balchem

balchem Roy, UT, USA
Jun 25, 2019
Full time
Job Summary: Candidate executes laboratory and pilot scale projects related to the application of Balchem products in the pharmaceutical market, becoming an in-house expert in how customers use Balchams products. The pharmaceutical and allied markets (oral solid dose forms, OTC, nutraceutical) demand data when purchasing ingredients and excipients. The candidate will work closely the commercial team to identify gaps in our application knowledge and work to fill them. The candidate will report to the R&D Manager for HNP. This position brings value by applying knowledge of pharmaceutical science as it relates to the use of Balchem products (choline, chelated minerals, encapsulated ingredients) in oral solid dose forms. This is both a customer facing and laboratory focused position, the candidate will be required to travel to customer locations to assist in customer visits and customer scale up trials. Execute application development projects to support customers in the pharmaceutical and allied markets (OTC, nutraceutical). The purpose of the work will be to demonstrate the utility of Balchem products and assist customers in formulation and scale up of new products. Develop technical application data to support commercial / regulatory strategy for the Business Platform. Communicate the functionality and technical benefits of Balchem ingredients in support of defined commercial strategy. Identify white space in the Balchem product line and actively participate in the generation of ideas for new products. Work with other R&D team members on new product development projects. Deliver a professional, high level of service and technical support to internal and external customers. Duties and Responsibilities Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards; Maintains integrity of R&D laboratory environment through accurate test design and set up, good sanitary practices and maintenance of equipment in good working order Technical validation of Balchem products, Designs and conducts appropriate qualitative and analytical evaluations of ingredients via internal assays and external collaborative projects Contributes to customer formula development programs and demonstrate functionality of Balchem ingredients in a variety of product categories Supports the business platform related external activities by attending events such as trade shows, sales calls, demonstrations, etc. Develop relationships with key individuals at critical customers Assessments of competitive product lines Stays current with new technology and developments and maintain professional contacts with individuals and organizations. Build and maintain relationships with current and potential customers. Collaborate fully with internal cross-functional team members Performs tests on new samples produced in the pilot plant to evaluate actual results compared to predicted results; Completes formulation and application testing in the laboratory As necessary, provide technical support to the sales organization, customers and prospective customers; Interfaces with customers to manage projects Provides periodic written and/or oral reports on assignment/projects status to management and the commercial organization Sources equipment and ingredients for the laboratory to support define projects Maintains accurate files of all R&D work completed. Maintain all project files and Lab Notebooks as required Completes project updates and communicate project status. Participate in scheduled meetings and keep team members informed at all times Education and Experience BS in Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Material Science or related discipline; Advanced degree (Masters/Ph.D.) degree preferred At least 3 years experience in an R&D or Application Development role in the Pharmaceutical or allied industry (OTC, nutraceutical, excipients, API) Demonstrated knowledge of oral solid dose development required Physical Demands and Work Enviroment Work involves the use of typical food science lab equipment. Some business travel in automobile, bus, train, and plane is required Occasionally, must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time in lab and pilot plant May be required to lift and carry large boxes/bags. Work environment may be noisy, wet, and slippery and hot or cold at times #LI #IN
balchem Ogden, UT, USA
Jun 25, 2019
Full time
This role can sit in Slate Hill NY or Ogden UT. Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publicly traded global specialty chemicals company with $500 million plus in revenue and north of $2.5 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past five years. The Company was founded in 1967 and is based in New Hampton, NY (Hudson Valley area). Balchem develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products and employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing the company into chosen market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit . PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Purchasing and Scheduling manager is an integral part of the Ogden, Utah and Corporate Supply Chain teams. Under the supervision of the Director of Supply Planning with a dotted line reporting to Purchasing Director, position will be responsible for purchasing and planning activities for the Chelated Minerals and Foliar sites. Purchasing and Scheduling manager will be responsible for reviewing the MRP for finished goods and raw material requirements, creating manufacturing jobs and raw materials orders. They will solicit bids, coordinate and evaluate requests for quote, negotiates prices, and places purchase orders. Consult with production, engineering, and QC departments to determine requirements as necessary. Enter, review, and coordinate purchasing transactions in the ERP System. Source material, services, and equipment as necessary. Expedite and ensures proper receipt of purchase orders as necessary. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Manage and oversee the planning (MPS/MRP/DRP) team, processes and systems for the business unit (including external partners) Maintain the Supply Chain planning data model, including inventory targets and resulting purchasing for raw materials (reorder points and reorder quantities) while mitigating obsolescence risks. Maximize Capacity Utilization through advanced planning techniques such as campaign planning, material/resource optimization, and economic production quantity evaluation Creates long-term capacity models to ensure that Balchem has the right capacity to service the future growth of company. Assist in progressing planning processes and systems to further improve accuracy while reducing administrative effort Ensure and monitor inventory levels to improve service, minimize excess & overages and improve working capital. Lead the divisional S&OP process Prepare and facilitate Consensus Supply Chain Planning meetings to balance agreed demand with planned purchases and inventory levels Influence and collaborate with key partners in marketing, sales (field sales, corporate sales managers and directors), and finance and address input gaps as identified by forecast error review & other means. Assess the impact of market changes or significant variances in the forecast and recommend appropriate revisions and tactics. Places purchase orders, as required, in support of the Operations group and other departments. Maintains the effective administration of the MRP/ERP systems through timely entries and daily review of critical purchasing and inventory data. Solicits proposals from vendors and negotiates the best possible deal for materials and services, considering the quality, service and price for each proposal. Facilitates the timely purchase of goods, within acceptable lead times from vendors through regular coordination with plant operations personnel. Interacts daily with the Purchasing Manager/Director to evaluate the effectiveness of ongoing negotiations and the purchasing system. Researches potential new suppliers for raw materials and services. Supports the evaluation of new suppliers, raw materials, and supplies, including the solicitation of initial QC documentation. Participates in the forecasting and budgeting processes as necessary. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site. Assists with toll manufacturing production entry, purchasing, and inventory transactions. Provides backup to the Purchasing Manager/Director on an as-needed basis. Some travel including weekends may be required ( Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree preferred in a Supply Chain or Business discipline. Minimum five (5) years of supply chain/ purchasing experience, preferably in a Feed/Food manufacturing environment. Manufacturing and Feed/Food industry experience a plus. Good negotiating skills. Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts. Effective analysis/problem solving/decision-making skills. Effective analysis/problem solving/decision-making skills. Proficient with MRP/ERP systems. Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Organizational skills for efficient office control are mandatory. Up to 10% travel #LI #IN
