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Engineering Intern

Faribault, 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 Montvale, New Jersey 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 $900 million and a market cap exceeding $4.0 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


This position sits out of Faribault, MN and there is no relocation offered at this time.


Assist Site Director and other key members of the plant with implementation of projects. This role will attend daily walk throughs of the plant, cataloging parts, and assisting with other engineering needs as necessary. Larger portion of the role will consist of process optimization, tracking data, building systems, and presenting findings. Generally, this will be to support the global roll-out of Balchem’s Continuous Improvement processes. Other reliability improvement and project engineering tasks will be assigned as bandwidth allows.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The intern may assist with any of the following projects – this list may not be all inclusive:

  • Follows all safety policies and procedures including use of safety equipment (PPE) and equipment safeguards
  • Assist Production with DDS Meeting and follow up actions
  • Document current standards for processes and update in accordance with improvement actions.
  • Perform data analysis on Process metrics and create KPIs or dashboards to display
  • Conduct root-cause failure analyses and/or failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA) as needed
  • Conduct time and motion studies as required
  • Track return on improvements
  • Support production in understanding elements of Operational Excellence
  • Analyze Quality and Production data as needed and generate reports, control charts, and other communications
  • Learn process improvement techniques associated with Lean and Six Sigma
  • Develop understanding of process parameters integral to manufacturing
  • Develop people skills necessary to facilitate change management
  • Produce results that will directly benefit the bottom line of the Verona facility


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited Engineering curriculum with passing grades in all core subjects and have completed at least the freshmen year


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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