Operations Intern in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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 Brief Summary of This Position

As the Operations Intern, you will get exposure to the day-to-day workings of the Production Control, Operations and Warehousing departments. You will have the opportunity to become aware of the shipping, warehousing, packaging, kitting, inventory and lean processes at our Valley location. Valmont’s internship program’s mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.

Important Details about the Role

  • Analyze our current warehousing procedures and present recommendations
  • Perform time studies for our kitting process to use for production planning
  • Use lean tools to recommend changes and efficiency gains
  • Work on Lean methodology and efficiency from a manufacturing standpoint
  • Visual Management for internal inventory locations
  • Receive guidance from Operations and Planning department
  • Get exposure to standardization of processes
  • Acquire knowledge of operations management while learning more regarding Valmont’s manufacturing and strategic capabilities.
  • This position has dual reporting responsibilities to both the Global Manufacturing Planning Manager and the Operations Manager

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

  • Junior/Senior standing within and Engineering, Operations Management, Supply Chain degree
  • A minimum 3.0 GPA
  • The ability to dedicate 40 hours a week for on-site projects in Valley, NE
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point.
  • Self-starter
  • Business acumen
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Working Environment and Physical Efforts

Work is typically performed in an office setting.  The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings.    Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  No travel requirements for this position.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer.  The employee is occasionally required to move about the office.  Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.