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Lauridsen Group Inc. Logistics/Warehouse Coordinator - Essentia in Lytton, Iowa

Job Description:

Through committed service and sustainable proteins solutions, Essentia is dedicated to building a better business for our customers. We do this by holding true to our values: Teamwork, Respect, Agility, Creativity and Knowledge. The purpose of this job is to prepare product for shipment; receive and store goods received internally and externally in an organized efficient manner in accordance with established policies and procedures



High School Diploma or GED.


Two years’ warehouse/inventory experience.

Stable work history.


  • Receives raw material from vendors and stores in either cooler, reefer, van trailer or warehouse and completes documentation as applicable.

  • Receives finished product from production and confirms appropriate completion of labeling.

  • Operates a forklift/pallet jack as required to move product to designated holding area until shipped.

  • Receives/signs for deliveries of packaging/bagging materials, chemicals used in processing and clean up, etc., and stores in designated area.

  • Assists with the periodic inventory of product stored in the warehouse.

  • Performs basic maintenance/clean-up activities to include regular sweeping, occasional floor hose down, proper storage and care of equipment used in the warehouse department in accordance with company safety guidelines and regulations.

  • Prepares product for shipping to include recording lot number, ensuring/completing documentation for export shipments, verifying correct count for shipping, wrapping and sorting items to be shipped, restacking inventory, confirming Quality Control has released product prior to shipping, and loading the product.

  • Responsible for inventory counts.

  • Assists Finance with annual physical inventory.

  • Assist with production as needed.

  • Operate company vehicle as required.

  • Assist in ensuring fundamental food safety and quality practices are maintained to achieve food safety and quality objectives and to support ongoing improvements of food safety programs.


  • General knowledge of warehouse/shipping operations.

  • Organizational ability in storing product in a logical manner.

  • Sustained physical effort required to move throughout the warehouse moving and restacking product and supplies.

  • Ability to accurately and legibly record a variety of data for record keeping purposes.

  • Ability to operate forklift and/or pallet jacks.

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to drive a vehicle and maintain valid driver license.

  • Basic math skills, including a variety of calculations.

  • Knowledge and ability to implement all safety techniques and mandated sanitary rules and regulations in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with Essential Protein Solutions personnel, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other business-related contacts.

  • Ability to remain calm and professional at all times.

  • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to operate all necessary plant and office equipment required to accomplish job duties, such as computers, office telephones including voice mail features, fax machines, etc.

  • Ability to work daily, weekends and extended hours, as necessary.

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

  • Ability to learn and operate windows environment software, such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and MAPICS systems.

  • Must be able to distinguish if food safety violations or product quality issues occur and resolve immediately or, if unable to resolve immediately, contact plant management and/or the QC Supervisor.


Approximate: 8-Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)


Occasional = 0% - 33%

Frequent = 34% - 66%

Continuous = 67% - 100%

N/A = Not Applicable

Standing - Continuous

Sitting - Occasional

Walking - Continuous

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent

Reaching Above Shoulder - Frequent

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - Occasional

Protected Heights - Occasional

Lifting Weights from 0 to 100 pounds - Frequent

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing from 0 to 2,500 pounds - Continuous

Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Continuous

Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Occasional

Hand Movements:

Recording Data - Frequent

Operating Office Equipment - Occasional

Operating Computer - Occasional

Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent

Firm Grasping (right and left) - Frequent

Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Frequent

Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls - Frequent

Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access

Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes

Color Definition - Yes

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

Office - Continuous

Multiple Locations - Occasional

Plant - Continuous

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Occasional

Rough Terrain - Occasional

Other - N/A


This job requires the mental capabilities to organize and maintain a systematic and organized warehouse area. Furthermore, logical thing and common sense are essential in performing this job function.


Working conditions vary, the major portion of the job duties occur in an indoor warehouse environment within a food processing plant. Exposure to many different chemicals used during production and clean up, high noise levels, moving machinery/equipment, climbing on heights, moving throughout the building to different processing areas and wet floors.

LGI’s foundation began in 1916 as the Lauridsen Creamery, selling butter, eggs and poultry to the local community. Although our headquarters in Ankeny, Iowa, is not far from the old creamery in Dedham, Iowa, the company is now worldwide with more than fifty manufacturing and sales locations in twenty countries and sales in more than sixty countries.

Each company under the LGI umbrella is truly independent. They have the ability and the charge to be entrepreneurial, to seek out new markets, to develop new products and applications, and – above all - to discover new ways to add value through fractionation and novel application.

What’s more, because some LGI companies have offices and presence around the world, all LGI companies benefit from their exposure to new markets, new products, new applications and new thinking.