Month: September 2020

Join us for the Global and Community Engagement Conference

The Global and Community Engagement Conference (formerly D80) is a dialogue and celebration of our efforts to solve issues that confront the world’s poorest 80%. Traditionally, it’s a one-day conference featuring multiple in-person panels. This year, the conference will be delivered in multiple formats, including a lecture series, a Rozsa gallery exhibit, a walking tour, and a series of online interviews with changemakers around the Michigan Tech community.

This year’s theme is “The Pursuit of Social Equality and Representation,” and features keynote speaker Dr. Meghan L.E. Kirkwood. Kirkwood is an assistant professor of Visual Art at Washington University in St. Louis where she teaches photography. Kirkwood’s photography interests concentrate on landscape photography and the ways artistic representations of land help generate and sustain values and attitudes toward the natural environment. In tandem with her studio practice.

Student session: “The Importance of Community Discovery & Obligation: Strategies for Successful Project, Service Learning and Global Experiences,” to be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 6-7 p.m.

When do you immerse yourself fully into a service learning project or global experience? When do you maintain a respectful distance? How do you respect the culture of the community you’re engaging with? This session is designed for student leaders who want to learn strategies to understanding their roles and thoughtfully prepare for engagement opportunities.   

Campus Lunch and Learn: “The Pursuit of Social Equity & Representation: Impacting Classroom and Student Engagement,” to be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from noon-1 p.m..

During a time of national and global uncertainty, it’s important to explore how our interactions with students impact their Michigan Tech experiences. Dr. Kirkwood will discuss the value of presenting diverse narratives while remaining mindful of the unique viewpoints of our students.

Online Gallery Talk: “Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood” to be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Hero City: Documentary Photography by Meghan Kirkwood features a collection of silver gelatin and inkjet photographs made as part of a documentary project about modern Mongolia and its capital city, Ulaanbaatar. Kirkwood’s images of modern Mongolia capture the unique and storied history of its capital city, and its transition through economic and cultural change – and the rich and thriving culture that animates this young Asian nation.

Learn more about the conference, or register for sessions with keynote Dr. Meghan Kirkwood

We hope to see you there,
The Global and Community Engagement Conference team

In collaboration with the Pavlis Honors College/Visual and Performing Arts/D80 Conference, this program/lecture is partially funded/sponsored by the Visiting Professor Program which is funded by a grant to the Office of the Provost from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.


Job Posting: US Forest Service

With implementation of The Great American Outdoors Act, the National Forest System is poised to address decades of backlogged road, trail, and facility maintenance. What an exciting time! Acknowledging that experienced Civil Engineering Technicians are in high demand, the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest will soon be advertising a career ladder position that promises to be a rewarding experience for anyone who enjoys helping the public access and experience their national forests and has an appetite to learn new skills and grow into a very valuable agency role. We will also certainly entertain interest from anyone who is practiced in performing these duties!

Additional information is provided in the attached outreach. Those interested in the position should complete the outreach response form and return it by October 11, 2020 per the instructions found on the form. For questions about the responsibilities associated with the position, the community, or the Forest, please either call my cell phone, 606-548-2019, or send me an e-mail, jon.kazmierski@usda.gov.

Civil Engineering Technician Job Posting
Jonathan Kazmierski
District Ranger

Forest Service
Daniel Boone National Forest, Cumberland Ranger District
p: 606-784-6428, ext. 100
c: 606-548-2019
f: 606-784-6435
jon.kazmierski@usda.gov

2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY  40351
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

Job Posting: Permasteelisa North America (Career Fair)

Permasteelisa North America will be at tomorrow’s Virtual Career Fair. Tech’s Career Fair is always one of their favorites to attend and they have had great success in the past hiring alumni. 

As a company, they design, engineer, and build the facades of incredible buildings throughout the world! More info can be found on their website (www.permasteelisagroup.com) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/permasteelisagroup), along with some attached photos. They are hiring for Full-Time and Interns in Structural Engineering and Construction Management. 


Jacob Clark

BS Civil Engineering ’12

MS Civil Engineering ’13


Job Posting: MDOT

MDOT is hiring!

