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Lunenburg, MA, US, 01462

PJ Keating Co



Job ID:  375149


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH company, is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and HMA products and Paving and Construction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We operate aggregate and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island.  Our modern facilities, veteran paving crews, experienced construction management team and large investment in plants and equipment make us one of the largest and most efficient producers in the state of Massachusetts as well as one of only two RIDOT approved stone suppliers in the state of Rhode Island. 

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then P.J. Keating Company and CRH is the company for you! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


If you’re looking for a challenging opportunity at a company that will reward your efforts, look no further. Let P.J. Keating Company lead you on a rewarding career path to gain top notch industry experience and pave the road to your success!

Job Description Summary

We are seeking a qualified, safety minded, highly motivated individual to work as an intern who will gain an overall understanding of the major divisions of P.J. Keating Company so that the intern can eventually be considered for a full time position within P.J. Keating Company. The selected candidate will be involved with and learn about various aspects of P.J. Keating Company. Including, but not limited to:

  • Safety 
  • Support the safety goals and processes of the company
  • MSHA and OSHA training and regulations
  • Fundamentals of Fatality Elimination and Risk Assessment
  • Operations – Asphalt, Aggregates, & Equipment
  • Spend time at our aggregates, asphalt, and construction to learn the fundamentals of production
  • Understand how to estimate and plan plant production requirements
  • Learn asphalt mix plant scheduling process to meet customer and internal demands and minimize capacity conflicts
  • Understand compliance requirements for our operations to meet federal and state regulations including MSHA and OSHA etc.
  • Equipment preventative maintenance, scheduling and shop operation
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance – Asphalt, Aggregates
  • Gain an understanding of the QC/QA process and material testing procedures at P.J. Keating Company for aggregates, asphalt, and construction
  • Learn the material specification requirements our products are required to meet
  • Construction
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the bidding and execution of construction.  This includes project estimating/bidding, pre-construction meetings, in-house safety meetings, OJT’s, subcontractor compliance, planning and scheduling, trucking, and traffic control requirement
  • spend time in field operations for heavy construction, reclaim, fine grade and paving
  • Understand how crew and scheduling efficiency is instrumental to achieve project goals
  • Learn how we manage contract backlog and the importance of long term planning
  • Understand project profitability (revenue/costs)
  • Commercial – Asphalt, Aggregates,
  • Learn the fundamentals of material pricing for asphalt and aggregates to towns, contractors and MADOT
  • Spend time at a scale location
  • Learn to derive quantities from plans and how to accurately price products
  • Managing customer issues
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Billing
  • Leadership/Development Goals
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders at P.J. Keating Company.
  • Show a commitment to be visible and active in operations with your fellow employees
  • Learn how to identify and resolve safety, personnel, and equipment/operational problems, in a timely and effective manner
  • In additional to learning these aspects, the selected candidate may be required to perform general laboring duties. This position will be based in Massachusetts but travel may be required throughout the State depending on the location of our jobs.


Personal Protective Equipment
Employees are required to wear personal protective equipment in designated operations and construction areas as outlined by OSHA, MSHA and state agencies.  Protective equipment that may be required, but not limited to, for this position: hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection and reinforced toed shoes for any work in the field.

Ideal candidate must be currently enrolled in a college degree program and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better. 

Other Information
Position may require long hours, night work, travel/overnights and/or weekend work throughout the season. The selected candidate must display a courteous and professional attitude when dealing with co-workers and the public.

P.J. Keating Company offers a benefit package to full-time employees that is hard to beat!

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, disability and life insurance programs
  • Group retirement savings programs with company match
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion.



Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is required to sit, walk and stand for periods of time.  The employee is required to use a computer for extended periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust to focus.


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 25, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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