balchem Maryland Heights, MO, USA
Jun 25, 2019
Full time
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The Powder Systems Product Manager will play an integral role in Balchems success by managing all product lines for the Powder Systems business. The position will focus on implementing short-term tactical and long-term strategic initiatives related to the Powder Systems product line as set by the Powder Systems Business Director. To accomplish this, the Product Manger must demonstrate strong leadership skills, be comfortable driving cross-functional change initiatives, and assist in implementing a strategic roadmap related to Powder Systems initiatives. This individual will act as a key liaison between Purchasing, Customer Service, Plant Operations, Research and Development, and Commercial teams. The role will be responsible for driving implementation of commercial strategies, assist in identifying, prioritizing, and managing market development activities, develop knowledge base on industry and segments, and provide internal support to sales team for the Powder Systems product line. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Powder Systems Business Management Act as first point of contact for key internal stakeholders on any product line issues. Demonstrates flexibility, strong communication skills and ability to solve problems. Communicate effectively with internal and external customers to improve communication flow and effectiveness and reduce risk. Provides internal support and information to sales team to execute the commercial strategy at target accounts Works with the Business Director and Technical Managers to prioritize product development activities and technical support needed to ensure consistency with strategy and budgeted business Budget/Forecast/Pricing/Margin Management Supports the forecasting process with Business Director, Pricing and Demand Manager and Sales Director. Coordinates the customer pricing and margin management process including customer RFQs. Supports Business Director with annual Budget process. Strategy and Growth Supports the customer pipeline and communicates the key projects to the Business Director and Sales Director. Helps implement and support commercial strategies to reach annual budget requirements. Drive marketing programs and business strategies with sales and technical personnel Assist Business Director to identify, prioritize, and manage all market development activities towards new business development and market penetration Develops sophisticated knowledge base of industry and segments, including: market size and product categories, growth rates, emerging trends and threats, technology, and competitive positioning. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree, preferably in a business-related discipline as a minimum; MBA Preferred Requires five (5) years of related experience with strong sales and/or marketing experience in the food industry. Market planning and new product development is preferred. Must demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, as well as strong leadership qualities when working with cross functional teams Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts. Effective analysis/problem solving/decision-making skills. Proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Organizational skills for efficient office control are mandatory. Solid decision making skills. #LI #IN
balchem Covington, VA 24426, USA
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
MUST BE ABLE TO WORK A ROTATING SCHEDULE PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Prepares ingredients and sets up equipment according to prescribed instructions for the manufacturing of products; operates automatic and semi-automatic production machines in all phases of the Encap manufacturing process, producing quality products and adhering to safety policies and procedures. Moves materials to production area for processing and moves finished product to storage area. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Performs all Production Assistant duties, accurately and with minimal supervision. Operates Encap production equipment, consistently producing quality products. Follows all Production related SOPs. Prepares ingredients for processing by determining correct charge weights according to instructions; sets batch controls to follow the product recipes; monitors processing operations and data, making adjustments to equipment as appropriate to ensure a quality product. Maintains a log of each product processed, including: code, lot number of raw, finished goods, date, operator's name, batch number, raw materials used, process readings at regular intervals, shift production data and other operational comments. Operates a variety of equipment and machines such as fork truck, skid jack, circular vibratory screens, blender, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, scales, high pressure hoses, pumps, air compressors, air conditioners, dust collectors, flow meters and hand tools. Takes process material samples as needed for laboratory testing Performs chemical and physical testing on in-process encapsulated products to determine adherence to prescribed specifications Interprets lab analysis as relates to in-process batch quality. Performs housekeeping duties including steam cleaning and washing equipment, disassembling and reassembling as needed; sweep and wash floors and work areas to maintain equipment and work area in sanitary condition. Monitors equipment and performs general maintenance repairs, as necessary. Examples include, but are not limited to changing/cleaning filters and unplugging piping. Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency. Ability to follow oral and written instructions; good oral and written communication skills and ability to perform mathematical calculations. Manufacturing and forklift experience preferred. #IN
balchem New Hampton, NY 10958, USA
Jun 24, 2019
Full time
Position Summary: The IT Solutions Architect/Developer plays a leadership role in the digital transformation of the organization. Working with the business unit leaders and departments heads, the IT Solutions Architect/Developer determines, evaluates, guides, designs, develops and implements information technology solutions that enhance business value and achieve business objectives. Utilizing tools including but not limited to Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Flow, Power Apps, Power BI and Salesforce, the IT Solutions Architect/Developer leads projects from inception through design and delivery to successful implementation. Essential Responsibilities: Play a central role in leveraging the Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint online and Salesforce platforms. Research and select the appropriate solution platform, Office 365 apps, Apps for SharePoint, Salesforce, or other solution to solve business challenges. Partner with business unit and department leaders to design, implement, provide guidance and support solutions using Office 365 apps, Apps for SharePoint, Salesforce or other applications and tool sets. Gather business unit and department requirements, determine priorities, perform due diligence activities, select and recommend solutions, develop scopes of work and implementation plans. Develop and prioritize solutions that enhance business value, produce a return on investment and achieve business objectives. Deliver, implement and support solutions that meet business needs using the Office 365 suite; including SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, Flow, Teams, Delve, Sway, Stream and Planner. Administer, manage and implement changes to the enterprise Office 365, SharePoint and Salesforce implementations. Development and implementation of solutions for enterprise content Management, workflows and enterprise search. Maintain excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Azure services. Identify, research and keep apprised of emerging cloud technologies, solutions, strategies, and developments documenting with the goal of identifying opportunities for their use. Provide thought leadership on best practices for solution design with an understanding of Information Architecture functionality including site mapping, application integration, enterprise search, content classification as well as mobile platforms. Present thoughts and ideas to stake holder groups of various sizes and technical knowledge levels. Elicit and analyze business processes and requirements from technical and non-technical teams and convert business requirements into system functionality. Be the Office365 subject matter expert for complex user support questions. Analyze the feasibility and perform testing of new features in Office 365, SharePoint Online and Salesforce as they become available. Assist in the development of training documentation, and provide training as needed. Work with other members of the Information Systems department to ensure standards are included, applied and maintained across all product sets and solutions. Job Requirements: Bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science or other related field. Microsoft Solutions Expert or Developer certification. Demonstrated business acumen including a basic understanding of accounting, human resources, operations, procurement and sourcing. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel. Proficient in performing needs assessments and making recommendations based on the discovered needs. Working knowledge of common project implementation methodologies and best practices including Scrum and Agile. Experience implementing and managing Microsoft SharePoint with an understanding of overall architecture, hierarchy, and administration. Technical proficiency in developing SharePoint based solutions using web parts, master pages, page layouts, content types, workflows, PowerShell and. NET technologies including CSOM, C#, ASP. NET, JavaScript, jQuery and REST API. Experience working with and implementing Office 365 features such as Yammer, Delve, Flow, Power Apps, Teams, OneDrive for Business, Office Online and workflow tools. Skilled with PowerShell for O365 and SharePoint and the O365 administration portal. Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services or equivalent source control system. Knowledge of Salesforce administration and development. Understanding of networking concepts and Windows Server Operating Systems. Experience working with related technologies such as SQL Server including SSRS and SSIS, Internet Information Server, Active Directory, Microsoft Azure Services Advanced troubleshooting skills and ability to solve complex issues effectively. Physical Activity: Travel among plants, corporate and satellite locations is required. Visual Acuity: Work involves extensive use of a personal computer or laptop. Environmental Conditions: Most work is performed inside in a normal office environment. Some work may be performed on the factory floor. Responsibilities may require weekend or late evening work depending upon the requirements of the project. #LI 952042- #IN
balchem Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Jun 21, 2019
Full time
Hours: 6pm-6am, rotating schedule Job Title: Production Supervisor Department: Production Leadership Of: Production Lead Operators, Production Operators Reports To: Manufacturing Manager or Plant Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Revision: 2/16 Purpose and Scope: This position is responsible for the efficient day to day operation of the production rooms as well as the development and management of the production team. This position is also responsible for motivating the safety and continuous improvement culture while achieving operating goals to meet growth expectations. Safety Expectations: Responsible for department incident rate consistent with IFP company goals. Must maintain department safety rules compliance and be a positive safety role model. Responsible for training all department employees on safe work practices. Responsible for ensuring an organized, clean and safe work environment. Ensure procedures and work practices have appropriate safety review and new equipment is reviewed for proper guarding, safe operating procedures, and lockout tagout. Must have regular safety discussions with team and proactively listen to employees safety concerns/suggestions. Must act upon those concerns and provide feedback. Responsible for implementing corrective actions after an incident or near miss. 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: Build a unified, successful team. Responsible for achieving established performance measures for productivity, quality, and safety levels as set for the production rooms and the whole department. Meet or exceed daily production goals related to safety, quality, and quantity produced. Perform troubleshooting of production room issues as capable and perform minor maintenance on the lines. Accurately assess when to call in additional support from maintenance and management. Crosstrained to operate all production rooms including paperwork and set-up. Provide backup to positions as needed to ensure efficient operation. Drive, initiate, and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes. Responsible for the timely, efficient, thorough, and effective cleaning and sanitation of their area of responsibility, including but not limited to production or packaging equipment and the surrounding areas or rooms, support areas, and other areas as may be required. Provide daily work assignments and production priorities to the operators. Build and maintain a high performance team environment and coach others in effective team interaction and function. Foster an empowerment environment. Lead, motivate and direct employees to achieve clear performance objectives. Must understand the company vision and set goals that will drive the Team in that direction. Detect quality issues and source the root cause to resolve the issue. Perform any necessary adjustments to batches. Coordinate and participate in PM (preventative maintenance) tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Promote GMP compliance and help correct GMP issues. Promote quality awareness and help correct quality issues. Understand the product specs and operating standards by customer product and implement the necessary equipment for processing. Learn, understand, train to, develop and follow documented policies, procedures, and work procedures and drive others to do so. This includes product codes, coding system, line changeovers, and wet and dry line cleaning processes. Set up of daily productivity board and track production to board targets. Maintain detailed and organized data records for the department. Ensure all necessary supplies, materials and WIP are stocked on the line for daily production needs. Verify correct incoming materials and ingredients are in the right area, ensure conformance to established standards and complete the material usage form. Assist in managing production supplies. Deliver Kanban cards to designated purchasing area for replenishment of supplies. Assist in development of work instructions, training and auditing team members and assisting in special projects. Perform audits within the production areas for paperwork accuracy and compliance with SOPs, GMPs, and Safety procedures. Assist Commercialization group with scale-ups and customer trials. Lead others in maintaining good housekeeping and an orderly work area. Support 5S initiatives. Assist in implementation of productivity improvements. This person will also help plan ahead to improve utilization of resources. Support and assist as needed in maintaining and improving operations of the production rooms. Must continuously assess employees for selection, promotion and discipline situations. Provide frequent, specific performance feedback and coaching to all Operations employees, including