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Manufacturing Process Technician

Company: Balchem
Location: Slate Hill
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Entry Level - Food Manufacturing Machine Operator -- 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available -- $18/hour to start


Prepares ingredients and sets up equipment according to prescribed instructions for the manufacturing of products; operates automatic and semi-automatic production machines in all phases of the Encap manufacturing process, producing quality products and adhering to safety policies and procedures. Moves materials to production area for processing and moves finished product to storage area.


Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards
Performs all Production Assistant duties, accurately and with minimal supervision
Operates Encap production equipment, consistently producing quality products; Follows all Production related SOPs
Prepares ingredients for processing by determining correct charge weights according to instructions; sets batch controls to follow the product recipes; monitors processing operations and data, making adjustments to equipment as appropriate to ensure a quality product
Maintains a log of each product processed, including: code, lot number of raw, finished goods, date, operator's name, batch number, raw materials used, process readings at regular intervals, shift production data and other operational comments
Operates a variety of equipment and machines such as fork truck, skid jack, circular vibratory screens, blender, boilers, chillers, dust collectors, scales, high pressure hoses, pumps, air compressors, air conditioners, dust collectors, flow meters and hand tools
Takes process material samples as needed for laboratory testing
Performs chemical and physical testing on in-process encapsulated products to determine adherence to prescribed specifications
Interprets lab analysis as relates to in-process batch quality
Performs housekeeping duties including steam cleaning and washing equipment, disassembling and reassembling as needed; sweep and wash floors and work areas to maintain equipment and work area in sanitary condition
Monitors equipment and performs general maintenance repairs, as necessary; Examples include, but are not limited to changing/cleaning filters and unplugging piping
Other related duties as assigned


High school diploma or equivalency
Ability to follow oral and written instructions; good oral and written communication skills and ability to perform mathematical calculations
Manufacturing and forklift experience preferred


Continuous physical activity throughout the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (60 lbs.), hearing, talking, repetitive motion
Ability to distinguish colors and operate a forklift
Works inside most of the time, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient level, proximity to moving mechanical parts, potential exposure to chemicals which are constantly monitored and wears respirator when manufacturing specified products


Keywords: Balchem, Paterson , Manufacturing Process Technician, Professions , Slate Hill, New Jersey

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