Galvanizing Material Handler in McCook, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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75 South Hwy 83 McCook Nebraska 69001-8569

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.

Working under the direction of the Production Supervisor or Plant Manager, and within the guidelines of established procedures, the Galvanizing Material Handler supports the galvanizing activities by loading, moving and unloading materials within the plant. The incumbent unloads various types of materials and purchased parts in a safe and timely manner using appropriate equipment and methods. This position may also load trucks of fabricated parts being sent to other plants. This material handler opens containers varying from small containers to fifty-five gallon drums as well as loads/unloads materials onto/or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand. The Galvanizing Material Handler transports materials from storage or work sites to designated areas. Lifting attachments need to be secured to materials before transporting load to destination or signaling crane or hoisting operator to move the load to the designated area. The various galvanized products are padded correctly to ensure Valmont’s high quality standards. Operator uses an air gun to blow off the zinc needles from all galvanized products. Occasionally other methods of removing the excess zinc are used. The units of material moved or handled are then counted, weighed or otherwise recorded on a daily production sheet. When completed the material is tagged or labeled before stacking or assembling the material together to be banded in bundles. Another important responsibility of the Galvanizing Material Handler is to maintain good housekeeping in the assigned area which includes cleanup of all galvanized parts, always exercising precautions in accordance with Valmont safety procedures. The Galvanizing Material Handler may be required to assist with functions in other areas or departments.  He/She may be called upon to operate a forklift provided the employee is qualified to assist in loading and moving materials and products. Material handlers in the galvanizing area occasionally make simple adjustments or repairs such as realigning belts or replacing rollers in order to keep production flowing. They visually inspect production fixtures, such as spreader bars, lift tables, chains, and hooks to insure proper repair. Similar to other plant employees, the Galvanizing Material Handler participates in Lean projects within the plant and works in a manner consistent with stated company safety policies. This position requires overtime during the busy season and occasional irregular hours.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the shift
  • The ability to walk approximately seven miles per shift
  • The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs

Additional Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical, problem solving math skills
  • A strong working knowledge of hand tools and gauges such as impact wrenches, air grinder, drills, tappers, oxygen acetylene torches and mill gauges
  • Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple distractions
  • Ability to effectively present information to small groups of customers, clients, and other organization employees
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Galvanizing industry experience applying A123/A123M-12 standard specifications for zinc coatings

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.

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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