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  • Plant Manager, Balchem - Slate Hill, NY

    Job Locations US-NY-New Hampton
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/25/2018 10:46 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Executive / Management / Supervisor / Director
    Balchem Corporation
  • Overview

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    Please Apply Here: Plant Manager Application


    This position is the manager of all activities at the Slate Hill site. Organizes and directs the activities of site engineering, production, maintenance, safety, quality, and supporting services to meet the business commitments of the Corporation. This position is also responsible for maintaining compliance in Environmental, Safety and Health. Provides both short-term tactical plans and long term strategic plans to the ARC and Ingredient Solutions business groups. Responsible for the cost effective use of resources to meet the needs of the businesses. All functions will be accomplished safely, timely, economically and in compliance with GMP and regulatory requirements.


    1. Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
    2. Responsible for Safety, Security, Health and regulatory programs on site including, but not limited to, Process Safety Management/Risk Management plans, emissions permitting and reporting, and support of ongoing safety improvements.
    3. Responsible for managing overall operating expenses, capital projects and expenditures, and budgets.
    4. Responsible for supervising/developing direct reports in areas of Production, Engineering, Maintenance, and Warehouse operations
    5. Coordinates activities with site QC Manager, ensures that all food products are manufactured in accordance with industry and regulatory standards for quality and food safety.
    6. Directs and approves production schedules to meet the demands of the business
    7. Oversees plant performance metrics and is responsible for continuous improvement activities at the site. Develops and tracks Key Performance Indicators and improvement plans against them.
    8. Directs the proper hiring and training of all employees.
    9. Prepares and submits the timely delivery of activity and monthly reports to keep Senior Management and others informed about the status of plant activities.
    10. Maintains a positive and healthy relationship with the community and regulatory agencies.
    11. Plant Host during customer, regulatory, and investor visits.
    12. Responsible for food safety and notifying Senior Management of any incident affecting food safety



    BS degree in chemical engineering or other engineering discipline. A minimum of 7 years experience with at least 5 in a chemical or food manufacturing environment. A minimum of 5 years experience in supervising the work of and coaching others.


    Work is mostly sedentary but intermittently involves climbing, standing, walking, balance and coordination when checking out sites or equipment. Travel is required on specific assignments.



    Operates various equipment such as computers, drafting equipment and instruments involving scientific meters and measuring devices. Must be able to distinguish colors.


    Works mostly inside in an office environment, but often required to be on the plant floor. Periodically works outside and is subject to changes in various weather conditions and temperatures. Will be required to wear appropriate safety equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, respirators, gloves and other protective equipment as required by the specific job assignment.

    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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