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Utility Production Operator
Job Location: Faribault, MN

JOB TITLE: Utility Production Operator

LOCATION: Faribault

DEPARTMENT: Production

FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Manufacturing Manager

DATE UPDATED: October 7, 2020


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 daily production support as defined by the Manufacturing Manager to support daily production requirements. Tasks may change daily depending on needs of the business (i.e. special projects, to start ups, to rapid turns on a wet clean, to pre-weighs, etc.).


  • Skilled and knowledgeable in multi production functions, including, but not limited to, machine operations, various machine/area cleans, machine set up, and product start up
  • Operate forklift in a safe and efficient manner
  • Transfer material as needed
  • Learn all relevant aspects of the computer system including inventory transfers
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Safe Quality Food (SQF) and company procedures
  • Adhere and comply with all safety policies including reporting any unsafe acts or near misses
  • Help promote and support company health and safety policy practices and procedures
  • Assure adherence to all elements of SQF systems and policies
  • Always performs tasks safely and comply with GMP policies
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted is required
  • Learn all aspects of the computer system including production transferring, issuing and inventory accuracy
  • Thoroughly and accurately document production paperwork
  • Fluid bed agglomerator machine operating knowledge
  • LOTO and machine cleaning knowledge
  • Support other production areas with tasks as required
  • Understands and maintains the HAACP program in detail
  • Label and store materials in correct storage locations
  • Locate and maintain inventories by moving materials within the inventory system (D365)
  • Maintain records including but not limited to computer, sanitation, production records
  • Safely and properly operate a forklift (forklift license)
  • Correctly complete and submit any inventory discrepancies or damage
  • Effectively perform all other duties assigned or directed by management
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of the Company
  • Solid communication skills required between team members, other shifts and other departments
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Attend all company mandated training sessions, which include Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, Etc.


  • High School Diploma/GED preferred
  • Basic math, reading and record keeping skills required
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted
  • Valid drivers with forklift license
  • Familiarity with inventory systems and bar coding preferred
  • Ability to follow written and flow-charted instructions


  • Production & Warehouse floor
  • Possible dusting conditions
  • Standing, walking, lifting > 80% of the time



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