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Lauridsen Group Inc. Engineering Intern - APC in Ankeny, Iowa

The Engineering Intern will apply engineering principles to design, modify, or test equipment and processes used in the manufacturing APC products.



Pursuing an Engineering degree in an ABET accredited school

Preferred in junior year

Preferred >3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA


Experience with CAD programs strongly preferred.


  • Manage SolidWorks file integration into PDM vault.

  • Assist engineers with AutoCAD and SolidWorks models and drawings.

  • Create, update and modify Process Flow Diagrams and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams in AutoCAD.

  • Identify and label all process related components in APC’s production plants.

  • Provide regular updates to engineering team regarding the status of projects.

  • Assist Engineers in engineering design and development, evaluation and justification of projects, project scope of work, budgeting, return on investment, equipment selection, coordination, contractor relations and onsite installation.

  • Work safely.


  • Familiarity with process control design and instrumentation design and selection.

  • Ability to operate computer aided design programs specifically AutoCAD & SolidWorks.

  • Knowledge of engineering practices/principles and the ability to develop, analyze, and implement engineering methods and processes.

  • Ability to perform basic engineering calculations such as mechanical, structural, and mass energy balances.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with APC, Inc. personnel, contractors, vendors, suppliers, customers, and other business related contacts.

  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities, such as product development information, engineering methods, techniques, and current or future projects.

  • Ability to function effectively and proactively in a team environment.

  • Basic understanding of pumps, heat exchangers, spray drying, dust collection, gravity & chemical separations, bulk powder and solids sizing and packaging, and pneumatic conveyance systems.

  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week during summer.

  • Potential for part time work before summer and during the fall.

  • Reliable transportation to work in Ankeny, Iowa.

  • Ability to travel during summer up to 25% - vehicle, housing and meals will be provided.


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 - Frequent

Bending/Kneeling/Crouching/Stooping - Frequent

Reaching Above Shoulder - Occasional

Climbing (stairs, ladders, etc.) - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - Occasional

Protected Heights - Occasional

Lifting Weights from 0 to 50 pounds - Occasional

Push/Pull/Maneuver Equipment/Products/Materials

Weighing from 0 to 200 pounds - Occasional

Being Around and/or Operating Moving Machinery/Equipment - Occasional

Operating a Vehicle (as a part of your job) - Occasional

Read/Monitor Gauges on Various Equipment/Machinery - Occasional

Hand Movements:

Recording Data - Occasional

Operating Office Equipment - Frequent

Operating Computer

Simple Grasping (right and left)

Firm Grasping (right and left)

Fine Manipulating (right and left)

Foot Movements to Operate Foot Controls

Good Vision, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Access

Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes or No

Color Definition - Yes or No

Good Hearing, Corrected to Normal; or Ability to Communicate

and/or Understand Required Information and to Perform Job Duties - Yes or No

Ability to be Mobile throughout Required Work Areas - Yes or No


Multiple Locations


Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area

Rough Terrain



This job requires the mental capabilities to apply mathematical and chemical practices/principles utilized in the production of APC, Inc. products effecting a profitable and high quality finished product. Furthermore, the incumbent for this position must have the abilities to organize and manage several tasks/projects simultaneously, possess and apply drafting and design principles, manage subordinates in an appropriate manner, and possess excellent communication skills in working with a variety of business associates.


Working conditions vary, a portion of the job duties occur within a general office environment while other job duties occur within a manufacturing plant setting with exposure to acidic and alkaline substances. Additional exposures include biohazards, odor, noise, dust, moving machinery, and occasional contact with hazardous chemicals. Furthermore, this position may require the incumbent to travel on business to production plant in a variety of weather conditions. Extensive travel may be required due to project demands.


Safety: Other:

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.