Seam Welder Operator - 3rd Shift (Starting at 20+/hr) in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 10/11/2018

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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

This is an individual contributor position responsible for operating the Sub Arc Seam Welder to weld the seams of steel shafts.  The Seam Welder Operator is responsible for leading shafts into the welding machine with the use of a conveyor or an overhead crane and operating the seam weld positioning tuners. The Operator must also position the piece through the weld head(s) as the weld is deposited to make a pole.  The Seam Welder Operator is also responsible for adjusting carriage speeds, side roll pressures, amperage and flux flow.  The incumbent also assists with or operates an overhead crane or forklift in material or supply movement.  The Operator monitors the quality of incoming steel and determines when material is substandard, as well as reports damage to the product or machinery to the Utility Person or Lead Person.  The person in this position also may be assigned to other work areas in production when the the machine is not running. 

Essential Functions:

  • Load steel shafts into Sub Arc Seam Welder
  • Machine weld the entire seem of steel shaft using the Sub Arc Seam Welder to make a steel pole
  • Monitor the quality of incoming steel shafts and determine when material is substandard
  • Operate a straightener to straighten the shafts after welding
  • Utilize precision measuring instruments to ensure incoming material and to verify that finished product meets specifications

Important Details about the Role

  • Accurately read a tape measure
  • Pass an American Welding Society (AWS) welder operator qualification test for submerged arc welding (SAW) and gas metal arc welding (GMAW)
  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty
  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery
  • Read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly weld scheduled work
  • This position reports into Production Supervisor.

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

  • No Degree Required
  • Minimum of 3+ year welding experience
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift up to 20 pounds
  • Read blue prints
  • Ability to use tape measure
  • Ability to be Valmont trained and certified in operation of forklift
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • One year of previous experience in a professional welding position
  • Experience with PLC controlled machinery
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

AWS certified welder operator qualification for both SAW and GMAW processes

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