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Balchem Corporation, and it’s subsidiaries, offers a competitive salary and benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Department: Operations
Location: Whittemore, IA

Starting pay $15.20/hr

General Purpose of Position: Weigh, package, label and palletize finished product and Weigh and blend raw materials. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but not Limited to the Following:


  • Check weights of each raw product to be blended
  • Accurately blend the raw materials into slurry to be dried
  • Report to the Operator/Production Supervisor any possible misblended material or misweighed product done on the shift or on previous shifts
  • Keep accurate blend records by posting your initials next to each ingredient that has been checked for type and weight on each blend sheet
  • Record finishing time one each sheet
  • Maintain equipment; clean inline filters, watch for leaking pumps, liquefiers, pipe fittings, etc.
  • Clean the equipment between blends and products as necessary including the glue machine and stenciling machine
  • Keep the bagging and blending area as neat and clean as possible
  • Account for tools and parts inventory for the area
  • Help get the dryers on product by assembling dryers Sunday nights, between products and when problems occur
  • Sweep and wash dryers when designated by the Operator
  • Help to set up blends when time permits


  • Tare the scale at the beginning of each shift
  • Package finished product in the prescribed amounts and types of packaging material described on the Bagger’s report
  • Stencil the package with the proper stencils (lot #, product # and net weight, for example)
  • Ensure that the proper labels are affixed to the package
  • Palletize the product, maintaining neat and evenly stacked pallets
  • Be aware of motor and equipment conditions in the bagging area
  • Make sure the product keeps moving through the pneumatic system
  • Report any suspected problems to the operator
  • Fill out the Bagger’s sheet at the end of each shift, report amount of finished product packaged, including dryer, floor and baghouse sweepings


Minimum Job Requirements

Education/Experience: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred and previous experience as bagger preferred in the present manufacturing environment  


Specialized Knowledge, Licenses, Abilities, etc: Must be able to move 50 to 75 lbs with consistency


Working Conditions: Loud environment with exposure to powder and heavy equipment in a manufacturing atmosphere

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