Intern

Forterra - Oceanside, CA (30+ days ago)3.6


Forterra is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage. The company generated pro forma net sales of $1.7 billion in 2015. Based in Irving, Texas, Forterra employs more than 6,000 people and operates more than 110 facilities, with products available throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada.

We are recruiting for a temporary full-time intern at our Bonner Springs plant. The duration of the internship will be May through September 2017. The intern will be responsible for preparing and distributing quotes for project bids along with exposure to assisting with submittals and design of pre-cast structures using AutoCAD.

Essential functions include:
Prepare quote information on bids for quote processing
Assist with the creation of production drawings for manufacturing using AutoCAD
Data entry of order information and customer delivery dates in the database/ERP (Syteline) system
Assist with various administrative duties such as organizing and maintaining the project filing system
Regular, timely attendance to meet customer/company needs in an efficient and effective manner
Performs special projects or assignments as directed

Qualified candidates should possess the following:
Working towards a business/technical degree preferably in civil engineering or drafting.
Basic knowledge of civil engineering concepts.
AutoCAD and related design software knowledge. Proficient Microsoft Office computer skills, including Microsoft Excel.
Works as an effective and proactive team player; understands the importance of supporting our customers and sale's team.
Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Ability to apply effective time management and self-management skills. Ability to be flexible and productive in an environment with regular interruptions.
Superior organization, prioritization and proactive problem solving skills.
Strong written and verbal communications skills and ability to present oneself and communicate in a professional, positive, and courteous manner at all times with customers and all levels of employees.
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and database systems. AutoCAD experience a plus.
Demonstrated pattern of positive attitude, strong work ethic and dedication.
Must have a valid drivers' license and ability to travel 5-10 percent of the time to plant locations and/or meetings.
Our employees are critical to our overall success. We are dedicated to investing in the future of our employees to maintain long-term relationships for lasting commitments. This temporary position is not eligible for company benefits.

Forterra is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. M/F/D/V Forterra is a Drug Free Workplace. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to sandy.theisen@forterrabp.com.