Electrician/Mechanic, Maintenance in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/5/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for an Electrician/Mechanic who will join our Scotts MiracleGro team in Ft Madison, IA.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Perform detailed mechanical and/or instrumentation/electrical troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance duties on plant process, utility, and packaging equipment.  Perform multi-discipline maintenance and/or electrical work. Maintain equipment documentation for all equipment and revise per modifications.

  • Program, repair and maintain programmable logic controller (PLC) systems used within a industrial high speed packaging plant

  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, facility equipment troubleshooting/repair and assist with packaging equipment set-up

  • Perform highly diversified duties including preventive maintenance requirements on motors, conveyor systems, packaging equipment, and installation of new equipment

  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations including lock out/tag out procedures

  • Knowledgeable in overall plant systems.

  • Installation and servicing of a variety of systems including safety and security, energy delivery (hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical), communication, and process control systems.

  • Install and service measuring and indicating instruments to monitor process control variables associated with PLC’s, and monitor the operation of PLC equipment.

  • Install and terminate electrical, pneumatic and fluid connections and work on network and signal transmission systems such as fiber optic and wireless.

  • Work on a variety of systems including primary control elements, transmitters, analyzers, sensors, detectors, signal conditioners, recorders, controllers, and final control elements (actuators, valve positioners, etc.).

  • Assist engineering in plant design, modification and hazard analysis, and work with plant operators to optimize plant controls.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • PLC technician /Electrical educational courses

  • 5 to 7 years in electrical maintenance field preferably in a manufacturing setting

  • In depth mechanical/electrical aptitude, schematic reading/interpretation

  • Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, federal regulations and company policies.

  • Work in a team environment and promote teamwork. Ability to install/repair electrical systems and components.

  • Ability to be objective and flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interactions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing projects and assignments.

  • Work with voltages up to 480-volt 3-phase systems using ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes to ensure compatibility and safety of the system. Inspect and test the operation of instruments and systems to diagnose faults and verify repairs.

  • Maintain backups, documentation and software revisions as part of maintaining computer-based control systems.

  • Ability to consult technical documentation, drawings, schematics and manuals.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%). No waiting period on vesting or match.

  • Discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350) ]

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and

  • per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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