Maintenance Technician

Website Balchem Corporation

Maintenance Technician Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Marshfield, WI, 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 looking to hire a Maintenance Technician who will install, maintain, and repair machinery, boilers, equipment, physical structures, and pipe and electrical systems.

Educational Qualification

  • No education level is mentioned, yet applicants may be required a High School Diploma

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Assure that work assignments are carried out in accordance with all safety programs procedures, standards, and policies and are completed safely, accurately, and by the deadlines
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose, and problem-solve Programmable Logic Control (PLC), Computers, Controls, Electrical/Electronics (3 phase, 220, 440), Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Plumbing, HVAC, and general building maintenance to determine necessary repairs
  • Maintain and monitor the high-pressure boiler for safe and efficient operation of the manufacturing process (chemically treat and check safety valves/controls on the high-pressure boiler; demonstrate comprehension of boiler operation via testing)
  • Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of machinery
  • Complete painting, grouting, grounds maintenance, water treatment, carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting/fabrication, and electrical work by the deadlines indicated
  • Dismantles defective machines and equipment and installs new or repaired parts in a timely and professional manner
  • Document activities in an organized and accurate manner for effective communication with teammates and other employee owners (Including Work Orders, PM records, Order Requisitions, Inventory Lists, Parts Requisitions, etc.)
  • Ensure welds are safe, strong, accurate, and compliant with sanitary and USDA codes
  • Ensures that equipment repairs remain functional and are not a contributor to continued downtime
  • Evaluates needed repairs and compare costs with outsourcing needed services to determine a most cost-effective method
  • Fabricate, hang, and fit stainless steel pipes to 3 A standards, Mig, Tig, and purge
  • Installs and repairs electrical apparatus, such as transformers and wiring, and electrical and electronic components of machinery and equipment
  • Listens for unusual sounds from machines or equipment to detect malfunction and discusses machine operation variations with supervisors or other maintenance workers to diagnose problems or repair machine
  • Operates cutting torch or welding equipment to cut or join metal parts
  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment in the facility by visually inspecting, and testing machinery and equipment to ensure proper function and promote efficiency to ensure breakdowns due to maintenance issues are controlled
  • Perform successful maintenance on various pieces of equipment
  • Read schematics and diagrams to accurately troubleshoot electrical, wiring, and building issues, using a diagram/schematic, perform the steps in effective troubleshooting
  • Rebuild and maintain a wide range of equipment, including, but not limited to forklifts, motors, pumps, piping, ammonia system and process equipment, and small engines
  • Repairs and maintains the physical structure of the establishment
  • Sets up and operates machine tools such as lathe, grinder, drill, and milling machine to repair or fabricate machine parts, jigs and fixtures, and tools
  • Understand and comply with company policies and city, state, and federal requirements to safely maintain facility grounds
  • Other duties may be assigned


  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to manage change, interruptions and the unpredictable nature of this business is paramount to being successful in this position
  • Must be able to effectively follow all written and oral instructions
  • 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 able to work independently to organize tasks and manage the workload
  • Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion
  • 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
  • Requires sufficient time to accomplish the tasks leading to long days, weekends, and holiday work schedules
  • Will possess advanced communication skills and be able to effectively interface with Plant Engineering, Operations Management/Supervisors, and outside equipment vendors, suppliers, and engineers
  • Will work effectively and quickly under pressure

Working Conditions

  • Be able to work in unusual positions and confined spaces
  • Hours as needed by the company
  • Must be able to climb, stoop and bend
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. regularly, have good agility
  • Require an extensive amount of walking while on the job
  • The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery, and hot conditions


  • 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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