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Maintenance Technician Trainee

Company: balchem
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW: Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures and markets specialty ingredients that improve and enhance the health and well-being of life on the planet, providing state-of-the-art solutions and the finest quality products for a range of industries worldwide. Our corporate headquarters is located in New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) and we have a broad network of sales offices, manufacturing sites, and R&D centers, primarily located in the US and Europe. Founded in 1967, Balchem is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ BCPC) with annual revenues over $640 million and a market cap exceeding $3.0 billion. The company consists of three business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; and Specialty Products. Balchem employs over 1,400 people worldwide who are engaged in diverse activities, committed to developing the company into global market leadership positions. To learn more about our dynamic, stable and growing company, visit POSITION SUMMARY: The Maintenance Technician Trainee learns to perform industrial 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. Immediate opportunity for advancement when individual learns and shows skillsets beyond the entry level. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • 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 other 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.). REQUIREMENTS:
    • Basic Mechanical or Electrical background
    • Individual must be willing to work any potential shift upon advancement.
    • 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.
    • Computer knowledge and experience is a plus
    • 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. WORKING CONDITIONS:
      • Individual will continually be required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, to talk and hear, and to utilize specific vision abilities including but not limited to close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
      • Regularly required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, using proper ergonomic principles, taste, smell, and lift up to 50 pounds
      • Individual will operate equipment, including but not limited to computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices
      • The ability to distinguish colors is required
      • Balchem Corporation requires anyone working in the plant or entering the plant to adhere to the personal protective equipment policies and procedures
      • All personal protective equipment furnished must be worn by all employees when required or needed to perform proper and safe working conditions
      • Individual may rarely be exposed to wet or humid conditions, working near moving mechanical parts, work in extreme heat (non-weather), work in high noise levels and vibration
      • Individual may also be periodically working in high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and extreme cold (non-weather) WE OFFER:
        • Competitive starting wage
        • Plus Shift Premium $.1.00/hr. 2nd Shift & $1.50/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 #IN

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