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Senior Production Engineer

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

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
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 www.balchem.com

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manage and coordinate process improvement activities to achieve safety, quality, production, and efficiency goals
Provide oversight to the maintenance department
Evaluate and implement projects that reduce cost, increase value, and improve quality; Lead Continuous Improvement; develop and evaluate Lean/Six-Sigma opportunities and coordinate and assist in implementation Leading to Batch Right First Time Every Time
Deliver timely and effective technical support to address immediate or long-term operational issues
Collaborate with facility management to define technical needs and required improvement, recommend capital projects and assist in the execution and startup of projects.
Interface effectively with other departments and team members such as commercial, accounting, QA and procurement
Ensure that all Safety, Health and Environmental systems are upheld to ensure environmental compliance and safety


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsible for operational performance of new installations, product scale ups and training the operators.
Interface effectively with other departments and team members such as commercial, accounting, QA and procurement
Review production data routinely to ensure accuracy and analyze for improvements
Set a positive leadership example and develop/inspire supervisors, operators and mechanics to more effectively perform their responsibilities
Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and train operators on processes and process changes
Support all new product introductions and trials. Assist in the development of new products and processes
Improve Quality performance through variability reduction
Have a thorough understanding of the equipment and troubleshoot reliability issues
Generate downtime analysis reports and performs Pareto Analysis on results


REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
5-8 years of plant engineering experience
Proven data management and analysis skills
Problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to foster teamwork in an organization
Demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of processing and the ability to instruct and train operators on best practices and GMP
Must be willing to take ownership of a problem and have a positive, can do attitude
Able to demonstrate strategic leadership skills
Enthusiastic/positive approach to their work
Attention to detail
Ability to work self-directed (day to day). High level of initiative, priority setting.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Balchem requires anyone working in the plant or entering the warehouse to adhere to the personal protective equipment policies and procedures
All personal protective equipment furnished must be worn by all employees when required or needed to perform proper and safe working conditions
Individual may occaisionally be exposed to wet or humid conditions, working near moving mechanical parts, work in extreme heat (non-weather), work in high noise levels and vibration
Individual may also be periodically working in high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and extreme cold (non-weather)


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.
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