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Lauridsen Group Inc. Maintenance Technician - APC in Dubuque, 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.

The purpose of this role is to assure the daily, safe, efficient and effective operations of all plant equipment and machinery in accordance with established policies and procedures and assist in construction of production and building facilities.


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.


  • 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.


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

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

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

Hand Movements:

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

APC participates in E-Verify

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.