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Quality Assurance Technician
Job Location: Faribault, MN

JOB TITLE: Quality Assurance Technician

LOCATION: Faribault


FLSA STATUS: Hourly/Non-Exempt

STATUS: Full Time

BUSINESS SEGMENT: Human Nutrition & Health

REPORTS TO: Quality Supervisor



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 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


The primary role of technicians at this level is to support the production, packaging, and warehouse operations. These technicians will be required to perform post clean-up inspections, sample testing, issuance of internally printed labels, release of incoming packaging components/raw materials, data entry, CCP verification, and the routing of samples to customers and 3rd party labs. This function is directly tied to the day-to-day operation of equipment and the production of product.


  • The incoming inspection, sampling, testing, and release of raw materials and packaging components.

  • Auditing, swabbing and release of operations areas and equipment post clean-up activities.

  • Issuance of product specific labeling that is generated at Balchem, and verification of MPRs for the packaging team.

  • Verification of HACCP Program during the production of bulk and retail products.

  • Organoleptic and Physical testing of raw materials, Work-In-Process Material (WIP), BULK and Retail Finished Goods (FG).

  • Collection and routing of samples to customers and 3rd party testing facilities.

  • Routine GMP Auditing of the production facility, providing daily scores used to determine the audit readiness of the company.

  • Data entry for the accurate usage of raw materials and packaging components used by the operations group during manufacturing.


  • GED, High School Diploma, or a minimum of 5 years of quality experience in a dietary supplement, food, medical device, or pharmaceutical setting are required.

  • Basic Computer Skills (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Power Point, etc.)

  • BA or BS in a math or science-based program is preferred.

  • Continuing Education in auditing, problem solving, or root cause is preferred.

  • Knowledge of SQF, dietary supplement, and food GMPs is a plus.


  • Production environment in a manufacturing location

  • Noise level is moderate to loud

  • Exposure to machine noise and food dust

  • Regularly works near moving mechanical parts and with or around various chemicals

  • Occasionally exposed to vibration and risk of electric shock

  • Production environment includes varying temperatures (heat, cold and moisture)

  • May be exposed to allergens such as eggs, wheat, peanuts, dairy products, tree nuts, and soy products, as well as latex and powders.

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.


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