Maintenance Trainee in Mendota Heights, MN at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 11/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

2411 Pilot Knob Road Mendota Heights Minnesota 55120-1119

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.

Want to learn the maintenance profession? Let us teach you a trade that will last a lifetime!  ($1,000 Sign-on bonus!)

The Applied Coating Technology Maintenance team operates across three shifts. We are currently hiring a trainee for first and second shift:

1st Shift - 6 am-2:30 pm, Monday to Friday, with periodic overtime
2nd Shift - 2:30pm - 11 pm, Monday to Friday, with periodic overtime

New hires will also be eligible for a sign-on bonus of $1,000: $500 at 90 days of service and another $500 at 180 days of service.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position is accountable to assist in various maintenance duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for cleaning out water curtain paint booths with a shovel, moving drums of paint sludge.
  • Emptying trash and cardboard, changing air filters and other labor duties.
  • You will be helping disassemble water pumps, motors and other shop equipment that may fail or need preventative maintenance.
  • Using power and hand tools (cordless drills, air ratchets).
  • Able to follow safety training and instructions, set up equipment, use and clean up equipment relevant to their task.
  • Able to follow work direction, have good dexterity, and work well with little supervision.
  • Must wear boots at all times and other PPE when necessary.
  • Trained to operate a fork and scissors lift.
  • Able to stand and move 90% of the time, kneel and bend 25% of the time.
  • Ability to work in adverse conditions: wet, hot, dusty, dirty and cold.
  • Ability to MIG weld would be a plus.
  • This position reports directly to the Production Lead

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Ability to interact with diverse groups of people.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.

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

  • High school graduate or equivalent. Able to read and write English.
  •  Have good math skills, fractions, feet, gallons, know what a 7/16” open head wrench is for example.
  • Be capable of lifting up to fifty pounds
  • Show interest for improvement and advancement

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals
  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

Benefits at Valmont

Valmont offers employees a comprehensive benefit package, including:

  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision coverage starting the first of the month following hire

  • Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts

  • Tuition assistance

  • Paid time off and paid holidays

  • Valmont Employee Retirement Savings Plan (VERSP) - 401(k) with pre-tax and ROTH options

  • Employee assistance program

  • Wellness management programs, including tobacco cessation, diabetes management, and sleep and anxiety management

  • Much more!

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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