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Steel Shear Operator

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Valley
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016Why Valmont -We'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.

Starting pay $24+/hrAvailable Shift: Weekend
A Brief Summary of This PositionThis is an individual contributor that operates the Mid-Size Trap Shear to cut trapezoids out of steel coil. Programs and operates PLC controlled trapezoid shearing machine and moves traps to stacks in front of the brake press. Monitors the quality of incoming steel and determines when material is substandard. Uses hand banding equipment, tape measures, and micrometers. Performs calibration and setup of both pieces of equipment for changes of coil or thickness.Essential Functions:

  • Perform basic programming and setup of PLC controlled machinery, troubleshooting operating malfunctions, and be well versed in operator's maintenance of the equipment
  • Read and interpret blue prints, flat sheets, and routings in order to cut parts correctly Complete shop mathematics including conversion of decimals to fractions
  • Operate overhead cranes from the bridge or shop floor using a remote
  • Understand the properties of steel in order to control the shape of sheetsImportant Details:
    • Demonstrate a commitment to safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors
    • Conform to all Valmont safety policies and procedures
    • Expected to actively participate in department lean activities and working in a team environment
    • This position reports to shop's Production Supervisor
    • Floor operated bridge crane with suction spreader bar for moving traps
    • Blastec to shot blast sheets as they convey to the Trap Shear
    • Trap Shear taking sheets and cutting to trapezoids
    • Forklift to empty and/or add shot to Blastec and to remove full dust barrels
    • Grinder to remove burs from sheets due to poor edge quality
    • Precision measuring instruments to check incoming material and to verify that finished product meets specifications
    • Actively participate in department LEAN activities, and demonstrated performance working in a team environment
    • Demonstrate a commitment to Safety through excellent safety practices and behaviors and conform to all Valmont safety policies and proceduresRequired Qualifications:
      • High school diploma
      • Three (3) to five (5) years of relevant experience
      • Ability to read and decipher blueprints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly shear scheduled work
      • Ability to make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery
      • The ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds with up to 20 pounds as the most frequent lift
      • The ability to physically perform the requirements of the tasks assigned
      • Must possess acceptable work history and attendance recordHighly Qualified:
        • One (1) year of previous experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
        • Ability to operate overhead cranes from the bridge or shop floor using remote
        • Minimum one (1) year working with complex PLC controlled, mechanical shearing or similar equipment
        • Knowledge of basic programming and set-up of PLC controlled machinery
        • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
        • Close attention to detail and follow work instructions
        • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional resultsValmont 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 , Steel Shear Operator, Other , Valley, Nebraska

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