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Job: Student Assistant – Engineering (San Diego)
Company: University Enterprises, Inc.
Location: San Diego, CA
The California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) is seeking to hire a Student Assistant in the Division of Engineering Services, Structure Construction, to assist in various technical field and office tasks relating to construction of transportation structures. Under the close supervision of a Senior Bridge Engineer (Supervisor), in a learning capacity, the Student Assistant will assist in a wide range of services relating to the Office of State Bridge Engineer Support.
Conditions of Employment
This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefited, student position. Employment in all positions with University Enterprises, Inc. is dependent upon the mutual consent of University Enterprises, Inc. and the employee. This means that either University Enterprises, Inc. or the employee can, at any time, terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause.
Depending on the type of position you are applying for, a pre-employment background check consisting of one or more of the following may be conducted: employment history, professional references, criminal check, educational verification (i.e., degree, license, or official transcript) and physical exam and drug urinalysis test. Applicants will be required to pass required pre-employment checks to the satisfaction of University Enterprises, Inc.v(UEI) and the hiring Agency or Department.
Flexible hours, Monday through Friday, between 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Final schedule to be determined between supervisor and student.
Additional Work Schedule
Student Assistants and Graduate Student Assistants generally work up to 20 hours per work week (Sunday-Saturday) during the academic year and up to 40 hours per work week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). Another work schedule option for students working off campus through the California Intern Network is to work 28 hours per week, year-round.
On/Off Sacramento State Campus
San Diego, CA
$13.06 – $20.14 per hour
California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
Division of Engineering Services / Structure Construction
Caltrans manages more than 50,000 miles of California’s highway and freeway lanes, provides inter-city rail services, permits more than 400 public-use airports and special-use hospital heliports, and works with local agencies. Caltrans carries out its mission of providing a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability, with six primary programs: Aeronautics, Highway Transportation, Mass Transportation, Transportation Planning, Administration and the Equipment Service Center. To learn more visit www.dot.ca.gov.
Majors/Fields of Study
Civil Engineering, Engineering- Construction Management , Mechanical Engineering, Other – Structural Engineering
The Student Assistant must have knowledge of:
The principles of algebra and geometry, including their application to engineering.
Drafting procedures and equipment.
The English language at a level equivalent to that learned in a 12th-grade curriculum.
The Student Assistant must have the ability to:
Understand general engineering concepts.
Make accurate mathematical calculations.
Learn bridge building and building construction vocabulary, sequences, and methods and computer applications used in transportation engineering work.
Learn methods of designing, proportioning and sampling Portland cement concrete.
Learn to evaluate work methods and traffic conditions closely to assure safety.
Must possess a valid Ca driver’s license.
Meet and deal tactfully with a variety of people with different backgrounds, experience and attitude.
Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.
Must be a college student attending classes during the regular term (Fall, Spring and Winter, if applicable), at one of the accredited colleges or universities on our affiliation list.
To view our current affiliation list please paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.calinterns.org/wp-content/uploads/Affiliation_List.pdf
Students must be enrolled at a minimum in: six semester units or nine quarter units for undergraduate students; four semester units or six quarter units for graduate students.
Students declared major must match the major(s) listed in the job posting.
Knowledge of stress analysis, strength, properties, and uses of construction materials.
Strong background in mathematics, statistics, and probability.
Completed coursework on linear algebra preferred.
Ability to prepare clear and concise written correspondence and reports.
Ability to use and reference office manuals.
The ability to follow and apply the information contained in policies and directives applicable to Structure Construction.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assist in surveying, sampling, and testing of materials, verifying materials incorporated into structures complying with the contract documents, and verifying field dimensions for structures in construction.
Assist in the inspection of concrete pours, documenting labor and equipment for daily diaries, and assist the Engineer to inspect the construction of bridges. Structures include bridges and retaining walls.
Assist in office engineering work including calculating grades, quantity estimates, force account analysis (cost), shoring and falsework checks.
Assist in data collection for potential claim analysis, update and create spreadsheets, record keeping, and filing records pertaining to construction progress including daily reports, etc.
Sit for extended periods; frequently stand and walk; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of office equipment including computer workstations, telephones, calculators, copiers, printers, scanners, and fax machines, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Work is performed in an office environment. Occasionally, the student may be subject to field-work and travel.
Hours Per Week
Students (part-time) 0-20 hours per week during the academic year, up to 40 hours per week during breaks; (Winter, Spring and Summer). (NSTU)
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please complete all fields of the employment application. Include your educational history in the “Educational Experience” section and any employment history in the “Employment Experience” section of our application.