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Plant Manager

Company: balchem
Location: Green Pond
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW: 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 POSITION SUMMARY: This position is the manager of all activities at the Green Pond, SC 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 business group. 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 quality, safety and regulatory requirements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages all expenditures within Corporate Policy guides on the Green Pond Site including expense and capital; responsible for managing the overall operation costs, capital expenditures, and budgets; this includes forecasting and meeting current budget commitments; exercises control over expenditures
  • Accountable for the overall management of the organization at the Green Pond facility to accomplish the plants objectives within company policies by continuously improving the organization's capabilities
  • Supervise the activities of direct reports; Production Managers, Plant Technical/QC Manager, Distribution Coordinator
  • Ensures that staff manages quality in all transactions of production and services to customers, company and plant specifications
  • Key contact with ARC sales and marketing for reviewing forecast requirements of production/distribution
    • Direct and approve production schedules in departments to ensure that quotas are met, and finished goods inventories and shipments are maintained at the proper level
    • Directs planning and measuring activities of production and process improvements both financially and non-financially; sets budgets by continually setting improved targets over the results and according to the business level requirements; communicates the score card to all employees
    • Directs the proper hiring and training of all employees
    • Accountable for the safety performance of the entire plant population and any outside contractors or visitors
    • Responsible for environmental programs on site and coordinating activities with Corporate Environmental Manager
    • Responsible for Safety, Health and regulatory programs on site; maintain all operating permits and coordinate needs with Corporate SER Manager
    • Accountable for Plant Site Process Safety Management and Risk Management Plan
    • Accountable for security of the Green Pond facilities
    • Ensures that specifications, material requirements, drawings and estimating of costs are completed and that the results are compiled, and recommendations prepared within budgeted time limitations
    • Serves as the initiator for plant improvements
    • Coordinates and supervises the implementation process for approved projects
    • Prepares and submits the timely delivery of activity and monthly reports to keep the VP of Operations and others informed about the status of plant activities
    • Maintains a positive and healthy relationship with the community and regulatory agencies
    • 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
    • Plant Host during customer, supplier, regulatory, and investor visits REQUIREMENTS:
      • BS degree in engineering or hard science preferred with a functional knowledge of hazardous gases and DOT regulations
      • A minimum of 7 years of experience with at least 5 in a chemical or gas packaging environment
      • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supervising the work of and coaching others WORKING CONDITIONS:
        • 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 periodically outside 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 #IN


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