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Engineering Intern - APC

Engineering Intern - APC

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If you thrive in a challenging environment and are attracted to the opportunities available in a global company, APC may be the place for you. We are looking for bold thinkers who can help us incubate new ideas and develop innovative products that will improve the lives of animals worldwide.


The APC story began in 1981 when scientists identified the powerful role functional proteins play in helping support and maintain normal immune function in piglets. Inspired by this discovery, we were first to initiate research on the benefits of plasma-derived functional proteins for animal nutrition.  Since then, APC has grown into the world's largest producer of functional proteins. Today we are a leading manufacturer of high-quality ingredients and complete, user-ready products that optimize animal nutrition.


APC has an exciting development opportunity for an Engineering Intern to join our APC Engineering Team in Ankeny, IA.  This position will work directly with the operations and engineering teams on assisting engineers completing process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams of our facilities.  This will be a great opportunity to learn the process and prepare yourself for future process engineering challenges.  For more information about APC, please visit our website:



  • 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.
  • Assist engineers with AutoCAD and SolidWorks models and drawings.
  • Provide regular updates to engineering team regarding the status of projects.

Job Requirements

  • 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 50% - vehicle, housing and meals will be provided.

Job Qualifications

Education & Experience:

Pursuing an Engineering degree in an ABET accredited school

  • Pursuing an Engineering degree in an ABET accredited school
  • Preferred in sophomore or junior year
  • Preferred >3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA