Logistics Intern in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Employee Type:



Mobile, AL

Job Description

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Logistics Supervisor/Foreman



Carry out all tasks issued by the Logistics Supervisor/ Foreman in a safe and conscientious manner. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

Key member of material returns team. Act as point of contact and facilitator for processing return of work in process (WIP) and non-conforming material (NCM) to stock. Communicate effectively with supervisors and all company personnel. Prepare reports, placards and database entries to clearly document material returns and non-conforming cases. Properly count, inspect, identify, inventory, cycle count, mark and transact materials through ERP System. Process and package equipment and materials for shipping, storage or installation as required. Load/unload supplier and Austal company vehicles for delivery of materials as required. Utilize PC for other software applications, email and Microsoft Office (Excel/Word) as needed. Dedicated focus on continuous improvement and innovative logistics solutions. Assist in making and documenting process improvements. Assist with other duties as required. Complies with Austal’s employee handbook general guidelines, company

procedures and policies.



Progress toward four-year degree.

  • Degree plan in a logistics-related field such as Logistics, Business, Engineering or Supply Chain Management desired.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others. Professional, motivated and able to work proactively & autonomously. Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook. 


MS Access proficiency. Familiarity with shipboard components and machinery. Forklift experience. ERP experience.


All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status  (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • High School Diploma/GED or comparable trade experience with comparable trade experience defined as five (5) or more years of experience working in the applicable trade, two (2) years of experience in shipbuilding, or, education in the trade comparable to apprenticeship.

Comparable trade experience defined as warehouse or inventory management.

TOOLS: Standard, Combi-lift, extended-boom and reach truck forklifts, pallet jack, Desktop PC, wireless scanner, various hand and power tools, lifting and rigging equipment.


LIAISES WITH:  Production, Purchasing and Logistics personnel.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand;

walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Specific physical requirements include the following:

•    Must have the ability to bend, squat, stoop, crawl, and kneel.

•    Perform prolonged standing (2-3 hour intervals).

•    Ability to turn head from side to side and about the vertical axis.

•    Ability to turn body at the waist from side to side and about the vertical axis.

•    Lift/push/pull 50lbs on an occasional basis (0-33% of the day).

•    Lift/push/pull up to 20lbs on a frequent basis (34-66% of the day).

•    Must have the ability to climb in a safe manner (climbing includes stairs, scaffolding, ladders, and ramps).

•    Ability to work at heights above 12’ while working from ladders, scaffolding and/or man lifts.

•    Able to work at a variety of levels (ex. waist, eye, overhead).

•    Demonstrate the ability to safely and appropriately use required tools and equipment.

•    Demonstrate good balance while working on uneven surfaces and maneuvering obstacles.

•    Possess sufficient handgrip and coordination to carry and operate tools and equipment.

•    Ability to utilize personal protective equipment (hard hat, safety glasses, steel-toes shoes, goggles, respirator, safety harness, safety line, flotation gear, etc.) safely per OSHA standards.

•    Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures.

•    Ability to enter 18” x 36” openings and work in confined spaces for prolonged periods of time (33-66% of the day).

•    Able to respond to verbal and audible sounds/commands.

•    Able to utilize adequate visual skills.

•    Ability to fully extend the arm while reaching overhead, reaching out, reaching to the side and reaching down.

•    Ability to perceive attributes of an object/material such as size, shape, temperature and texture by means of receptors in the hands and fingers.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.