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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: balchem
Location: Verona
Posted on: May 25, 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 position supervises maintenance activities at the Verona Site which is a 24/7/365 chemical manufacturing operations.. This position assists in activities of site equipment evaluation, new process and product scale-up, as well as plant improvements and supporting services. Assists in maintaining compliance in Environmental, Safety and Health and that all functions are accomplished safely, timely, economically and in compliance with GMP and other regulatory requirements. This position works directly with the Purchasing function to ensure that parts and supplies necessary for daily operations and/or repairing of equipment and parts inventory are properly maintained. Develops and maintains relationships with vendors. The Maintenance Supervisor assists Project Managers in planning and implementing cost effective results.
This is a high tempo, fast paced position. It requires off hours support, weekend support, and requires both technical and managerial skills.

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
Assists Site Manager and Production Managers(s) to ensure compliance with EPA, DOT, and OSHA regulations as they relate to plant design and operations; maintains plant safety, PSM, RMP, housekeeping and environmental standards and is GMP/SQF compliant.
Ensures the safety of personnel and property by making sure that safety equipment is worn, that unsafe acts or conditions are corrected, routinely inspects safety equipment, investigates and reports any potential hazards to the Site Manager(s) and/or Safety Manager
Supervises the shift by shift maintenance activities of the mechanics
Communicates expectations to each shift on a shift by shift basis as determined by the Site Services Manager or Production Manager(s)
Makes sure adequate personnel coverage is provided each shift to maintain production levels and best utilize personnel
Makes sure that adequate training and documentation is provided; assists in training new personnel, observes and records progress and ensures that operators follow correct procedures; takes corrective action as required by demonstrating proper techniques, making adjustments to equipment, procedures or consulting with appropriate personnel to determine proper action to meet production and training objectives
Provides discipline and documentation when needed, in the form of verbal and/or written warnings
Works closely with the Production Departments to optimize plant up time by communicating the needed repairs in a timely manner to the mechanics and working consistently with the Production Departments through completion of repairs and/or improvements
Assists with the implementation process for approved projects
Monitors both plant-managed and vendor-managed inventory levels to maintain plant uptime, communicates needs to purchasing department. Receives and distributes incoming inventory as needed
Assists Project Manager in capital projects as necessary
Works closely with maintenance department and vendors to ensure that all needs are met in a timely manner
Performs other duties as needed


Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred and a minimum 5 years of experience in a maintenance environment with supervisory experience - journeyman millwright level skills preferred
Must be responsible; maintain a positive work attitude, safety minded, quality minded, management supportive, and company oriented
Able to wear a respirator
Able to stand, walk and endure varying weather conditions, ability to lift 50 lbs., bend, kneel, crawl, etc. as necessary to physically examine & repair machinery within plant.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, etc.: Basic knowledge of Pumps (diaphragm, centrifugal, etc.), HMI use, valves, reactors, dryers, and other equipment typical in a chemical plant (additional training may be mandated)

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.PI217519740

Keywords: balchem, Springfield , Maintenance Supervisor, Professions , Verona, Missouri

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