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Lauridsen Group Inc. Process Development Technician - APC in Ankeny, Iowa

Job Description:

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).


  • 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).


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

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

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

Hand Movements:

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


Communicate research knowledge and principles in the production facility.

Ability to implement analytical methods and provide creative solutions as problems arise.


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.