Hinkle Contracting Company
  • 26-Oct-2020 to 28-Feb-2021 (EST)
  • Quarries Management
  • Somerset, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Position Description:                       Intern- Aggregates/Mining

Job Family:                                       Administrative Support

FLSA Status:                                     Non-Exempt



We are seeking a qualified, safety-minded, highly motivated individual to work as an intern who will gain an overall understanding of the major divisions of Hinkle Contracting Company so that the intern can eventually be considered for a full-time position within Hinkle Contracting Company. The selected candidate will be involved with and learn about various aspects of Hinkle Contracting Company. The focus of this intern will be Aggregates and Mining.



  • Support the safety goals and processes of the company;
  • MSHA and OSHA training and regulations;
  • Operations Aggregates and Mining;
  • Spend time at our different quarry locations;
  • Learn the aggregate production process to meet customer and internal demands and minimize capacity conflicts;
  • Understand compliance requirements for our operations to meet federal and state regulations including MSHA and OSHA, etc.;
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Aggregates and Mining;
  • Gain an understanding of the QC/QA process and material testing procedures at Hinkle Contracting Company for aggregates;
  • Learn the material specification requirements our products are required to meet;
  • Understand how the crew and scheduling efficiency is instrumental in achieving goals;
  • Learn how we manage contract backlog and the importance of long term planning;
  • Understand project profitability (revenue/costs);
  • Commercial Aggregates;
  • Learn the fundamentals of material pricing for aggregates;
  • Spend time at our different scale houses;
  • Learn to derive quantities from plans and how to accurately price products;
  • Managing customer issues;
  • Develop an understanding of Accounts Receivable, Billing, Safety, HR, Equipment and how they impact quarries;
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders at Hinkle Contracting Company;
  • Show a commitment to be visible and active in operations with your fellow employees;
  • Learn how to identify and resolve the safety, personnel, and equipment/operational problems, in a timely and effective manner; and



  • The ideal candidate must be currently enrolled in a college degree program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better;
  • Typically apply in your Junior or Senior year of college.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all organization levels, including senior management;
  • Knowledge of clerical and administrative procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Excellent communication skills and professional personal presentation;
  • Organizing; planning, and customer service orientation;
  • Great attention to detail and stress tolerance; and
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft products preferred.
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