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Boiler / Maintenance Technician $25+

Company: Balchem Corporation
Location: Sleepy Eye
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Maintenance Technician

LOCATION: Sleepy Eye

DEPARTMENT: Operations

FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time 2nd Shift

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Maintenance Lead

DATE UPDATED: 06/30/2020


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


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.


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


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


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


Keywords: Balchem Corporation, Minneapolis , Boiler / Maintenance Technician $25+, Professions , Sleepy Eye, Minnesota

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