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Entry Level Packager
Job Location: Sleepy Eye, MN


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


Tends machine that performs one or more packaging functions such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers by performing the following duties.


  • Fill bags or totes to proper weight according to plant and outside agency specifications
  • Ensure that the bags are properly sealed so that no powder is leaking out of seal
  • Stack finished product on pallets in a neat and orderly manner to facilitate good handling of the pallets in transport
  • Properly label product according to instructions including product code, lot number and any special markings
  • Sample product for lab and customer and inspect powder samples for any specks and foreign matter to ensure high quality of product and prevent contamination following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain proper documentation of product packaged as well as rework and scrap produced to ensure accuracy of records; this includes records for metal detector checks, weight checks, equipment and utensil checks
  • Inspect equipment to ensure it is in top working order, report any problems to supervisor or maintenance
  • Follow all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and HACCP Programs for safety of self and others as well as overall compliance
  • Practice good housekeeping
  • Staging ingredients, cleaning your area and assisting fellow employees in cleaning or setting up other areas and other duties, jobs and functions as assigned or required
  • Clean and sanitize packaging equipment and work area to eliminate contamination sources
  • Conduct proficient CIP and COP processes to ensure cleanliness of equipment
  • Performs general maintenance skills with basic hand tools as needed
  • Other duties as may be assigned


  • High school Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Some production experience preferred


  • 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 55 lbs.



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