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Kraus-Anderson Field Engineer Internship - Summer 2022 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kraus-Anderson offers an opportunity to make an immediate impact with an industry leader!

Core Purpose: Building enduring relationships and strong communities

Core Values:

  • Integrity – Do the right thing…always be respectful, honest and fair

  • Commitment – Take ownership, work hard, and keep promises

  • Teamwork – Collaborate to foster trust and success for all

  • Value People – Support each other in a safe, positive environment where people are recognized and appreciated for their contributions

    Our Company

    For more than a century, Kraus-Anderson has been transforming the American landscape.

    Founded in 1897 and privately owned and managed by the Engelsma family for more than 70 years, KAis consistently ranked by Engineering News Record among the top 50 general contractors in the United States. Our base of operations in Minnesota is supplemented with regional offices, extending our capabilities coast to coast.

    We take a highly collaborative approach to our work. We work closely with owners, architects and the entire planning team well before ground is broken; providing cost analyses, scheduling information, and value engineering services to ensure that our client can make informed decisions leading to a timely finish of the highest quality and the best value.

    Kraus-Anderson Construction Company’s Field Internship program offers ambitious college juniors the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills to work in the real world of commercial construction. The Field Internship provides students interested in pursing a Superintendent career track the opportunity to learn the role. Consideration for full-time employment is contingent on: the completion of the program, the quality of work produced, and the amount of interest displayed by the intern.

    The mentoring Superintendent will provide direction, support, and encouragement for the Field Intern to develop an understanding of the responsibilities of a KA Superintendent. The Field Intern will provide assistance to the on-site superintendent and will be exposed to the following duties.

  • Studies specifications and drawings so as to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of the project.

  • Assist in ensuring procured tools and materials be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.

  • Assist in providing guidance to subcontractors in solving problems associated with projects.

  • Assists with production schedules and worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.

  • Confers with subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction.

  • Prepares or reviews reports on progress, materials used and costs, and to support adjustments to work schedules.

  • Conducts regular project reviews and maintain records of project progress.

  • Advises Superintendent of any issues associated with project.

  • Site Safety walks and to assure all personnel are familiar with and adhere to safety regulations.

  • Run project specific errands for the on-site superintendent staff as needed.

    Skills, Qualifications, and Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years education from an accredited college, or university

  • At least 1 summer of construction work experience

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Proficiency in computer word processing, spreadsheet, and other job-relevant software

  • Possess excellent problem solving and multi-tasking skills

  • Ability to work efficiently and provide leadership for project coordination

    Positions may be available at all Kraus-Anderson offices

    Why KA?

    We offer a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment where employees are positioned to make a positive impact on our business, our communities, and their own future.

    We believe in building leaders. KA offers a wide range of enrichment and professional growth opportunities through KA University and community service opportunities through our KA Has Heart Volunteer Program.

    Make A Positive Impact