Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Sourcing

Ottawa, KS, US

Material Planning and Logistics - Intern

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Internship description


2024 Summer Internship- Housing Available!


Who is Kalmar?
⮚    Kalmar is the industry forerunner in port automation and energy efficient cargo-handling- unique in its ability to enable seamless integration of different terminal processes.
⮚    Kalmar is the world’s leading manufacturer of terminal tractors- Kalmar Ottawa has built over 80,000 terminal tractors/yard trucks and the majority of them are still in use today.
⮚    One in every Four container moves around the globe is handled by a Kalmar solution
⮚    Cargotec recently invested $22 mil EUROS into the Ottawa, KS manufacturing facility to increase manufacturing capabilities of the current Terminal Tractor line and bring an Electric Terminal Tractor to market- Now is the time to join our team if you are interested in opportunities for growth and advancement. 
⮚    Kalmar is 2022 recipient of the Best of Ottawa- Manufacturing Award!

What makes Kalmar GREAT:
✔    Kalmar’s commitment to sustainability- Our sustainability focus areas are: people & society, environment and governance.
✔    Kalmar believes in collaboration, delivering on our promise and that people make the future.
✔    Team members can expect to be appreciated, respected and highly valued.  


Hear what one of our former Supply Chain Intern has to say: "During my time as a planning intern, I gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly aid me in my future career. The opportunity to work alongside experienced planners and be involved in real-life projects was invaluable.  Overall, my internship was an incredibly educational experience that has prepared me well for my future in sustainable supply chain management.” - Arison Coker


Making your next move count


Kalmar USA is seeking a Material Planning Intern to assist with the planning of the supply chain for Parts & Service in order to meet independent variable demand while optimizing inventory levels.     

Main tasks and responsibilities


●    Monitor actual and forecasted consumption of materials and orders replenishment stock
●    Process purchase orders. Monitor status of open purchase orders including delivery and quality issues
●    Review and evaluate safety stock levels, minimum order quantities, supplier and Quality Assurance lead times on a regular basis to identify continuous improvement opportunities. 
●    Maintain and input material master data into planning system
●    Learn about suppliers’ operations and capabilities

What you’ll need to succeed

●    Be currently enrolled in college level coursework for Supply Chain, Logistics, or Business Administration field, preferably at Junior level or higher
●    Basic knowledge of supply chain or inventory management                                                          
●    Preferably some previous work/classroom projects in similar tasks
●    Detailed orientated and technical aptitude for heavy equipment parts
●    Some knowledge of engineering is a plus.
●    Highly proficient Google Docs, Sheets or the MS Office software
●    A “Can Do” attitude and sense of urgency 
●    Excellent written and verbal communication skills


Other information
We are offering you 
●    A 10-12 week Summer Internship in an international leading company with solid values and a strong will to succeed. 
●    Excellent opportunities to gain real world experience and insight into an automotive OEM’s engineering processes.
●    Location - On site in Ottawa, KS- Housing Available!

You will be part of


Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centers and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2021 totaled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.

Interested to join?


Please submit your resume/CV to be considered!

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.