Construction Technician Intern
This internship has three vacancies. Intern will work at one of the locations listed below.
Stickney Water Reclamation Plant
6001 West Pershing Road
Cicero, IL 60804
Calumet Water Reclamation Plant
400 East 130th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant
3500 Howard Street
Skokie, IL 60076
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is seeking an Intern to serve in the Construction Field Services Section of the Engineering Department. The Construction Technician Intern will assist engineers and engineering technicians in administering, coordinating, and performing quality assurance on the Engineering Department's construction projects. Duties shall include monitoring, inspecting, and testing contractors' work, documenting contractors' progress, and writing reports.
The intern will gain experience working on construction projects involving wastewater collection facilities, wastewater treatment facilities, or stormwater management infrastructure. The intern will learn or develop skills in construction site safety, reading and interpreting design specifications and drawings, using contract documents, shop drawings and product data to inspect contractors' work, testing construction materials, using surveying equipment, reviewing construction project schedules, using project management software, and preparing daily work reports and weekly status reports. The intern will thus gain knowledge that directly applies to and supplement his/her coursework and prepares him/her to take the MWRD's Engineering Technician III and IV examinations
Rate of Pay:
This is a paid internship at $18.00/hr.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills
- Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program majoring in construction technology or construction management.
- Coursework in construction management or technology preferred.