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balchem Sleepy Eye, MN 56085, USA
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
General Description Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers by performing the following duties. Duties and Responsibilities Fill bags or totes to proper weight according to plant and outside agency specifications. Ensure that the bags are properly sealed so that no powder is leaking out of seal. Stack finished product on pallets in a neat and orderly manner to facilitate good handling of the pallets in transport. Properly label product according to instructions including product code, lot number and any special markings. Sample product for lab and customer and inspect powder samples for any specks and foreign matter to ensure high quality of product and prevent contamination following Standard Operating Procedures. Maintain proper documentation of product packaged as well as rework and scrap produced to ensure accuracy of records. This includes records for metal detector checks, weight checks, equipment and utensil checks. Inspect equipment to ensure it is in top working order, reporting any problems to the maintenance department. Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and HACCP Programs for safety of self and others as well as overall compliance. Practice good housekeeping. Staging ingredients, cleaning your area and assisting fellow employees in cleaning or setting up other areas and other duties, jobs and functions as assigned or required. Clean and sanitize packaging equipment and work area to eliminate contamination sources. Conduct proficient CIP and COP processes to ensure cleanliness of equipment. Monitor program for packaging robot for each product. Performs general maintenance skills with basic hand tools as needed. Must be able to lift 55lbs on a regular basis. Other duties as may be assigned. Work Experience Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Some manufacturing experience preferred. Education Requirements HS Diploma or GED preferred. #IN
balchem Lincoln, NE, USA
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
The Maintenance Technician performs maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs and/or overhauls equipment and related plumbing, electrical, and pneumatic and hydraulic components that make up the facility. Directly reports to the Maintenance Manager for proper direction, interpretation, and evaluation. Maintains and guarantees Balchem Cereal Systems quality and safety standards. Understand how to operate equipment as per operation guidelines to include safety procedures and guidelines. Understand manufacturing equipment, processes, and monitoring of equipment operation. Record and maintain accurate data on documents as necessary. Ensure all paperwork is complete in an accurate and timely manner. Ensure documentation complies with Company standards. Keep a neat, clean, and orderly work setting by completing the cleaning tasks as assigned. Complete the Master Sanitation Schedule (MSS) as necessary. Observe safety and security procedures, determine appropriate action beyond guidelines, and report potentially unsafe conditions. Consistently be on time to work, meetings, and training sessions. Attend all Company-sponsored training events, i.e., safety training talks and annual training sessions, targeted for continuing personal growth and development. Become proficient in areas of production and safety policies and procedures Must maintain a flexible attitude towards improvement and change. Perform others duties as assigned. to all Company policies and procedures, i.e. personnel, safety, and equipment maintenance and upkeep. Become proficient in areas of production and safety policies and procedures (accident/injury reporting, blood borne pathogens, confined spaces, emergency evacuation, equipment operation/maintenance, hazard communication, ladders, lockout/tag out, personal protective equipment, etc.). Qualifications: (includes Knowledge/Education/Experience/Special Skills/Certifications): Associates Degree or College Degree (prefer electromechanical or mechatronics); two to three years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education or experience is required. Individual must be equipped with strong motivation, organization, time management, documentation, and communication skills (both orally and written). Must have excellent attention to detail and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to utilize common sense and skills in completing responsibilities and operating equipment conforming to Company production, personnel, and safety procedures. PLC knowledge and experience is a plus Steam boiler and plant air compressor system experience is helpful. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, operation manuals, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting guides. Demonstration of strong work ethics (punctual, dependable, and trustworthy). Ability to write simple correspondence. Must be able to pass any required examinations necessary to perform essential functions of the job. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Must be able to communicate and handle conflict in a professional manner. Ability to give and welcome feedback and contribute to building a positive team spirit. Must possess proven, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic system troubleshooting skills. We offer: Competitive starting wage Plus Shift Premium $.40/hr. 2nd Shift & $.60/hr. 3rd Shift Training Medical/Dental/Vision Plan Insurance first of the month after hire. 401(k) with 6% employer match after 60 days Paid Time Off (Vacation, Personal, Floating, 9 Company Holidays, Sick) Uniforms Provided Safety Shoes Provided Tuition Reimbursement after 1 year (must be work related) Fitness Reimbursement Plan up to a maximum of $375 per benefit plan year (1/1-12/31) Free Cereal
