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Maintenance Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Albert Lea
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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 $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 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


The Maintenance Technician performs 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 quality and safety standards which Balchem requires.


  • Understand how to operate equipment as per operation guidelines to include safety procedures and guidelines. Understand equipment, processes, and monitoring of equipment operation.
  • Record and maintain accurate data on documents as necessary. Ensure all paperwork is complete (including time cards) 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 others duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS:
    • Associates Degree or College Degree (prefer Industrial maintenance and mechanics); two to three years related experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education or experience is preferred.
    • 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.
    • PLC knowledge and experience 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.
    • Must possess proven, electrical, electronic, pneumatic, and hydraulic system troubleshooting skills.
    • Building maintenance skills such as: concrete repair, plumbing, and HVAC experience is helpful.
    • Possession of a Minnesota class 2B boilers license is required to have or be obtained within 6 months of hire date. Benefits:
      • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Health Savings Account
      • Limited Flexible Spending Account
      • Dependent Care Account
      • Savings Incentive Match Plan (401k)
      • Paid Time Off Accruals
      • Holiday Pay
      • Regular Pay Increases and Skill Assessments 2 Positions Open:

        1. General or entry level maintenance - 10 hour NIGHTS, 4 on/4 off schedule

        2. Advanced Maintenance - Days, M-F


Keywords: balchem, Rochester , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Albert Lea, Minnesota

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