The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.
The purpose of this position is to assist the development of new and revised PCA literature (including books, Wiki, and other formats) and development and execution of educational programs (including traditional courses and distance learning or e-learning programs).
Key Position Responsibilities
Aid in the development of PCA literature.
Assist in the production and conduct of PCA educational programs.
Assist in tabulating ASTM and ACI committee work.
Other industry-related organizational committee work.
Answer general phone and email inquiries on Concrete Technology.
Prioritization of work assignments to insure most effective use of available resources
Identify technical solutions to industry issues
Essential Skills and Experience
Education: Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
Experience: Must enrolled in a 4 year degree program at beyond freshman level.
Outstanding oral and written (including editorial communication skills
Proven interpersonal skills in a group environment (e.g. classroom, committee, technical forums).
Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office.
Organized, with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creative and flexible.
General office environment. Some classroom and laboratory time may be included depending on PCA course schedule. Minimal travel required.
This position description describes the general nature of the position. The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.
A century ago, in 1916, the leadership of the then-fledgling US cement industry formed the Portland Cement Association (PCA) “to raise the standard of concrete construction, to improve the quality of concrete work, to increase the quantity of cement used in established fields, and to develop new fields.”
Market promotion and advocacy remain top priorities for the association, backed by undisputed leadership in research and technology. We continue as a major center of knowledge and expertise— one of the world's most comprehensive information resources for cement technology and concrete construction. PCA provides leadership for the entire concrete industry in advocating legislation in support of safe and sustainable infrastructure, as well as a highly effective regulatory affairs program to address issues facing cement manufacturers.
The world cannot live without cement. Our job is to make sure we have it and know the best ways to use it.