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  • Director, Engineering, Balchem - New Hampton, NY

    Job Locations US-NY-New Hampton
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/25/2018 9:27 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Executive / Management / Supervisor / Director
    Balchem Corporation
  • Overview

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    Please Apply Here: Director, Engineering Application



    The position is responsible for leading the engineering organization, leading the company capital program, and leading the portfolio of major capital projects from concept to commissioning. The corporate process and project engineering resources will directly report to this position. Inaddition this position will take the lead and be responsible for the development of standards, standard designs, project engineering resources, and project management practices across the company. The role will be accountable for managing key engineering contractor relationships in cooperation with Procurement and be the liaison with Process R&D, Procurement, and engineering resources at the sites. The role will include developing and implementing process technology and design improvements that drive efficiencies, capacity and productivity.


    • Globally recruit, train, develop and supervise the Corporate Process and Engineering resources
    • Conceive, design, build, and deliver major capital projects safely, on time, on budget and functionally meeting the project scope. Maintain a benchmark of project performance
    • Develop creative project execution strategies in conjunction with procurement, legal, and others to deliver cost effective projects globally
    • Coordinate company functional groups on timing and resources for project execution
    • Recommend and provide technical direction and input to continuous improvement projects
    • Establish centers of engineering knowledge and project management for the key Balchem processing
    • Develop standards and standard designs
    • Develop the multi year company capital plan and priorities. Lead the development of the annual capital budget and track execution
    • Integrate with R&D on technology developments and translate into designs and projects to deliver the product or benefits intended
    • Provide financial estimates for early stage business projects for decisions
    • Develop critical minimum design standards for key Balchem processes
    • Establish a standard project work process and train appropriate personnel
    • Provide direction to sites on design and execution considerations for their small projects



    • BS Degree in Engineering with a functional knowledge of chemistry or biology
    • Minimum of 15 years experience in capital project management in the chemical, food or pharma
    • Minimum of 5 years experience in project management in food or pharma projects
    • Held the Project Manager position for single projects greater than $40 Million
    • Build solid working relationships and partner closely with manufacturing, research and development, business, and finance teams
    • Strong business sense, attention to detail, and a strong desire to grow professionally are keys to success in this challenging position
    • Understands implicitly how to manage and work with different people and various work styles at all levels
    • Articulate with excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
    • Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal, and team-building skills
    • Able to work in a fast-paced environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong influencing skills
    • Able to seamlessly transition between strategic and tactical work, willing to “roll up their sleeves”
    • Strong work ethic with self-accountability for high-quality results
    • Organizationally savvy and comfortable working in a highly matrixed organization
    • Strong self-starter, proactive rather than reactive. Ability to work independently
    • Positive attitude and perseverance in the face of challenges and/or changing circumstances
    • High-energy, proactive, self-starter capable of completing a diverse workload within tight timelines
    • Highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
    • Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information
    • Change agent and driver of high performance culture
    • Ability to effectively manage in a matrixed and global complex organization
    • Ability to build business partner relationships
    • Experienced in negotiating and contracting



    • Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Degree
    • International Experience in Capital Project execution
    • Experience in managing a portfolio of capital projects greater than $30 million
    • Experience working in a Engineering Company
    • Site Management experience

    Company Profile

    Founded in 1967 and based in New Hampton, NY, Balchem Corporation (Nasdaq:BCPC) is a publically traded global specialty chemicals company with approximately $600 million in revenue and north of $2.3 billion market cap, having witnessed steady growth over the past five years. The firm develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The Company consists of four business segments: Human Nutrition & Health; Animal Nutrition & Health; Specialty Products; and Industrial Products. Balchem employs over 1,000 people worldwide who are engaged in many diverse activities, developing the company into chosen market leadership positions.


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