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Overnight Maintenance Technician $28+

Company: balchem
Location: Faribault
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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


SCHEDULE: Overnight 12hr Rotating


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


Install, maintain, and repair machinery, boilers, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems. Responsible for the operation of the boiler. (Required to work towards First Class boilers license.) Embrace the Balchem safety philosophy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (The Below Skills are preferred and are not all considered to be required)

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

Electrical Troubleshooting (Preferred Skills)

Knowledge of AC and DC Electrical systems and components

Low and High Voltage

Single and 3 Phase systems

Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams and schematics

Ability to use a multi-meter

Ability to troubleshoot electrical issues and failures

Ability to Remove and Replace motors and VFDs

PLC Troubleshooting is a plus

Hydraulic systems (Preferred Skills)

Troubleshooting of basic systems

Investigation of systems for leaks and proper valve operation

Replacement of pump components when necessary

Replacement of hydraulic cylinders

Pneumatic systems (Preferred Skills)

Troubleshooting of basic systems

Investigation of systems for air leaks and proper valve and solenoid operation

Solenoid and valve replacement

Pneumatic cylinder replacement

HVAC systems (Preferred Skills)

Basic troubleshooting of systems

Replacement of motors, belts, pulleys

HVAC license a plus

Boiler systems (Preferred Skills Upon Licensure)

Monitor boiler systems

Troubleshooting of Boiler systems

Steam trap and valve replacement

Welding (Preferred Skills)

Mig and Tig experience

Food Grade Welding Experience

Fabrication (Preferred Skills)

Ability to navigate the following pieces of equipment

Band Saw

Drill Press



Hydraulic Press


Computer (Preferred Skills)

Ability to properly navigate e-mail in a timely manner

Ability to navigate maintenance computer system to complete PM work orders, and Routine work orders in a timely manner

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

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.)

Complete painting, grouting, grounds maintenance, water treatment, carpentry, plumbing, metal fabrication, and electrical work by the deadlines indicated

Repair and maintain physical structure of establishment

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 process equipment, forklifts, motors, pumps, piping, and other facility equipment in a successful and timely manner

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 and prioritize tasks to manage the daily workload

Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations

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 (not required upon hire); if not already obtained, must be willing to obtain


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

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

Must be able to work Overnight

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 , Overnight Maintenance Technician $28+, Professions , Faribault, Minnesota

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