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Team Lead 2nd Shift

Company: balchem
Location: Defiance
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


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


To assist the Production Supervisor by taking charge of an operating shift and performing responsibilities of the supervisor on that shift.


Reviews daily production schedule for the department to plan work and personnel assignments for the shift

Supervises and directs personnel on shift in performing operations according to sound operating principals and company policies and procedures

Anticipates and determines causes of delays in shift operations and takes appropriate action to meet production and shipping schedules

Reports promptly to operations manager when delays occur, estimates time of delay and when operations will be resumed

Prepares required forms for shift and leaves for department manager's approval

Must be flexible and available for all shifts, even on short notice

Acts as the back-up to the Shift Supervisor to cover for vacation time

Performs all other duties as requested by management staff

Must be familiar with or able to become familiar with all plant equipment

Comply with all policies and procedures of the Corporation


A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred

Must have knowledge of plant equipment and processes

Flexibility to work various shifts is required

Supervisory experience is preferred

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information

Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality


Continuous physical activity through the work day such as climbing, balancing, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, hearing, talking, repetitive motion and moving objects weighing up to 60 lbs.

Ability to distinguish colors and operate a forklift

Works inside most of the time, noise above ambient levels, proximity to moving mechanical parts, potential exposure to chemicals, and possible exposure to dust


Keywords: balchem, Fort Wayne , Team Lead 2nd Shift, Other , Defiance, Indiana

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