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Maintenance Technician

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

Job Description:

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician to join our Team in our Whittemore, IA plant.
POSITION SUMMARY: To perform maintenance functions at manufacturing facilities located in Iowa: work with outside contractors; coordinate and assist and perform equipment maintenance.

Work with production associates and supervisors to improve efficiencies
Perform regular checks on production equipment
Lubricate and check all motors on a daily basis or as required
Assure boiler is being appropriately maintained
Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive Preventive Maintenance Program
Coordinate and be available for on-call maintenance help during production hours
Be available to return to work at any time when on-call
Maintain critical inventory levels of all parts and equipment needed for production
Keep the maintenance shop and work areas clean and organized as per GMP/ISO requirements
Assist manager(s) with budget items striving to maintain budget numbers
Work with manager(s) to determine and address maintenance needs
Assist in problem diagnosis; confer with contractors and sales representatives as needed
Assist with production and product handling when necessary
Be an available resource for facility remodeling projects
Responsible for self-involvement, team involvement and execution of tasks relative to achieving annual departmental goals
Install, repair and program machines and equipment
Maintain facility grounds by removing snow and mowing the lawn as required


High school diploma or equivalent, preferred with 3-5 year's maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment, understanding and knowledge of PLC's
Knowledge of and skilled in the safe execution of the following: electrical, electronic test equipment; mechanical and production equipment repair, operating procedures and techniques; plumbing; use of power and basic hand tools; HVAC; welding (stainless steel)
Boiler operations certified preferred and knowledge of OSHA regulations and Programmable Logic Controller Skills


Manufacturing environment with exposure to powder mineral products, cleaning chemicals, restricted movement, dirty environment, hazardous materials, lifting and carrying heavy objects

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 four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial 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
Balchem offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

401(k) Plan with Company Match.
Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision Insurance with low premiums
Life and AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
Disability Income Protection Insurance
Pre-tax HSA and Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
Holiday/Vacation/Sick Pay
Employee Referral Bonuses
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Training and cross-functional training available
Education assistance program

Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.

Keywords: balchem, Des Moines , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Whittemore, Iowa

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