A Request from the Sustainability Orgs

Climate Reality Campus Corps has organized a team of students with representatives from each sustainability student organization on campus, and we are developing A Student Vision for Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action: a student-generated vision of what a greener, cleaner future for our campus could look like. Our goal is to demonstrate to the MTU administration that students care about sustainability and highlight the steps we believe are vital to achieving an environmentally sustainable campus. As part of this process, we want to gain input from as much of the student body as possible. We’ve listed some categories of campus operations in the form with space for you to lend your thoughts in as many areas as you’re able. Thank you for your insight!

We want your feedback! We are welcoming you to fill out the short form HERE or the long form HERE depending on how much information you want to share with us! Also, share this form with anyone and everyone who would want to see Michigan Tech get more sustainable!

We appreciate your feedback!

The SVESCA Committee

Kendra Lachcik, Lexi Steve, Elizabeth Schumann, Lauren Auge, Joe Dlugos, Shaelyn Koleber, Abbey Herndon, Anastasia Motta, Elise Rosky, Leena Rawashdeh, Anna Browne
Sincerely, Anastasia Quinn MottaCampus Corps Event Chair 2020-21


Job Posting: OHM (Hancock, MI)

OHM in Hancock is hiring for this summer. We have a busy summer on the books and are looking for some great talent.

The below postings are for Full Time Engineering Tech and Civil Tech. We’re hoping for a few years of experience, but a few solid internships could help too.

Engineering Technician – Hancock | OHM Advisors Opportunities (ultipro.com)

Construction Technician – Hancock | OHM Advisors Opportunities (ultipro.com)

ERICKA MALONE, PE
ENGINEER
OHM Advisors®
(906) 696-7113 | (906) 281-4767 | (906) 482-0535
Advancing Communities®


Summer Research @ GLRC – MTU

Graduate or undergraduate summer hourly position – Great Lakes Research Center – Energy, water, and climate change dataset

Seeking a currently enrolled Michigan Tech graduate or upper-level undergraduate student for a summer hourly position to compile Great Lakes datasets on water use and energy (i.e., solar, wind, heating / cooling, and wave energy). The student will work with an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and students that is collecting energy, water, and climate change related datasets during the summer of 2021. The team will discuss and prioritize future research directions in energy-water-climate
nexus issues. Graduate and upper-level undergraduate students will have primary responsibility for identifying, documenting, and compiling relevant datasets which will be used in future research. Applicants should have good attention to detail, some experience in coding, and willingness to learn good data management practices.

Dr. Lenters is an Associate Research Scientist with the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University, and he has affiliated positions with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Atmospheric Sciences Program. The project team collaborates with numerous other groups on campus, including the Keweenaw Energy Transitions Laboratory, Advanced Power Systems Laboratory, and departments such as Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Social Sciences. Applicants should therefore bring a strong technical background along with interest in energy systems and/or interdisciplinary work in environmental science.

Required Background:

  • Currently enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at Michigan Tech

Desired background:

  • At least two years of undergraduate education or (preferably) already holding a B.S. in mathematics, physics, engineering, or related field in environmental or data science
  • Good programming and analytical skills (e.g., Matlab, R)
  • Experience with data management and quality control
  • Experience with accessing and using atmospheric and hydrologic datasets, including climate data and model output (e.g., general circulation models).
  • Research or educational experience in climate science, hydrology, and/or energy systems (power plants, commercial buildings, residential buildings, or renewable energy)

We seek students that want to join, support, and promote an inclusive workplace. For more information on related research activities in Dr. Lenters’ lab, please see the MTU faculty/staff directory at the GLRC.

To Apply: Submit a resume or C.V. to Dr. Lenters at jdlenter at mtu.edu. The email should discuss the student’s interest and relevant experience for this position. Hourly salary is negotiable and typically varies from $10-16/hour, depending on the student’s level of education and experience. The anticipated summer work period is May 3 – August 20, with up to 25 hours of work available per week, on average.


Job Posting: Barr Engineering

Barr Engineering Co. is hiring like crazy right now! Barr is an employee-owned company with tons a flexibility, and they are currently booming even under the circumstances of the pandemic. Check out www.barr.com/Careers for all of their open positions. (The links below given are for Minneapolis, but a lot of these positions are available in multiple offices from Ann Arbor to Salt Lake City!)

Entry Level Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler
https://lnkd.in/gkab8EZ

Water/Wastewater Engineer – Project Manager
https://lnkd.in/gzDzgrm

Mid-Level Communication Specialist
https://lnkd.in/g8eFc4S

Content Strategist and Writer
https://lnkd.in/ghsCv3C

For a complete listing of their job opportunities, see: check out https://www.barr.com/Careers/Open-positions


Job Posting: Via Rail Engineering

Via Rail Engineering, a consultant that focuses on design and construction management for the rail industry, is looking for some fresh blood.  You can see information about the company at https://www.viarailengineering.com/ 

If you are interested, please get Dave Nelson ( dannelso@mtu.edu ) a resume as soon as possible. 


David Nelson, PE
Senior Research Engineer
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
301 Grover C Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI  49931-1295
906-487-1734


Job Posting: Machin Engineering (Internship, Traverse City, MI)

Looking for a student looking for experience in field and office work, inspections, shadowing Patrick Machin, PE in all areas. Student who would be willing to live in Traverse City, MI.  Paid position.  We would like to have someone begin right after the spring semester ends until end of August.  This is a great opportunity for someone looking for hands on experience in a busy firm.  The candidate must be capable of reading and understanding plans, working with field measuring devices, levels, calculating construction slopes and grades, completion of daily reports, and have their own transportation to and from office and job sites.

Machin Engineering is a multi-disciplined firm composed of creative individuals working within the civil and structural engineering practices, licensed in twenty-six different states across the Midwest and South. Our work varies from custom lifting components for heavy construction, pile designs for manufacturing, earth retention, stormwater designs, and so much more. We pride ourselves on a solid base of repeat clients in a flexible, innovative, and challenging work environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to perform work on many different projects types and be a competent multi-tasker with a craving to learn! Each employee is supported with all of the tools and software necessary to deliver the very best product for our clients. Machin Engineering utilizes UAV drone, underwater ROV, laser scanning, vibration monitoring, and many other tools important to the industry.

We would LOVE to have a Tech student! 

Please have students email resume to me:  angie@machinengineering.net

Machin Engineering, Inc.

p (231) 935-1530

(855) 935-1530

www.machinengineering.net