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Controls Engineer

Company: balchem
Location: Verona
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

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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 www.balchem.com


Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.

Manages capital expenditures on the Verona site including design, installation, safety, cost, and helps coordinate startups. Managing responsibility includes overall Project and Construction management activities. This should be Ryan or Peter now

Daily responsibilities include solutions implementation and support of production. Plans and coordinates technical design and engineering implementation of project work in compliance with PSM, SQF, and GMP procedures.

Assist with maintaining and upgrading of the plant's PLC control system and network.

Assists with Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Plan (RMP) compliance through leadership and participation in activities required for all fifteen elements of these standards.

Coordinates with other plant departments, particularly with Production, as well as with off site departments (R&D, Business groups) to facilitate projects and support.

Assists the Maintenance Supervisor with cost and downtime minimization.

When necessary has supervisory responsibility of outside contractors and consultants including evaluation of work completed, required conformance to contractor safety policies, safety performance, and security of confidential information.

Develops new and innovative solutions to production improvement opportunities that accomplish business objectives including improving safety, quality, or efficiency.

When necessary formulates and supervises civil mechanical, electrical and environmental process studies to determine the feasibility of proposed projects and to establish structural, mechanical, electrical, operational or other requirements to design, develop, and install construction or manufacturing projects.

Provides leadership on selected projects and submits and reviews to the Lead Process Control Engineer and other managers for ultimate decisions including approvals for capital expenditures.

Prepares and submits the timely delivery of activity and monthly reports to keep the Site Services Manager and others informed about the status of engineering assignments.

Provides technical support during preparation of the annual Verona capital expenditure plan.

Maintains relationships with outside vendors, particularly those that supply services and labor for capital project assignments.

Assures that maintenance, environmental, and permitting records / documentation are completed as assignments require.

Performs other related duties.


Education and Experience:

BS degree in engineering related field

3+ years experience as a Engineer with an emphasis on controls implementation and trouble shooting in a manufacturing environment

2 years of experience programming or performing maintenance on a Rockwell/Allen Bradley PLC is preferable.

Capital Project Management experience preferred

A background in troubleshooting both equipment and process controls

Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


Work is partly sedentary but intermittently involves climbing, standing, walking, balance and coordination when reviewing equipment operation on site. Travel is required on specific assignments.


Operates various equipment such as computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices. Works on wiring components and air actuated equipment. Reads P&IDs and cross checks for matching in field conditions. Follows process flow equipment, and process flow diagrams. Monitors electronic historian systems and monitors and corrects PLC logic.


Works both in an office and in field construction and maintenance areas, but periodically outside subject to changes in various weather conditions and temperatures depending on specific project or maintenance priorities. Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, gloves and other protective equipment as required by the specific job assignment.


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, Springfield , Controls Engineer, Engineering , Verona, Missouri

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