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Ready Mix Sales Intern

Job Summary

CalPortland is seeking a summer intern for the Washinton Materials Division - Ready Mix Sales." This internship is ideal for an engineering, specifically civil/structural, construction or agriculture systems or business management student interested in learning about the various roles in the sales function in a large, vertically integrated construction materials manufacturing and distribution business.


  • Complete all Safety and any site/job specific required training
  • Become familiar with CalPortland ready-mix products
  • Become familiar with customers in your assigned territory
  • Completed rotational assignments in dispatch, customer support and project quotes
  • Acquire the skills to quote a job and enter it into the system
  • Interface with customers on the job site
  • Attend a safety meeting; learn the importance of drivers to the sales function
  • Support and follow all Company policies
  • Practice sales skills
  • Deliver presentation to senior management team about improvement in your territory


Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or Sales.


  • Excellent communication skills; equally strong motivational, persuasion, negotiation and presentation skills
  • A mind-set for strategic and analytical thinking
  • Familiar with methods for tracking sales performance and market trends
  • Enthusiastic and positive outlook for influencing decisions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Comfortable at and around construction sites
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable to drive a company vehicle



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.






Ready Mix Sales Intern

Job Req ID:  2081
Job Type:  Temporary - Full-time

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Intern, Medical, Engineer, Business Manager, Entry Level, Sales, Healthcare, Engineering, Management