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Mortenson Construction Center

The Construction Center completes multiple projects throughout the day to benefit JA BizTown - building items for JA BizTown, designing and constructing a model of a new building using construction process and design, and investigating alternative energy options.



You may enjoy working here if you like:

  • Building projects
  • Numbers
  • Energy conservation
  • Project management
  • Attention to detail

Explore real life careers at Mortenson

The Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Experiential Learning Lab
209 Entrepreneurship Lane
JA BizTown, MN 55104

  • Obtains bank loan
  • Signs Rental Agreement for business space
  • Supervises employees and oversees business operations
  • Signs all business payroll and expense checks
  • Works with the Superintendent to plan the Safety Meeting
  • Prepares and gives speech at Opening Town Meeting
  • Assists with all business duties when employees are on break
  • Inputs and submits business loan to the bank
  • Inputs employee payroll information
  • Prints and distributes employee payroll checks
  • Prints and distributes business expense checks
  • Keeps all records of business expenses and payments
  • Makes business deposits at Bank
  • Signs business checks if CEO is not available
  • Reads and reviews descriptions of products to be produced
  • Clearly communicates all building steps
  • Updates daily construction logs
  • Leads a Safety Meeting with the CEO
  • Inspects project sites to monitor progress and safety
  • Paces work to meet production goals
  • Ensures all projects run smoothly
  • Prepares billing for JA Staff for projects completed
  • Supervises Superintendent and Tradesperson and assists with construction projects
  • Notifies JA BizTown staff when projects are completed
  • Build projects as efficiently as possible without getting injured
  • Organize and set up a safe job site
  • Monitor and follow safety protocols at the job site
  • Follow building instructions and plans carefully
  • Produce quality projects
  • Researches alternative energy sources and creates models
  • Complete Wind Energy Project
  • Analyze cost effectiveness of wind energy turbines
  • Work with the City Hall Sustainability Director to create a list of ways citizens can conserve energy

Students in Action