Terracon Intern in Des Moines, Iowa
Terracon offers engaging co-operative, intern and full time employee programs to support our Materials service line. In this official program, you will take part in an exciting, fun and meaningful work experience as you work along-side some of the brightest engineering minds and state of the art technology in the materials engineering industry. You will not only learn and advance technically, but will also be provided with opportunities for professional development. You will be assigned a mentor/leader in the materials engineering field. The mentor will help you with career planning along with technical skill development. You will learn now our line of business interacts with the client and how we differ from design engineers. You will learn what consulting engineering is all about!
First year participants will work in the laboratory and will also have opportunities to experience field testing and inspection activities as well as other office activities. Laboratory experiences will include learning, understanding and performing services related to:
Laboratory safety and safe work practices
All aspects of laboratory testing capabilities and the purpose of each test
Understanding test procedures (ASTM, DOT, COE, etc.)
Communication of test results (internal and external)
Laboratory organization, scheduling and efficiency
Quality management system and procedures
You can expect to:
• Perform sampling or testing as directed.
• Provide assistance to other field and/or laboratory personnel
• Transport equipment, specimens or documents to field personnel, laboratory, clients or other offices, and provides physical assistance in equipment set-up.
• Assist other technicians or professional staff on routine tasks
• Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibility in work assignments.
• Learn industry standard proposal and report writing practices
• Be exposed to client interaction
High school diploma and currently enrolled in ABET accredited engineering program, focusing in civil, architectural, construction or similar program and obtained a 2.5 GPA or better. The ideal candidate will have more than one year remaining to complete their BS degree.
Construction Materials Testing Co-Op
City, State (Office Location):
Des Moines, IA
Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.
Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
Terracon's COVID-19 Safety Response:
Committed to Our Employee Safety!
Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!
Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:
On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well
Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects
Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions
Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures
Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others
Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability
Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits
Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones
Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs
Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages
If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today!