Maintenance Technician

Website Balchem Corporation

Maintenance Technician Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time (3rd shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Defiance, OH, United States
Company Balchem Corporation

Company Profile

Balchem 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.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Maintenance Technician who will properly carry out all duties as defined under the Essential Responsibilities category.

Responsible for correctly following all management guidelines and instructions as they relate to this position.

Must be extremely flexible and receptive to continual change in assigned duties – including the ability to work different shifts.

Must communicate effectively with the Maintenance Manager/Supervisor as to the progress of assigned duties.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants must have GED or Equivalent
  • Must be 18 years of age

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Must continuously demonstrate the mechanical and electrical skills necessary to maintain the highest possible plant operating efficiencies
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain all plant equipment and systems in order to repair or rebuild for efficient plant operations
  • Rebuild or repair plant vacuum pumps, gearboxes, valves, steam regulating valves, pneumatic cylinder controls, and all other types of pumps in plant operations
  • Repair forklifts and other material-handling equipment
  • Effectively perform maintenance and P.M. on plant CIP systems, AZO systems, mixing/dryer systems, chemical injection systems, air compressors, boiler systems, city water systems, ammonia systems, packaging, & handling equipment
  • Effectively perform industrial electrical testing and troubleshooting in areas such as 4-20 milliamps, 12/24/48/120/240/480-volt circuits, pressure/selector switches, float switches, relays, changing of high voltage and control components of various plant motors
  • Repair and maintain all types of packaging systems, pressure systems, boiler equipment, process systems, and fixtures used in the operations – all in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications or SensoryEffects® Inc. standards and directions
  • Observe equipment in operations, evaluate performance issues, and make informed decisions on repair/replacement
  • Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled – utilizing internal systems and procedures or equipment specifications
  • Fabricate equipment, following piping/equipment diagrams and equipment specifications
  • Obtain and maintain the required knowledge from manufacturer/equipment manuals and other resources required to complete maintenance tasks
  • Maintain all tools, equipment, and work areas in an orderly and neat condition – free of all removable dirt and waste
  • Take all necessary measures to work in a safe and professional manner
  • Assist the Engineering/Maintenance personnel on internal plant projects and system installations
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Perform accurate calibrations on all required equipment including PLCs, valves, sensors, etc.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned or directed by management/supervision


  • Additional hours will be required if needed.
  • All work will be performed in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Independent thought and action are important aspects
  • Working independently and efficiently managing his/her time

Other Requirements

  • Applicant must pass a written test with a score of 75% or higher in order to be eligible for the Maintenance Technician position
  • Maintenance Technician personnel will attain an acceptable level of proficiency in all described areas of responsibility
  • Must be able to effectively follow all written and oral instructions, write clearly and in an organized fashion, possess advanced communication skills, and be able to effectively interface with Plant Engineering, Operations Management/Supervisors, and outside equipment vendors, suppliers, and engineers
  • Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow all GMPs as described in company guidelines
  • Must be able to successfully perform all the duties assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor
  • Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the position
  • Must exhibit independent initiative to solve problems and correct them
  • Must satisfactorily pass the DOA for this position within 1 year of successfully passing the written Maintenance Technician test
  • Will be able to diagnose and effectively repair problem equipment in all plant operational areas; this equipment includes (but is not limited to): powder conveying systems, heat exchangers, Reverse Osmosis systems, dryer systems, canning/packaging operations
  • Will be able to effectively troubleshoot and repair defects in plant boilers, city water systems, ammonia/pressure systems, air compressors, all canning/packaging and dryer operations
  • Will be able to effectively use electrical testing equipment and volt/amp meters
  • Will be able to rapidly read and understand piping, construction layouts, equipment specifications, troubleshooting charts/procedures, and other various diagrams
  • Will be proficient in all types of mechanical rebuilding; this includes valves, pumps, major equipment overhauls, and repairs, etc.
  • Will have advanced knowledge and application skills in industrial electricity and be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical components and machinery malfunctions
  • Will weld stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel in accordance with all government and company specifications

Working Conditions

  • Continuous physical activity through the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, hearing, talking, repetitive motion, and moving objects weighing up to 50 lbs., routine climbing of stairs
  • Exposure to wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions and live steam and steam-heated water
  • May be required at times to work in confined spaces
  • Must be able to distinguish colors
  • Operates various equipment such as computers, drafting equipment, and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices
  • Regularly performs tasks in a plant environment, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient level, proximity to high-speed moving mechanical parts, and exposure to chemicals that are constantly monitored
  • Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, gloves, and other protective equipment as required


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Gym/Fitness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Paid time off
  • Profit sharing
  • Scholarship opportunities for employees’ children
  • Short-and Long-Term Disability (STD and LTD)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Wellness programs

Employer’s Statement

Balchem Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.

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