Women in Construction Week Spotlight: Erin Salm

Posted on Mar 7, 2022 by Miron Construction

As part of Women in Construction Week 2022, we’re highlighting the women of Miron Construction – their backgrounds, what got them into construction, and what both rewards and challenges them. We hope these features inform and inspire you!

Erin Salm – Field Resources Lead

  • What is the most rewarding part of your job? I love the problem-solving piece of my job. It is very rewarding when my team is able to serve our project sites in a way that makes their day easier.
  • Did you have a mentor when you started? Yes, I’ve had a few incredible mentors throughout my career at Miron. To be fulfilled, I am someone who needs to continuously learn new things. I have been very fortunate to get to work with people who have taken me under their wing and took the time to teach me what they know about our industry. I wouldn’t be where I am today without their willingness to share their knowledge.
  • What has been your favorite project you have worked on? I mainly work with our heavy equipment team and field personnel, so I get to be a small piece of the puzzle on many of our projects.
  • What made you interested in a career in construction? I have a bachelor’s degree in finance and had plans to utilize my degree in the banking industry. After a couple of years, I knew I needed to make a change, and when the opportunity came up at Miron I knew I had to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did; people always come first at Miron and no two days are ever the same.
  • What are some challenges you face in your role? Construction is very fast paced. Making sure we have the equipment and manpower available to serve all of our projects can be a challenge, but with weather and other outside factors impacting schedules we have to be able to react quickly and make sure we are providing our projects with the right equipment to get the job done.
  • How did you get into construction? I’ve had many family members and friends who have worked in the industry. When the opportunity presented itself, I thought that it would be a good fit for me.

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