Welder 22.00 plus 1.50 Shift differential, 6:00 PM - 4:30 AM, Mon.-Thurs.

Valmont Industries
Baltimore, IN
United States
Job Description
1545 Pidco Drive Plymouth Indiana 46563-1354

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.

A Brief Summary of This Position

The Welder position is an individual contributor in the Plymouth site. This person must be a highly driven individual that will weld metal aluminum components together to fabricate or repair products according to layouts, blueprints, or work orders using a variety of welding equipment.

Essential Functions

  • Fuse or weld aluminum structural components together by means GMAW arc welding in the fabrication of communication towers, components and overhead sign structures
  • Perform welding operations requiring a limited amount of planning of work from blueprints or other written specifications and determine operation sequence
  • Utilize all safety devices and wear all mandatory personal protective safety equipment
  • Adjust welding equipment to its prescribed settings
  • Maintain and operate production tooling and fixtures as well as all welding equipment in a safe and secure manner
  • Read and complete labor reporting system, standard shop forms and blueprints
  • Other duties as required and/or assigned.

Important Details about the Role

  • The employee is responsible for own work.
  •  Must be able to work with other employees to complete job.
  • Setup, operate, and perform general maintenance of equipment without difficulty.
  • Make mathematical calculations in preparing product or setting up the machinery.
  • Read and decipher blue prints and flat sheets without assistance and use them to properly weld scheduled.
  • The employee  must maintaina safe and productive work environment producing a quality product which is shipped complete and on time to satisfy the needs of the customer.
  • The employee has a direct impact on safety, quality, productivity, TME (total manufacturing expenses), and customer satisfaction.
  • This position reports to the Production Supervisor.

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

  • The ability to calculate simple mathematics and interpret shop drawings.
  • Basic working knowledge of computer programs such as Microsoft Outlook or similar email software.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must have an acceptable attendance and prior employment record
  • One (1) to three (3) year of previous, hands-on MIG welding experience in a production environment
  • One (1) to three (3) years of previous experience welding aluminum
  • Multi-pass, stack layering welding experience
  • Ability to operate overhead cranes, prior experience preferred
  • Ability to read weld symbols and understand blueprints
  • Must be able to use and accurately read a tape measure
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
  • Wear required personal protective equipment and follow facility safety regulations.
  • Maintain a safe and productive working environment.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of previous experience in a professional welding position
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of previous experience welding aluminum
  • The ability to pay attention to detail and follow work instructions
  • 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
  • AWS certified welder operator qualification
  • Must have a high awareness for safety at all times.
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results.

Educational Background

  • Able to do basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division and fraction conversion)
  • Able to read and comprehend routings and blueprints
  • Able to use a tape measure
  • Able to use a computer to enter production date, perform time keeping functions, interface with machines and other equipment

Working Conditions & Physical Efforts:

The job is performed in an indoor shop environment.  The temperature range can be from 100 degrees in the summer to about 50 degrees in the winter.  Most operations may expose employee to some type of disagreeable working conditions (wind, cold, heat, dust, dirt, fumes, noise, vibration, water, or oil).  Working conditions may vary with specific work assignments.  Exposure to electrical hazards, grease, loud noises, and outside elements occur continually or regularly.  Extreme care should be taken to prevent damage to equipment or department personnel in the area of operations especially when performing setups.  The job requires safety glasses, hearing protection, and metatarsal safety shoes be worn at all times.  The employee must be able to spend the entire work shift on their feet within the shop environment. The incumbent must also be able to wear the required personal protective equipment (PPE) for working in the production facility.


This job requires handling metal objects some of which have sharp edges.  Extreme care and awareness should be taken for all production jobs.  Below are some common hazards that exist for this particular position.  Set up and run of equipment provides the potential for injury through slips, falls, strains, pinch points, tripping hazards, shot blasting equipment, high pressure air nozzles, material handling equipment.


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Wellbeing benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Some offerings are dependent upon the role, work schedule, or location and can include the following:

  • Healthcare (medical, prescription drugs, dental and vision)

  • 401k retirement plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability including maternity leave

  • Work Life Support

  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, one-on-one health coaching, mortgage services and more

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 EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.