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Maintenance Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Slate Hill
Posted on: January 27, 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 Montvale, New Jersey 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 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

This position will be responsible for repairing and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment within the Slate Hill production facility. It will be responsible for examining electrical and mechanical equipment to diagnose problems, disassemble equipment and repair or replace broken or worn-out parts. Adjustment, lubrication, and preventative maintenance will be conducted by this position and/or, at its direction, by plant operators. This position will work closely with the Maintenance Supervisor to schedule required maintenance activities and associated process shutdowns if required.

Performs electrical work, including plan layouts, installs and repairs wiring, electrical fixtures and apparatus, such as fuses, circuit breakers, switches and motors.
Diagnoses and fixes electrical failure or problems.
Performs mechanical operations to build, repair and maintain plant machinery, such as machine parts where machinery requirements must hold close to the specifications; works from drawings or samples and uses machines such as grinders, hand tools and measuring instruments.
Performs metal working duties, such as repairing or installing steel or aluminum wall siding, doors, duct work, shelving and other metal materials.
Installs and maintains water, gas, air, oil and heat piping and associated equipment, such as pumps, reducing /relief valves, temperature control and ventilating systems.
Performs structural repairs or construction, such as using a jack hammer to break through cement walls or pads.
Performs welding procedures in arc and soldering techniques; a wide variety of other welding techniques may be needed.
Inspects building and grounds for any repairs or maintenance needed and reports findings to the supervisor.
Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards.
Performs other related duties as needed.


High school diploma
Minimum of five years of maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting


Knowledge of PLC and Boilers


Night shift hours, Monday through Friday, with on-call responsibility every 4/5 weeks.
Continuous physical activity throughout the workday such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, hearing, talking, repetitive motion and moving objects weighing up to 100 lbs.
Operates a variety of handheld power and mechanical tools.
Works inside and outside, noise above ambient level.
Proximity to moving mechanical parts, may wear hearing protection, may be required to wear/use respirator.
Inside areas may periodically reach temperatures over 100 degrees F.
Confined space entry will be required.

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.PI202029283

Keywords: balchem, Paterson , Maintenance Technician, Professions , Slate Hill, New Jersey

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