The Concrete Operations Intern ensures the efficient and productive operations of the assigned Concrete Batch Plant. The Concrete Operations Intern will float from plant to plant.
Ensure that the concrete plant and related equipment are operating properly at all times by inspecting the plant for greasing, checking oil fluid levels, adding grease and oil as required, and keeping plant and equipment clean and free of excess material.
Maintain proper levels of aggregates and admixtures, including keeping the hoppers full of aggregates. Notify the Concrete Plant Manager of impending shortages in a timely manner.
Take samples and perform tests as necessary and complete required documentation/reports. Inform Technical Services of any quality problems that need resolving.
Keep equipment and plant site clean at all times by washing the outside of the plant and equipment whenever necessary, maintaining plant grounding, picking up trash and other items from grounds, and making sure that all equipment is in its proper place.
Operate vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
Perform all pre and post-trip inspections and complete daily inspection reports.
Follow all environmental regulations and clean up any excess material that could cause environmental problems.
Assist the Concrete Plant Manager in batching and other duties when necessary.
Assist Dispatch and the Concrete Plant Manager in truck/driver communications.
Perform miscellaneous duties and outside labor as requested, which may include, but not limited to, cleaning up around the plant, sweeping, shoveling, moving wheelbarrows, picking up equipment or supplies.
Other duties as assigned.
Assist with the clean-up of concrete and material spills.
Fill in for colleagues (at other locations) as needed.
Work time will be split between indoors/office and outdoors/field
Exposure to dust and fumes/offensive smells.
Exposure to chemicals such as concrete, chemical admixtures, truck cleaner, grease and oil.
Close proximity to moving mechanical parts.
Noise level will be moderate to loud.
Lift a maximum weight of 50 lbs., repetitively lift 50 lbs., carry approximately 50 lbs., push/pull approximately 50 lbs., and pinch/grip approximately 25 lbs.
Reach overhead and reach away from the body.
Sit 4 hours per day, walk 3 hours per day, stand 2 hours per day, and climb or kneel the other 1 hour per day.
Experience operating a front-end loader or other heavy equipment preferred.
Written communication, verbal communication, and basic mathematical skills.
Basic computer knowledge. Ability to learn and use the company dispatch system, iPad, and company software applications.
Able to compute basic material calculations.
Able to exhibit a high level of confidentiality.
Excellent organizational skills.
Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.
State Certified Concrete Technician (preferred).
Industry Related Experience or Skills:
Preferred Education: Participation in an official co-op/internship program at college level.
Bilingual in Spanish Preferred: Yes
Additional Salary Information: Salary is an hourly commensurate with experience.
About Chaney Enterprises
Chaney Enterprises is a supplier of ready-mix concrete, sand, gravel, stone, blended soils, and related construction supplies throughout the East Coast. We are passionate about the work we do and focus on improving businesses by going the extra mile delivering the finest products the first time, on-time, every time.