Production Supervisor

Balchem Corporation Salt Lake City , UT 84101

Posted 2 months ago

Grave Shift Position

Principal Purpose:

Supervises and provides leadership in all areas required by the production team. Actively ensures that production activities are carried out in the safest, most environmentally responsible, cost-effective manner and that all production consistently meets or exceeds quality specifications. Offers recommendations to the plant management for increases in efficiency (output) and for cost reduction opportunities. Responsible for Wet Batch processing which includes following established Standard Operating Procedures and all safety related procedures. Also responsible for Dry Blend processing which can be performed directly or by a trained Process Operator.

Essential Functions:

  • Has primary responsibility for ensuring safe, environmentally responsible, and cost effective production of product in the CMC plant.

  • Ensures that all working conditions within the Production area are safe and free from hazards. Ensures that all appropriate training has been provided to production personnel and that all appropriate PPE is worn and safety procedures are followed. Responsible to ensure that unsafe acts or conditions are not permitted and if observed are corrected immediately.

  • Assigns and monitors shift personnel to efficiently accomplish production requirements. Ensures that all subordinates are properly trained on Standard Operating Procedures that directly affect their responsibilities and are following these operating procedures. Also responsible to ensure that all production personnel are trained and familiar with all Balchem Corporation policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for controlling and minimizing production costs. Takes ownership in looking for cost reduction opportunities and works closely with plant management and production personnel in generating cost reduction opportunities. Pursues approval of cost reduction opportunities and implements appropriate approved action.

  • Responsible for ensuring optimal utilization of production labor and machinery. Ensures that production efficiency is maintained throughout the entire shift and through shift changes.

  • Responsible to attend and participate in the daily Quality / Production turnover meeting. Actively works to maximize operational efficiency and minimize overtime costs.

  • Responsible for optimizing quality and yield of products. Monitors quality and yield of material produced and recommends changes and / or seeks assistance when issues arise.

  • Ensures that personnel follow standard operating procedures and proper practices in the production of product, and actively participates in making positive changes to the operating procedures when necessary.

  • Responsible for maintaining daily plant cleanliness to GMP standards - this includes an orderly workplace clear of debris and clutter, properly working machines and equipment with appropriate guards in place and operational.

  • Conducts root cause incident investigations and helps determine and implement necessary corrective actions.

  • Performs and / or participates in supervisory duties such as: interviewing and selecting personnel, training and development, motivation, goal setting, evaluation, corrective actions.

  • Works with plant management to assist in establishing the process conditions when new or modified processes are brought into production.

  • Performs necessary maintenance repairs - makes small repairs as needed to ensure a minimum level of equipment downtime and control of maintenance costs.

Responsible for:

  • Coordinating maintenance related repairs with outside contractors as needed

  • Ensure all maintenance related issues are recorded.

  • Ensure that production personnel are properly trained on how to use equipment and tools.

  • Ensure that all equipment and tools are properly cleaned and stored after use.

  • Perform PMs on equipment as required

  • Notifies Purchasing Manager (Office Manager) of raw material needs in a timely manner to minimize any expedite costs and allow for appropriate inventory levels to be maintained.

  • Documents shift activity and generates reports as directed by the plant manager. Responsible for accurate record keeping and sample collection. Ensures proper bagging and labeling of product.

  • 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.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum High School level education or equivalent required. Minimum 2-5 years production experience. Experience in a GMP environment desirable.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing in a similar processing environment.

  • Ability to perform the functions of a Process Operator

  • Effective leadership skills

  • Effective communication skills

  • Effective organizational and planning skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills

Physical Activities:

Physical activity includes climbing, balancing, bending, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting (up to 55 lbs.), hearing, talking, repetitive motion, and moving objects up to 100 lbs. (typically with help).

Visual Acuity:

Ability to distinguish colors and licensed to operate a forklift

Environmental Condition:

Works inside most of the time, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient levels, proximity to moving mechanical parts, potential exposure to chemicals which are constantly monitored, and wears a respirator when manufacturing specified products.


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