Valmont Industries, Inc.
3535 Halifax Road Petersburg Virginia 23
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.
SHIPPING/RECEVING MATERIAL HANDLER
A Brief Summary of This Position:
This is an individual contributor position responsible for receiving, unloading, and storing incoming product loads and inspecting finished products for damage and defects. The incumbent will operate equipment used to move material including forklifts and pallet jacks. They will be responsible for identifying material and product being loaded and unloaded. The incumbent assist with tags for products being unloaded, which may involve taking notes and pictures and entering that information into the computer. Incumbent will be responsible for inspecting galvanized product to ensure a high quality finished product and making recommendations to resolve any damage or defects found in products. Interact with customers and truck drivers, coordinating special handling as a result of an inspection, general plant housekeeping, and work safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Important Details about the Role
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to identify proper loading as per special loading instructions, identify quality issues and bring those to the attention of the Lead or Supervisor, and resolve identification and equipment issues by notifying the Lead or Supervisor. Must be able to stage trailers with easy access to material being loaded. Independent creativity for setting up and loading is required for 75% of this job function. Insure proper safety precautions are used during all aspects of loading and unloading while operating equipment. Must communicate problems and/or needs to departmental supervision to aid in the maximum utilization of equipment, material and human resources.
Shipping/Receiving Material Handler will be operating equipment including forklifts approximately 85% of the shift. This requires continuous in and out of the equipment including standing, walking, bending, kneeling, squatting, climbing, twisting, and turning to inspect and correct material loads. The other 15% will be spent walking and moving around product loads to create tags, inspect the quality of finished products, and entering data into the computer.
Mental and Visual Effort
Constant visual effort must be expended while operating equipment in the congested areas around the galvanizing environment. Must be mentally aware of how and where to place material on trucks being loaded and stage material for processing. Must be aware and practicing all safety considerations while operating equipment in and around the galvanizing area. Employee must be aware that all custom material is to be identified and tagged. Use of small hand tools including, saws, drills, riveters, and nail guns requires employee to be alert at all times.
Responsibility for Equipment and Process
Proper attention is required while operating the equipment to minimize damage, extend the life of the equipment, and to perform in a safe and efficient manner
Responsibility for Material or Product
Considerable attention is required by the operator to eliminate the damage to material when handling customer product in work areas, including the weigh scale, storage and cleanup areas, loading and unloading of trucks and railcars.
Responsibility for Safety of Others
Extreme caution must be maintained to prevent injury to others when operating equipment in the storage yard, in and around vehicles, and inside the building. Typical injuries could be broken bones, arms, hands, legs, crushed feet, cuts, and abrasions. Must be very careful in identifying possible venting restrictions on material by informing the Lead or Supervisor to prevent zinc explosions. Each employee is responsible for learning and applying all provided safety training as outlined by the company and department safety representative and/or supervisor. Keeping safety at the forefront in the daily performance of job duties includes personal safety, safety of others in the department and safekeeping of all company resources. Actively participates in department safety; demonstrates excellent safety practices and behaviors and conforms to all Valmont safety policies and procedures.
The Shipping/Receiving Material Handler works outside 90% of the time. Incumbent is operating equipment that emits fumes and vibrates. Incumbent is continually exposed to all types of weather conditions including heat, cold, rain, ice, snow, wet, dusty, and windy.
Potential hazards include falls to the ground or from drop deck trailers due to slick working conditions, heat exhaustion or aggravations created by blowing dust and ash. In addition, constant exposure to such hazards as burns, cuts, contusions of various degrees and eye injuries make the possibility for incidents high even under the best conditions.
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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