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Management Trainee - Operations

Primary Location
Thornton-IL
Job Posting
The Company and the Role:
Are you a graduating senior? Are you looking for an opportunity to start and advance your career with a growing company? Start your career in 2019 with an industry leader!
Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete.
Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and other concrete products. Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, the global market leader in aggregates with leading positions in cement, concrete and other downstream activities. Following the acquisition of Italcementi, the company employs some 63,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in around 60 countries.
Our Management Trainee program is designed for college graduates with minimal work experience and individuals with aggregate experience with some leadership experience. This program will help you to positively impact our operation, while you develop your specific skill set. You will have the opportunity to tackle new challenges and projects while refining your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
This position will reside in Thornton, IL
What You'll Get to Do:
Participate in a program where you can apply your knowledge, experience, and education
Special projects vary in scope and size just as our products do. This hands-on opportunity will put you side by side with some of the industry's best and brightest managers
Assignments will involve learning all aspects of managing a quarry, or sand & gravel operation, including Mine Planning, Operations optimization, Quality Control, Sales, maintenance, Safety, and more
Opportunities to work as a team and lead others
Ensures compliance with all health, safety, and environmental regulations, as well as company policies and procedures
Follow all plant safety policies and procedures, including wearing required personal protective equipment
Who We Are Looking For:
Graduating seniors working toward a degree in Mining, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering or Business Management OR current internal employees with basic industry knowledge, pursuing leadership roles
Commitment and engagement through a high level of work ethic and utilization of abilities for the best of the company
Demonstrated openness to change, flexibility, and adaptability
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects
Strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and decision making skills
A highly organized, efficient, and process improvement mindset and skill set
Someone able and willing to dive in and help solve problems in the field
Someone with a strong desire to work in a heavy industrial environment
Excellent Microsoft Office skills
A multi-tasker who can tackle multiple projects at the same time
Someone that is flexible to work overtime when it is needed
Benefits & Compensation:
We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.
No search firms, please.
Lehigh Hanson is a drug-free workplace

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