Blythe Construction

Summer 2024 Safety Intern

Job Description

Posted on: 
May 13, 2024

General Description

Our internship program provides a realistic view of what it's like to work in civil construction through meaningful, on-site experiences. Our interns assume a wide variety of responsibilities during their time with Blythe.


Key Duties May Include:

  • Work with safety supervision to assist with field safety concerns, process implementation, and questions.
  • Work with safety supervision investigating incidents as well as developing and implementing best practices to prevent similar incidents
  • The opportunity to study, communicate, and works with the operations team to address OSHA, MSHA, ANSI, and NFPA, etc. regulation changes and other duties

Job Requirements

Qualification Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience.

  • Students must be enrolled in a college or university pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Occupational Health and Safety, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, or Construction Management.
  • Proficient PC skills including proficiency in various software used such as Excel, Primavera, and SAP.
  • Familiarity or a previous internship with construction industry practices is preferred.
  • Must be able to understand and communicate effectively with job site supervisors and fellow employees.  

Physical Demands. The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a Construction Intern to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to sit and/or stand during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day.
  • Employee is occasionally required to stoop, bend, walk, crouch, and climb.
  • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 50-90 pounds personally.
  • Continuous mental attention required to complete tasks in an efficient manner.
  • Exposure to dust, dirt grease and noise.
  • Work can be performed at heights up to 60 feet, requiring the employee to climb ladders, scaffolds and stair towers, often with narrow steps and passageways.
  • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground and slopes in varying weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, based on project need(s) and demand(s).

Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that a Construction Intern encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction project.
  • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.
  • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on construction sites such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and ready mix concrete.

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