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Summary of This Position:
The Welder works under the direction of the Production Supervisor or Lead Person and is responsible for set-up and assembly of products for the unit by performing production welding and tack welding to pole shafts using the GMAW process at Valmont Industries, TX.
Uses GMAW process to tack weld various small components to round or square shafts to make a pole assembly for structural welds. The pole assembly generally consists of a square or round shaft, base plate, hand hole, arm mounting simplex, tenon-top, and/or other small parts
Manually position shaft on stationary turner to position shaft for assembly. Uses jib crane for lifting various components, such as base plate and arm mounting simplex, into position for assembly. Frequently pushes, lifts, and pulls up to 50 pounds
Reads and interprets drawings to determine parts needed to assemble pole assembly. Locate and gather parts needed for assembly, from parts staging area that is staged by the Storeroom personnel
Read and interpret drawings to ensure proper location of various small part attachments
Uses plasma torch to cut steel. Utilizes jigs made at Valmont for cutting holes in shafts for inserting hand hole rims, arm mounting simplex’s, couplings, and other small parts. Wears protective goggles or hood to protect eyes from harmful rays
Uses measuring tape, levels, squares, and angle finders to measure distances and angles. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides feet, inches, fractions, and decimals. Uses table to convert fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions
Works in confined areas at various locations of the pole assembly line as necessary to accurately measure and assemble components described above. Moves under, around, and over poles as necessary, to get into proper position to assemble pole assembly
Uses motorized grinders, motorized buffers, stone grinders, and drills to help assemble product
Maintain Safety awareness and be alert at all times, to detect, avoid, and/or correct unsafe conditions.
Maintain appropriate professional competencies, certifications, licenses, etc., necessary to perform job.
Make management aware of any training needs you have. Consult your management immediately if you are being asked to perform work for which you are not trained and/or are not comfortable doing because of potential safety or risk implications.
Must be able to read and write English
Ability to use common manufacturing math
6 months previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment, and/or have graduated from an acceptable Technical Training Program focused in welding
Must pass GMAW 1-G flat plate and/or rotational weld test and maintain certification
High School Diploma or GED
1 years previous experience welding in an assembly environment
1 years previous experience welding in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
1 years previous experience operating hand and/or power tools
The ability to accurately and honestly check one’s own work for quality assurance
Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to stand for the duration of scheduled shifts.
Must be capable of bending, stooping, crawling under or over, and occasional climbing.
Lifting up to 50 pounds 10% of the time, average weight of parts lifted is 25 pounds.
Must possess adequate dexterity and stamina to sustain expected production effectively.
Mental and Visual Effort
Continual awareness and concentration to assure a safe, efficient operation and material flow to exit. Must have eyesight correctable to 20/20 or better.
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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