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Position Summary

Branch Group is searching for a Safety Intern to join our Summer Internship program.  We are searching for rising Juniors and Seniors who are pursuing degrees in Safety, Health or Science. Our program is designed to provide a structured and supportive learning environment whereby the Safety Intern will develop impactful skills and attributes necessary for a successful career in the construction industry. The Safety Intern will work both in the office and on various jobsites. We are looking for students with integrity because it’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • With the training, support and mentoring necessary to cultivate their constructive development, our Intern will be tasked with actual responsibilities of the Safety team.
  • Interact with subcontractors, vendors and owners.
  • Effectively communicate and present the company safety program to increase the safety awareness of all employees and subcontractors. 
  • Assist with enforcement of safety policies and procedures under the direction of the project team. 
  • Attend, audit and participate in project safety meetings.
  • Assist with frequent electronic inspections of projects ensuring safety compliance of all employees and subcontractors.
  • Assist project teams in the investigation and documentation of incidents. This may include providing assistance to memorialize incidents by using necessary resources including photographs, incident reports, employee / witness statements, etc.  
  • During the final stages of the program, the Intern will prepare a presentation outlining their experience at Branch.
  • Follow safety and security procedures and determines appropriate action steps.

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled college students interested in Construction Safety and/or Environmental Health.
  • Courteous and professional attitude when dealing with co-workers, customers and the public.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical and computer skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Travel is required.  A valid driver’s license with a good driving record is mandatory.
  • Passionate and determined to make a difference.

Competencies

Dependability
Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrating Initiative
Using Computers and Technology
Prioritizing and Organizing Work

Travel

Periodic visits to job sites and offices as assigned.

Supervisory Reponsibility

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40+ hours a week.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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