balchem Defiance, OH 43512, USA
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
General Description The Maintenance Technician will properly carry out all duties as defined under the Work Performed Category. This person is responsible for correctly following all management guidelines and instructions as they relate to this position. In addition, independent thought and action are important aspects of this position. All work will be performed in a safe and sanitary manner. This person must be extremely flexible and receptive to continual change in assigned duties including the ability to work different shifts. Additional hours will be required if needed. Working independently and efficiently managing his/her time are important components of this position. This person must communicate effectively with the Maintenance Manager / Supervisor as to the progress of assigned duties. All stated requirements for Maintenance 2 continue to apply to this position. The Maintenance Technician position has the following additional requirements: 1. Will possess the ability to effectively troubleshoot and debug PLC systems. 2. Will possess sanitary welding techniques that conform to all USDA and 3A requirements. The ability to train others in these techniques is required. 3. Will possess the ability to read technical manuals, understand their content, and use in effective problem solutions. The ability to train others in these techniques is required. 4. Will possess the ability to read blueprints/PID drawings, understand their content, and use in effective problem solutions. The ability to train others in these techniques is required. 5. Will be able to interface effectively with outside vendors and internal company personnel when required. 6. Will be able to work independently and effectively make correct decisions with minimal management supervision. 7. Will possess the advanced ability necessary to diagnose and repair all equipment related problems. 8. Will be proficient in skills required to effectively calibrate all types of instrumentation, valves, etc. 9. Must be willing to continue education as needed to maintain up to date skills to reflect advances in equipment design and operation. 10. Perform other duties as required. 11. Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation. Duties and Responsibilities Personnel in this position must continuously demonstrate the mechanical and electrical skills necessary to maintain highest possible plant operating efficiencies. The primary duties of the position include (but are not limited to): 1. Analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain all plant equipment and systems in order to repair or rebuild for efficient plant operations. 2. Rebuild or repair plant vacuum pumps, gearboxes, valves, steam regulating valves, pneumatic cylinder controls, and all other types of pumps in plant operations. 3. Repair forklifts and other material handling equipment. 4. Effectively perform maintenance and P.M. on plant CIP systems, AZO systems, mixing/dryer systems, chemical injection systems, air compressors, boiler systems, city water systems, ammonia systems, packaging, & handling equipment. 5. Effectively perform industrial electrical testing and trouble shooting in areas such as: 4-20 milliamps, 12/24/48/120/240/480 volt circuits, pressure/selector switches, float switches, relays, changing of high voltage and control components of various plant motors. 6. Repair and maintain all types of packaging systems, pressure systems, boiler equipment, process systems, and fixtures used in the operations all in accordance with manufacturers specifications and/or SensoryEffects Powder Systems standards and directions. 7. Observe equipment in operations, evaluate performance issues, and make informed decisions on repair/replacement. 8. Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled utilizing internal systems and procedures and/or equipment specifications. 9. Fabricate equipment, following piping/equipment diagrams and equipment specifications. 10. Obtain and maintain the required knowledge from manufacturer/equipment manuals and other resources required to complete maintenance tasks. 11. Maintain all tools, equipment and work areas in an orderly and neat condition free of all removable dirt and waste. 12. Take all necessary measures to work in a safe and professional manner. 13. Assist the Engineering/Maintenance personnel on internal plant projects and system installations. 14. Perform all other duties as assigned or directed by management/supervision. 15. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. 16. Perform accurate calibrations on all required equipment including PLCs, valves, sensors, etc. HAZARDS 1. Wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions. 2. High noise areas present. 3. High speed moving parts and equipment. 4. Live steam and steam heated water. 5. Corrosive chemicals present - use of Personal Protective Equipment required when handling chemicals. 6. Routine stair climbing. 7. Routine lifting of heavy weights. Work Experience requirements 1. Must successfully complete the Maintenance Technician demonstration of ability within 1 year. 2. Must be 18 years of age. 3. Must be able to effectively follow all written and oral instructions. 4. Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the position. 5. Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow all GMPs as described in company guidelines. 6. Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion. 7. Must be able to successfully perform all the duties assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor. In addition this person must exhibit independent initiative to solve problems and correct them. 8. Will be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, have good agility, must be able to climb, stoop and bend, also be able to work in unusual positions and confined spaces. 