Lauridsen Group Inc. Maintenance Technician - APC in Boone, Iowa
APC is the world’s largest producer of functional proteins, dedicated to producing safe and effective products that create value. We do this by holding true to our values: Performance, Entrepreneurship and Leadership.
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including base wages up to $30 per hour (dependent on experience), sign-on bonus , call-in pay , minimal weekend work, 3 weeks of PTO (paid time off), paid holidays , 401(k) with employer match , and medical/dental/vision insurance eligibility the first of the month following hire date.
Education: High School Diploma or GED required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Maintenance, Industrial Technology, Engineering or related field preferred.
Experience: Experience with equipment maintenance required; 3-5 years’ experience related to industrial electrical, industrial welding or industrial plumbing preferred.
Examine, test, maintain and repair all physical plant machinery and equipment to assure safe and efficient operations.
Inspect, maintain and repair cooling and heating systems.
Repair and install pipes, fittings, fixtures and other plumbing duties as required.
Maintain and repair pumps, valves and motors as required by management.
Records and logs maintenance repairs and inspections.
Assist to construct and repair production facilities, including building, structure walls, floors, cabinets and fixtures.
Follow good housekeeping practices for maintenance areas such as; washing, cleaning, and maintaining tools and other equipment.
Assist in snow and ice removal from company sidewalks and driveways.
Operate forklifts and non-motorized pallet jacks as required.
Operate company vehicle as required.
Ability to change bags in baghouse.
Ensure fundamental feed safety and quality practices are maintained to achieve feed safety and quality objectives and to support the development, implementation and maintenance and ongoing improvements of feed safety programs.
Maintenance Supervisor or other qualified personnel will cover for the absence of the Maintenance Technician.
Must be proficient in Allen-Bradley's ControlLogix
Familiarity with Allen Bradley's ControlLogix 500 programming software, with an emphasis on conversions to newer lines of software.
Must be familiar with all aspects of electrical control panel design and have the ability to provide onsite troubleshooting.
Must be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical systems; Allen Bradley PLCs and drives and HMIs
Electrical knowledge ranging from 110 Volts of power to 480 Volts (3 phase).
Ability to operate industrial equipment such as; hand wrenches, welders, power tools, cutting torch, and use tape measure.
Ability to drive and maintain a valid driver license.
Ability to use basic math skills, including a variety of calculations.
Ability to legibly document data for record keeping purposes.
Ability to read and record data from various gauges.
Analytical ability related to complex information and problem solving.
Ability to understand wire diagrams, construction plans and diagrams.
Knowledge and ability to implement all safety procedures in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ability to understand and communicate technical information through use of written documentation or oral presentation.
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.
Ability to work daily shift, weekends and extended hours as necessary.
Ability to assist other work-related areas as requested.
General and specific knowledge and abilities in the following areas:
Welding of different alloys, including stainless steel.
Equipment knowledge, including bearings, shaft, bolt, nut, wrench and belt sizes.
Understanding metal sizes, including I beams, H beams, and angle sizes.
BASIC PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Approximate: 8-Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)
Key: Occasional = 0% - 33%
Frequent = 34% - 66%
Continuous = 67% - 100%
N/A = Not Applicable
Standing - Frequent
Sitting - Occasional
Walking - Occasional
Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Occasional
Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional
Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Frequent
Working on Heights:
Unprotected Heights - Occasional
Protected Heights - Frequent
Lifting Weights from 0 to 100 pounds - Frequent
Weighing from 0 to 700 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 - Occasional
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 - Occasional
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 - Yes
Office - Occasional
Multiple Locations - Frequent
Plant - Continuous
Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Occasional
Rough Terrain - Occasional
Other - N/A
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.