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Manufacturing Technology Engineer

Company: Balchem Corporation
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW: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 New Hampton, New York, (Hudson Valley area) 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 www.balchem.com
POSITION SUMMARY:The Manufacturing Technology Engineer provides technical expertise for the design standards, process capabilities, scale-ups, hazard analysis, performance monitoring, technical training, and continuous improvements for a site or group of locations within the HNH business. This position will plan, support, and where applicable, execute engineering deliverables for the site's production and packaging functions.

  • Provides technical leadership to enable new product or process development by collaborating with research and development, corporate engineering, and/ or technical groups from other locations to develop engineering packages to deliver the capabilities required.
  • Provides technical expertise to generate and track value by implementing improvements to existing processes and provide guidance for process safety evaluations.
  • Designs experiments with internal and external resources to reduce variation, validate process change, or evaluate a project's cost/ benefit.
  • Develops project scopes, justification, P&IDs, drawings, and control narratives to plan, support, and execute process improvements.
  • Authors and reviews documents including Preventive Maintenance plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Material Masters, and other forms.
  • Leads and provide direction for other operational and engineering resources assigned to projects and processes, including coaching, mentoring and knowledge development.
  • Keeps abreast of emerging manufacturing technology trends and developments and incorporates them into design requirements.
  • Works with limited direction, using additional research and interpretation to identify issues/problems.
  • Responsible for technical support and improvement in the areas of material handling, ingredients preparation, receiving, CIP, and liquid & powder processing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    • Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical or biosystems engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Relevant experience, minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing environment
    • Food or pharmaceutical packaging a plus
    • Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel, ERP)
    • Knowledge of PLC's a plus
    • Knowledge of CAD a plus
    • Knowledge of PI a plus
    • Knowledge of food GMP's and hygienic design practices a plus
    • Specific knowledge of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and TPM systems preferred
    • Clear sense of urgency and ability to manage priorities to meet immediate needs and long-term goals
    • Ability to manage time and workload efficiently, and the ability to prioritize and modify priorities accordingly
    • Strong safety orientation
    • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
    • Demonstrated ability to work and develop others in a team environment
    • Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a multi-cultural workplace
    • Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment while moving multiple simultaneous projects forward
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills to discuss, develop, and implement plans
    • High sensitivity to quality and on-time delivery of commitments
    • Ability to develop others
    • Willingness to travel up to 15% of the time
      • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear
      • Often required to spend time in plant environments with operating and maintenance personnel requiring one to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs and/or ladders

Keywords: Balchem Corporation, Springfield , Manufacturing Technology Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Bridgeton, Illinois

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