SIMON | Asphalt/Emulsion Intern Summer 2023 - Rapid City, SD

Subsidiary: Simon

 



Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit www.simonteam.com/.  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit www.colasusa.com

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit www.colas.com

Job Summary:

  • Simon’s internship program is designed to provide first-hand exposure to industry operations, as well as 1:1 mentorship and networking opportunities to students in order to supplement college educational programs in the areas of business, engineering, and construction management.  Students in the program have the opportunity to work in various administrative and operational areas, contribute to company goals through completion of focused project work, and apply concepts learned in the classroom to business operations.
  • As part of the internship program, participates in projects and work related to quality control and production of aggregate, ready-mix, or asphalt/emulsion.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • Participating in production and quality control planning 
  • Assisting quality control staff with lab duties related to materials testing and mix designs
  • Performing aggregate sampling and gradation testing at quarries, gravel pits and testing lab sites
  • Assisting work crews in manufacturing and crushing operations
  • Operating heavy equipment
  • Performing manual and skilled labor tasks
  • Completing other projects as a part of the internship program requirements

Education:

  • Current enrollment in a relevant Bachelor’s degree program such as Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license and ability to maintain clean driving record required

Skills:

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work in  a team environment
  • Basic computer skills including use of MS Office Products

Physical Requirements:

  • Wearing and maintaining personal protective equipment (PPE) required
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Frequently exposed to all weather conditions
  • Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Frequently required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
  • Work performed indoors and outdoors; noise exposure varies from quiet to loud
  • Frequent exposure to working around moving equipment and machinery
  • Frequent exposure to dust, airborne particles and chemicals

Benefits and Perks:

  • Choice of 3 Medical Plan Options
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Options
  • Access to Telemedicine and Healthcare Advocacy Services
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Disability Insurance 
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Product and Service Group Discount Programs

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.  Benefit offerings subject to change.


 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries (Simon) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document. If you need an accommodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com


Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City