Hinkle Contracting Company
  • 25-Sep-2019 to 24-Oct-2019 (EST)
  • Administration
  • Somerset, KY, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


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 Ready Mix Concrete, but will have exposure to all areas of Hinkle operations.


  • Support the safety goals and processes of the company;
  • Use batching software to prepare mix to be loaded in Mixer trucks and delivered to customers;
  • MSHA and OSHA training and regulations;
  • Operations Concrete, Asphalt, Aggregates, & Equipment;
  • Spend time at our aggregates, asphalt, and ready mix plants to learn the fundamentals of production;
  • Understand how to estimate and plan plant production requirements;
  • Understand compliance requirements for our operations to meet federal and state regulations including MSHA and OSHA etc.;
  • Equipment preventative maintenance, scheduling and shop operation;
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance Asphalt, Aggregates, Concrete;
  • Learn the material specification requirements our products are required to meet;
  • Understand how crew and scheduling efficiency is instrumental to achieve project goals;
  • Learn how we manage contract backlog and the importance of long term planning;
  • Understand project profitability (revenue/costs);
  • Learn the fundamentals of material pricing for ready mix to towns, contractors and KDOT;
  • Learn to derive quantities from plans and how to accurately price products;
  • Managing customer issues;
  • Accounts Receivable;
  • Billing;
  • 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 safety, personnel, and equipment/operational problems, in a timely and effective manner; and
  • In additional to learning these aspects, the selected candidate may be required to perform general laboring duties. This position will be based in Paris, KY; but travel may be required throughout the State depending on the location of our jobs.


  • 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 Sophomore, Junior or Senior year.
  • 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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