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Valmont Industries, Inc. Production Supervisor 2nd shift in Mendota Heights, Minnesota

2411 Pilot Knob Road Mendota Heights Minnesota 55120-1119

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 position is accountable for overseeing the day to day management of the coatings facility’s physical and human resources including line and staff functions to meet or exceed customer expectations in terms of quality and on-time delivery objectives. This position is also responsible for ensuring productivity metrics are achieved. The incumbent is actively involved in performance management decisions.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in scheduling and organizing product to create optimum output.

  • Assist in the determination of staffing requirements.

  • Ensure that all employees operate in a safe work environment.

  • Administer company policies.

  • Ensure that all employees are properly trained and to solve problems.

  • Acceptable attendance is required.

  • Maintain housekeeping at an acceptable level.

  • Evaluate and review employees.

  • Address employee concerns and complaints.

  • Interact with Quality to ensure quality requirements are being met.

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • This position reports directly to the Production Manager, and through operations supervisors must direct and coordinate activities of all production departments

  • Seeks to continually assess the talent in the organization ensuring that those in their positions are capable of acceptable performance in those roles, allowing for cross training opportunities and developing employees

  • Look for areas within the site operation to improve revenues and efficiencies and transfer effective management practices that help meet Valmont business objectives including the development of new applications and technological innovations

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

  • Four years of supervisory experience in an industrial environment

  • Understand lean manufacturing principles including standard work, continuous improvement, problem resolution and delivery of results positively affecting the bottom line of the organization

  • The ability to work in a cooperative manner and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

  • Good organizational and communication skills.

  • Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Access and Excel Outlook.

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Five years of supervisory or management experience in an industrial environment

  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a positive manner

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Some of the working conditions for this position is in a manufacturing shop environment with exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise, dust. The Production Manager will work in both the office and shop environment. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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.


Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.