The Heritage Group
  • U.S. Aggregates
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Intern - Full Time

U.S. Aggregates began in the late 1960's to provide high quality aggregates to the construction industry. Today, our 17 locations strive to be the premier aggregate producer in Indiana by providing quality solutions and service to our customers, including, hot-mix asphalt plants, ready-mix plants, home builders and general contractors.

With more than 5,000 employees, our parent company (The Heritage Group) gives us the size and stability to consistently serve the needs our customers. The Heritage Group is really a host of companies with one vision - building long term relationships with customers and vendors based on trust and confidence. A team approach to management allows The Heritage Group to provide creative and effective solutions to issues affecting our customers and their industries. The long-term financial vision of The Heritage Group gives U.S. Aggregates the resources to ensure the success of our business for years to come.


Job Summary:

U.S. Aggregates is seeking a self-motivated and critical thinking intern to assist in continuous improvement and capital projects and activities with our 17 Indiana plant locations. The Aggregates Intern will work with operations, safety, sales and quality teams to gain experience in each area as well as complete their assigned summer project related to helping U.S. Aggregates improve operational efficiency. The position will be located at our Indianapolis corporate office or one of the plants and may be expected to travel to site locations to complete assigned work tasks. The duration of the internship will be expected to be May August 2017.

Job Functions:

  1. Review and analyze daily operational procedures, metrics and trends at Aggregate sites to propose possible efficiencies improvements
  2. Assist in conducting incident investigations including root cause analysis, coordinating execution of action items and continuous improvement activities 
  3. Work with Aggregates site Plant Managers and Quality Manager to review operating procedures and collect data to optimize production strategies
  4.  Completion of assigned project and presentation of accomplishments to the leadership team at the conclusion of internship
  5. Prepare project justifications 
  6.  Other duties as needed 

Relevant Skills and Abilities:

    • Technical knowledge
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    • Self-motivation, time management skills and team orientation
    • Advanced Computer proficiency (AutoCAD, Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint
    • Basic math skills


  • Currently a Sophomore or Junior majoring in Mechanical, Civil, Industrial, Mining, Electrical or Construction Engineering
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • 1-2 years of work experience
  • Previous leadership experience
  • This position will require the individual to work in environments with dust and noise
  • This position may require the following physical requirements: sitting or standing for long periods of time; lifting up to 50 pounds; bending to lift; crouching, kneeling, walking
  • Must be able to a background check and physical/drug test
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