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Food Manufacturing Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Slate Hill
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Food Manufacturing Process Technician
At Balchem, we're committed to promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing growth opportunities. We support our employees with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package!

Paid time off
401K plus employer match
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employee assistance program
Tuition reimbursement

Openings on 1st shift (7am-3:30pm) and 3rd shift (11pm-7:30am)!
Follows current safety policies and procedures and production SOP's (standard operating procedures) to process WIP (work in process) and FP (final product) through the screening and packaging stages.

Follows all safety rules and job function related Production SOPs
Selects proper size screen, measured in mesh or TBC; checking for dirt and holes.
Assembles screen to machines checking for proper assembly (tight, locking, and caps.)
Checks the position of the screening equipment so that it is centered under hopper
Checks position of drums under the discharge chutes, and that the correct number of drums are used
Prepares proper drum size with plastic liner
Prepares color coded labels and tape for drum per standard operating procedure (SOP) for correct product name, product code number, batch number, date, and partial weight (when available)
Screens ingredients according to instructions by operating circular vibratory screens to include selecting correct ingredient, screen size, ensuring that equipment is fully operational, taking test samples at prescribed intervals and ensuring that products are accurately drummed, weighed and labeled
Performs material handling duties as needed to maintain Encap production operations by moving material (raws, WIP and/or FP) to any area (staging, holding, warehouse) as needed
Performs housekeeping duties to maintain equipment and work areas in sanitary condition
Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards
Other related duties
Responsible for food safety
Responsible for notifying supervisor of any incident affecting food safety


High School or equivalent education
Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations
Good oral communication skills
Must pass basic skills test, drug screen and background check


Continuous physical activity throughout the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting (60 lbs.), hearing, talking, repetitive motion, and moving objects (up to 250 lbs.)

Keywords: balchem, Paterson , Food Manufacturing Technician, Professions , Slate Hill, New Jersey

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