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Internship Program

An Internship with Tilcon offers a great opportunity to learn more about the aggregate and construction industries and gain valuable on-the-job experience. If you think you might be interested in a career in our sector, joining us as an Intern provides a great opportunity to find out what it’s really like.

Each year Tilcon takes on several Interns, many of whom go on to be hired full-time and have successful careers with us. A few examples of people who have joined in this way are shown below. In summer 2014 our interns made a video to document their experiences. The video won an Oldcastle Materials Innovations award in January 2015.

 

To apply for an Internship please Contact Us to find out more. We review applications between December and mid-February each year.

Greg Butler

Mike Dorsey – Quality Control Manager/Geologist, Tilcon NY Quality Control 
Mike was first introduced to Tilcon in 2004 when as a Boy Scout he visited the Tompkins Cove Quarry. Since then he pursued his dream of becoming a geologist. Mike was an Intern for Tilcon during the summers of 2013 and 2014 while studying for a B.S. in Geology at SUNY Plattsburgh. During Mike's internships he created the Innovation award winning video about the intern experience. Upon graduation in June 2015, he joined Tilcon full-time. Mike works in the New York Quality Control department as a manager in training and geologist. Many of his responsibilities include coordinating inspections of material, meeting with customers, and helping out on the front line in the quarries. "Tilcon gave me the hands on experience that cannot be offered in any classroom. This is a company that I can spend my whole career with because it offers me a chance to love what I do every day."

Claudio Ledesma

Claudio Ledesma – Project Superintendent, NJ Construction
Claudio worked as an Intern for Tilcon during the summers of 2004 and 2005 while studying for a B.S. in Civil Engineering at N.J.I.T. Upon graduation, he joined Tilcon full-time in May 2006 as a Project superintendent in the NJ Construction Division. His role is largely field-based and involves responsibility for managing Construction projects including job scheduling, planning and ordering materials. During his time at Tilcon Claudio has worked on major heavy highway work such as the Raritan, Essex and Bergen Toll Plazas. He is convinced that the on-the-job experience he gained as a Tilcon Intern helped him both as an undergraduate and now that he has embarked upon his career. He says ‘At college my practical experience definitely gave me a head start compared to other students who didn’t work in the summer and now that I’m working full-time, that same experience gives me respect in the field. I’m not just a kid straight out of college. Being book-smart is one thing but you need to know a few tricks of the trade.

Clif Morris

Clif Morris - General Manager Aggregates & Commercial, Tilcon NJ
During his undergraduate days as a student at Virgina Tech, Clif completed several internships in different areas of the country and in different industries. During the summer of 2002 he worked as an Intern for Tilcon in the Quality Control Dept at Mt Hope Quarry, a facility he ran, 5 years later, as Plant Manager.

In May 2003 Clif completed a BS in Mining and Minerals Engineering from Virginia Tech, joining Tilcon in October 2006 as Plant Manager for Mt Hope. Mt Hope Quarry is one of the elite hard rock quarries in the United States, comprising a crushing plant, three on-site asphalt plants and a recycle facility.

Clif was promoted to Area Manager in June 2008. Clif considers the most important aspect of his current role to be that of managing staff safely to produce high quality stone products. The internships he took part in have been ‘terrific learning opportunities that have enabled me to observe different management styles close at hand and exposed me to many useful techniques that I have been able to carry forward into my career’.