proactively addressing performance issues. Assure that Production team members are appropriately trained, coached and developed in support of individual career development paths and IFP growth plans. Identify potential successors within the team and develop them towards this goal. Conduct timely and thorough employee reviews giving accurate and constructive feedback to reports. Meet or exceed customer expectations for on-time delivery and quality of product delivered. Communicate Customer Satisfaction to the team using quantitative measures. Coordinate and conduct meetings with direct reports individually and in regularly scheduled team meetings. Include support staff as needed to maximize efficient operations and foster One Team approach. Plan ahead for the shift to ensure and approve full utilization of resources. Ensure consistent application of Operational and other Company procedures. Document and monitor procedures and processes to eliminate variation and promote sharing of knowledge. Cross train in related functions and assist others in obtaining cross-functional capabilities. Must develop cooperative relationships with other departments Plan, control, and measure all aspects of the production operations area Support, understand, and coach others in understanding and use of lean tools. All other duties as necessary to the success of IFP, Inc. Education and Experience: High School Diploma/GED Solid background/work experience in manufacturing (2+ years). Food or pharmaceutical a plus. 2+ years leadership experience. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing concepts and 5S organizational tools. Six Sigma training a plus. Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, ERP) Mechanical aptitude/trouble-shooting ability Knowledge of food GMPs a plus Attributes: Training and mentoring mindset with constant operator training Strong safety orientation Strong organizational skills Positive attitude and professional image Self-motivation and ability to work independently. Ability and willingness to provide support and training to employees on all shifts. Demonstrated ability to lead, work, and develop others in a team environment Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a multi-cultural workplace Ability and willingness to learn, understand, and follow documented work procedures Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment while moving multiple simultaneous projects forward Ability to manage time and workload efficiently, and the ability to prioritize and modify priorities accordingly Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to interface with customers and colleagues Able to work with all personality types and connect with people - quickly earn their respect and dedication
balchem Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Jun 21, 2019
Full time
Starting at $17+ DOQ Job Title: Production Operator Department: Production Leadership Of: N/A Reports To: Production Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Purpose and Scope: Set up, operate, clean, or tend machines to mix, blend or agglomerate materials such as food grade chemicals, liquids, or color pigments. 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. Perform Safety Audits Complete and maintain all safety training. 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. Perform daily GMP audits. Responsibilities: Level 1 Add or mix chemicals and ingredients for processing, using hand tools or other devices. Examine materials, ingredients, or products visually in order to ensure conformance to established standards. Observe production and monitor equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation. Weigh or measure materials, ingredients, and products to ensure conformance to requirements. Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools. Display proper use of hand tools. Collect samples of materials or products for laboratory testing. Record operational and production data accurately on specified forms. Test samples of materials or products to ensure compliance with specifications, using test equipment. Transfer materials, supplies, and product between work areas, using moving equipment and hand tools. General understanding of Good Manufacturing Practices. (GMPs) Understand location of fire stations and first aid kits. Understand wet clean and dry clean procedures. Read and understand product specification sheets and testing requirements. Forklift certified by video and written test. Understand item key format. Must be able to write legibly and perform simple math using a calculator. Communicate and work with other departments. Attend scheduled meetings. General understanding of SQF, Dietary Supplement, and MMR process. Must be able to fill out Maintenance Work Orders. Understand Lock-Out/Tag-Out requirements. Displayed comprehension of the agglomeration and encapsulation understanding. Display positive attitude.
balchem Sleepy Eye, MN 56085, USA
Jun 20, 2019
Full time
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: 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: 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. 4. Ensures that equipment repairs remains functional and are not a contributor to continued downtime. 5. Understand and comply with company policies and city, state, and federal requirements to safely maintain facility grounds. 6. Fabricate, hang and fit stainless steel pipes to 3 A standards, mig, tig, and purge. 7. 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.) 8. 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. 9. Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts in a timely and professional manner. 10. Complete painting, grouting, grounds maintenance, water treatment, carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting/fabrication, and electrical work by the deadlines indicated. 11. Read schematics and diagrams to accurately troubleshoot electrical, wiring, and building issues, using a diagram/schematic, perform the steps in effective troubleshooting. 12. Repairs and maintains physical structure of establishment. 13. Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery. 14. 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. 15. Rebuild and maintain a wide range of equipment, including, but not limited to forklift, motors, pumps, piping, ammonia system & process equipment, and small engines. 16. Perform successful maintenance on various pieces of equipment. 17. Evaluates needed repairs and compare costs with outsourcing needed services to determine most cost-effective method. 18. Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment. 19. Ensure welds are safe, strong, accurate, and compliant with sanitary and USDA codes. 20. 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. 21. Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts. 22. Must be involved in the safety program in the plant. Other duties may be assigned. ESSENTIAL EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS: A high school education, in addition to strong math, verbal, and oral communication skills, are required for the position. 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. This 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. The ability to manage change, interruptions, and the unpredictable nature of this business is paramount to being successful in this position. The job responsibilities require the candidate do an extensive amount of walking while on the job. A Class 2B boilers license is required for this position. Class 1B preferred. If not already obtained, must be willing to obtain. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: 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. VISUAL ACUITY: Operates various equipment such as computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices. Must be able to distinguish colors. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: 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. COMPENSATION STATUS: Full-time Non-Exempt #IN #LI
balchem Slate Hill, NY 10973, USA
Jun 20, 2019
Full time
