ARS Operator

600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

This is an individual contributor position responsible for monitoring galvanizing equipment and fluids to ensure safe and proper galvanizing operation for high quality galvanized products. The Acid Reclamation Systems Operator A (ARS Operator A) is responsible for adjusting flow rates to provide maximum output of iron and zinc sulfate crystals. Incumbent is also responsible for leveling and changing crystal bags and filters and for performing minor maintenance to the galvanizing process tanks. The ARS A Operator will add acid and maintain the fluid levels and the temperatures in the galvanizing process tanks. Incumbent will be responsible for operating the molten zinc recovery (MZR) machine under the direction of the others and monitoring the reverse osmosis (RO) system. Additional duties include assisting with loading the crystal trailer, washing down the process tanks, maintaining the dryer area and the areas under the process tanks, assisting in general plant clean up and housekeeping, and working safely with the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor galvanized equipment and fluids, to adjust flow rates
  • Add acid and maintain fluid levels and temperatures in the galvanizing processing tanks
  • Add nickel and albumin to the kettle, and to monitor the RO system
  • Operate screwdrivers, wrenches, and cutting tools to perform minor maintenance on the galvanizing process tanks
  • Operate forklift
  • Maintain and complete accurate logs
  • Must work in a safe and conscientious manner, paying constant attention to details
  • Responsible for communicating problems or needs to departmental supervision

Important Details about the Role

  • Assist in operating the MZR machine
  • Assist in Material Handler duties as needed
  • Assist in general plant clean up and housekeeping
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • This position reports to the Coatings Maintenance Manager

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

  • No Degree
  • No (0) to one (1) year of relevant experience
  • Work with exposure to sulfuric acid
  • Able to operate a forklift, use hand tools, electrical drills, saws, and pneumatic tools
  • Work one (1) to two (2) shifts of overtime per week
  • Wear a respirator for extended periods of time and other required Personal Protective Equipment for the production facility
  • Perform basic math functions such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing
  • Read and interpret simple charts, tables, flow diagrams, and troubleshooting guides
  • The ability to stand and / or walk for up to 95% of the shift
  • Lift, push, pull, and carry up to 50 pounds, with most frequent lift of up to 20 pounds
  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner
  • Pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • High awareness for safety, the ability to recognize hazardous substances and know employee responsibility for chemical safety

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • One (1) year of experience in a manufacturing or fabrication environment
  • One (1) year of experience operating hand and / or power tools
  • One (1) year of experience with overhead crane operations
  • Prior experience with on the job troubleshooting

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.


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, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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