Learn more at Oct. 6 virtual career fair

Fast facts:

September 22, 2020 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting a virtual career fair 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, to help fill a number of seasonal and permanent positions.

MDOT has partnered with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity to give prospective candidates a chance to engage with MDOT staff, ask questions, and learn about current and future career opportunities through chat and video conversations.

The department is currently in need of more than 100 limited-term, winter maintenance workers in all regions of the state. The minimum requirement for these positions is a valid Michigan Class B CDL. All other training will be provided. This is a great entry point into the department and could lead to future full-time opportunities.

Other available positions include electricians, internships (including veterans, engineering, and Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program positions), transportation engineers, transportation maintenance workers (seasonal and full-time), transportation planners, transportation technicians, and other skilled trades and professional positions.

Interested candidates are encouraged to look over current positions as new ones are being posted each day at www.Michigan.gov/MDOTJobs. The virtual career fair is open to all experience levels. Hiring requirements are based upon the individual position.

For more information, contact MDOT Workforce Programs and Recruitment Unit Manager James Fults at MDOT-Recruitment@Michigan.gov.


Job Posting: WI Dept of Transportation

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation System Development, is currently recruiting for Civil Engineer – Transportation openings at both the Entry and Senior level.  The link for the Job Announcement is below. 

https://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=102847&jobid=102361&org=395&class=26761&index=true

The deadline to apply is October 19, 2020. 

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your time.

Tyler Neuenfeldt

Human Resources Specialist – Senior

Department of Administration

Division of Personnel Management

Bureau of Human Resources

4822 Madison Yards Way, 8th Floor South

Madison, WI 53707

(608) 471-5975


Harmon Inc Fall 2020

Harmon Inc. 2020 Fall Career Fair Preview

About Harmon:

We are one of the most trusted curtain wall contractors in the country to manage building façade projects. We’ve earned this reputation by infusing national capabilities into talent-packed, local offices. We form partnerships with our clients and subcontractors – with over 90% becoming repeat customers – that other firms can’t match. From preconstruction and engineering/design to manufacturing and project management, we build trust in everything we do

What Is Curtain Wall:

Harmon specializes in unitized curtain wall, which is composed of large units that are assembled and glazed in our manufacturing facilities and shipped to the jobsite. Each unit is then connected together to form the building façade.

How We Do It:

Check out this Video: Harmon Curtain Wall Installation

This Career Fair:

We are looking for:

  • Contract Project Management Interns (Locations: Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas,  Denver, Seattle, Southeast region)
  • CI Intern (Location: Cincinnati) 

If you relocate for the internship, we will provide housing. 

We are looking for candidates who are good communicators, decisions makers, problem solvers, organized, and detail-oriented.  

Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Engineering Management, or Related Focus/Majors

Check Us Out @: harmoninc.com

Please sign up through Career Fair Plus. We look forward to speaking with you at the 2020 Career Fair!

Equal Employment Opportunity/Women/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Job Posting: GEI (Co-op)

Marquette, MI Co-Op

GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #92 in the ENR top 500 (2018). We serve hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 900 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

The Marquette, Michigan office of GEI is seeking highly motivated individuals to perform a broad range of field engineering technician duties and/or support design engineers in the office setting.   

Essential Responsibilities, Duties, Skills – Construction Technician Co-Op:

  • Candidates will work with engineers, contractors and public works personnel while performing construction observation and documentation, materials testing services, and data collection for infrastructure projects. 
  • Describe and classify soil samples.
  • Collect and perform field and laboratory tests on soil and concrete.
  • Report daily progress/problems in the field to field supervisor.
  • Previous experience in construction inspection and materials testing with experience in soils, concrete, and bituminous paving, is desired but not necessary.
  • Certifications from ACI and/or State of Michigan highly desired.
  • Excellent organizational skills and valid driver’s license are required.
  • Travel to project sites required, including overnight travel.
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties – Design Engineering Support Co-Op:

  • Provide design engineering support to project engineers and managers on a variety of civil, structural, water resource and hydropower projects.
  • Preference will be given toward candidates with experience using AutoCAD.
  • Travel to project sites required, including overnight travel.
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends

GEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GEI will be at the Virtual Career Fair this week! Check them out!

