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Production Shift Supervisor

Company: balchem
Location: Whittemore
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Production Supervisor
LOCATION: Whittemore
DEPARTMENT: Manufacturing
FLSA STATUS: Salary/Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DATE UPDATED: 02/03/2021

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
Overseeing all production during the shift from preparing production folders to ensuring that employees are following protocol.

  • Oversee that all products are pulled, weighed, checked, mixed, blended, dried, and packaged according to formulas, blend sheets, and work sheets. (Including any special requirements)
  • Account for production quality in accordance with product specifications and good manufacturing practices
  • Trouble shoot and solve operations problems as they arise; isolating problem areas and assisting in developing procedures to resolve them
  • Observe how the Operator oversees the duties of co-workers on his/her shift by correcting personnel when necessary as well as making sure their work performance is consistent.
  • Assist the Operator in training new personnel so that work is performed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Assure that adequate personnel are available for work (, may call in substitute workers when appropriate).
  • Recommend people for changes in job appointment, salary increases and promotions
  • Enforce company rules and policies, safety and sanitation requirements, and job performance requirements
  • Maintain appropriate disciplines of workers on the shift
  • Take proper corrective action when necessary
  • Perform annual job evaluations of employees
  • Ensure Operator's production records are correct by counting total number of bags produced during the shift and throughout entire production run
  • Ensure that finished products are properly labeled and stored in designated areas
  • Coordinate with Production manager and Warehouse concerning upcoming production needs
  • Supervise cleanup and equipment maintenance
  • Inspect dryers for cleanliness
  • Maintain the plant in a clean and orderly manner
  • Perform duties of sanitation supervisor during the absence of the plant manager
  • Secure the building and lock up as required
  • Review Quarterly Direct Report Training Records, document completion and file completed training records


    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred, plus a minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with supervisory experience
    • Able to operate a forklift
    • Good communication skills, high math and reading skills, high mechanical ability
    • Ability to move a minimum of 75 pounds
    • Basic knowledge of spray drying


      • Handling powder and bulk materials in a manufacturing environment

Keywords: balchem, Des Moines , Production Shift Supervisor, Other , Whittemore, Iowa

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