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Production Operator DAYS $22-$24

Company: balchem
Location: Faribault
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SHIFT : 12hr Rotating 6AM - 6PM
JOB TITLE: Production Operator
LOCATION: Faribault
DEPARTMENT: Production
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Production Supervisor
DATE UPDATED: 05/15/2020

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

Set up, operate, clean, or tend machines to mix, blend or agglomerate materials such as food grade chemicals, liquids, or color pigments.


Responsible for performing all job requirements in a safe manner using the proper PPE and being a proactive safety role model with co-workers
Responsible for correcting/reporting unsafe behaviors or equipment to ensure a safe working environment
Responsible for cleanliness within the work department
Perform safety audits
Complete and maintain all safety training
Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the department
Perform/execute job duties keeping the company's commitment to quality in mind
Monitor and maintain all food safety activities as part of daily tasks
Enforce food safety plan while producing product
Perform daily GMP audits
Level 1

Add or mix chemicals and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices
Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually in order to ensure conformance to established standards
Observe production and monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation
Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, and products to ensure conformance to requirements
Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools; display proper use of hand tools
Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing
Record operational and production data accurately on specified forms
Test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment
Transfer materials, supplies, and product between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools
General understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's)
Understand location of fire stations and first aid kits
Understand wet clean and dry clean procedures
Read and understand product specification sheets and testing requirements
Forklift certified by video and written test
Understand item key format
Must be able to write legibly and perform simple math using a calculator
Communicate and work with other departments
Attend scheduled meetings
General understanding of SQF, Dietary Supplement, and MMR process
Must be able to fill out Maintenance Work Orders
Understand Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements
Displayed comprehension of the agglomeration and encapsulation understanding
Display positive attitude

Level 2

Consistently meet and exceed production and cleanup standards
Ability to set up and start up a machine after a cleanup
Lead a co-worker in a wet and dry clean up or kosher
Ability to identify and resolve basic processing issues
Assist in training new employees
Ability to identify and correct safety and GMP violations
Ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures
Participation in physical inventories and preparation of customer audits and third-party audits
Basic computer skills
Ability to perform operator PM

Level 3

Assist Technical Service Group with scale-ups and customer trials
Demonstrate flexibility to cross train in other departments within the company
Demonstrate willingness to work on other shifts if needed
Ability to adjust batch size
Ability to print pick list and pallet tags
Ability to fill in for the Lead position
Ability to perform material reconciliations
Participation in meetings such as Supervisor Meetings and CAPA Meetings
Ability to close Final Reports
Assist and participate in any Continuous Improvement Meetings and Group Projects

All Levels

Initiate and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes
Must develop cooperative relationships with co-workers and other departments
Display positive attitude and work cooperatively with co-workers as well as other departments
All other duties as necessary to the success of Balchem Corporation


High School Diploma or GED required
1-4 years related experience preferred
Special Boiler License within first year-Level 3
Basic Computer skills (Word, Excel, ERP)
Basic Math skills required
Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using spoken word
Communication Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
Reliable - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy
Ability and willingness to learn, understand, and follow documented work procedures
Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment while moving multiple simultaneous projects forward


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear
The employee is occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs and/or ladders
The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
The employee may consistently lift and/or move up to 50+ pounds
Vision requirements include close vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus
This job is performed in a production environment in a manufacturing location
The noise level in the plant is moderate to loud
There will be exposure to machine noise and food dust when in the plant
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with or around various chemicals
The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration and risk of electric shock
Production environment includes varying temperatures (heat, cold and moisture)
While performing certain job duties, employees may be exposed to allergens of the industry such as eggs, wheat, peanuts, dairy products, tree nuts, and soy products, as well as latex and powders
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Keywords: balchem, Minneapolis , Production Operator DAYS $22-$24, Professions , Faribault, Minnesota

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