Maintenance - Defiance

Balchem Corporation Defiance , OH 43512

Posted 1 week ago

General Description

The Maintenance Technician will properly carry out all duties as defined under the Work Performed Category. This person is responsible for correctly following all management guidelines and instructions as they relate to this position. In addition, independent thought and action are important aspects of this position. All work will be performed in a safe and sanitary manner.

This person must be extremely flexible and receptive to continual change in assigned duties including the ability to work different shifts. Additional hours will be required if needed. Working independently and efficiently managing his/her time are important components of this position. This person must communicate effectively with the Maintenance Manager / Supervisor as to the progress of assigned duties.

All stated requirements for Maintenance 2 continue to apply to this position. The Maintenance Technician position has the following additional requirements:

1.Will possess the ability to effectively troubleshoot and debug PLC systems.

2.Will possess sanitary welding techniques that conform to all USDA and 3A requirements. The ability to train others in these techniques is required.

3.Will possess the ability to read technical manuals, understand their content, and use in effective problem solutions. The ability to train others in these techniques is required.

4.Will possess the ability to read blueprints/PID drawings, understand their content, and use in effective problem solutions. The ability to train others in these techniques is required.

5.Will be able to interface effectively with outside vendors and internal company personnel when required.

6.Will be able to work independently and effectively make correct decisions with minimal management supervision.

7.Will possess the advanced ability necessary to diagnose and repair all equipment related problems.

8.Will be proficient in skills required to effectively calibrate all types of instrumentation, valves, etc.

9.Must be willing to continue education as needed to maintain up to date skills to reflect advances in equipment design and operation.



  1. Perform other duties as required.

  2. Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Personnel in this position must continuously demonstrate the mechanical and

electrical skills necessary to maintain highest possible plant operating efficiencies.

The primary duties of the position include (but are not limited to):

1.Analyze, troubleshoot, and maintain all plant equipment and systems in order to repair or rebuild for efficient plant operations.

2.Rebuild or repair plant vacuum pumps, gearboxes, valves, steam regulating valves, pneumatic cylinder controls, and all other types of pumps in plant operations.

3.Repair forklifts and other material handling equipment.

4.Effectively perform maintenance and P.M. on plant CIP systems, AZO systems, mixing/dryer systems, chemical injection systems, air compressors, boiler systems, city water systems, ammonia systems, packaging, & handling equipment.

5.Effectively perform industrial electrical testing and trouble shooting in areas such as: 4-20 milliamps, 12/24/48/120/240/480 volt circuits, pressure/selector switches, float switches, relays, changing of high voltage and control components of various plant motors.

6.Repair and maintain all types of packaging systems, pressure systems, boiler equipment, process systems, and fixtures used in the operations all in accordance with manufacturers specifications and/or SensoryEffects Powder Systems standards and directions.

7.Observe equipment in operations, evaluate performance issues, and make informed decisions on repair/replacement.

8.Perform preventative maintenance as scheduled utilizing internal systems and procedures and/or equipment specifications.

9.Fabricate equipment, following piping/equipment diagrams and equipment specifications.



  1. Obtain and maintain the required knowledge from manufacturer/equipment manuals and other resources required to complete maintenance tasks.

  2. Maintain all tools, equipment and work areas in an orderly and neat condition free of all removable dirt and waste.

  3. Take all necessary measures to work in a safe and professional manner.

  4. Assist the Engineering/Maintenance personnel on internal plant projects and system installations.

  5. Perform all other duties as assigned or directed by management/supervision.

  6. Must be able to work with minimum supervision.

  7. Perform accurate calibrations on all required equipment including PLCs, valves, sensors, etc.


HAZARDS

1.Wet, slippery floors from ingredients and water solutions.

2.High noise areas present.

3.High speed moving parts and equipment.

4.Live steam and steam heated water.

5.Corrosive chemicals present - use of Personal Protective Equipment required when handling chemicals.

6.Routine stair climbing.

7.Routine lifting of heavy weights.

Work Experience requirements

1.Must successfully complete the Maintenance Technician demonstration of ability within 1 year.

2.Must be 18 years of age.

3.Must be able to effectively follow all written and oral instructions.

4.Must be self-disciplined, a team player, and be able to handle emergency situations common to the position.

5.Must be able to maintain and display personal cleanliness and follow all GMPs as described in company guidelines.

6.Must be able to write clearly and in an organized fashion.

7.Must be able to successfully perform all the duties assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Supervisor. In addition this person must exhibit independent initiative to solve problems and correct them.

8.Will be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs, have good agility, must be able to climb, stoop and bend, also be able to work in unusual positions and confined spaces.

9.Will be proficient in all types of mechanical rebuilding. This includes valves, pumps, major equipment overhauls and repairs, etc.



  1. Will be able to effectively troubleshoot and repair defects in plant boilers, city water systems, ammonia/pressure systems, air compressors, all canning/packaging and dryer operations.

  2. Will possess advanced communication skills and be able to effectively interface with Plant Engineering, Operations Management/Supervisors, and outside equipment vendors, suppliers, and engineers.

  3. Will be able to diagnose and effectively repair problem equipment in all plant operational areas. This equipment includes (but is not limited to): powder conveying systems, heat exchangers, Reverse Osmosis system, dryer systems, canning/packaging operations.

  4. Will be able to effectively use electrical testing equipment and volt/amp meters.

  5. Will have advanced knowledge and application skills in industrial electricity and be able to troubleshoot and repair electrical components and machinery malfunctions.

  6. Will be able to rapidly read and understand piping, construction layouts, equipment specifications, troubleshooting charts/procedures, and other various diagrams.

  7. Will weld stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel in accordance with all government and company specifications.

  8. A high level of urgency is required in this position at all times.

  9. Will work effectively and quickly under pressure.


Education Requirements

Must have HS Diploma or equivalent. Maintenance Technician personnel will attain an acceptable level of proficiency in all described areas of responsibility. Applicant must pass a written test with a score of 75% or higher in order to be eligible for the Maintenance Technician position. This person must satisfactorily pass the Demonstration Of Ability for this position within 1 year of successfully passing the written Maintenance Technician test.


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Maintenance - Defiance

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