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Operations Intern

Job Summary

CalPortland is seeking a summer in the materials division. This internship is ideal for a student interested in construction management, mechanical, or civil engineering. The intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of heavy civil projects and mine planning.


  • Complete Safety and MSHA training and any other site/job specific required training
  • Carry-out and practice all safety practices per MSHA/company rules and regulations
  • Learn about all aspects of the operation, to include mining, processing, quality control, and heavy equipment repair
  • Assist in routine housekeeping and maintenance of the facilities
  • Complete summer-long projects, to possibly involve research, involvement with plant personnel, interface with other CalPortland departments, outside government agencies, task training, data collection, reporting, etc.
  • Learn about other CalPortland departments and interface as required   
  • Attend summer intern orientation event at corporate headquarters in Glendora, CA
  • Present project summary to management staff
  • Perform plant tasks as assigned


Currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Civil Engineering or other Engineering related discipline


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good attendance and punctual
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule. (night work may be required)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and perform physical labor in inclement weather
  • Must possess valid driver's license, insurance and be insurable to drive company vehicles


  • Experience with equipment management software
  • Prior experience or internship in construction or building materials industry



At CalPortland, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees.  Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. That’s why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from.  All regular full time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental and vision plans.  Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, and retirement program.  The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.

Conditions of Employment

Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated on-going drug and alcohol testing.






Operations Intern

Job Req ID:  2161
Job Type:  Temporary - Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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