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Production Lead, Slate Hill, NY
at balchem
Slate Hill, NY

Production Lead, Slate Hill, NY
at balchem
Slate Hill, NY

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Production Lead Position

Slate Hill, NY

1st and 2nd positions available

(1st shift 7AM- 7PM, 2nd Shift 7PM-7AM)

Dedicated 12- Hour Shifts- guaranteed every other weekend off


Affordable Medical Benefits after 30 days (Including Vision and Dental)

6% Match on 401K

Ample Time Off (2 weeks vacation after 1 year)

Average 10 Company Paid Holidays Per Year

Multiple growth opportunities associated with the position as well as in the overall company

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Production Supervisor, performs department activities such as orientation, training and supervision of employees, safe equipment operation and troubleshooting, and optimum allocation of Company resources. Communicates and coordinates with internal departments such as Quality Control, Research Development, and Shipping and Receiving. Functions as Supervisor when required.

Job Requirements:

  • Ensures the safety of personnel and property by ensuring that appropriate PPE is worn, and all safety procedures are followed. Ensures that unsafe acts or conditions are not permitted, and that all safety equipment is operational.
  • Works directly under the Production Supervisor to ensure all production deadlines and expectations are being met
  • Assist Supervisors in data entry as it pertains to the production floor
  • Responsible for assisting in training of new hires as well as documentation of training for production personnel.
  • Responsible for ensuring optimal utilization of production labor and machinery. Ensures that production efficiency is maintained throughout the entire shift and through shift changes.
  • Responsible for maintaining daily plant cleanliness to GMP and AIB standards.
  • Follows and enforces all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards. Works to advance and promote the safety culture of the site.
  • Responsible for food safety.
  • Responsible for notifying supervisor of any incident affecting food safety.
  • Serves as back up to Production Supervisor when needed


Minimum High School level education or equivalency required. Minimum 2 years production experience w/ some supervisory responsibilities. Food manufacturing experience a plus


  • Effective leadership skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Organizational and planning skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills

Computer skills: familiar with common operating systems and spreadsheet, word processing, email, network applications.

Physical Activities:

Physical activity includes climbing, balancing, bending, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting (up to 55 lbs.), hearing, talking, repetitive motion, and moving objects up to 300 lbs.

Visual Acuity:

Ability to distinguish colors and licensed to operate a forklift

Environmental Condition:

Works inside most of the time, periodically with temperatures and noise above ambient levels, proximity to moving mechanical parts, potential exposure to chemicals which are constantly monitored, and wears a respirator when manufacturing specified products.


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