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Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineer

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Valley
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska Why ValmontWe-- re Here to Move the World Forward. Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today . We are the modern workforce . Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now. A Brief Summary of This Position: Primary functions of the Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer include the engineering design and development activities required to meet project requirements as defined by the Operations Manager. The incumbent will have the responsibility of one or more manufacturing processes or areas and will support the improvement activities in those areas. This will include but not limited to designing or redesigning process tooling, new production processes and equipment. The Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer may be directly or indirectly involved in writing project justifications and overseeing approvals. The Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer will work hand in hand with operations, production employees and maintenance to identify opportunities and lead the groups from concept to full implementation. Depending on the scope of the project, the Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer may be responsible for leading both internal and external company resources through the duration of projects. This position may get involved in other initiatives as needed to support their manufacturing lines or others to support company initiatives. In order to meet the expectations of this position, the incumbent must be able to follow standard design and development procedures and recommends updates to design and development procedures as necessary. The incumbent must continually improve his or her knowledge of existing assemblies, keep up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities.Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into (Operations Manager) and has no direct reports or indirect reports.
  • This role requires up to (5%) travel (domestically), including overnight stays.
    • Work in design and development activities to meet project requirements as defined by the Operations Manager.
    • Work with individuals from Engineering, production supervisors, maintenance to ensure design efficiency and manufacturability
    • Participate in technical design review meetings and conference calls and provide mechanical design direction and input
    • Follow standard design and development procedures, recommending updates to design procedures when needed
    • Responsible for the engineering design and development of manufacturing tools, equipment and processes
    • Responsible for modifications to existing designs and products to meet changes in manufacturing capabilities, support cost reduction activities, and address reliability and warranty issues
    • Responsible for providing creative and innovative engineering solutions that aid in the resolution of field and manufacturing problems and in the maintenance and improvement of existing products and processes
    • Responsible for implementing and sometimes writing project plans and monitoring progress per established schedule and budget targets
    • Responsible for reviewing and providing inputs to the product development procedure to ensure continuous improvement of processes
    • Responsible for providing technical design inputs and technical direction for design reviews
    • Responsible for coordinating and conducting laboratory or field testing as situations dictate
    • Provide technical support to other departments as required toward meeting the needs of our customersOther Important Details about the Role: The Manufacturing/Mechanical Engineer acts as a project team leader working with cross functional partners to design and develop activities required to meet process requirements. The position is accountable meeting milestone dates for those projects assigned. The role requires partnership with multiple cross functional partners. This engineer is responsible for attending technical design review meetings and providing technical design inputs and direction when needed. The Mechanical Engineer must continually improve his or her knowledge of existing assemblies, keep up-to-date on manufacturing capabilities, and developing an awareness of the field usage of our products.Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
      • Bachelor-- s degree with 5+ years of relevant experience
      • Machine design, production process or tooling design experience
      • Mechanical, hydraulic, electrical system design
      • A strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point and Microsoft Word
      • 3D Computer Aided Design experience (ideally Inventor)
      • Previous work experience within the mechanical design field
      • Previous work experience managing projectsHighly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
        • Experience with steel metallurgy, welding processes
        • FEA-Finite Element Analysis experience
        • Extensive experience developing and improving production machines and processes
        • Finite Element Analysis experience
        • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
        • Familiarity with Lean and Lean ToolsBenefits:Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.Benefits include :o Medical, dental and vision insuranceo Paid time offo Employer paid life insuranceo Employer paid short-term and long-term disabilityo Retirement planso Dependent careo Employee assistance programso Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more. Because of the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same. Working Environment and Physical Efforts: Work is typically performed in an office setting and on the manufacturing floor; however, incumbent may be required to go into other areas. While visiting the other manufacturing areas of the plant, use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is required at all times. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and attend meetings. The Mechanical Engineer will also spend time traveling to and from different venues. The work environment can be demanding at times with harsh weather conditions while working outdoors. Domestic travel represents up to 5% of the yearly work schedule for the Mechanical Design Engineer and includes transportation by vehicle and by air. 95% of the tasks are sedentary. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to type and design. There may some assembly of small parts required. For the most part, the physical effort level is considered light. Reaching hands and arms above shoulder height while working in the office may be required. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office or plant. There are areas of the plant that cannot be accessed by elevator and the employee may need to occasionally visit those locations. There may be off-site visits and the employee is expected to get him/herself to the venue. The employee may have to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, but this is a rare requirement of this position. A dolly, forklifts and hoists are available for transportation of heavier items. Specific vision abilities important for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color identification and depth perception. There is a certain level of decision making and analysis that this position requires although any large decision would be made with the guidance of more senior level engineers. There are times when some of the administrative tasks are repetitive and somewhat mundane, yet an integral part of the essential functions of the position. This position requires mental stamina and patience as it requires coaching and leading lesser-skilled colleagues on proper design techniques.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 .

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Inc., Omaha , Manufacturing / Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Valley, Nebraska

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