9. Will be proficient in all types of mechanical rebuilding. This includes valves, pumps, major equipment overhauls and repairs, etc. 10. Will be able to effectively troubleshoot and repair defects in plant boilers, city water systems, ammonia/pressure systems, air compressors, all canning/packaging and dryer operations. 11. Will possess advanced communication skills and be able to effectively interface with Plant Engineering, Operations Management/Supervisors, and outside equipment vendors, suppliers, and engineers. 12. Will be able to diagnose and effectively repair problem equipment in all plant operational areas. This equipment includes (but is not limited to): powder conveying systems, heat exchangers, Reverse Osmosis system, dryer systems, canning/packaging operations. 13. Will be able to effectively use electrical testing equipment and volt/amp meters. 14. Will have advanced knowledge and application skills in industrial electricity and be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical components and machinery malfunctions. 15. Will be able to rapidly read and understand piping, construction layouts, equipment specifications, troubleshooting charts/procedures, and other various diagrams. 16. Will weld stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel in accordance with all government and company specifications. 17. A high level of urgency is required in this position at all times. 18. Will work effectively and quickly under pressure. Education Requirements HS Diploma or equivalent preferred. Maintenance Technician personnel will attain an acceptable level of proficiency in all described areas of responsibility. Applicant must pass a written test with a score of 75% or higher in order to be eligible for the Maintenance Technician position. This person must satisfactorily pass the Demonstration Of Ability for this position within 1 year of successfully passing the written Maintenance Technician test. #IN
balchem Defiance, OH 43512, USA
Sep 19, 2019
Full time
General Description The General Labor person will properly carry out all duties as defined below under the Work Performed category. This person will be charged with correctly following all DOA guidelines related to this job. All work will be performed in a safe and sanitary manner. Duties include (but are not limited to): properly operate weight scales and heat sealers at all bagging locations, properly stack/ tag/ sample bags at all bagging locations, safely clean all designated plant areas using chemicals, effectively transport products using a walkie forklift, handle trash bags and safely operate the trash compactor Also included are following all correct equipment sanitation practices. Maintaining a clean work area is an essential job component. This person is also required to perform minor maintenance work on associated equipment. Duties and Responsibilities The General Labor Person is trained in SensoryEffects Powder Systems Standard Operating Procedures to operate all equipment and effectively perform the duties of the position. The primary duties of the position include (but are not limited to): 1. Properly operate weight scales at all bagging locations. 2. Properly operate the heat sealer at all bagging locations. 3. Properly stack and tag bags and sacks at all bagging locations. 4. Properly sample bags and sacks at all bagging locations. 5. Follow proper sanitation procedures as described in the associated SOP. 6. Maintain all associated work areas in a clean, neat manner during the entire shift. 7. Safely handle chemicals and effectively clean all designated plant areas. 8. Remove plant generated waste to the trash compactor and safely operate the compactor. 9. Attend all company mandated training sessions these include Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, etc. 10. Can perform minor maintenance on associated equipment. 11. Can safely transport materials (products, etc) using a hand held walkie forklift. 12. Can correctly complete and submit work orders requiring a maintenance person. 13. Properly follows all procedures and actions as described in the position DOA. 14. Effectively performs all other duties as assigned or directed by plant management. 15. Can write legibly and properly follow all verbal / written instructions. 16. Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation. 17. Must be able to lift 50lbs on a regular basis. Work Experience Requirements 1. Must be 18 years of age. 2. Must have enough education to follow all written and oral instructions. 3. Must be able to learn and master all necessary procedures to maintain efficient and effective operation of all procedures and associated equipment. 4. Must have mechanical knowledge and ability for minor equipment repairs and maintenance. 5. Must be self disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the operation. 6. Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow GMPs' as described in company guidelines. 7. Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion. Education Requirements HS Diploma or equivalent is preferred. The General Labor Person must be able to reach an acceptable level of task proficiency within a 4 week training period. Competency will be determined by Demonstration of Ability conducted by the department Supervisor. #IN
balchem Whittemore, IA 50598, USA
Sep 13, 2019
Full time
