Paid Internship – Construction Laborer

/ Paid Internship – Construction Laborer
  • Internship
  • Tacoma

Hulk Construction

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Program:

  • WIOA WEX Program

Internship Site:

  • Hulk Construction LLC

Organization Overview:

Hulk Construction, a general contracting company, perfectly represents the core values of "working hard from the ground up." With a strong commitment to service and quality, Hulk has carved a niche in the construction industry, offering a broad spectrum of solutions to a diverse client base. The company's success hinges on its ability to deliver projects on time and within budget, catering to both large and small-scale ventures. Integral to Hulk's philosophy is a deep-seated value for diversity and equity. This is reflected in their dedication to fostering community strength by prioritizing local hiring. Hulk Construction not only contributes to job growth but also actively supports local businesses and programs. These initiatives are aimed at nurturing talent in trades and construction labor, offering pathways through pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs. The company prides itself on a harmonious blend of seasoned professionals and enthusiastic newcomers, all united in their passion for industry excellence and a commitment to delivering outstanding results.

Hulk Construction's services are as varied as they are expertly rendered. With over 20 years of experience, the company specializes in constructing and repairing roads, buildings, and homes, thus playing a vital role in the development of the community. For commercial, public, and federal projects, Hulk offers a range of services including demolition, excavation, concrete work, hauling/disposal, and hazardous material remediation. This versatility allows them to handle everything from ground-up constructions to complex reconstructions. On the residential front, Hulk understands the importance homeowners place on enhancing the value, safety, and functionality of their homes. To this end, they provide a suite of services including the building of sidewalks, driveways, patios, home demolition, remodeling, and waterline/sprinkler system installations. Hulk Construction, with its comprehensive service offering and unwavering commitment to quality, stands as a beacon of excellence in the construction industry.

Intern Title:

  • Construction Laborer

Intern Opportunity Details:

  • Internship Wage: $16.28-$22/hr
  • Intern Can Work Up to: 25 Hours per week
  • Minimum Internship Length: 160 Hours
  • Maximum Internship Length: 320 Hours

Location:

  • Tacoma, WA 98409

Able to Host:

  • Up to 3 Interns Total

Schedule:

  • 4 Days a Week – 4 Hour Per Day (*Additional hours can be provided to the right individual)

Position Description: 

  • Construction Laborer Intern is ideal for those passionate about building a career in the construction industry. As a Construction Laborer Intern, you will be immersed in various aspects of construction work, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge in a real-world setting. Your journey will encompass a wide range of construction activities, from site preparation to the detailed execution of construction tasks. You will assist in tasks such as clearing and preparing construction sites, operating and maintaining a variety of construction tools and machinery, and learning the fundamentals of building and demolition processes. This internship is not just about learning the trade; it's about becoming a vital part of a team that values hard work, safety, and the creation of quality infrastructure.

Skills You May Learn:

  1. Understanding and assisting in site/project preparation and maintenance, including clearing, grading, and compaction.
  2. Transportation, dismantling, and stockpiling of scaffolding and work platforms.
  3. Gaining proficiency in using hand, electric, gas, pneumatic, and power tools and equipment.
  4. Learning about and applying safety protocols in various settings, including confined spaces and during hazardous material handling.
  5. Assisting in the installation and maintenance of erosion control systems.
  6. Participating in environmental remediation tasks, including asbestos and hazardous waste abatement.
  7. Gaining exposure to building construction practices, such as concrete mixing, scaffolding erection, and material handling.
  8. Experiencing heavy/highway and utility construction activities, including asphalt work, pipe laying, and dewatering system installation.
  9. Understanding tunneling safety and construction, including tunnel support installation and concrete placement.
  10. Assisting in pipeline-related tasks, including trenching, excavation, and preparation.
  11. Learning masonry skills, including mason tending, plaster tending, and forklift operation.
  12. Participating in landscaping activities, such as layout, planting, and maintenance of green spaces.
  13. Experiencing demolition/deconstruction processes, including cutting, burning, and demolition debris handling.

Requirements:

  1. Must have reliable transportation. 
  2. Must be at least 18 years old. 
  3. Ability to perform physically demanding tasks under various weather conditions. This includes lifting up to 50 lbs, bending, kneeling, and standing for extended periods.
  4. Basic understanding of hand and power tools and equipment.
  5. Eagerness to learn and adapt to new techniques and practices. 
  6. Must be open to receiving feedback and instructions from senior staff.