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Lauridsen Group Inc. Sanitation Technician - APC in Arion, Iowa

To assist with duties providing support to quality control supervisor and to production personnel in keeping all production and receiving areas clean by cleaning and sanitizing processing equipment, and maintaining the areas in accordance with approved quality and sanitation procedures and to Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s).


  • Adhere to company policy and procedures.

  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures.

  • Wear required and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • 100% adherence to all company established chemical, safety and cleaning policies and procedures.

  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude.

  • Demonstration of professionalism to all team members, clients, vendors and customers.

  • Execute sanitation schedule: Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Semi-Annual and Annual.

  • Responsible for maintaining a clean plant, inside and out.

  • Able to use industrial cleaning chemicals and understand chemical safety and chemical handling procedures.

  • Sanitize and clean machines and machine parts using chemicals, high pressure hoses, spraying and scrubbing.

  • Follow a specific sanitizing process.

  • Reassemble machines as necessary.

  • Trash and recycling removal.

  • Sanitize plant floors, drains, walls, and shelves.

  • Perform record keeping and data tracking; responsible for completing the plant’s Master Sanitation Schedule.

  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

  • Continuously improve the sanitation process.

  • Sanitation Technicians will cover each other in the absence of a Sanitation Technician or qualified personnel.

  • Complies with and follows company food safety and quality policies.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Reporting to work on time for every assigned shift.

  • Able to work in a team environment and assist in other work related areas as requested.

  • Knowledge of cleaning chemicals, storage, use, measurement of concentrations.

  • Knowledge of SSOP (Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures).

  • Knowledge on the proper steps involved in cleaning and sanitation.

  • Proven interaction and leadership with chemical suppliers.

  • Knowledge of tools and equipment used for effective cleaning and sanitation.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Must be able to read and write in English.

  • Proficient with computers and knowledge of word, excel and constructing basic spreadsheets and charts.

  • Able to perform basic and complex mathematical calculations.


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


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.) - Occasional

Working on Heights:

Unprotected Heights - Occasional

Protected Heights - Frequent

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 - Continuous

Operating Office Equipment - Frequent

Operating Computer - Frequent

Simple Grasping (right and left) - Frequent

Firm Grasping (right and left) - 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 - Yes

Office - Yes

Multiple Locations - Yes

Plant - Yes

Equipment/Maintenance or Repair Area - Yes

Rough Terrain - Yes

Other - N/A


Education: High school diploma or GED required. Post high school education in chemistry, food sciences or related preferred.

Experience: Food/Feed manufacturing sanitation experience preferred.

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.