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RK Mechanical Internship - RK Summer 2021 in Denver, Colorado

Internship - RK Summer 2021

Denver, Colorado

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RK is a multifaceted, industry-leading, specialty contractor headquartered in Denver, CO, with decades of experience working in the construction, manufacturing and building services industries. As a second-generation family-owned enterprise, RK prides itself on developing strong relationships with customers, as true project partners, throughout the Mountain West region. RK brings creativity, performance and optimism to every project.

RK Mechanical offers commercial and industrial plumbing, mechanical piping, process piping, HVAC and refrigeration construction.

The peRKs:

Rk Contributions

  • Three medical plans with HSA and FSA options for you and your family

  • 401(k) plan with company match that is 100% immediately vested

  • Dental and vision insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability plans available after one year

  • Company provided life insurance and AD&D with options for supplemental buy-ups.

  • Paid time off and holidays

  • Weekly pay

In-house Programs

  • Career development training for all levels through RK University

  • Wellness coaching offering exercise planning, gym discounts, health screenings, program incentives up to $2,100 a year, and more

  • Fun company and team building events, and volunteering opportunities

Partnership Programs

  • Confidential counseling for personal issues, financial advice and more

  • Discounts on entertainment including amusement park tickets, restaurant specials and more

What you’ll be working on:

  • Assist with and/or perform the following as delegated by the assigned Project Manager:

  • Ensure daily corporate documentation is completed and up to date, including time cards, daily reports, additional work authorizations, receiving documents, as-built drawings, etc.

  • Coordinate and attend RKMI in-house pre-construction meetings.

  • Oversee and coordinate the project submittal approval process.

  • Responsible for proper/timely processing of shop drawings, product submittals, operation and maintenance manuals, and recording all as-built drawings.

  • Responsible for the administration of the signed subcontract requirements with respect to conformance with the agreement, contract documents, and change orders.

  • Assist in the development, preparation, and finalization of RKMI’s mechanical construction CPM schedule with input from superintendent(s).

  • Coordinate ordering, processing, and delivery of materials and equipment with vendors and purchasing department.

  • Coordinate communications and correspondences from owners, general contractors, and subcontractors.

  • Ensure that change orders requests (COR’s) are processed in accordance with proper procedures, and that the superintendent has information required for implementation.

  • Ensure change orders (CO’s) are processed on time and are properly documented.

  • Coordinate and track take-off orders, procurement and release of change orders items with the purchasing department and superintendent(s).

  • Verify that all materials invoiced and work billed has been delivered to and/or completed at job site.

  • Responsible for job closeout being performed in proper and efficient manner and keeping the project manager and vice president of operation informed of closeout status.

  • Monitor crafts compliance with company/project safety program requirements.

  • Assist safety manager with preparation, documentation, and distribution of accident reports.

  • Optimize the profitability of the company by demonstrating the ability of a decision maker with reliable and mature judgment.

What is expected of an Intern at RK:

  • Receives direct supervision.

  • Performs administrative or technical responsibilities.

  • Objectives based on established guidelines, processes and operating procedures.

  • Coordinates own tasks with a specific range of responsibilities in accomplishing well defined outcomes.

  • Work is generally structured or recurring.

  • Relevant past experience is not necessarily required.

  • Entry-level, non-exempt positions.

How you make Safety your top priority:

  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.

  • All employees are accountable for safety and health and are empowered to stop work if an unsafe condition is present. Employees should immediately notify their supervisor so that the hazard may be corrected.

  • RK Mechanical employees and subcontractors are required to implement and maintain all safety and health systems practices including the training requirements of RK Mechanical Orientation, shop specific orientation, CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Identification and Reporting, and OSHA 10.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Work outside, inside, and in dusty, noisy and hazardous areas.

  • Work in high places, tight places, confined spaces and/or other adverse locations.

  • Climb, balance, squat, kneel and crouch.

  • Work in all types of weather.

  • Must have working knowledge of all trade materials and tools.

  • Ability to lift and carry 51 to 75 lbs. occasionally, and/or 31 to 45 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 16 to 22 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Hourly Rate: $17.00 - $20.00

Local Awards:

  • Denver Business Journal

  • #1 Denver-Area Mechanical Contractor 2014- Present

  • #6 Fastest Growing Denver Area Private Company: X-Large, 2019

  • #7 Denver-Area Corporate Foundation, 2020

  • #7 Denver-Area Manufacturing Firm, 2020

  • #14 Denver-Area Healthiest Employers, 2020

  • #16 Largest Denver-Area Private Employer, 2020

  • #22 Denver-Area Private-Sector Employer, 2020

  • #23 Denver-Area Corporate Philanthropists, 2020

  • ColoradoBiz Magazine

  • #8 Top 200 Private Companies List, 2020

  • Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) - Rocky Mountain

  • 1st Place Specialty Contractor Award of Excellence- Ascent Union Station

  • 2nd Place Specialty Contractor Award of Merit- Pike Peak National Cemetery

  • Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC)

  • “Platinum Level” Company in STEP Safety Management System

  • Platinum level ratings or higher from the ABC STEP program for nine of the past twelve consecutive years

  • Colorado Manufacturing Awards

  • RK Mission Critical- CMA Building and Construction Manufacturer of the Year

  • Colorado Workforce Development Council

  • 2020 Colorado Apprenticeship Program of the Year, Employer

National Awards:

  • Engineering News Record

  • 2020 ENR Mountain States Specialty Contractor of the Year

  • 2019 Colorado Project of the Year Winner- Gaylord Rockies

  • 2020 Office/Retail/Mixed-Use, Award of Merit: Financial House

  • 2020 Cultural/Worship, Award of Merit: Denver Art Museum Sie Welcome Center

  • Top 40 and highest ranked Mechanical Firm in Colorado on ENRs Top 50 Firms in Mechanical, 2020

  • #8 Top 20 Firms in Sheet Metal, 2020

  • #19 Top 20 Firms in Steel Erection, 2020

  • #95 ENRs “The Top 600 Specialty Contractors”, 2020

  • Associated Builders and Contractors

  • #16 Top 200 Performers, 2020

  • #2 Top 20 Plumbing/HVAC Contractors, 2020

  • #5 Top 30 Electrical Contractors, 2020

  • America Heart Association

  • Gold Level Employer

RK Mechanical, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law