• Environmental Engineer Co-Op

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    Holcim (US) Inc.
  • Overview

    Who we are:

    We have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, the Company has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life. 


    In the United States, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, LafargeHolcim companies have sites located in 43 states and employ approximately 6,000 people.  Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency. We are committed to contributing to Building Better Cities and are an active participant in local environmental, educational and sustainable construction initiatives, including relationships with the Wildlife Habitat Council and Habitat for Humanity.


    This co-op will take place September - December 2018 at our Ste. Genevieve Cement Plant.


    Key Responsibilities:

    • Gain exposure and knowledge about the environmental regulations that impact the cement manufacturing process
    • Develop an understanding of permits and how they pertain to operations
    • Become familiar with the process of performing emissions monitoring
    • Conduct various inspections related to air and water requirements
    • Demonstrate the ability to take the initiative and complete an assignment with little supervision
    • Develop working relationships with plant personnel in order to advance objectives
    • Incumbent will be assigned to a real job/task and expected to make a contribution that will have an impact on the business
    • Incumbent will be expected to utilize various skill sets/knowledge
    • Incumbent will be expected to make a presentation at the end of their internship to executive leadership regarding what they have learned and what they believe they have contributed to the business, as well



    • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program majoring in engineering (environmental; or chemical or mechanical with a minor in environmental).
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
    • Team oriented and able to work with all levels of the organization
    • Willing to spend time out in field getting know the business first hand
    • Must be mobile and willing to work at any of our operational sites throughout the U.S.
    • Ability to work flexible hours, at times, throughout the summer

    Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:

    • Frequent sitting, standing, and walking
    • Potential exposure to dust, noise, and extreme temperatures while utilizing proper person protection equipment and procedures

    Benefits of a LafargeHolcim Internship:

    • Experience in engineering within the building materials industry
    • Work in a positive, well-balanced environment
    • Learn about the industry from all levels of LafargeHolcim management
    • Potential opportunity, upon graduation, for full-time employment with a successful, fast-growing company!


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