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Scientist Intern

Company: Valmont Industries
Location: Albany
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Why ValmontWelcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD. Job Summary:Valmont s internship program mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience through project work, leadership development, job shadowing and interaction with senior leadership. The Valley Science and Engineering consulting group in Oregon is seeking a part-time intern who is interested in pursuing a career in soils science, geology, environmental engineering or other related field. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and interact with professional environmental consulting working within the private sector. Specific duties shall include: Learn the basics and assist with the following:Participate in soil, stormwater, surface water, and groundwater samplingInstall and maintain sampling and treatment equipmentCollect samples for laboratory analysisConduct fieldwork in all kinds of field conditionsAssist with the preparation of Environmental Site Assessments, Stormwater Pollution Control and Countermeasure plans, and other monitoring or regulatory reportsAssist with process and domestic wastewater permitting, design, and inspection servicesAssist with field measurements, staking, and site specific data collectionCommunicate results of activities to project managers and supervisor Basic Qualifications (Required):Declared major Soil Science, Agronomy, Geology, Environmental Engineering or other environmental-related fieldStrong oral and written communication skillsAbility to work independently within scope of duties and competenceAble to solve problems independently and collaborativelyA strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office with emphasis on Microsoft ExcelComfortable with basic mathematical calculationsAbility to work from a remote office location and travel to field locationsValid U.S. driver s license and ability to work outdoors Additional Qualifications (Required):Attention to detail balanced with broader perspective of project goalsDemonstrated ability to learn and apply new skillsTeam-oriented focus to deliver greater results than any individual memberPassion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results Preferred Qualifications (Desired):Upper level student - undergraduate with 3 years coursework completed or graduate studentPrevious relevant work experiencePrevious or in-progress research experience in, soils, geology, groundwater, engineering or environmental studiesExperience with fate and transport modeling of environmental contaminantsExperience with AutoCADExperience with GIS data collection and analysis and applicable programs ( ESRI ArcMap, QGIS, etc.)Surveying experienceExperience conducting fieldwork to gather pertinent information related to site characterization, onsite sewage treatment system layout, and mapping Benefits:Professional work experience that would count towards licensureGreat opportunity to gain career related experience from an industry leaderPaid Internship Valmont values youPotential development into a regular full-time positionA thriving culture in a growing business

Keywords: Valmont Industries, Albany , Scientist Intern, Other , Albany, Oregon

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