Balchem Corporation Production Manager Benefits: Affordable Medical Benefits after 30 days (Including Vision and Dental) 6% Match on 401K Multiple growth opportunities associated with the position as well as in the overall company PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Schedules production to optimize the utilization of plant equipment and personnel in support of plant activities to achieve maximum capacity utilization at low cost position. Key member of the Plant Management team coordinating and performing numerous critical tasks described below. Works closely with plant management to identify and implement debottlenecking activities, process improvements, and investment strategies ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Directly supervises Plant supporting staff (Supervisors, Team Leads) and serves as backup to these position in any absence. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Reviews QC and production data ensuring products are being produced to specification. Works with Plant Manager to ensure products are produced efficiently according to established production rates to more effectively manage equipment and personnel. Responsible for ensuring food safety and notifying the Quality Manager of any incident affecting food safety. Coordinates production schedule with Inventory Control Specialist, site management, commercial group, purchasing, and transportation and operations personnel. Assists plant management team, supervisory, and operations personnel to improve plant efficiency and improve the accuracy of production documentation through coaching, training and mentoring. Schedules equipment and shift personnel in the most efficient manner based on availability of equipment, personnel and raw materials, in order to meet customer requirements and sales forecasts at the lowest possible cost. Works closely with the Plant Manager, Human Resources and Supervisors to ensure that personnel are operating at or above standard expectations. Assists in the review process of operator performances to develop strategies for maximizing output of all employees. Trains and mentors all supporting staff (Supervisors, Team Leads) to ensure best utilization of talent, and growth potential for future roles. Reviews inventory on a frequent basis and resolves any discrepancies between physical and perpetual inventory levels. Ensures that off spec and slow moving inventories are kept at the lowest possible levels, and are reprocessed efficiently. Participates with the plant manager in the monthly slow-moving inventory meeting with Accounting. Facilitates regular strategic production planning discussions with site management and the commercial sales teams. Works closely with the R&D department to coordinate production of process development items (PDI). Initiates incident reports and corrective action requests (CARs) as they relate to safety, GMP, and/or GDP standard operating procedures. Coordinates purchases of expensed items for production. Manages the training of new operation personnel. Must have a hands-on approach to Managing Serves as back up to Plant Manager. Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Technical degree preferred or equivalent experience. Must have at least 5-10 years experience in a Manufacturing environment, with at least 3 years in a management role (Food or Pharma a plus) Strong production planning skills required (ERP systems or similar) Exceptional communication skills. Must possess proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, administrative skills, and an ability to multi-task, prioritization skills, and excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Inventory and quality experience a plus #IN #LI
balchem Ogden, UT, USA
Jun 20, 2019
Full time
General Purpose of Position: Under the direction of the Director of Quality Systems, the Site Quality Manager will implement and manage long-term strategic quality programs as directed. This position ensures overall compliance with company policies, food safety standards, government regulations, and industry best practices including cGMP/FSMA and SQF standards. The Site Quality Manager is the PCQI and SQF practitioner for Ogden AMT & Ogden Human Central Warehouse. The Site Quality Manager will manage and grow site quality assurance employees toward a best-in-class team to support our high quality products. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following: Manage and maintain manufacturing specifications, standards, protocols and procedures for quality assurance and commercialization of new products. Manage all site quality assurance personnel to support a best-in-class food safety and product quality system Manage compliance with all quality and food safety programs including cGMP for dietary supplements, SQF and FSMA Food Safety requirements Manage performance, collaborate, maintain, implement and improve the following systems: Material Review Board, Food Safety Team (serve as coordinator ) Product Quality Team Corrective action preventive action closures and verifications Customer complaint and Returned material resolution Statistical Process Control for production processes Management of Change, Equipment and process qualification and validation for site and commercialization Continuous Improvement Initiatives Change control & document change approvals for site Yield Reviews and revisions Approver for Ingredient Hazard Analysis for all raw materials, and serve as PCQI representative for site Lead auditor for food safety internal audits & external supplier audits, and facilitate FDA inspections Minimum Job Requirements Education/Experience: Bachelors Degree required, in a science related field and approximately 5 years of relevant quality management experience in food, dietary supplement or pharmaceutical industries. Masters Degree Preferred but not required. Specific Skills/Abilities: Proficient in MS Office applications. Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed for all levels. Proficient in Statistical Process Control systems. Must have the ability to simultaneously work on multiple projects with deadlines. Must be self-driven. Extensive knowledge of 21 CFR 110, 111, 117, 210, 211 requirements required. Forklift skills needed. Individual must be a team leader and motivator. Working Conditions: Manufacturing environment includes exposure to mineral powder products. Candidate will work in a manufacturing environment that will require PPE. Office work environment. Some travel required. #!N #LI
balchem Ogden, UT, USA
Jun 20, 2019
Full time
General Purpose of Position: Oversee warehouse, small package jobs, and partial setup operations. Perform a variety of duties in support of the manufacturing facilities including the receipt, storage, issuance and inventory of materials, supplies and equipment. Work to efficiently utilize the warehouse space in order to accomplish the companys goals. Essential responsibilities and authority include but are not limited to the following: Coordinate distribution procedures to maximize delivery efficiency and flow of products from facility to facility Verify incoming shipments for appropriate quantity and quality according to the receiving procedure Learn and understand the Balchem ERP system and FIFO Be familiar with inventory control procedures and production batch records Assure that safe operating parameters are being followed at all times Rotate and stock products by moving pallets/drums/bags of material from storage locations to use locations using forklifts, pallet jacks, or by manual stacking according to the warehouse procedure and HACCP plan Understand and comply with the production facility Good Manufacturing Practices and safety regulations Maintain the AMT Warehouse in a clean and orderly manner by completing standard warehouse housekeeping and sanitation duties Actively and effectively participate in team activities (including meetings, planning sessions, etc.) Sampling raw material according to the sampling procedure Understand and use transportation concepts, practices and procedures Effectively complete the daily forklift inspections Effectively complete the daily transportation needs as indicated by the department schedule and/or manager Load and unload truck as required Minimum Job Requirements: Education/Experience: High school diploma or equivalent, preferred and a minimum of 24 months experience in a manufacturing/warehouse environment or in a related field. Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Must have experience with and knowledge of modern warehousing and inventory procedures. Understand the principles and procedures of record keeping and safe work practices. Have ability to organize stock and issue materials, maintain accurate records, communicate clearly and concisely. Must be forklift certified. Working Conditions: Position may require walking/standing for long periods; reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting. Frequent relocating of 100-200 lb. fiber barrels and 55 lb. bags required. Exposure to powder and heavy equipment in a loud manufacturing atmosphere. Manufacturing environment with exposure to powder mineral products, cleaning chemicals, restricted movement, dirty environment, hazardous materials, lifting and carrying heavy objects. In accordance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard (29CFR 1910.134) Balchem/Albion employees (Production, Quality, R&D, and Maintenance) are required to successfully complete annual fit testing (clean shaven req.) and medical clearance (respirator medical certification). In addition, when required to wear a respirator, wearers must wear it as they fit tested (clean shaven). Notice: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an at will relationship. #IN
