Plant Engineer Intern

Granite Construction

Sacramento, CA
  • From infrastructure that facilitates the movement of goods and people to projects that improve the way we live, work, and play, high-value partnerships power our projects and fuel our mission to build a better world together. Granite is one of the largest full-service general contractors, construction management firms, and construction materials producers in the U.S. Deeply embedded in our nearly 100-year history is a culture of hard work, honesty and getting the job done right.


    General Summary

    This position is responsible for providing plant oversight for cost and engineering activities that facilitates the efficient progress of plant operations and ensures compliance with regulatory agencies.

    Essential Job Accountabilities

    • Gathering motor, gearbox, bearings, manufacturer maintenance suggestions, and lubrication specifications to match with local lubricant vendor for accuracy.
    • Analyze and input asset data collected from plant locations.
    • Prepare, implement and test SWPPP’s, hazardous materials plans, in conjunction with the Environmental Department to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
    • Perform operational improvement studies and recommend improvement or process modifications to ensure the most efficient operations are implemented.
    • Conduct and/or participate in safety audits and meetings to ensure a safe working environment at all times.
    • Prepare and prioritize maintenance and repairs of material processing equipment to ensure cost efficient maintenance schedules. Manage spare parts inventories so crews can make efficient repairs.
    • Perform semi-annual inventory reconciliations to ensure accuracy.
    • Support plant manager, foreman and superintendents as needed to ensure the success of the operation.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or other related field preferred or equivalent years of work experience

    Field of Study

    • Engineering

    Work Experience

    • 0-2 years of construction materials processing experience

    Knowledge, Skills And Abilities

    • General knowledge of materials business
    • General knowledge of Hot Mix Asphalt Plants preferred
    • Knowledge of Plant operations and mechanical requirements
    • General understanding of federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures
    • Ability to establish relationships with agencies and represent Granite in a public forum
    • Public speaking skills and ability to communicate with management

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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