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  • Meet the Graduates

Construction Management & Operations Management

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  • Meet the Graduates

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    Becky Young
    M.S. in Construction Management , 2000
    Director of Human Resources, Wanzek Construction, Inc., Fargo, ND
    Oversight of Human Resources department for a national construction company. We are a top 400 ENR contractor, ranging in employment from 600-1200 employees in the areas of wind energy, bio renewables, power, oil , gas, and industrial construction.
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    Benjamin Anderson
    B.S. in Construction Management, 2002
    Assistant Project Manager, MC Industrial, Inc., St. Louis, MO
    I am a C6/7 quadriplegic. I broke my neck riding bucking horses in February 1999. I wake up every morning at 3:30 am and do my morning routine due to my injury. I get dressed in my flame retardant clothing and steel toe boots. By the way, I never wear out the soles on my boots! I leave my place at 6 to get to work by 7. I am working on the Coke Handling System for the new Coker Unit at the Conoco Phillips Refinery in Wood River, IL. My day to day duties consist of managing the project schedule, managing the Labor Cost and Productivity and managing the Material Requisition process. This is my 5th project for MC Industrial in various roles, at the Conoco Phillips Refinery.
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    Brooks Duesterhoeft
    B.S. in Construction Management, 2010
    Field Engineer, Park Construction Company, Minneapolis
    Each day I track production and time for all job activities. I have been a part of 2 projects so far, an emergency levee repair job in Council Bluffs, IA and a road raise in Churchs Ferry, ND. I am currently in North Dakota. I also act as Truck Foreman where I coordinate the 30 or so trucks on any given day and deliver reports and interact with the DOT or Army Corps of Engineers on a daily basis.
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    Chad Paash
    B.S. in Construction Management, 2000
    Project Manager, Mortenson Construction, Minneapolis, MN
    As a Project Manager for a general contractor, I am responsible for the overall planning, implementing, and completion of a construction project. Tasks include: project planning / scheduling, project accounting / cost management, quality control, contract administration, safety, subcontractor management, material procurement, and resource management. I work closely with the Owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors, craft workers, and staff to ensure that a project is build per the plans & specs, within budget, on-time, and with no injuries.
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    Corey Bronczyk
    B.S. in Construction Management,
    Law Student, William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
    Attending law school in pursuit of a career involving the practice of construction law.
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    Dallas Morin
    B.S. in Operations Management, 2011
    Site Supply Chain Manager, Essentia Health, Fargo, ND
    As a Site Supply Chain Manager, my main task is to provide world-class supply chain services to the West Region Clinics and Hospitals. This includes receiving, warehousing, sterile processing, distribution, courier, patient transportation and linen services for 21 clinics and four hospitals. There is really no typical day for me. Some days consist of problem resolution with employees, our customers or vendors/suppliers. Other days it is strategic planning for the departments, project management, creating lean initiatives, budget coherence or budget planning, creating roadmaps to improve processes, and/or mentoring. All of these tasks can also vary depending on the time of year.
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    Jason Mcgregor
    B.S. in Construction Management, 2010
    Project Co-ordinator., Graham Construction, Omaha, NE
    Graham is a CM firm for the job that I am on now. I work onsite as the contact point between the owner, contractors, architect, and engineers; I also review submittals and do quality control inspections to ensure that the specified materials are being used and are being installed as per the plans.
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    Josh Ridler
    B.S. in Construction Management, 2011
    Estimator, Westcon Industries, Bismarck, ND
    As an estimator I am responsible for my companies success or failure on a project before we ever start. I receive bid documents from our clients, review the scope of work, develop a WBS, send out bid packages to subs/suppliers, and do a take-off of the project. Then I am responsible for assembling a proposal package for the client.
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    Kevin Kraft
    B.S. in Operations Management, 2008
    Service Manager, Fargo Automation Inc., Fargo, ND
    I provide customer service and support for Fargo Automation Inc. machines at customer facilities. I am in charge of set-up, training, start-up of new equipment, service work, spare parts, continuous improvement, and retro fits or upgrades on in-service equipment.
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    Levi Berg
    B.S. in Operations Management, 2009
    Maintenance Electrician, Gardner Bender, Alexandria, MN
    I fix the problems that occur with the machines. I also program the PLC's and build new machines.
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    Mubarak Mohamed
    B.S. in Operations Management, 2009
    Buyer, Emerson Process Management Rosemount Inc., Chanhassen, MN
    I am an Indirect Material Buyer, and I am responsible for several different MRO commodities. My day-to-day job is to buy MRO goods from preferred suppliers, negotiate suppliers with better terms, and consolidate suppliers.