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Maintenance Technician - Boiler Operator 2nd & 3rd Shift

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

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician

LOCATION: Sleepy Eye

DEPARTMENT: Operations

FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Lead

DATE UPDATED: 08/29/2022


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


Primary responsibility is to provide the facility and manufacturing departments with proper machine maintenance and repair in order to reduce unscheduled downtime. This position is responsible for new equipment installation and troubleshooting for all equipment within the facility in order to maintain maximum output with appropriate quality. This position is also involved in the Preventative Maintenance (PM) and safety programs.


Maintain, repair and troubleshoot boilers, HVAC and other plant systems.

Perform repairs and/or replace defective parts using hand tools and power tools and reassemble equipment. Monitors start up to insure a smooth transition to operations.

Coordinate and participate in PM (preventative maintenance) tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly basis.

Perform troubleshooting of equipment issues and perform maintenance on all of the facility equipment in order to correct problems. Accurately assess when to call in additional support from other maintenance team members and management.

Perform needed testing of equipment and make corrective adjustments to eliminate upsets during production.

Understand and be able to train others on the processes for machine repair in all areas of the facility.

Document all adjustments and repairs made to the machines during the shift.

Cross-trained to troubleshoot all equipment issues and repair.

Ability to perform all tasks and duties of the Preventative Maintenance Technician.

Promote GMP compliance and help correct GMP issues.

Promote quality awareness and help correct quality issues.

Monitor downtime and communicate with the Manager/Supervisor when standards are not met.

Understand the product specs and operating standards by customer product and implement the necessary equipment for the departments.

Basic use of hand tools ranging from common hand and power tools to precision measuring equipment and electrical and electronic testing devices.

Install and repair wiring electrical and electronic components, high-pressure systems, and plumbing. (steam, air, water, wastewater, etc.)

Learn, understand, train to, develop and follow documented policies, procedures, and work procedures and drive others to do so.

Maintain downtime data on the daily productivity board. Assist in maintaining detailed and organized data records for the department.

Assist in the development of work instructions, training, and auditing team members, and assisting in special projects.

Responsible for being in compliance with all right to know, lock-out, tag-out, and other safety training.

Maintain good housekeeping and an orderly work area. Support 5S initiatives.

Document and monitor procedures and processes to eliminate variation and promote sharing of knowledge.

Assist in the implementation of productivity improvements.

Interact and function effectively in a high-performance team environment.

Operate basic machine fabricating equipment such as a lathe and mill in order to repair equipment or build parts for emergency repairs.

Source and order parts in catalogs or online. Provide information to the Manager/Supervisor for approvals.

Support and assist as needed in maintaining and improving the maintenance department.

Initiate and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes.

Must develop cooperative relationships with other departments.

All other duties as necessary to the success of Balchem Corporation


1-2 years of related experience in a progressive manufacturing setting. Food or pharmaceutical packaging a plus.

Previous experience working with machines either in troubleshooting or set up processes.

Knowledge of food GMP's a plus.

Boilers License-2nd class B or above


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 , Maintenance Technician - Boiler Operator 2nd & 3rd Shift, Professions , Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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