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Supply Chain Intern in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 12/22/2018

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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:

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Supply Chain Intern position in the Global Irrigation Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that is interested in gaining exposure to the day-to-day workings of an Operations department.

Valmont’s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • Get exposure to the day-to-day workings of the Inventory/Production Control and Procurement departments and learn, first-hand, buying and expediting, inventory management and deployment, business technology optimization, spend analysis, sourcing and procurement as well as supply and demand planning
  • Join an Operations team with individuals from Inventory, Production Control and Purchasing
  • Become aware of the scheduling process and monitor workflow of the procurement team to meet production dates
  • Receive in-house guidance from Procurement Specialists, Operations Managers and Production Control personnel as well as receive direction from manufacturing to help ensure a smooth, timely and accurate arrival of all needed raw material
  • Work on Lean methodology and efficiency from a manufacturing standpoint
  • Get exposure to different team angles including the process used for troubleshooting potential supply shortages
  • Choose one of the available supply chain intern projects to complete during the months of the internship and developing that project
  • Acquire an increased knowledge of procurement management while learning more regarding Valmont’s manufacturing and strategic capabilities

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

  • Junior or senior standing within a Supply Chain, Inventory Procurement/Acquisition degree with junior year required work completed by Internship start date
  • College classwork in supply chain
  • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Business acumen
  • Initiative
  • The ability to work well in a team environment
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results


  • Great opportunity to gain career related course work experience from an industry leader
  • Paid Internship – Valmont values you
  • Potential development into a regular full-time position
  • Flexible full-time day shift hours during the summer
  • A thriving culture in a growing business
  • Interactive group activities with intern peers

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.

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