Starting pay $16.25/hr General Purpose of Position: Weigh, package, label and palletize finished product and Weigh and blend raw materials. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but not Limited to the Following: Blender: Check weights of each raw product to be blended Accurately blend the raw materials into slurry to be dried Report to the Operator/Production Supervisor any possible misblended material or misweighed product done on the shift or on previous shifts Keep accurate blend records by posting your initials next to each ingredient that has been checked for type and weight on each blend sheet Record finishing time one each sheet Maintain equipment; clean inline filters, watch for leaking pumps, liquefiers, pipe fittings, etc. Clean the equipment between blends and products as necessary including the glue machine and stenciling machine Keep the bagging and blending area as neat and clean as possible Account for tools and parts inventory for the area Help get the dryers on product by assembling dryers Sunday nights, between products and when problems occur Sweep and wash dryers when designated by the Operator Help to set up blends when time permits Bagger: Tare the scale at the beginning of each shift Package finished product in the prescribed amounts and types of packaging material described on the Baggers report Stencil the package with the proper stencils (lot #, product # and net weight, for example) Ensure that the proper labels are affixed to the package Palletize the product, maintaining neat and evenly stacked pallets Be aware of motor and equipment conditions in the bagging area Make sure the product keeps moving through the pneumatic system Report any suspected problems to the operator Fill out the Baggers sheet at the end of each shift, report amount of finished product packaged, including dryer, floor and baghouse sweepings Minimum Job Requirements Education/Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred and previous experience as bagger preferred in the present manufacturing environment Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Abilities, etc: Must be able to move 50 to 75 lbs with consistency Working Conditions: Loud environment with exposure to powder and heavy equipment in a manufacturing atmosphere
balchem Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Sep 06, 2019
Full time
Job Title: Quality Assurance Technician Department: Quality Leadership Of: Quality Supervisor Reports To: VP, Product Quality & Compliance FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Revision: 06/2012 Purpose and Scope: Quality Technician I: The primary role of technicians at this level is to support the production, packaging, and warehouse operations. These technicians will be required to perform post clean-up inspections, sample testing, issuance of internally printed labels, release of incoming packaging components/raw materials, data entry, CCP verification, and the routing of samples to customers and 3rd party labs. This function is directly tied to the day-to-day operation of equipment and the production of product. Safety Expectations: 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. Quality/Food Safety Expectations: Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the department. Perform/execute job duties keeping the companys commitment to quality in mind. Monitor and maintain all food safety activities as part of daily tasks. Enforce food safety plan while producing product. Responsibilities: Level I The incoming inspection, sampling, testing, and release of raw materials and packaging components. Auditing, swabbing and release of operations areas and equipment post clean-up activities. Issuance of product specific labeling that is generated at IFP, Inc., and verification of MPRs for the packaging team. Verification of HACCP Program during the production of bulk and retail products. Organoleptic and Physical testing of raw materials, Work-In-Process Material (WIP), BULK and Retail Finished Goods (FG). Collection and routing of samples to customers and 3rdparty testing facilities. Routine GMP Auditing of the production facility, providing daily scores used to determine the audit readiness of the company. Data entry for the accurate usage of raw materials and packaging components used by the operations group during manufacturing.
balchem Marshfield, WI, USA
Sep 06, 2019
Full time
General Description Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers by performing the following duties. Duties and Responsibilities Fill bags or totes to proper weight according to plant and outside agency specifications. Ensure that the bags are properly sealed so that no powder is leaking out of seal. Stack finished product on pallets in a neat and orderly manner to facilitate good handling of the pallets in transport. Properly label product according to instructions including product code, lot number and any special markings. Sample product for lab and customer and inspect powder samples for any specks and foreign matter to ensure high quality of product and prevent contamination following Standard Operating Procedures. Maintain proper documentation of product packaged as well as rework and scrap produced to ensure accuracy of records. This includes records for metal detector checks, weight checks, equipment and utensil checks. Inspect equipment to ensure it is in top working order, reporting any problems to the maintenance department. Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and HACCP Programs for safety of self and others as well as overall compliance. Practice good housekeeping. Staging ingredients, cleaning your area and assisting fellow employees in cleaning or setting up other areas and other duties, jobs and functions as assigned or required. Clean and sanitize packaging equipment and work area to eliminate contamination sources. Conduct proficient CIP and COP processes to ensure cleanliness of equipment. Monitor program for packaging robot for each product. Performs general maintenance skills with basic hand tools as needed. Other duties as may be assigned. - Must be able to lift up to 60lbs Work Experience Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Education Requirements High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred. #IN