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Regional Reliability & Maintenance Engineer

Company: Balchem
Location: Verona
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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
This role will report to the Corporate Reliability and Maintenance Manager and be located at our Verona, MO plant. The Regional Reliability and Maintenance Engineer position provides strategic ownership of the Reliability and Maintenance programs, initially focused at the Verona site.

  • The Reliability and Maintenance Manager will maintain and improve performance of the company's physical assets and monitor maintenance labor and material costs to achieve plant performance goals.
  • Drives improvement of maintenance and reliability performance/ work processes using KPIs.
  • Accountable for all site maintenance (routine and turnarounds) and reliability projects.
  • Maintains compliance with all PSM/ OSHA 1910.119 and environmental regulations.
  • This position requires considerable interaction with plant union employees, leadership team, engineering, corporate functional leadership, external support, and contractors
  • Develops and implements the annual strategic objectives and budget for the maintenance organization to support the directives for the plant and monitors performance and cost effectiveness to meet goals.
  • Manages maintenance department costs, including labor, parts, and equipment; maintains costs within budget.
  • Manage the integrity and maintenance of all plant assets, including production equipment, facilities, utility equipment, and grounds.
  • Selects, manages and works jointly with engineering or construction personnel in performing building structural, plant process, or other construction projects to make sure they conform to specifications and code requirements that necessary permits have been obtained, proper materials are on hand, and that projects proceed on schedule; coordinates scheduling of and supervises work activities of contractors performing approved capital projects for the company; evaluates contractor work, sets expectations with contractor for safety performance, and ensures security of confidential information.
  • Implements of spare parts inventory program to guarantee an appropriate stock level of maintenance parts and supplies.
  • Prepares activity reports, project proposals and cost analysis of replacing or repairing machinery, structures or other equipment as directed.
  • Review and optimize equipment maintenance strategies for process equipment; inspection, preventive, predictive and non-interventive strategies. Assess and recommend vendor and 3rd party maintenance services as necessary.
  • Conducts root cause analysis for significant or repeat equipment failures and implements improvements to eliminate recurrence.
  • Reviews CMMS data and equipment documentation and ensures accuracy and completeness of the dataset and files.
  • Analyzes CMMS data to improve equipment reliability and reduce maintenance costs.
  • Provides reliability and maintenance input on capital projects to guide project team on reliability and maintainability of the equipment. Provides input on the technical check out, equipment check out and commissioning of new assets. Ensures project related changes in equipment strategies and equipment specifications are updated in the CMMS database.
  • Provides technical expertise for PSM and mechanical integrity programs.


    • 5+ years in Maintenance/ Reliability/ Engineering in a PSM regulated Chemical Plan.
    • Ability to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders across the operation to ensure improved collaboration and deliver results.
    • Experience with PSM systems and hazardous processes (OSHA 1910.119), CMMS, RCA, PM and Maintenance Work Process.
    • Experience using CMMS and ERP software.

      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.Please see job descriptionPI217057761

Keywords: Balchem, Springfield , Regional Reliability & Maintenance Engineer, Engineering , Verona, Missouri

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