Gearbox Assembler 1

Valmont Industries
Full time Full day
Fort Calhoun, NE
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 incumbent will work as part of dynamic team to build the best irrigation final drive Gearbox that is highly valued by customers throughout the world. This position is an entry level position progressing through four (4) levels. Level 1 incumbents will assemble and paint gearboxes as part of the assembly line team. As they master the assembly and paint processes, they will begin developing CNC and robotic cell operation skills that prepare them for progression. This incumbent is responsible for maintaining a high level of quality in their own work by following established quality practices and procedures. This incumbent will enjoy working in a fast paced, physically and mentally challenging environment. They must have a passion for quality, and achieving goals. They will also develop lean manufacturing skills and participating in safety, quality and process improvement activities

Essential Functions

  • Operate air assisted lift equipment to relocate gearboxes from assembly line to paint and pallets
  • Identify abnormal processes or incorrect parts and products
  • Perform in process quality checks using various tools including torque wrenches, calipers and other measuring tools
  • Grasp small parts including bolts, screws, O rings, bearings, and races and attach them to the gearbox assembly
  • Follow safety policies and procedures including hazardous energy control and use required PPE
  • Identify safety hazards and report them using the proper systems
  • Participate in lean improvement projects
  • Maintain shop and work areas in a clean and safe environment. This includes using the 5S methodology (sorting, straightening, shining, standardizing, and sustaining)

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate

  • Ability to safely lift up to 44 pounds repeatedly (150-512 times) throughout the shift
  • Ability to be physically active including standing, bending, lifting, and walking during the entire shift
  • Ability understand and follow verbal and written instructions in English
  • Ability to read print as small as 1/16 of an inch in size
  • Ability to work as team member and communicate well
  • Must be able to maintain concentration in a busy, noisy, distracting environment
  • Must be able to adapt to changes and challenges throughout the day
  • Ability to work over ten (10) hours a week in overtime when required for business needs

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High school/GED
  • Technical Certification preferred
  • Associates Degree preferred
  • Strong understanding of mechanical assembly
  • Previous machine work experience with production equipment or performing tool changes
  • CNC or robotics experience
  • Experience using calipers, micrometer, plug, thread and dial gauges

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more

Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same

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 email [email protected]

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