Shear To Trap Operator in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Trap Shear Operator position in the Steel Operations group. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will operate the cut-to-length/trap shear machine(s) to cut steel. Additionally, you will...

  • Load steel coil via the overhead crane
  • Unband steel coils to feed through the cut-to-length machine
  • Convey plates to side discharge for truck or trapezoid machine loading
  • Program and operate PLC controlled shearing machine
  • Perform calibration and set-up of equipment
  • Monitor quality of all incoming steel
  • Employ hand-banding equipment, tape measures and micrometers

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • The ability to accurately read and decipher blueprints without assistance
  • The ability to make basic mathematical calculations
  • The ability to understand written and verbal instructions
  • The ability to understand basic computer functions
  • The ability to operate overhead cranes while on the floor and inside the crane cab
  • The ability to setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Experience with hand-banding equipment, tape measures, micrometers and calipers
  • A minimum of one year of previous work experience involving complex PLC controlled, mechanical shearing equipment
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times
  • 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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email