Quality Control in Lindon, UT at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

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Job Description

1085 West 400 North Lindon Utah 84042-1102

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.


This position is responsible for the quality and finish operation of the galvanizing process.


 1)  (Organizational Setting)  The position of Quality Control, is one of 5 positions within the galvanizing process (racking, pickling, kettle, quality control, shipping/rec).  This position works as a team with 4 or 5 other operators.  The individuals working in this position are responsible for the final inspection, touch up and packaging of galvanized material.  Knowledge of a quality galvanized coating is required as per ASTM 123, ASTM 153, and ASTM 767.  This position will report directly to the Production Supervisor.  All material dipped will be weighed and recorded on a standard report and turned into the Production Supervisor.  

2)   (Job Knowledge)  A person in Quality Control must be able to read and write in English, particularly for customer piece identification and tagging.  This employee must have an aptitude for using overhead cranes, standard hand tools, wiring and cutting, and/or using small electric or pneumatic hand tools for finishing steel.  This position can be entry level with no previous experience in the galvanizing industry.   

 3)  (Interpersonal Skills)  This position must  work as a team with a group of 4 or 5 others.  Communication with other production associates and other departments on the shift is necessary.

(Equipment Operated / Tools Used)  

This position may be required to operate or use:


Overhead crane

Rigging chains

Hooks and fixtures

Tie wire

Cutting torch



Banding tools

Electric/Pneumatic sander

Personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection)

 5)  (Thinking Requirements)  The person in this position must maintain safety awareness at all times.  The extreme temperature of the fresh hot zinc coating creates a potential hazard for carelessness.  This operator must be aware of surroundings and other nearby workers and individuals at all times.  Inspection of customer’s material must be made prior to shipping.  Identification of a quality finished galvanized coating is required as per ASTM 123, ASTM 153, and ASTM 767.    

 6)  (Decision Making)  As stated earlier, the QC operator must maintain awareness for safety at all times.  If inspection of finished material finds that modifications still need to be made to meet customer specifications, then the Production Supervisor must be notified immediately.     

 7)  (Results of Action)  It is always a priority to watch for any potential safety or quality risk.  When a QC operator finds insufficient coating quality, then the material must be kept from shipping until it can be corrected.  Failure to thoroughly inspect material or use proper techniques or procedure could result in harm to employees or property.  

 8)  (Employee Impact on Results)  Careful attention to detail most often prevents many safety, quality and production problems in the process.

 9)  (Additional Information)  None

10) (Working Environment)  Employee may be exposed to wet and/ or humid conditions, non-toxic fumes and airborne particles, blowing dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, proximity to extreme heat and moving mechanical parts.  Inside environmental conditions allow protections from the weather, but not necessarily from temperature changes.  Some outside work requires involving exposure to environmental conditions.  This position requires the ability to recognize hazardous substances and to know basic employee responsibilities for chemical safety and emergency response as listed in the site Release Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan.

11) (Physical Effort Required)  Good manual dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and physical strength.  Some repetitive lifting (up to 50 lbs. on occasion), stooping, reaching, pulling, standing, pushing, and grasping are required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.

12) (Safety)  Particular care will be demonstrated with regard to proper personal protective equipment, safe lifting practices, forklift and overhead crane safety.  Furthermore, the QC operator will demonstrate these practices and behaviors by following Valmont’s safety policies and procedures.


(Major)                                                                                 Frequency       % Time

1.  Inspect and clean for quality galvanized coating           daily                40%

2.  Remove parts from racks or fixtures and package          daily                35%

3.  Operating sanders or other equipment and tools                        daily                15%

6.  Housekeeping                                                                 daily                5%


1.  Assistance in other departments                                     daily                5%


  General Manager

  Operations Manager

  Production Supervisor

  Quality Control Operator


Must be able to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions.  Must be able to communicate and work well with others.  Must be flexible to work extended hours including nights and weekends when necessary.  High School Diploma and two years manufacturing experience preferred.


Valmont Industries, Inc., Code of Business Conduct (Summary of Policy Requirements for this Position):

Valmont’s reputation as a Company is one of our most important assets.  This means all of our dealings must be legal and ethical and must not in any way compromise Valmont’s interests, its policies or its reputation for high standards of business conduct.  Employees are responsible for monitoring and reporting any unlawful or unethical conduct or activities by others that violate Valmont’s Code of Business Conduct to the Business Conduct Officer.

