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ENGINEERING INTERN - FORT SMITH, AR

Location: 

Barling, AR, US, 72923

Company:  APAC - Central-Central West Region - River Valley

 

 

Job ID:  148695

 

APAC Central Inc., is a CRH company producing and providing crushed aggregate materials, sand, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, and performing as a regional heavy highway/infrastructure construction firm serving Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southern Missouri. APAC-Central, Inc. and its founding companies have been serving our customers since early in the 20th Century and look forward to continued success in the 21st Century!

 

Position Overview

Provide inspection, testing services, and documentation for ready mix plant facilities. Develop and maintain relationships with key customers, facility managers, DOT personnel, State, County, and Municipal personnel.  Develop and maintain relationships with material suppliers. The Quality Control Technician will assist the company in elevating the customers’ perception and general quality of our mix designs, achieving the elimination of lost loads, the generation of backup data necessary for mix optimization and overseeing the inspection process of DOT jobs.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Use accepted methods to inspect, sample, and test aggregates, asphalt, or other materials for the purpose of quality control.
  • Sample and test mixtures to stay in compliance with contract specifications and quality control tolerance.
  • Monitor and test process functions and materials daily to ensure our products meet or exceed requirements of the appropriate agency or customer.
  • Prepare and record accurate information; maintain test results database.
  • Obtain required certifications in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all laboratory equipment, keeping track of all certification paperwork on lab scales and other equipment that requires annual re-certification.
  • Follow quality control plans and guidelines as assigned.
  • Follow directions of manager as to daily tasks and expectations for each specific duty.
  • Ensure a safe work environment in compliance with all safety policies and procedures using the appropriate tools and equipment for the task.
  • Follow all company policies and OSAH / MSHA regulations for safe working procedures.
  • Perform general cleaning of work areas.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.

     

Work Requirements

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Must have strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and meet the qualifications of the fleet safety program.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.

     

    Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must know and understand all DOT regulations, such as sampling frequency, sampling methods, graduation requirements, quality requirements, etc.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and to work with teams as both a leader and a participant.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills; building rapport, listening, presenting, giving, and receiving feedback.
  • Must be able to perform simple mathematic calculations.
  • Must have or acquire basic computer skills and be able to work with e-mail and simple spreadsheets.

     

    Physical Requirements

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Lift, carry and hold materials, tools and supplies.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to hold weights of 5-10lbs in a stretched arm position for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs (minimum) on a repetitive basis.
  • Able to stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.

 

Work Environment

  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Able to work extended hours if needed.  
  • Job hazards include exposure to dust, noise, fumes, and all weather conditions.

 

The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary
The Intern position will work on gaining an overall understanding of the major divisions of Oldcastle Materials Group, Inc.  The selected candidate will be involved with and learn about various aspects of the company and may include all areas such as asphalt, aggregates, and ready mix and heavy highway construction.

 

Properly follow all company policies and OSHA / MSHA regulations for safe working procedures and environment.

  • Spend time at our aggregates, asphalt, and ready mix plants to learn the fundamentals of production.
  • Understand how to estimate and plan plant production requirements.
  • Learn the asphalt and ready mix plant scheduling process to meet customer and internal demands and maximize capacity conflicts.
  • Understand compliance requirements for our operations to meet federal and state regulations including MSHA and OSHA etc.
  • Equipment preventative maintenance, scheduling, and shop operation.
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance – Asphalt, Aggregates, Ready Mix.
  • Learn the material specification requirements our products are required to meet.
  • Support the safety goals and processes of the company.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the bidding and execution of construction.
  • Spend time in field operations for heavy construction and paving.
  • Understand how crew and scheduling efficiency is instrumental to achieve project goals.
  • Understand project profitability (revenue/costs).
  • Learn the fundamentals of material pricing for asphalt, aggregates and ready mix.
  • Learn to derive quantities from plans and how to accurately price products.
  • Manage customer issues.
  • Learn accounts receivable and billing.
  • Regular and predictable attendance at assigned times is required.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


    Work Requirements
    The ideal candidate will:

  • Must be 18 years in age or older.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.
  • Must maintain current driver’s license that meets state requirements, i.e., CDL, Class A and/or B Driver with possible hazmat and tanker endorsements.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Individuals are required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in designated operations and production areas as stated by OSHA and/or MSHA. Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position is: Face Shield, Safety (hard toe) Shoes, and Coveralls.
  • Compliance with all OSHA and/or MSHA regulations.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud, but is typically moderate.
  • Able to use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, talk and hear.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb, crawl, kneel, and bend. 

     


    Education/Experience

  • We accept interns all the time enrolled in a college degree program and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better.

 

What CRH Americas Offers You

 

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

 

About CRH Americas

 

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

APAC Central Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 

Date Posted:  Feb 28, 2019


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