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Balchem 1st Shift Production Operator in Lincoln, Nebraska

1st Shift Production Operator

Department: Lincoln

Location: Lincoln, NE

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JOB TITLE: Coater Operator/Extruder Room


DEPARTMENT: Production

FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Production Supervisor

DATE UPDATED: 06/12/2020


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


To accurately add the necessary ingredients to create the specific coating required and maintain the continued operation of the Coater machine on the Extruder side while both seeing to all OSHA standards, safety standards and quality standards applicable according to Balchem Corporation-s Policies.


  • Setup of coating area spray bar, belts, tanks, and Honeywell-s, as well as start-up and shut down of the Coater Machine in the Extruder Department utilizing Standard Operating Conditions

  • Necessary cleaning of Coater machine and equipment adhering to cleaning Standard Operating Procedures

  • Maintain bin operations by visually monitoring bins and changing bins as necessary

  • Accurately measure ingredients for production of various coating and flavor batches

  • Use Flavor Pumps, and spray bar being sure to check the rate of product added per minute for accuracy

  • Clearly record and maintain all necessary records and information as required and bring to attention any discrepancies or otherwise noted concerns

  • Maintain a sanitary work area adhering to all OSHA standards and Balchem Corporation-s Standard Operating Procedures including but not limited to in process, end of shift, end of a run, quarterly and as otherwise directed

  • Always maintain a high level of awareness for all safety measures including OSHA regulations and procedures set forth by Balchem management, including proper use of Lock out/Tag out procedures

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Adhere to all Company policies and procedures, i.e. personnel, safety, and equipment maintenance and upkeep

  • Become proficient in areas of production and safety policies and procedures (accident/injury reporting, blood borne pathogens, confined spaces, emergency evacuation, equipment operation/maintenance, hazard communication, ladders, lockout/tag out, personal protective equipment, etc.).


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Six months of related experience and/or training

  • Individual must be equipped with strong motivation, organization, time management, and communication skills (both orally and written)

  • Must have excellent attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Individual should demonstrate strong work ethics (punctual, dependable, and trustworthy) and be quality-oriented and process-oriented

  • The ability to utilize common sense and skills in completing responsibilities and operating equipment conforming to Balchem production and safety procedures is needed

  • The ability to read and comprehend simple instructions is necessary

  • Individual should possess the ability to effectively communicate and handle conflict in a professional manner

  • The ability to give and welcome feedback and contribute to building a positive team spirit is required

  • Employee must be capable of completing the Coater (Extruder) Operator Training and be able to do basic math functions


  • Individual will continually be required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, to talk and hear, and to utilize specific vision abilities including but not limited to close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus

  • Regularly required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl, using proper ergonomic principles, taste, smell, and lift up to 25 pounds

  • Periodically required to lift up to and above 50 and 100 pounds, utilizing safe and proper lift techniques and equipment

  • Individual will rarely be required to sit

  • Individual will operate equipment, including but not limited to computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices

  • The ability to distinguish colors is required

  • Balchem Corporation requires anyone working in the plant or entering the plant to adhere to the personal protective equipment policies and procedures

  • All personal protective equipment furnished must be worn by all employees when required or needed to perform proper and safe working conditions

  • Individual may rarely be exposed to wet or humid conditions, working near moving mechanical parts, work in extreme heat (non-weather), work in high noise levels and vibration

  • Individual may also be periodically working in high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, and extreme cold (non-weather)

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