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Boiler / Maintenance Technician

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

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician
LOCATION: Sleepy Eye
DEPARTMENT: Operations
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full-Time, 2nd Shift - 3:00pm - 11:00PM
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Maintenance Lead
DATE UPDATED: 06/30/2020




COMPANY OVERVIEW:
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

POSITION SUMMARY:
Installs, maintains, and repairs machinery, boilers, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems by performing the following duties. Responsible for the operation of the boiler. Required to work towards First Class boilers license. Embrace the Balchem safety philosophy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assure that work assignments are carried out in accordance with all safety programs procedures, standards and policies and are completed safely, accurately and by the deadlines
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and problem-solve Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Computers, Controls, Electrical/Electronics (3 phase, 220, 440), Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Plumbing, HVAC, and general building maintenance to determine necessary repairs
Maintain and monitor the high-pressure boiler for safe and efficient operation of manufacturing process
Chemically treat and check safety valves/controls on the high-pressure boiler
Demonstrate comprehension of boiler operation via testing
Ensures that equipment repairs remain functional and are not a contributor to continued downtime
Understand and comply with company policies and city, state, and federal requirements to safely maintain facility grounds
Fabricate, hang and fit stainless steel pipes to 3 A standards, mig, tig, and purge
Document activities in an organized and accurate manner for effective communication with teammates and other employee owners. (Including Work Orders, PM records, Order Requisitions, Inventory Lists, Parts Requisitions, etc.)
Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problem or repair machine
Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts in a timely and professional manner
Complete painting, grouting, grounds maintenance, water treatment, carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting/fabrication, and electrical work by the deadlines indicated
Read schematics and diagrams to accurately troubleshoot electrical, wiring, and building issues, using a diagram/schematic, perform the steps in effective troubleshooting
Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment
Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery
Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment in the facility by visually inspecting, testing machinery and equipment to ensure proper function and promote efficiency to ensure breakdowns due to maintenance issues are controlled
Rebuild and maintain a wide range of equipment, including, but not limited to forklift, motors, pumps, piping, ammonia system & process equipment, and small engines
Perform successful maintenance on various pieces of equipment
Evaluates needed repairs and compare costs with outsourcing needed services to determine most cost-effective method
Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment
Ensure welds are safe, strong, accurate, and compliant with sanitary and USDA codes
Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools
Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts
Must be involved in the safety program in the plant
Other duties may be assigned


REQUIREMENTS:

High school education, in addition to strong math, verbal, and oral communication skills, are required
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
Must be able to work independently to organize tasks and manage the workload
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations
Position requires sufficient time to accomplish the tasks leading to long days, weekend, and holiday work schedules
When plant production is operational on weekends and holidays, the maintenance technician is expected to work his/her appropriate shift
Ability to manage change, interruptions, and the unpredictable nature of this business is paramount to being successful in this position
Second-Class Boiler License

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Job responsibilities require the candidate do an extensive amount of walking while on the job
Continuous physical activity through the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, hearing, talking, repetitive motion and moving objects weighing up to 62 lbs.; routine climbing of stairs
The plant will be staffed on off-shifts and weekend/holiday hours may be required due to the variable nature of our business
Operates various equipment such as computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices
Must be able to distinguish colors
Regularly performs tasks in a plant environment, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient level, proximity to high speed moving mechanical parts, and exposure to chemicals that are constantly monitored
Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, gloves and other protective equipment as required
May be required at times to work in confined spaces
Exposure to wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions and live steam and steam heated water
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Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Boiler / Maintenance Technician, Professions , Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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