balchem Middletown, NY 10940, USA
Jun 20, 2019
Full time
Position Summary: The IT Service Desk Supervisor is a key member of the IT Infrastructure Team and is primarily responsible for managing and leading the IT Service Desk, the initial point of contact for troubleshooting hardware, software or peripheral issues at both the client and server platform levels. The IT Service Desk Supervisor provides guidance to the IT Service Desk Team by prioritizing issues and delegating resources to address IT related needs. Responsibilities for the position include problem resolution, documentation, tracking and the monitoring of issues to ensure timely resolution and make recommendations for the continuous improvement of the Service Desk operation. The ability to recognize and escalate priority issues and translate technical terms into non-technical language is critical to the success of this role. The position also acts as the liaison between the end user community, the Infrastructure and Enterprise Application Development Teams. Essential Responsibilities: Supervise and manage the daily activities of the IT Service Desk Team by allocating resources, defining and establishing schedules, setting priorities, providing support and direction. Conduct performance appraisals and develop career goals for IT Service Desk Team members. Coach the IT Service Desk team members in effective ways to improve the quality of service to the end user community. Act as the primary point of escalation for the IT Service Desk Team. Assist in the development of IT Service Management processes and the improvement to service delivery. Train and mentor the IT Service Desk Team on operational procedures and software applications when applicable as well as troubleshooting techniques and processes. Assess changes to the logical and physical IT infrastructure and anticipate impacts to the user community. Manage and coordinate urgent and complicated support issues escalating to the proper subject matter experts as required. Participate as a key member of the IT Infrastructure Team in the development of network designs and the implementation of major system changes and systems integration. Collaborate and work with system administrators to maintain and improve system up time standards. Review progress of assigned tickets, ensuring end users are receiving appropriate assistance and technicians are following the established processes and procedures. Monitor, track and report on Service Desk performance metrics, make recommendations, as necessary, for the continuous improvement of the Service Desk operation. Research, evaluate and work with end users to determine hardware, software or system specifications with the purpose of recommending system technologies to support business requirements. Investigate user problems, identify their source, determine possible solutions, test, implement and document resolutions for future reference. Answer staff questions in person and via phone on all company supported applications and hardware. Work with vendors in a collaborative manner to resolve issues and bring about product enhancements. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Other duties as assigned. Job Requirements: BS Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology preferred. Will consider AS Degree with 2-4 years of experience. Microsoft professional certifications, Network+ preferred as well as experience with Microsoft Office. Supervisory experience. Knowledge of networking protocols specifically TCP/IP. In-Depth knowledge of Microsoft Operating Systems including Windows 8.1, 10 & Server. Solid experience in day to day Active Directory administration. Basic knowledge of telephony concepts and equipment. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and abilities particularly the ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel. Skills at organizing resources and establishing priorities. Knowledge of computing and networking hardware and peripheral equipment. Ability to learn, install, configure and maintain various computer system hardware and software. Knowledge of internal IT audit and SOX procedures and processes are preferred. #LI #IN
balchem Defiance, OH 43512, USA
Jun 12, 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 preferred. #IN
balchem Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Jun 12, 2019
Full time
Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Specialist / Engineer Position Summary: EH&S Specialist / Engineer to provide direct support to our facilities in the Midwest which currently include Faribault, MN, Sleepy Eye, MN, Marshfield, WI, and Whittemore, IA. The role will be based at the Faribault facility. The position requires excellent communication, organizational and multi-tasking skills. This person should thrive in a changing and dynamic environment and possess the ability to direct, plan, establish, and implement a variety of programs to assure the highest possible degree of safety for employees, plant facilities, and equipment. As the EH&S Specialist / Engineer, they must ensure safe work conditions and practices exist that meet all applicable EH&S regulations and company policies. This position will coach site management and personnel on the recognition, elimination and control of occupational hazards and environmental risks. Routine travel between the Midwest sites mentioned above, that are within three hours of Faribault, will be required. Essential Responsibilities: Analyzes and evaluates current EH&S programs, policies, and practices at each site to ensure they meet all current and proposed local, state, and national regulatory requirements. Designs, implements, and maintains EH&S programs and policies to minimize and eliminate safety risks and occupational hazards associated with work practices. Establishes EH&S monitoring programs to ensure all activities meet established requirements. Establishes methods for maintaining site records for occupational and environmental health and safety including documentation on training and certifications. Performs periodic safety inspections and compliance audits. Coordinates and/or administers EH&S related training activities to ensure that all employees are aware of their EH&S responsibilities and can operate in a safe and legal manner. Maintains/Improves current accident and incident reporting system for all employees. Investigates accidents and incidents to determine the cause and recommends changes to work practices or equipment to minimize or eliminate future safety risks. Investigates the adequacy of ventilation, exhaust equipment, lighting and other conditions affecting the health, comfort, efficiency of employees. Conducts evaluations of exposure to noise, particles, gases, fumes etc. and recommends measures to ensure maximum employee protection. Works with outside safety organizations to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements. When required serves as the primary contact responsible for assisting with EH&S audits by these organizations. Prepares safety and compliance reports as required by management and outside organizations. Provides input on and participates in EH&S strategic planning for business. Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the EH&S Culture. Essential Education/Experience/Skills: Bachelors or Masters degree in an EH&S related Science or Engineering field. Minimum of one year of relevant experience with an emphasis in EH&S program management. Experience within a plant under a Combustible Dust program a plus. Demonstrated people management and team building skills and the ability to manage multiple projects/programs simultaneously Positive and motivated self-starter with successful track record in changing environment; excellent organizational, teamwork and prioritization skills are essential Ability to communicate with clarity, impact and passion to help drive a growing EH&S program, and to collaborate across all levels of the organization to enable and drive change Excellent written, verbal, listening and presentation skills. Professional certification a plus Ability to travel regionally #LI #IN
