasting finishes that improve products around the world every day. Valmont needs YOU to make it all possible!

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Fitter-Welder position in the Mid-Size department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will, while working under the direct supervision of the Departmental Supervisor/Lead person in the Production Department, assemble products of the unit by performing production welding and tack welding to pole shafts using the FCAW/GMAW welding process. Additionally, you will…

  • Use FCAW/GMAW process to tack weld various small components to round shafts to make a pole assembly and FCAW/GMAW process for structural welds. The pole assembly generally consists of a round shaft, base plate, hand hole, arm mounting simplex, tenon-top, and/or other small parts
  • Manually position shaft on stationary turner for assembly, use jib crane for lifting various components, such as base plate and arm mounting simplex, into position for assembly, occasionally push, lift, and pull up to 50 pounds
  • Read and interpret drawings to determine parts needed to assemble the pole.
  • Locate and gather parts needed for assembly from parts staging area
  • Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments
  • Use plasma torch to cut steel. Utilizes jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplex’s, couplings, and other small parts.
  • Wears protective goggles and hood to protect eyes from ultraviolet rays, welding fumes, welding and cutting debris.
  • Use measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions
  • Work in confined areas at various locations of the pole as necessary to accurately measure and assemble components described above. Moves around and over poles as necessary, to get into proper position to assemble pole
  • Use motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Must be able to read and write English
  • Ability to use common manufacturing math
  • 2 years’ experience reading and using blue prints
  • 2 years’ previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment, and/or have graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in welding 
  • Must pass FCAW and GMAW weld test and maintain certification

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 3+ years previous experience working in an assembly environment
  • 3+ years previous experience working in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • 3+ years previous experience operating hand and/or power tools
  • The ability to accurately and honestly check one’s own work for quality assurance
  • Must be a person of passion, integrity, initiative and 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.

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


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