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Experienced Operator

balchem

This is a Full-time position in West Ogden, UT posted July 20, 2021.

DUE TO INCREASED VOLUME, BALCHEM’S OGDEN HUMAN MINERALS & NUTRIENTS MANUFACTURING IS NOW HIRING FOR OPERATORS. COME BE PART OF A STABLE, GROWING COMPANY!

Operator pay: $17.50 – $21.00/hour

Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publicly traded global specialty ingredients company with $640 million plus in revenue and north of $3 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past several 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 three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products and employs over 1,400 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 www.balchem.com.

Benefits

Balchem offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match.
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Insurance with low premiums
  • Life and AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax HSA and Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Holiday/Vacation/Sick Pay
  • Employee Referral Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training and cross-functional training available
  • Education assistance program

SCOPE OF POSITION

Obtain knowledge, training and experience to operate and maintain spray drying equipment in pharmaceutical products manufacturing facility according to ISO and GMP guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Learn and demonstrate knowledge of:

  • raw material blending,
  • finished goods packaging,
  • special packaging requirements,
  • sampling finished product,
  • testing product according to established procedures,
  • International Standardization Organization (ISO) principles,
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) guidelines.
  • inventory control procedures and production batch records.

Demonstrate willingness to learn and obtain the ability to operate the company’s manufacturing equipment:

  • spray dryer,
  • mixing vessels,
  • packaging equipment,
  • processing equipment.

Learn material-blending procedures and demonstrate ability to perform blending processes.

All employees are required to adhere to all certification compliance requirements, (i.e. GMP, ISO, Kosher, Halal, etc.)

Must also follow CIP chemical cleaning; COP chemical cleaning, maintaining a clean work environment, following work instructions, reading work instructions, following and comprehension of paperwork, documentation and proper material handling. Assist with water room duties as yet to be described such as adjusting pH, addition of antifoam, etc.

Become skilled at operating a forklift in a safe manner while working in and around people and equipment.

Responsible for cleaning equipment and the surrounding work areas.

Learn the process of and assist in the standardization of facility specific Work Instructions (WI).

Responsible for self-involvement, team involvement and execution of tasks relative to achieving annual departmental goals.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or equivalent, preferred. 12 to 24 months experience in a manufacturing environment a plus.

Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Abilities, etc.: High school level reading, math, writing and comprehension skills. Must be able to comprehend the recipes. Must be able to understand and follow processing, safety, and quality guidelines written in English. Must have or be able to obtain forklift operators permit. Must be able to work in a team oriented environment. Must be able to process extensive amounts of documentation legibly.

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, 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).

Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.

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