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Quality Technician

Company: balchem
Location: Defiance
Posted on: January 28, 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


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

Lab performance will be evaluated on an annual basis

Essential that all tests be run correctly and accurately

Duties must be executed in a timely manner, so production personnel receive rapid feedback on product quality

Failure to complete tasks correctly and on time will result in dismissal from this position

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form

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 , Quality Technician, Professions , Defiance, Indiana

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