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Building Maintenance Assistant

Company: balchem
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

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

Provide high level of expertise in the facilities maintenance field. Work with maintenance technicians on all maintenance procedures, streamlining troubleshooting, PM's and repairs. Learn, teach, and maintain the Preventive Maintenance Program for the facility and all auxiliary equipment. This position requires advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Skills needed include construction skills such as carpentry, painting, light electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.


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
Ability to work in extreme hot or cold conditions.
Organizational and time management skills.
Responsible for cleanliness within the work department
Follow all Food safety practices and processes applicable to the department
Perform/execute job duties keeping the company's commitment to quality in mind
Monitor and maintain all food safety activities as part of daily tasks
Enforce food safety plan while producing product
Act as a safety role model
Follow plant lock out/tag out procedures and all applicable personal mechanical and electrical safety guidelines
Complete daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly PMs for facility, grounds and all auxiliary equipment
Monitor Daily reports of all maintenance personal work order and pm completions
Document repairs, changes, and modifications made during PM's within CMMS
Administrative skills for ordering supplies and scheduling maintenance.
Monitor and assist with maintaining of spare parts inventory
Assist in documenting Preventive Maintenance Procedures
Provide department manager with written updates of project status, downtime, events and equipment reliability
Perform work with sound judgment, professional interaction and tact
Complete PM's of Packaging, production, and support equipment as assigned
Initiate and support continuous improvement and elimination of waste and variation in processes using established improvement processes
Must develop cooperative relationships with other departments
All other duties as necessary to the success of Balchem Corporation


High School Diploma/GED required
5+ years of mechanical maintenance experience desired
2 years of technical degree preferred
Computer literate in Windows environment required
Manufacturing environment experience desired
Knowledge of food GMP's is preferred
Strong verbal and written communication skills for discussing maintenance issues
Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a multi-cultural workplace
Demonstrated ability for detail orientated work
Demonstrated ability to work and cross train in a team environment
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere
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


While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear
Occasionally required to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs and/or ladders
Frequently required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
Physical strength and dexterity to lift, move and handle equipment.
May occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Vision requirements include close vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus
This job is performed in a packaging and production environment in a manufacturing location
The noise level in the plant is moderate to loud
There will be exposure to machine noise and food dust when in the plant
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with or around various chemicals
The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration and risk of electric shock
Some of the job duties are performed in the outdoor elements which include but are not limited to: heat, cold, snow, rain, ice and wind
Packaging and Production environment includes varying temperatures (heat, cold and moisture)
While performing certain job duties, employees may be exposed to allergens of the industry such as eggs, wheat, peanuts, dairy products, tree nuts, and soy products, as well as latex and powders
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; reasonable accommodations may be made to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


Keywords: balchem, Lincoln , Building Maintenance Assistant, Professions , Lincoln, Nebraska

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