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Lauridsen Group Inc. Logistics Intern - Shared in Ankeny, Iowa

To assist Logistics team members on daily work functions.



High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Pursuing a degree in Business or Supply Chain preferred.

Sophomore or Junior status preferred.


Previous experience within transportation and/or logistics is preferred.


Documentation Duties:

  • Accurately enter information from a sales order into a database that contains all past and present sales orders. From this database, perform the daily function of supporting logistics team in moving products to the customer.

  • Enter International Ocean Bookings into INFOR system.

  • Update International Ocean Bookings timely within INFOR system as updates are received by freight forwarders, especially during peak season.

  • Assist with LTL shipments, as directed.

  • Gather export rail tracing detail from freight forwarders and provide consolidated data to logistics team.

Other Duties:

  • Track, review, gather and prepare reports for Logistics team, as needed.

  • Support all plant personnel with any shipping and receiving objectives.

  • Enter freight pricing and POs into INFOR as directed by logistics team.

  • Assist with preparing Excel pivot tables and grids to meet department project deadlines.

  • All other duties as assigned by the Logistics Manager.


  • Ability to work 15-20 hours per week with flexibility when required during peak times.

  • Basic knowledge of computers and a variety of software packages.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Accuracy in filling out paperwork and entering data.

  • Ability to learn terminology used in the domestic and international transportation industry (incoterms), and use them in the correct situation when applicable.

  • Ability to maintain customer and carrier history (i.e. names, locations and cost structures of each location).

  • Ability to effectively interpret and convey written and verbal communications.

  • Ability to operate required office equipment (calculator, computer, fax machine, copier, etc.).

  • Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations.

  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activity.

  • Must be willing to change and learn new methods of organization. Also must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to assist in other work-related areas as required.


Approximate: 15-20 hours per week (may be longer during peak season)


Occasional = 0% - 33%

Frequent = 34% - 66%

Continuous = 67% - 100%

N/A = Not Applicable

Standing - Occasional

Sitting - Frequent

Walking - Frequent

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Occasional

Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - N/A

Protected Heights - N/A

Lifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional

Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - N/A

Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - N/A

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - N/A

Hand Movements:

Recording Data - Continuous

Operating Office Equipment - Continuous

Operating Computer - Continuous

Simple Grasping (right and left) - Continuous

Firm Grasping (right and left) - Continuous

Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Continuous

Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - N/A

Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access

Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes

Color Definition - No

Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate

and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes

Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes

Office - Continuous

Multiple Locations - Occasional

Plant - Occasional

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - N/A

Rough Terrain - N/A

Other - N/A


This job requires the mental capabilities to effectively communicate with internal and external customers. Additionally, attention to detail and the ability to work within designated time frames are required to accomplish job duties.


General office working conditions exist, including some extended periods of computer work and extended hours during peak periods of activity.