Lauridsen Group Inc. Process Development Technician - APC in Ankeny, Iowa
Assist operations staff with new process development.
Bachelor’s in chemistry, biology, engineering technology or relevant experience (persons with high school diploma or associate degrees will be considered).
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Perform various experiments in lab, pilot plant and production environments.
Create documentation including data sheets, test protocols, updates, and reports.
Perform basic experiment setup.
Repair and install equipment, instruments, pipe fittings, and other duties as required.
Travel to manufacturing plants during initial new process implementations.
Follow good manufacturing practices.
Adhere to safety rules and regulations.
Clean various areas- keep organized and orderly.
Experience: 0-2 years or more based on education level.
Knowledge of laboratory equipment.
Capability to learn industrial equipment such as centrifuges, membrane systems, and dryers
Understanding of process instrumentation.
General knowledge of industrial feed and food equipment (nice to have).
Basic understand of electrical and PLC systems (nice to have).
Willingness to work with others and work as a team.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Approximately 10-15% travel is required (North America).
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximate: 8-Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)
Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Occasional
Sitting - Frequent
Walking - Occasional
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Occasional
Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - N/A
Protected Heights - Occasional
Lifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional
Weighing from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional
Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Frequent
Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional
Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Frequent
Recording Data - Frequent
Operating Office Equipment - Frequent
Operating Computer - Frequent
Simple Grasping (right and left) - Occasional
Firm Grasping (right and left) - Occasional
Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Occasional
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 - 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 - Frequent
Multiple Locations - Occasional
Plant - Occasional
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - N/A
Rough Terrain - N/A
Other - N/A
BASIC MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Communicate research knowledge and principles in the production facility.
Ability to implement analytical methods and provide creative solutions as problems arise.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPOSURES:
Manufacturing plant environment.
Exposure to acidic and alkaline substances, biohazards, odor, noise, moving equipment and occasionally poisonous chemicals.
Company travel may result in exposures to inclement weather.
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.