27 days old

Dryer Operator

Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
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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


The Dryer Operator will properly carry out all duties as defined below. This person will be charged with correctly following all SOP guidelines related to this job. All work will be performed in a safe and sanitary manner. Duties include (but are not limited to): proper drying of powdered products to meet customer defined specifications as measured by bulk density, particle size, coffee checks, and powder flow. Proper sampling of all powder products produced during the shift. Proper cleanup and sanitation of all equipment surfaces both during and after production are important job components. A thorough knowledge and understanding of all equipment and controls is necessary for successful qualification. This person is also required to perform minor maintenance work and greasing on the associated equipment.


  • Properly and safely set up all operational parameters and related equipment prior to Production startup
  • Properly operate all necessary equipment during production to maintain powder quality and consistency as defined by company specified requirements
  • Properly and safely shut down the dryer and all related equipment
  • Properly clean all equipment associated with dryer operations; this includes a thorough knowledge of proper sanitation techniques to completely clean and sanitize all product contact surfaces
  • Properly complete any provided checklists for operating and cleaning equipment
  • Maintain peak operating efficiency of all equipment
  • Maintain all associated work areas in a clean, neat, and dry manner during the entire shift
  • Attend all company mandated training sessions these include Safety, Good Manufacturing Practices, etc.
  • Consistently follows all Confined Space regulations
  • Can correctly complete and submit work orders requiring a maintenance person
  • Effectively performs all other duties as assigned or directed by plant management
  • Properly samples all powder produced during the shift
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • The Dryer Operator trainee must be able to reach an acceptable level of task proficiency within a 4-week training period
  • Competency will be determined by a Demonstration of Ability module conducted by the department Supervisor
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have enough education to follow all written and oral instructions
  • Must be able to learn and master all necessary knowledge to maintain efficient and effective operation of all procedures and associated equipment
  • Must have mechanical knowledge and ability for minor equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the operation
  • Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow all GMP guidelines as required by the company and regulatory agencies
  • Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion


  • Routine stair climbing and lifting of heavy weights
  • Wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions
  • High noise areas present
  • High speed moving parts and equipment
  • Live steam and steam heated water
  • Corrosive chemicals present - use of Personal Protective Equipment required when handling chemicals


Posted: 2020-08-25 Expires: 2020-09-25

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