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Quality Lab Tech- 1st. Shift

Company: balchem
Location: Bridgeton
Posted on: January 25, 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 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
Starting wage is $18.oo hr.
The Quality Systems Lab Tech will be responsible for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the sanitation and the environmental pathogen monitoring programs, reviews of HACCP program documentation, and the owner of the label verification program.

  • Review batch tickets and associated HACCP records
  • Weekly expired materials dispositioning
  • Manger order reviews
  • Managing pest control activities at the plant and warehouse
  • Manage plant and warehouse GMP program
  • Manage the label verification program to assure compliance with allergen control and proper labeling requirements
  • Ensure compliance with written cleaning, inspection and pre-operational procedures of equipment, processing rooms, and storage areas
  • Review daily CIP and other sanitation records including master sanitation records (MSS) for accuracy and effectiveness of cleaning
  • Assist in development and delivery of quality/food safety training
  • Use ATP swabs to verify the effectiveness of cleaning and trends results to evaluate the need for procedural improvements or additional employee training
  • Complete in plant daily inspections and participate in plant process and internal audits
  • Ensure timely change out of trash compactors and their proper use and condition
  • Work with the Operations team to perform Root Cause Analysis and implement Corrective & Preventive actions
  • Provide back-up in the Quality Laboratory as needed
  • Assist the Quality Supervisor with any duties as requested


    • Experience in a science field or a minimum of one year of experience in a food manufacturing facility or laboratory
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and organize technical data for communications and analysis
    • Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills and possess good interpersonal skills
    • Ability to multi-task and stay organized
    • The ideal candidate possesses certifications in HACCP/HARPC, and SQF; and training in environmental monitoring, auditing and statistical process control


      • Work involves standing, walking, reaching, using a keyboard, stooping, kneeling, repetitive motion, and moving, lifting, or pushing objects weighing up to 55 pounds
      • Operate various laboratory instruments
      • Plant environment may be hot, and floors may be slippery


Keywords: balchem, Springfield , Quality Lab Tech- 1st. Shift, Other , Bridgeton, Illinois

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