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Lehigh Hanson Management Trainee - Fairmount, IL in Thornton, Illinois

AutoReqId: 13594BR

Line Of Business: Aggregates

Department: Operations

Primary Location: Thornton-IL

Pay Class: Salaried Exempt

Job Posting:

The Company and the Role:

Lehigh Hanson is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 550 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Our core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. Lehigh Hanson companies also produce ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, and other concrete products.

Lehigh Hanson is part of the HeidelbergCement Group, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities. The Group employs over 60,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 60 countries.

The Management Trainee role is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to begin their career in the aggregates industry in a role that quickly gives them a broad overview of how the business operates and prepares them for future management roles in the industry. The role consists of completing a structured training program that has a heavy operations focus but also provides a broad overview of the business as a whole. This role will also challenge the candidate with various management and project-related tasks that are critical and add real value to the business during the training program.

The role is based in the Central Illinois area. If you’re a motivated fresh grad that wants to kickstart your career with an industry leader, we want to hear from you!


  • Complete a defined training program tailored to prepare the successful candidate for future roles in management in the aggregates business. In addition to operations, the program will expose the candidate to a broad range of functions within the business including sales and numerous other support departments. Some of the things the successful candidate will focus on in the program are as follows:

  • All aspects of the operational side of the business including mining, processing, maintenance, quality control, and shipping.

  • Safety and environmental regulations associated with the aggregates business.

  • An understanding of the sales side of the business including the sales processes, orders, logistics, billing, etc.

  • A solid understanding of the support departments including the functions that they perform and how they support the business. These include safety, environmental, CCM, HR, finance, legal, and purchasing.

  • Complete various projects as assigned during the training program. Projects may be operational, engineering, or business development related. These projects are a great way for the successful candidate to really add value to the organization and increase their own skills while completing the training program.

  • At various times, assume some management responsibilities over small groups of personnel while working under the direction of an experienced supervisor.

  • Participate in continuous improvement exercises, including work that is heavily analytical, to seek new and changing ways to improve the profitability of the business.

  • Drive and promote a culture of safety and promote a sale work environment


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering-related field

  • Knowledge of mine design preferred

  • Knowledge of geology and chemistry

  • Ability to think analytically and solid math skills to perform the analysis

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus

  • Able to perform Cost-Benefit Analysis – NPV, EVA, etc.

  • Solid computer skills including MS Office products

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • This job requires individuals to walk distances, walking on rough surfaces, sitting and standing on a regular basis

  • Complies with all federal, state, and local guidelines

Benefits & Compensation:

We appreciate that candidates have many questions when considering opportunities, so we want to let you know that we offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, which we like to share with candidates a little bit later in the process.

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Employer Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled