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Material Handler 1

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

3575 25th St SE Salem Oregon 97302-1123

Why 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.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Material Handler is responsible for transporting products and materials within the manufacturing areas and maintaining material storage as directed by manufacturing and inventory control procedures. This position will also perform miscellaneous material handling, as needed.

Essential Functions:

* Operate forklift in and between departments, building and yard area
* Collect and load finished/unfinished company products on freight trucks
* Stock tower steel components into proper inventory location(s)
* Perform routine safety and maintenance checks on forklift before use each day
* Keep designated areas supplied with material by safely stacking products in designed locations
* Detect and report improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to proper supervision
* Perform visual inspection of incoming tower steel components to make sure each part meets quality specifications
* Sort, count and inspect incoming inventory to ensure correct shipment, reporting to supervisor if problems arise
* Perform visual and verification counts
* Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition
* Comply with Company's attendance policy
* Follow prescribed safety rules and regulations
* 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 department
* Perform other essential functions, as required or directed

Other Important Details about the Role:

* This position reports directly to the Production Supervisor
* Schedule for this role is day shift, Monday through Friday, 6:30am - 3:00pm, including Fridays & weekends, as needed

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

* High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
* Minimum 1 year on-the-job experience operating a forklift within a fast-paced manufacturing environment
* Ability to accurately perform basic mathematical calculations
* Previous Forklift certification or the ability to acquire a forklift certification
* Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines associated with working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
* Ability to read, comprehend and interpret work instructions, drawings &/or blueprints
* Previous experience using a tape measure and gauges to accurately measure parts and materials
* Ability to physically lift, push or pull up to 50 pounds

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

* Inventory control experience
* Ability to solve problems with high attention to detail and work in a fast-paced environment subject to specific deadlines
* American Sign language communication skills
* 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. Encounters typical environment and risks associated with steel yards, weld shops and manufacturing facilities. 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. Physical demands include operating a forklift for an extended period of time each shift and climbing in and out of a forklift numerous times each shift.

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

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