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Overnight Blender $21+

Company: balchem
Location: Sleepy Eye
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Blender
LOCATION: Sleepy Eye
DEPARTMENT: Production
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
Hours: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Production Supervisor
DATE UPDATED: 06/29/2020

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 $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 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

Accurately and safely blend ingredients from batching & blending instructions. Accurately record lot numbers of ingredients & scan ingredients into Tower locations in preparation for the blending process as well as accurately scan remaining ingredients back into warehouse locations. Manage the operation and attend to the maintenance of the Blending vats, Pumps, Valves, Line Circuits and other equipment used to safely combine ingredients for customers.


Follow all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards
Responsible for food safety
Responsible for notifying supervisor of any incident affecting food safety as well as personnel safety
Mix various products on the batching system carefully following mix instructions to ensure production of a quality product with minimal waste
Proficiently complete CIP of silos, lines, tanks, homogenizer, and related equipment to ensure cleanliness of equipment and passing scores on inspections/audits
Understand and demonstrate the requirements of koshering and perform the necessary procedures on all equipment
Adhere to proper sanitation and product safety guidelines throughout the plant by practicing good housekeeping, maintaining quality of products, and preventing contamination of ingredients and finished product
Maintain proper documentation of mixing processes according to outside agency guidelines as well as in-house procedures
Sample product and forward to Quality Assurance lab for verification of meeting specifications, including checking pH levels at regular intervals
Perform routine inspections of all batching-related equipment to ensure that equipment is in top working condition by following proper running procedures, performing low-end maintenance, and reporting equipment and safety issues to the maintenance department
Follow Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and HAACP Programs to ensure safety of self and others
Other duties as assigned


A High School certificate or equivalent is required
Some production experience preferred
Proficiency in all operator duties
Understands SOPs and assists others in their applications
Effective inter-personal and communication skills
Demonstrates initiative, problem solving and decision-making skills


Plant environment
Wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions
High noise areas present
High speed moving parts and equipment
Live steam and steam heated water
Corrosive chemicals present - use of Personal Protective Equipment required when handling chemicals

Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Overnight Blender $21+, Other , Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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