LEHMAN-ROBERTS COMPANY – A PROUD TRADITION SINCE 1939
Our history goes back to 1939 when W. E. Lehman and George B. Roberts bought the Mississippi and Memphis operations of Carey-Reed Company, a company started by Mr. Roberts’ brother in law in 1907. The new Lehman-Roberts Company located their first asphalt plant and office on Front Street in downtown Memphis. Our history goes back to 1939 when W. E. Lehman and George B. Roberts bought the Mississippi and Memphis operations of Carey-Reed Company, a company started by Mr. Roberts’ brother in law in 1907. The new Lehman-Roberts Company located their first asphalt plant and office on Front Street in downtown Memphis. The headquarters moved to the 1111 Wilson street address in 1943 and remained there until its recent move to 670 S. Cooper in September 2019. In 1971, the company became affiliated with Memphis Stone and Gravel Company through common ownership.
Still a family owned business, Patrick Nelson leads as President in our dedication to the manufacturing of quality hot mix asphalt and the superior placement of that pavement. Anchoring our company’s efforts are the core values of stewardship, humility, continuous improvement and relationships. With manufacturing facilities throughout West Tennessee and North Mississippi, Lehman-Roberts Company specializes in construction projects ranging from commercial parking lots to miles of interstate highway paving throughout the Mid-South.
Our Mission & #1 Goal
Our mission is to help communities where we live and work, to thrive. We offer a safe, respectful and rewarding work environment for our employees as we continue to develop a company dedicated to leadership & culture, smart growth, customer partnerships, and operational excellence.
This Internship work experience is the product of a mutual arrangement between the Individual Student, the Company and the Participating University (if applicable) to provide students with both practical and educational work experiences. The intern is to be placed in an appropriate situation to provide opportunities for the application of knowledge and skill, which have been acquired in the collegiate training area of specialty. The employment arrangement should be of such a nature as to be mutually beneficial to the cooperating employer and the intern. It is expected that the intern has sufficient training to adjust rapidly and become a productive employee within a very short time.
Completion of 60 semester hour
Demonstrated leadership ability
Effective communication and creative problem-solving skills
Minimum 10-week commitment
Engineering, Business, Logistics or other related course of study
Preferably sophomore or junior year student
Available to stay local (Memphis, TN or Batesville, MS area during the summer and/or commute from her/his hometown)
Able to work with people of all skill levels and work well in teams
Must be able to complete tasks on their own
The applicant must be able to complete tasks on their own thru self-prioritization; have a strong work ethic and self-motivated
Education and/or Experience –Working to complete a Bachelors degree
Language Skills- Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers.
Bilingual in English & Spanish (Desired)
Reasoning Ability – Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Accountability – Deliver a high-quality work product and exceed expectations.
Computer Skills – Strong ability to use Word and Excel.
Teamwork – Able to work with multiple departments to help achieve goals and objectives; Supports the company’s efforts to succeed.
Visionary – An open mind focused on a career path in the construction industry.
Change Management – Able to be flexible in the face of change
Delegation – Able to accept delegated responsibilities and follow through to completion.
Dependable – Must have the flexibility to work a variable schedule including second shift hours including work weeks in excess of 50 hours.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, listen and write. The employee is may be required to be mobile in vehicle traveling to and from work sites multiple times per day.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is variable but usually moderate. The employee may need to use multiple types of PPE, including but not limited to, work boots, hard hats, work gloves, high-viz vests, respirators, etc.
Holiday work may be required on occasion
Occasional out of town travel may be required
This is a paid internship. Employees will be paid an agreed upon hourly rate on a weekly basis.
Interns successfully completing the internship may be awarded a bonus to apply to their educational expenses for the following year.