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Tube Line Operator I

Company: Valmont Industries, Inc.
Location: Brenham
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

2551 Valmont Dr Brenham Texas 77833-5418 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. Job Summary: The Tubeline Operator I works under the direction of the Production Supervisor or Lead Person and is responsible for set-up and operation of the Burnisher, all activities that pertain to the Buffing, inspection and repair of the welder seams on tapered tubes produced in the Big Wheel process, for the set-up and operation of the Straightener, and the set-up and operation of the new plasma cut-off systems at Valmont Industries, TX. Basic Qualifications: Ability to read & write in English Ability to perform basic math: add, subtract, decimals and fractions Able to read O.D. tape and tape measure Preferred Qualifications: 1 year experience in a manufacturing setting Experience operating overhead crane Experience working with Lean manufacturing methodology The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results Certified to GMAW Nature and Scope: The Tubline Operator I is responsible for continual visual inspection of Valmont product. The Tubeline Operator I is responsible for operating pneumatic power tools to buff and prepare material for welding and use pneumatitc grinders to finish product. The incumbent is responsible for the inspection and verification of milled products in accordance with the the customer order and weld specificiations. Essential Functions/Duties: Make decisions for length of burnishing time to obtain proper quality and size of tube. Determine minimum quality acceptable from visual inspection of the high frequency resistance seam weld on each tube. Make daily decisions regarding the straightness, length, and cut quality of tubes, relative to Valmont specifications. Continual visual inspection of tubes to assure an acceptable level of quality is maintained according to Valmont specifications. Inspect for and remove scarfing left in the tube from the Blowout process. Use pneumatic powered buffer to remove rust, mill scale, and other contamination from the welded seams to enable inspection of the seam. Performs close visual inspection of the welded seams to discover any discontinuities in the welds and any other defects. Use pneumatic powered grinder to grind all welds flush. Perform set-up of Straightener to assure hold down cables and roller supports are located correctly for varying sizes of tubes. Inspect tubes for straightness; straighten as necessary, to produce tubes meeting Valmont specifications and industry standards. Maintain all equipment is designated area to assure proper working condition at all times. Perform regular preventative maintenance on all equipment in assigned areas. Notify Supervisor and/or Lead Person when assistance is required for maintenance and/or other repairs that are beyond his/her capabilities. Assist Maintenance personnel on performing maintenance and repair work as needed. Assist set-up of other production equipment as directed by Lead Person. Keep assigned area clean. Help maintain housekeeping program throughout Tube Mill as directed by Lead Person. Maintain Safety awareness and be alert at all times, to detect, avoid, and/or correct unsafe conditions. Be exposed to a high level of noise, due to grinding, hammering, and welding. Hearing and eye protection is required 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. Working Conditions: Physical Efforts: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are resentative 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. Employee will work indoors and be subject to changing and adverse weather patterns including extreme heat and cold. Employee will spend 5% of time performing set-ups and 85% of time operating machines through the use of PLC touch panel, and/or buffing/straightening tubes. Standing, walking, and sitting throughout shift. Mental and Visual Effort Continual visual inspection of tubes to assure an acceptable level of quality is maintained according to Valmont specs. Continual awareness and concentration to assure a safe, efficient operation and material flow to exit. 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

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Inc., College Station , Tube Line Operator I, Other , Brenham, Texas

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