balchem Algonac, MI 48001, USA
Jun 12, 2019
Full time
PRINCIPLE PURPOSE : Execute the sales plan and meet established targets for the assigned territory by growing current customers, developing prospects and becoming a strategic partner for business growth. Ability to communicate effectively with targets from impact roles on the dairy up the supplier value chain and with assorted partners who impact the success of Balchem brands. TERRITORY: MI/OH/IN ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Identify prospects Balchem animal nutrition and health products, including but not limited to feed/premix companies, channel partners, independent nutritionists and/or veterinarians and dairy farm managers that impact the dairy industry and decisions with Balchem brands. Utilize value-added selling skills and marketing support plans to move prospects through the selling cycle toward successful closure. Ability to provide, explain and lead customers and prospects to an understanding of the Balchem product value proposition. This includes developing and participating in strategic and tactical business growth discussions with customers and often will be on the dairy with nutrition, veterinarian and transition cow managers. Ability to organize and present technical product information to key decision makers. Monitor product performance and customer satisfaction and provide feedback to Balchem as required. Keep current with the dairy industry (especially within the territory) including but not limited to potential customers, competitive products, trends affecting sales and other business opportunities and timely communicate same to sales and marketing management. Develop sales forecasts (by account, product, volume, etc.) to support efficient production planning and raw material purchasing. Provide competitive intelligence. Assist in the introduction and representation of products through, seminars, conferences, on farm discussions and other industry opportunities. Timely and accurate completion of administrative duties such as expense reporting, call reports, database hygiene, etc. Use of software for CRM (Salesforce) and communication expected. Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Perform other related functions necessary to ensure business growth. QUALIFICATIONS: Degree in agriculture related field, advanced degree in animal science or business school preferred. Ability to interact with business approach on the dairy, with suppliers and service providers to dairy and with Balchem channel partners. Minimum 3 years of successful value-added sales experience with a proven record of customer growth and value awareness. Selling or support experience across a wide customer and channel partner base is important. Ability to close-the-sale. Understanding and experience in the selling cycle is critical. Being active and visible with dairy targets and professionals key. The ability to communicate technical information effectively, written and oral, is important. #LI #IN
balchem Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Jun 11, 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 Faribault, MN 55021, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
Job Description Job Title: Quality Manager Department: Quality Leadership Of: Quality Supervisor Reports To: Quality Director FLSA Status: Exempt Revision: 5/19 Purpose and Scope: The Quality Manager is directly responsible for the implementation of quality systems and initiatives within the facilities. This position is responsible for the daily operations as they relate to the production, packaging, receipt, storage, and release of food products manufactured within the facility. The individual in this position must establish relationships with not only her/his direct reports but within all departments in the organization to effectively cultivate a culture in which safety, quality, and productivity goals are met. 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. Must have regular safety discussions with team and proactively listen to employees safety concerns/suggestions. Must provide applicable feedback act upon those concerns as necessary. Active participation in IFPs STAR safety program. Quality/Food Safety Expectations: Perform/execute job duties keeping the companys commitment to quality in mind, driving the departments mission, and by being a role model for GMPs on the floor. Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the department. Monitor and maintain food safety activities as part of daily tasks. Enforce food safety plan while producing product. Responsibilities: Developing, educating, maintaining, and motivating a quality team through a context of accountability, ownership and empowerment. Formulate and manage the development and implementation of goals and objectives as they pertain to the positions direct reports. Create, implement, communicate, and maintain food safety and quality plans to ensure compliance to the corporate Quality Management System (QMS) ensuring conformity with regulatory and 3rd party standards and acknowledgement of customer standards. Responsible for the implementation of the IFP Quality Management System (QMS) Responsible for practicing cross-functional management reviews of the businesss quality performance and driving action from those metrics. Active Participation in the alignment of quality activities between all corporate manufacturing sites ensuring that the departments goals and practices are harmonized. Team with the R&D group to introduce and maintain product supply. Partnering with other members of the expanded leadership team to cultivate a quality culture that allows us to surpass our customers expectations in quality. Review and Approve nonconformances in the facility. Maintain a trained team that performs internal GMP Audits in order to maintain an audit ready state within the factory. Appropriately and effectively represent IFP, Inc. during all external (Customer, 3rd Party, and Regulatory) facility audits. Ensure closure of related corrective actions that result of said audits. Initiate and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes. Must develop cooperative relationships with other departments Education and Experience: Must have an Associates/Bachelors degree. Food Science is preferred, however other sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) will also be considered. Must have recognized 3rd party HACCP Training/Certification (or related experience). A certified PCQI and SQF Practitioner is preferred. Proven understanding and experience working is a 21 CFR part 117 is required, an understanding or experience in 21 CFR part 111 is a plus. In depth knowledge of quality tools such as: Design Reviews, FMEA, Control Plans, Fault Tree Analysis, Product Validation/Verification using statistical techniques is desired. Experience working in a certified Quality Management System (QMS). Experience hosting regulatory, 3rd party and customer audits. #IN #LI
balchem Sleepy Eye, MN 56085, USA
