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EHS Coordinator

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 $700 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 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
This position reports directly to the Plant Manager at the Defiance site and will take EHS functional direction from the regional EHS Manager. This role is responsible for safety and regulatory compliance, process improvement, and program management.

  • Develops / administers employee training content and maintains all records.
  • Ensures that compliance programs and procedures meet the EHS regulatory requirements.
  • Administers and facilitates employee participation programs including internal audits, safety committee meetings/events, employee safety observations, and employee incentive programs.
  • Manages all EHS regulatory reporting and regularly communicates status to Plant Manager.
  • Participates in and reports out on regulatory audits.
  • Responsible for compliance with the 14 elements of 29 CFR 1910.119 Process Safety Management including management of change, process hazard analysis, mechanical integrity, and contractor management.
  • Administers and manages industrial hygiene monitoring of employees.
  • Manages hazardous waste program and recordkeeping.
  • Participates as an active member of a management team that drives plant improvements in safety, quality, lean manufacturing, training, etc.
  • Develops and assists in developing site procedures and visual work instructions, especially those that create process or safety improvement.
  • Maintains all EHS records / documentation.
  • Supports incident management at the site with direction from the regional EHS manager and the plant manager.
  • Collects data and reports on safety incidents and resulting investigations.
  • Drives EHS culture continuous improvement - completes assigned site projects and corporate initiatives while convincing others that zero incidents is possible.


    • BS Degree in Engineering, a physical science, or an EHS field.
    • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to understand the manufacturing process including all regulatory and quality requirements to ensure compliance of procedural and training content.
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Proficiency with computers and various software applications.
    • Problem solving and decision-making skills


      • 3+ years of production and/or EHS experience at a specialty chemical or food plant.
      • OSHA PSM experience.
      • Experience and/or certification to conduct employee safety training as required by OSHA is also desirable.

        Balchem is committed to a workplace culture that values and promotes diversity, inclusion, equal employment opportunities, and a work environment free of harassment and hostility.PI202146095

Keywords: balchem, Fort Wayne , EHS Coordinator, Other , Defiance, Indiana

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