Shipper in McCook, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 5/23/2018

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Job Description

75 South Hwy 83 McCook Nebraska 69001-8569

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.

Working under the direction of the Production Supervisor or Plant Manager, and within the guidelines of established procedures, the Shipper unloads or load shipments. Once unpacked, incoming shipments are examined and damaged items are rejected. All shortages need to be recorded and correspondence with the shipper will need to take place to rectify damages and shortages. Items are then routed to the appropriate departments. As part of this position the shipper may operate the following equipment: forklift, hand and air banding and crimping tools, lift tables, small hand tools, vacu-lifts, weight scales, air driven staple/nail guns, radial arm saw and heat shrink ovens. Shippers may be trained to work in more than one of the following areas within Shipping:  crate line, sockets, kit pack, inside service parts, sprinkler charts, sprinkler hardware, sprinkler drop, cutting miscellaneous motor leads, inventory, or overhead cranes. One of the main tasks is to compare identifying information (amounts, weights, measurements) of incoming and outgoing items to verify information against the bill of lading, invoices, orders and other records. The incumbent needs to be able to identify errors in shipping and part order paperwork, recognize weight discrepancies and bring them to the attention of the appropriate personnel. Wooden or cardboard containers may need to be assembled when preassembled containers are not available or appropriate for the shipment. The items on the order are then selected and carefully placed into the containers. Once the order is completed or the container is full and meets all specifications, the container is banded with a metal bander. The Shipper then stamps, stencils, glues or affixes identifying shipping information on cartons. Similar to other plant employees, the Shipper participates in Lean projects within the plant and works in a manner consistent with stated company safety policies.

Basic Qualifications:

•         High school diploma or GED equivalent

•         The ability to work over ten hours a week in overtime when required for business needs

Additional Qualifications:

•         Strong analytical, problem-solving math skills

•         A strong working knowledge of tools such as: banders, crimping tools, air-driven nail/staple guns, radial arm saws

•         Attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple distractions

•         Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Preferred Qualifications:

•         Experience reading and interpreting blueprints or process sheets in a professional environment

•         Previous work experience in a picking, packing, shipping or distribution position

•         Experience operating a forklift in a professional work environment


Educational Background

1.      Math: The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage as well as draw and interpret bar graphs

2.      Language: Ability to read and comprehend non-complex instructions and short correspondence. Ability to correctly write non-complex correspondence. Ability to effectively  present information to small groups of customers or employees

3.      Computer skills: Ability to use a computer to send e-mails, enroll in benefit programs, record production data, perform time keeping functions and request time off

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


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