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Balchem Production Supervisor (3rd Shift) in Bridgeton, Missouri

Production Supervisor (3rd Shift)

Department: Operations - Bridgeton

Location: Bridgeton, MO

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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 www.balchem.com


The Production Supervisor (3rd shift) is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of production in the facility, in addition the Production Supervisor will communicate performance expectations to hourly employees, monitor production demands, supervise machine, assembly productivity and quality, and manage personnel daily. This position will predominantly oversee all production and warehousing areas operating on 3rd shift.


  • Supervise and coordinate activities of employees within the production department

  • Monitor and supervise the department to ensure the established standards meet safe work and GMP practices

  • Responsible for ensuring daily production objectives are met efficiently and satisfactory

  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the Production Departments

  • Manage the daily staffing of the assigned crew, accounting for time off and administering time-card records

  • Provide training and demonstration for team members.

  • Collaborate with other Production Supervisors to have effective operations between lines and shifts

  • Collaborate with warehouse, engineering, quality, and maintenance staff

  • Strategically manage shift, with the ability to identify and implement both short- and long-term process improvements based on observations

  • Monitor performance through metrics and report performance through scorecards and reports

  • Compile required reports and documentation regarding operations, inspections, deviations, and corrective actions

  • Enforce safety regulations, ensuring safety standards are met and required safety training occurs

  • Work with Human Resources on all employee relations issues

  • Able to step in and operate equipment during staff shortages or call-offs

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor-s degree in a related field OR 3-5 years equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 1 year of leadership or supervisory experience

  • Food or pharmaceutical knowledge a plus

  • Proficient computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, ERP, Power BI)

  • Knowledge of food GMP-s a plus

  • Clear sense of urgency and ability to manage priorities to meet immediate needs and long-term goals

  • Ability to manage time and workload efficiently, and the ability to prioritize and modify priorities accordingly

  • Strong safety orientation

  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated ability to work and develop others in a team environment

  • Sensitive to other cultures/backgrounds, able to work in a multi-cultural workplace

  • Demonstrated ability to function in a fast-paced environment while moving multiple simultaneous projects forward

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to discuss, develop, and implement plans

  • High sensitivity to quality and on time delivery of commitments

  • Ability to mentor others

  • Willingness to support peer vacancies and volume demand overtime


  • While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear

  • Often required to spend time in plant environments with operating and maintenance personnel requiring one to kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, ascend and descend stairs and/or ladders

  • Periodically required to lift to and above 50 pounds utilizing safe and proper lift techniques and equipment.

  • Vision requirements include close vision, depth perception, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus

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