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Industrial Maintenance Technician

Valmont Industries, Inc. Plymouth Full-Time
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1545 Pidco Drive Plymouth Indiana 46563-1354

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.

Industrial Maintenance Technician

The Industrial Maintenance Technician performs a variety of routine, ongoing preventative maintenance and repairs on all plant equipment within the fast-paced manufacturing operations of the Plymouth, IN Valmont Industries, Inc. Engineered Support Structures Division.  This position is responsible for ensuring continuous, peak machine performance to avoid minimal interruption to the daily production schedules and processes.  

Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine and scheduled maintenance procedures
  • Install and align new equipment, as needed
  • Diagnose, dismantle, repair, reassemble and adjust machinery
  • Perform maintenance tasks according to production needs to minimize downtime
  • Utilize tools and equipment of different trades including electrical, plumbing, machinist, carpentry, welding, etc. to perform routine maintenance operations
  • Assist with electrical work
  • Repairs worn parts, straightens and fabricates fixtures
  • Performs major repairs/replacements
  • Responsible for maintaining tools and equipment
  • Work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and adhere to Valmont safety policies
  • Lead by example to promote and nurture a safety minded environment
  • Support improvement efforts and seek continuous improvements within the Maintenance department
  • Maintain procedures to ensure high standards of productivity, quality, cost effectiveness and safety

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports directly to the Plant Manager
  • This role requires schedule flexibility, including working nights and weekends, as needed

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

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in manufacturing industrial maintenance
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience with manufacturing equipment including hydraulic machines, presses, shears, cranes, welders, mechanical clutches, drive trains, mills, lathes, pneumatics, etc.
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprint drawings and schematics
  • Strong working knowledge of single and three phase electrical circuitry with ability to read electrical schematics
  • Experience with water and natural gas plumbing
  • Carpentry skills
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, State standards and organizational policies as well as Environmental Management
  • Take initiative to make decisions, lead issues towards resolution, take timely action and demonstrate complete follow through
  • Demonstrated strengths in interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to adapt to the audience and professionally communicate with a variety of people

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • Management/Supervisory/Lead experience
  • Experience performing MIG welding on steel and aluminum
  • Advanced Degree in Industrial Maintenance or related field, preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and results within a lean manufacturing environment
  • Ability to solve complex problems with high attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines
  • Diverse knowledge of CNC equipment, torch/plasma, fab punch and brake press
  • A person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is primarily performed in a manufacturing plant environment with exposure to all conditions that exist in the plant such as dust, dirt, grease, heat, fumes, odors, wet conditions, and cold as well as noise levels above 80 decibels.  Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time.  In addition, the nature of the industry results in extreme heat in the summer (typically 10-15 degrees above outdoor temperature), and melting snow off of incoming material results in damp, cold working conditions in the winter.  These conditions range from severe to mild and can happen daily in any combination. Many aspects of this role are physical and the incumbent must be able to lift, push, &/or pull up to 50 pounds by hand.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands, and arms as well as balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb and work from ladders. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to distinguish colors, 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.

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Skills required

Installations (Manual/Mechanical)
Instrument Troubleshooting
Adjustment Of Components
Troubleshooting Manufacturing Equipment


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Estimated Salary: $57K
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Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont is a global leader, designing and manufacturing highly engineered products that support global infrastructure development and agricultural productivity. Its products for infrastructure serve highway, transportation, wireless communication, electric transmission, and industrial construction and energy markets. Its mechanized irrigation equipment for large-scale agriculture improves farm productivity while conserving fresh water resources. In addition, Valmont provides coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the service lives of steel and other metal products. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

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