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Construction Intern (Asphalt) at Preferred Materials - Asphalt

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Tampa, Florida

Job Description:


Job ID:  120396

Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials South Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects.  Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and with offices throughout Florida and in Savannah, Georgia, and Hardeeville, South Carolina, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division performs asphalt paving, grading, and related roadway services.  Our employees make Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division a great place to work.  We promote a strong safety culture, where employees take responsibility for their own safety.

We are actively seeking talented individuals to join our Preferred Materials Asphalt division for an internship opportunity to receive training and mentoring in the asphalt materials, paving and construction business.  The internship program is designed to provide students with a well-rounded learning experience and will be conducted in three phases.

Summer 2018 --  Our Interns may be located in one of our Construction Branches.

Positions open in :   Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Fort Myers or Tampa, Florida; or

                                   Savannah, Georgia.

Phase I will occur during the intern’s first few weeks and will be spent in the office shadowing Estimators to learn aspects of bid process, take offs and job cost analysis.

Phase II will be spent shadowing an Operations or Project manager (in and out of the office) reviewing project setup, schedules and general field operations.  *This phase may also include laboring duties on the jobsite.

Phase III will include onsite overview of Asphalt Plant Operations including Safety, Controls, Materials, Quality Control and Customer Focus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of Management team (Estimating, Plant, QC, and/or Project) to understand different departments within the materials/asphalt/construction industry.

  • Spend time in the field to learn about the daily work necessary to go into completing a project.

  • When necessary, must be able to perform physical laborer including shoveling and raking materials.


  • Currently enrolled in a 4 year undergraduate degree program

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Experience and proficiency using the internet and Microsoft Office Suite of products

What Oldcastle Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle Materials South Division is a part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the third-largest aggregates and ready mixed concrete producer, and the number one asphalt producer in the United States.  The South Division consists of three regions:  Appalachian Materials, Midsouth Materials & Preferred Materials.  Companies operate in the states of Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, with limited operations in Georgia and South Carolina.

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!

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Oldcastle Materials, South Division is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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