Jun 11, 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 Marshfield, WI, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The Quality Assurance Manager is a member of the site leadership team responsible for ensuring products manufactured at the site are safe, wholesome and comply with all applicable Balchem, customer and regulatory requirements. They will support and coach the site team in developing and maintaining a culture of best in class Quality through their influence and coaching. The QM is responsible for supporting and optimizing site quality operations and practices through effective data analysis and decision making. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsibilities include: Direct leadership of the site operational Quality and Quality Control lab employees. Assure that quality employees are appropriately trained, coached and developed in support of individual career development paths and Balchem growth plans. Identify potential successors within the organization and develop them towards this goal. Manage and supervise QC laboratory activities and laboratory personnel, coordinating daily work activities and overseeing instrument calibration and preventative maintenance programs. Ensure compliance with written procedures. Development and oversight of employee training in cGMPs, HACCP, HARPC, and annual refresher training for all employees. Will coordinate hiring, training and scheduling for core quality and food safety competencies. Coordinates with the Plant and Operations Managers to ensure that products are manufactured in accordance with industry and regulatory standards for quality and food safety. Review and approval of all specifications, procedures, test methods, and labeling Oversight of completed batch record review, product release and issuance of Certificates of Analysis Oversight of site Customer Complaint Program Champion effective Root Cause Analysis and provide oversight of the Corrective & Preventative Action Program. Includes review and approval of all investigations related to Out-Of-Specification Results, Non-Conforming Material Reviews, and Batch Deviations Issuance of the Annual Quality Review Support corporate Supplier Approval Program for raw materials and direct contact packaging Develop and lead site internal audit program, and take a leadership role in external audits by customers and regulatory or certifying bodies (including FDA, State, SQF, etc.); ensure timely audit responses and corrective/ preventive actions for all findings. Champion continuous improvement and best practice programs for site. Oversight of Change Control and, when appropriate, Customer Notification Accountable for the site Food Safety and HACCP programs. Provide support for regulatory registrations (FDA for food, dietary ingredients and animal feed registrations), and kosher/halal certifications. . Act as site SQF Practitioner; responsible ensuring the site maintains programs and documentation necessary to support the development, implementation, maintenance and control of the SQF System. Responsible for escalating major quality issues and any incidents affecting food safety to Balchem leadership. Uses effective negotiation skills to resolve conflict and drive alignment Provides coaching and constructive feedback in a timely manner Works effectively with team and cross functional partners QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Food Science or related discipline with three to five years of experience in quality management and experience supervising a Quality Control laboratory. Demonstrated leadership experience within the field. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Demonstrated working knowledge of cGMP for Food as well as good laboratory practices, testing methodologies and manufacturing practices. Demonstrated ability to understand and organize technical data for communications and analysis, working knowledge of Statistical Process Control and process capability. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and possess good interpersonal skills. Must be an effective communicator, possess good listening skills and have effective presentation skills. Demonstrates the ability to make sound decisions based on data. The ideal candidate possesses certifications in HACCP/HARPC, and SQF; and training in environmental monitoring, auditing and statistical process control. Better Process School certification preferred as well as experience with drying, pasteurization, LACF and acidified foods. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: Work involves standing, walking, reaching, stooping, kneeling, repetitive motion and moving, lifting or pushing objects weighing up to 55 pounds. VISUAL ACTIVITY: Operate various laboratory instruments as required. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Manufacturing environment COMPENSATION STATUS: Exempt (professional). #IN #LI
balchem Sleepy Eye, MN 56085, USA
Jun 11, 2019
Full time
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: Manages and provides leadership on all activities of a team (shift) of Spray Dry production personnel. He/she shall advise, control, and support operations to guarantee compliance with the Production Schedule, Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Regulatory Laws, and all company policies, and procedures. A general knowledge and understanding of production processes and excellent communication skills are essential to the successful fulfillment of the position requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Has primary responsibility for ensuring safe, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective production of material in the plant. Ensure compliance to the production schedule at all times. Determine efficient use of personnel, equipment, and supplies to achieve schedule. Work with quality assurance to follow all food safety policies. Monitor all production operations on a regular basis: take corrective action when deviations from specifications are apparent; report problems and corrective actions to operations staff in a timely manner; observe production processes for compliance with written SOPs. Communicate shift activities to Production Manager daily. Continuously audit personnel for compliance with policies and procedures. Maintain contact with Production Manager to plan staffing requirement. Practice good communication skills and promote team-based decision making whenever possible. Inform Maintenance Supervisor and Production Manager when major equipment repairs/supplies are needed. Prepare and submit work orders in a timely manner. Follow through with Maintenance Supervisor as to status of work orders. Participate in team meetings; attend training programs as advised by Management Staff; provide coaching and advisory support to team meetings; participate in team meetings as an active member. Performs and / or participates in supervisory duties such as: interviewing and selecting personnel, training and development, motivation, goal setting, evaluation, corrective actions. Set quarterly goals/objectives with Production Manager. Prepare batching records and labels. Seek educational enrichment as part of your personal development process and inform manager of courses or seminars that support your objectives and maintain the ongoing effort of personal improvement. Use time management tools to effectively monitor your daily activities. Meet frequently with the Management Staff to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about your work, the company objectives, production performance, etc. Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation. Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site. ESSENTIAL EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS: A high school education is required to strong math, computer literacy, verbal and oral communication skills. Some college coursework is preferable, with three to five years of supervisory or group leader experience in a food plan environment required. The candidate must possess the skills needed to plan, organize, direct and motivate people to ensure potential for further advancement through professional development. The position requires sufficient time to accomplish the tasks leading to long days, weekends, and holiday work schedules. When plant production is operational on weekends and holidays, the Shift Supervisor is expected to be available to work his/her appropriate shift. The ability to manage change and interruption is paramount to being a successful Shift Supervisor. Ability to apply common sense 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. Attain a second class boiler license. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: The job responsibilities require the Shift Supervisor to 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 60 lbs. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery, and hot conditions. COMPENSATION STATUS: Full-time - Exempt