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Lauridsen Group Inc. Shag Truck/Facilities Technician 3rd Shift - Essentia in Harlan, Iowa

To operate the shag truck and assist with the loading, unloading, and delivery of product within the plant. This position will also provide support to the maintenance team and assist with preventive maintenance programs and other facilities projects as necessary.


  • Operate the shag truck in accordance with established procedures including the following:

  • Check engine oil and fuel up truck at set intervals

  • Check and maintain fuel in trailer refers

  • Move trailers around lot

  • Weigh trailers as directed

  • Unload product being hauled when needed

  • Perform trailer wash out when needed

  • Maintain cleanliness of raw receiving area (washing floors, walls, equipment, etc.)

  • Assure proper unrestricted traffic flow around the plant

  • Operate pallet jack and forklift.

  • Maintain a clean work area including proper care and storage of tools/equipment.

  • Perform preventive and light maintenance of equipment.

  • Assist with facilities maintenance projects as needed.

  • Follow all safety protocols.

  • Load tanker trailers.

  • Dump inedible combos into scrap trailer.

  • Mowing, weed eating, weed spraying.


  • Ability to work safely and be quality conscious.

  • Ability to prepare and operate all machinery necessary to perform duties.

  • General knowledge of production/manufacturing methods.

  • Ability to read gauges and record data in a legible manner and in accordance with established procedures.

  • Ability to understand and follow established work procedures, including mandated sanitary and safety guidelines.

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend instructions.

  • Ability to operate forklift/pallet jack.

  • Ability to work varying work schedules.

  • Ability to communicate in oral and written form.

  • Ability to interpret and work from oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to perform basic math skills.

  • Ability to remain calm and professional at all times.

  • Knowledge and experience with preventive maintenance programs.

  • Ability to troubleshoot malfunction and situations as they arise, notifying appropriate staff of problems beyond scope of normality.

  • Ability to cooperate with all team members.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Ability to work daily, weekends and overtime as necessary.

  • Ability to assist in all work areas.


Approximate: 8-9 Hour Day (may be longer during peak season)

Key: Occasional = 0% - 33%

Frequent = 34% - 66%

Continuous = 67% - 100%

N/A = Not Applicable

Standing - Continuous

Sitting - Occasional

Walking - Frequent

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent

Reaching Above Shoulder - Frequent

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Frequent

Confined Spaces - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - Occasional

Protected Heights - Occasional

Lifting weights from 1 to 80 lbs. at waist level - Frequent

Lifting weights from 1 to 60 lbs. at floor level - Frequent

Lifting weights from 1 to 50 lbs. at shoulder level - Frequent

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing with up to 80 lbs. of force. - Frequent

Working with/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Continuous

Operating a Motor Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Continuous

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Continuous

Hand Movements:

Recording Data - Frequent

Operating Office Equipment - Occasional

Operating Computer - Occasional

Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent

Firm Grasping (right and left) up to 80 lbs of force - Frequent

Fine Manipulating (right and left) - Occasional

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 - Continuous

Office - Occasional

Multiple Locations - Occasional

Plant - Continuous

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Continuous

Rough Terrain - Occasional

Other - N/A



High School Diploma or GED certificate required


Previous work experience in agriculture, production, or manufacturing preferred

Must be able to obtain Class A CDL license

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.