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Operations Manager

Company: balchem
Location: Sleepy Eye
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ - BCPC) with annual revenues over $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit www.balchem.com


This position reports to the Plant Manager of the Sleepy Eye and Faribault sites. This person will assist the Plant Manager in directing the activities of the 24/5 production facility including managing safety, quality, production, maintenance, and warehousing activities, compliance to EHS standards and hiring/training of new and existing personnel. Responsibilities will also include process optimization, improving equipment reliability and identifying/implementing capital projects.


Responsible for the Safety, Health and regulatory programs on site in partnership with Corporate EH&S leadership.

Responsible for environmental programs on site and coordinating activities with Corporate EH&S resources.

Works closely with management and human resources on employee relations matters.

Ensures proper hiring and training of all employees in partnership with human resources.

Maintains a positive and healthy relationship with the community and regulatory agencies.

Responsible for working in close coordination with site Quality Manager.

Supervise the activities of direct reports; Production Supervisors, Warehouse Lead, Maintenance Lead and Plant Admin.

Works directly with Plant Manager to manage all expenditures including both expense and capital for their area of responsibility. Responsibilities include managing overall operations costs, capital expenditures, and budgets. This includes forecasting and meeting current budget commitments

Coordinates and provides technical input, serves as the initiator for plant improvements

Prepares and submits the timely delivery of activity and monthly reports to keep the Plant Manager and others informed about the status of plant activities

Perform or direct any incident investigations as required for any and all incidents (e.g. Quality, Safety, Productivity) in their area of responsibility.


Bachelor's Degree preferred with 8+ years of production management experience.

Candidate must have experience with process optimization, managing small capital projects ( Effective interpersonal and communication skills

Proficiency with computers and various software applications

Knowledge of advance troubleshooting methods

Ability to conduct effective on-the-job training

Problem solving and decision-making skills


Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.


Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Operations Manager, Executive , Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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