Machine Operator - 1st Shift (Starting $18.50) in Elkhart, IN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

3403 Charlotte Ave Elkhart Indiana 46517-1150

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Tapering Operator position at the Farmington Facility.  We are looking for a highly driven individual to run the quality product on our Tapering Machine. Additionally, you will…

  • Perform all tapering machine setups and tool changes
  • Run the machine to create quality products within productivity standards
  • Perform preventative maintenance on Tapering Machine as required
  • Identify lean manufacturing and safety initiatives focused on improving the tapering process       
  •  All other duties as assigned

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year experience operating machinery in a fast paced manufacturing environment
  • Ability to accurately take measurements using close tolerance measuring instruments
  • Ability to read, understand and work with prints, drawings and work documents        
  • Familiar with material handling equipment

Working Environment/Physical Efforts

  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hands(s) and arms(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Able to use hand tools, including files, hammers, snips; power tools such as sanders, drills, riveters, and grinders.
  • Proficiency in working with hand tools and common metal shop tasks

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Vocational training as a machinist
  • Previous experience in Lean Manufacturing
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.