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  Job TitleEngineering CO-OPLocationKalamazoo, MichiganJob TypeTemporaryEducationSome College Coursework CompletedDegree/ MajorCivil Engineering/Geotechnical Engineering/Structural Engineering/Environmental EngineeringYears Related Experience1Certification/ Registration RequiredJob DescriptionA Co-op position with SME is an ideal career opportunity for a motivated college student to gain practical, hands-on training to help you build your skills as a future technical professional by serving as a critical part of the project team. In addition, you will build lasting relationships with your co-workers as well as establish a strong industry network of experienced professionals. Co-op assignments being in mid-May and require a commitment to work full-time though late November/early December. Summer Internships are only available to those who have previously completed a Co-op with SME. Your Co-op experience begins with an orientation/training period of several weeks followed by on-the-job training with full-time SME Team Members. You will get exposure to a wide variety of construction techniques and projects. You will also have the opportunity to work and interact directly with construction managers, contractors, and design professionals at construction sites. You'll have real responsibility.Description of Position ResponsibilitiesYour work will involve supporting field construction quality control activities. You will gain valuable experience in soils, concrete, asphalt, and construction materials evaluations, and will work closely with contractors to ensure adherence to specifications. You may also assist our engineering staff in performing field evaluations and quality control testing in the field. You will gain direct exposure to consulting engineering practices and have an opportunity to meet technical specialists in the areas of geotechnical engineering, environmental remediation, pavement design, and materials evaluation.Technical Skills Required

  • To be considered, you must have a good driving record and must be able to comfortably lift and carry equipment and samples weighing up to approximately 50 - 60 pounds. 
  • A valid drivers license, experience driving in the U.S. and a good driving record.

Preferred Behavioral TraitsStrong analytical ability and problem-solving skills and excellent judgement. Motivated self-starter, punctual and hard worker. Good written, organization and oral communication skills. The ability to work independently, anticipate problems and react accordingly. Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Exemplify safe practices and follow the company's compliance standards.SME is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran/military status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. SME is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.