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Maintenance Technician

Company: Balchem Corporation
Location: Faribault
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician

LOCATION: Faribault

DEPARTMENT: Operations

FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

DATE UPDATED: 06/2021

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 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

A MN 2B boilers license is preferred for this position; if not already obtained, must be willing to obtain

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Production environment in a manufacturing location

Noise level is moderate to loud

Exposure to machine noise and food dust

Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with or around various chemicals

Occasionally exposed to vibration and risk of electric shock

Production environment includes varying temperatures (heat, cold and moisture)

May be exposed to allergens such as eggs, wheat, peanuts, dairy products, tree nuts, and soy products, as well as latex and powders

Standing, walking, lifting > 80% of the time

Must be able to frequently move objects weighing up to 55 pounds

May be required to work in confined spaces

Exposure to wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions

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.

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Keywords: Balchem Corporation, Minneapolis , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Faribault, Minnesota

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