CHRIS R. ABRAHAM, PE, (MI, WI, KS)
Branch Manager/Senior Consultant
906.214.4150 | cell: 906.284.9044 
109 W. Baraga Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

SDH Scavenger Hunt: Sustainable Gems in our Community

There are tons of sustainable gems hidden throughout Houghton and Hancock.  How many can YOU find?  We are excited to invite you to participate in a month-long community scavenger hunt focused on finding sustainable features in our own neighborhood!  You will have until 11:59pm on October 18, 2020 to take photos with all of the items on our scavenger hunt list.  Every 10 photos submitted to us will get you one entry into our prize drawing.  We will be awarding prize baskets to three winners filled with local products and gift cards to local businesses, valued at over $400.

Want more entries into our prize drawing?  Be on the lookout for bonus tasks on the SDH Instagram/Facebook stories (@mtu.sdh) that will get you an extra entry into our drawing.  These will be time sensitive opportunities, so be ready!!

Please find list of items, the official rules, and the photo submission process in this link. We wish you the best of luck!!


Thank you!

Rose Turner

Michigan Technological University

B.S. Environmental Engineering ’18

M.S. Environmental Engineering ’21

NSF GRFP Fellow

Sustainability Demonstration House Coordinator


Job Posting: Delta Airport Consultants (Career Fair)

Delta Airport Consultants takes civil engineering concepts and applies them to the planning, design, and development of airports. We are actively looking for aviation enthusiasts to start work full-time in our Richmond, VA or Charlotte, NC offices in January 2021! Check out the attached flyer or our website to learn more about our LAUNCH program.

Let us know where you’re interested in working (Richmond, VA or Charlotte, NC) and tell us in one to two paragraphs why you are excited to be part of Delta’s LAUNCH program and why it is a great fit for you!

Send your resume, location preference, unofficial transcript, and your interest statement to Tara Eschenfelder (careers@deltaairport.com) by October 15, 2020.

Tara

Tara Eschenfelder, P.E.

DELTA AIRPORT CONSULTANTS, INC.

2700 POLO PARKWAY, MIDLOTHIAN, VIRGINIA, 23113

P. 804.275.8301 | WWW.DELTAAIRPORT.COM


CEE Career Fair Preview – Company Videos!!

The Career Fair is just around the corner – Wednesday and Thursday of next week, Sept 23 & 24!  I hope you all have it marked on your calendar to attend (virtually), which means that you should be updating your resume and also researching companies!


In the past the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department hosted a Preview Networking Reception the evening before the Career Fair.  Since the Career Fair is virtual this year, we asked the companies to send us a video showcasing what they do – to share with you!  These companies are looking to hire our majors – Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geospatial Engineering & Construction Management!


Take a look at our Career Fair – Fall 2020 YouTube playlist!!   As we receive more videos they will be added to the playlist as well.  The companies have given us a variety of different types of videos – some of the videos are speaking directly to you as Michigan Tech CEE students, some are interviews with their employees as to what it’s like to work there and what their job responsibilities are and some are videos that highlight the company as a whole.  


The following companies have sent us videos!  Check them out!

3M 

Ahlstrom-Munksjö

Ajax Paving

Alfred Benesch & Company

Amcor Flexibles North America

Ayres Associates

Blattner Company

The Boldt Company

CCI

Dashielle Corporation

Delta Airport Consultants

Harmon

Kiewit Corporation

Miron Construction

NextEra Energy

OHM Advisors 

PEA Group

P&G (Procter & Gamble)

Realtime Utility Engineers

Rowe Professional Services Company

RS&H

Spalding DeDecker

TRC Companies

Symbiont Science, Engineering & Construction

US Army Corps of Engineers


Those that we couldn’t add to the Career Fair – Fall 2020 YouTube playlist are listed below.


ENTACT: https://vimeo.com/453656205

MSA: https://www.msa-ps.com/virtual-career-fair/

POWER Engineers:  https://vimeo.com/443426672