In this position, it is your responsibility to be a guardian of Valmont’s good name.  If uncertainties occur, seek guidance from people identified in the Valmont Industries, Inc., Code of Business Conduct Policy.  In general, these are the requirements as they pertain to this position:

  • Unethical Actions: Maintain an attitude that unlawful or unethical actions are not acceptable.
  • Fair and Equitable Treatment:  Treat all employees fairly and with respect.  Report any harassment of any employee by anyone, including managers, co-workers, vendors or customers to your manager.  
  • Diversity and Equal Opportunity:  Value the differences each individual brings to the workplace and welcome diversity within our workforce.  Support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination.
  • Employee Health and Safety:  Maintain a safe and healthy workplace.  Report all accidents and injuries, unsafe equipment, practices or conditions to management.  Report any instance of violent or threatening behavior.  Come to work free from the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, and make management or Human Resources aware if unable to work or operate equipment safely.  Get along with, and work well with, others.
  • Protect Valmont’s Assets and Opportunities:  Report theft, embezzlement or misappropriation of Valmont property by any employee.  Do not use company property, information or position for improper personal gain.

  • Conflicts of Interest:  Business decisions are to be made based on the best interests of the Company and not based upon personal relationship or benefits.  Disclose any situations that may involve conflicts of interest.
  • Confidential Information:  Maintain confidentially all non-public information that might be of use to competitors, or harmful to Valmont or its customers.
  • Purchasing/Selling Products:  If involved with the purchase or selling of materials for the Company, do so solely upon their merits.

  • Business Entertainment:  Consult your management if you are offered any gift or entertainment opportunity by a customer or vendor. 
  • Dealings with Competitors:  Do not engage in any conduct inconsistent with the laws of competition.  Do not condone or direct anyone else to do so. Report all instances of indiscretion.
  • Accurate Books and Records:  Ensure that all business records are accurate and reflect the transactions described by supporting documents.  You are personally responsible for the integrity of the information over which you have responsibility.  Consult site management if you have any questions.
  • Inside Information:  Valmont policy and US Federal law prohibits insiders from trading securities while in possession of material non-public information or disclosing this information to any person outside of Valmont until it has been made public.

  • Media Inquiries:  Refer all public requests for information to the Manager of Investor Relations or the Chief Financial Officer as listed in the Code of Business Conduct.
  • Compliance with Laws:  Conduct business on behalf of the Company in full compliance with the laws of the many jurisdictions in which we operate.
  • Political Activities: Ensure that no Valmont assets are used in monetary payments, employees’ work time or use of Valmont premises or equipment are used in political or government activities.  Report any concerns, as appropriate.
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act:  Ensure that no offering of anything of value, promise to pay or authorization of payment of money to government officials, parties or candidates for the purpose of influencing the acts or decisions of foreign officials occurs. Report any concerns immediately.
  • International Trade Regulations: All employees must comply with the laws of the country in which they operate as well as the US laws and regulations which apply to the conduct of business outside the US.  Compliance with embargoes and trade restrictions restricts our ability to transact business with certain foreign countries.   Ensure actions which cannot be taken directly are not arranged through third parties.  Report concerns as appropriate.
  • No Retaliation:  Do not retaliate against any employee who bring business concerns to management’s attention.  Report any concerns of retaliation.
  • Investigations:  Provide truthful information and cooperate fully in an investigation.
  • Reporting Unlawful Conduct or Unethical Behavior:  Report these immediately to management and the Business Conduct Officer as outlined in the Valmont Code of Business Conduct Policy.

  • Certifications & Licenses:  Maintain trade competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job.

  • Training Needs:  Make management aware of any training needs you may have.  Consult your management immediately if you are being asked to perform work for which you are not trained and/or are not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.

Employees who violate Valmont’s Code of Business Conduct may be disciplined.  This may include severe consequences such as termination of employment, suspension from employment without pay, demotion, transfer, withholding of promotion, compensation increases, bonus payments, etc.  It may also include required reimbursement for related damages.

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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.


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