30 days old

Production Team Lead

Ogden, UT 84401
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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.


Assist production supervisor in manufacturing spray dried and granulation products. Assist with supervising and leading production workers during shift in drying, labeling and packaging of spray dried and granulation products according to production demands/schedules and specifications.


  • Assist the Supervisor with correcting any problems that arise
  • Assist the Supervisor with the granulation and spray dry operators, blenders and baggers on your shift, and effectively communicate production turn over
  • Safety coordinator for the team and assist the safety manager as needed
  • Team trainer for new hires and job advancements
  • Train/supervise production workers in all aspects of spray drying and granulation including the cleanup process
  • Ability to read and understand a manufacturing formula sheet
  • Responsible for operator accuracy of BPR, paperwork, labeling, tool checklists, kanban, all forms, & record keeping material
  • Assure that Manufacturing, Training, Cleaning, Safety, Quality, and other procedures are being strictly adhered to
  • Operate mechanical equipment safely and efficiently
  • Continually gain in depth knowledge of facility equipment
  • Assist with correcting any problems that arise
  • Keep Management/Supervision informed of changing conditions
  • Responsible for checking all forms and record keeping material
  • Work with maintenance personnel to address equipment needs and coordinate those needs with production scheduling
  • Involved in troubleshooting situations and development of corrective action plans
  • Provide suggestions for continual improvement, applications of lean processing, and aid in following through and implementation
  • Understand and comply with safety regulations
  • Maintain and assist others in OSHA, Kosher, GMP, ISO, LOTO, and QS plant requirements
  • Assist with maintaining operations in such a manner as to continuously produce quality products in a safe and efficient manner
  • Coach employees in a teamwork environment for continuous improvement
  • Discipline employees when policies are not adhered to (attendance, punctuality, performance, etc.)
  • Responsible for self-involvement, team involvement and execution of tasks relative to achieving annual departmental goals
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent, preferred and a minimum 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with supervisory experience
  • Able to operate a forklift
  • Must be responsible; maintain a positive work attitude, safety minded, quality minded, management supportive, and company oriented
  • Good communication skills, high math and reading skills, high mechanical ability
  • Basic knowledge of spray drying and granulation (additional training may be mandated)


  • Ability to work a 12.5 hour rotating shift.
  • 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 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)




Posted: 2020-09-22 Expires: 2020-10-23

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