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Temporary QA Technician 2nd Shift

Company: balchem
Location: Defiance
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Quality Control Technician
LOCATION: Defiance
DEPARTMENT: Quality Assurance
FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt
STATUS: Full Time
BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health
REPORTS TO: Quality Assurance Manager

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

Performs physical and chemical analysis on raw materials and food products from various stages of the manufacturing process, as directed by the Quality Assurance Manager and QA Leader. Accuracy, reliability, and expediency are essential to successful completion of the duties of a Quality Control Technician.

Collects samples for analysis and distributes them appropriately
Performs chemical and physical analysis (including flavor checks) on product, ingredient and control samples according to laboratory procedures; needs to understand the concepts of each analysis, anticipate the result and follow through on any deviation
Records all product analysis according to laboratory protocols including data entry on a computer system (Falsifying a QC record will result in disciplinary action)
Communicates effectively all critical information regarding analysis, procedures, and test results; handwriting must be clearly legible
Must clean and maintain all equipment/materials used; cleans up the lab area at the end of shift
Follows all laboratory and plant GMP and safety procedures according to company guidelines
Provides written reports when requested by Quality Assurance Manager and/or QA Leader
General plant QA responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): collection and distribution of product and ingredient samples, collection of environmental samples, maintaining insect lights and pest boxes
Covers all lab responsibilities during the absence of the Quality Assurance Leader
Performs all other duties as requested by management staff


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty independently and satisfactorily
Must be familiar with excel, Microsoft Word and Outlook.
Must have experience in testing and recording test results.
Must be able to work in a timely manner and be able to communicate results of tests quickly and accurately.
Science background preferred and experience operating scientific equipment a plus.
Ability to interpret and apply commonsense in order to carry out instructions in written, oral, and diagram form.
Ability to interact with and communicate issues to production personnel and management team.
Must be able to work independently - to organize tasks and manage the workload
Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations
Must be able to do mathematical calculations


Must be able to work on their feet for extended periods of time
Will be required to lift and carry large boxes full of samples up several flights of stairs and throughout the plant
The plant environment involves working in noisy, wet, slippery and hot conditions
Will be working with hazardous chemicals
Hours as needed by the company
The laboratory will be staffed on off shifts and weekend/holiday hours may be required due to the variable nature of our business


Keywords: balchem, Fort Wayne , Temporary QA Technician 2nd Shift, Professions , Defiance, Indiana

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