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Logistics Development Program

Apply for our Logistics Development Trainee Program!

Are you looking to jump start your career in logistics? Maybe you are just starting to see what opportunities are out there? Are you graduating soon? Have you graduated and are still looking for a job? Maybe a tad bit intrigued about what it would be like to work in the logistics industry?

Our company is growing fast, and we are seeking applicants for this entry level, full-time position which is intended to create highly effective members of the Keller team! The goal is to be able to place this person in key departments or business units throughout the organization in a capacity that will be determined upon completion of the training program. We’ve had great success with those that have completed the Logistics Development Program. Many of them are now integral parts of the Keller Logistics Group operations.

 

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2021

Please check back once the 2021-2022 school year has begun.

 

Logistics Developement Program Rotation

Our Logistics Development Program consists of 20 weeks of hands-on training in each of our affiliates and corporate departments. As a Logistics Development Trainee, you will spend your time shadowing the leaders at Keller Logistics Group to understand how each department works together.

You will spend time with business area managers to learn their operations and apply those skills to various projects assigned. Areas include but are not limited to: Warehousing and Co-Packing operations, Trucking operations, Brokerage operations, Sales and Marketing and Administration – HR, Accounting, Safety.

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HR & Recruiting

Spend one week learning the ins and outs of Human Resources and Recruiting professional truck drivers.

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Safety & wellness

At Keller Logistics Group, safety is a top priority. Shadow the team for a week to learn how Safety impacts all areas of our different business units.

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Keller Freight Solutions

Spend four weeks working in our freight brokerage division learning about building a carrier base, prospecting potential customers, reporting, carrier profiles, and help posting loads.

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Keller Trucking

During the six weeks at Keller Trucking, you’ll earn your CDL permit, go on a ride-along with a driver, and shadow those in our Customer Service and Operations departments.

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Sales & Marketing

During your two weeks in Sales & Marketing you’ll be tasked with a short term project along with attend sales calls with our Business Development team.

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KELLER WAREHOUSING & CO-PACKING

You’ll split your time between working in the warehouse (after learning to drive a forklift) and learning the operations of warehousing and distribution moving on to our co-packing facility to work the packing line and shadow order processing and the shipping clerks.

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Continuous Improvement

Keller Logistics Group has a deep foundation in Continuous Improvement. For 3 days you will shadow our CI department to learn the importance of LEAN processes throughout all of our business divisions.

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Accounting & IT

Splitting your week between Accounting and IT, you’ll get to know the flow of both departments and how they interact with all of the Keller affiliate companies.

Questions about our Logistics Development Program?

Contact Human Resources: 419.785.3247

Start the application process

“I started with Keller fresh out of college about 7 years ago, and I was immediately placed into the Logistics Development Program.  Keller gave me the opportunity to learn every aspect of the business—from doing cycle counts in the warehouse to riding along with a truck driver, to calling carriers to cover specialty freight in brokerage.  The knowledge gained in my experience with the Logistics Development Program was invaluable, as it has helped me every step of the way throughout my journey at Keller.  More important than the vast amount of knowledge the program afforded me, however, is the fact that it provided an incredible opportunity to foster relationships with people across the entire organization.  These relationships are irreplaceable, and they would not exist if it weren’t for the Logistics Development Program.”

Adam Wagner | Managing Director | K&P Medical Transport

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Needed:

Some experience through college internships in a supply chain or logistics setting is ideal.

  • Must have a basic understanding of the key operational metrics of a business and their impact on profit and loss, revenue, customer retention, etc.
  • Familiarity with supply chain process, such as inventory planning, warehousing, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Analytical mind with business acumen
  • Problem solving aptitude
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills

• BS/BA in Supply Chain, Logistics, Business, or a related field (3.0 GPA or higher)

 

Why Work at Keller:

Our employees are empowered and trusted as experts in their field of work. We value transparency and encourage our staff to be their best through our culture of “Responsive, Resourceful, Reliable People in Logistics”. We value teamwork, collaboration, and respectful interactions with each other. Our people hold themselves accountable for a job well done, with high standards of integrity. We look for ways to continually improve our processes to make us more efficient for ourselves and our clients. Finally, we value safety among all else. Time is money, but life is priceless!

Keller Logistics Group is an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider headquartered in Defiance, Ohio. We got our start in 1978 as Thomas E. Keller Trucking and have since evolved into four affiliate companies: Keller Trucking, Keller Warehousing & Co-Packing, Keller Freight Solutions and Hydrofresh HPP. 

Inc. 5000 named us among the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, we have consistently been named a Top 3PL by Food Logistics magazine, and the Truckload Carriers Association has recognized us numerous times on their list of Best Fleets to Drive For.

 

Keller Logistics offers the following benefits to full time employees:

 

  • 401(k) matching
  • Vacation and paid holidays
  • Paid personal time off
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company paid Short-term Disability
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident Coverage
  • Pre-paid Family Defender Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Teladoc
  • Everside Health Center