Engineering Technician in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/23/2020

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. ​

Job Objective

Perform engineering and provide key technical support to maximize the plant’s operational efficiency, productivity, safety, and reliability. Develop designs and provide engineering for new equipment, products, and processes. Ensure product integrity and value through manufacturing improvements, product design improvements and cost reduction projects.


  • Perform process and design engineering work, including calculations, preparation of drawings and specifications, equipment selection, economic analysis, appropriation request preparation, bidding and contractor selection.
  • Work as liaison between plant, vendors, marketing, R&D team to review product specifications and ensure new products are compatible with existing equipment and processes.
  • Provide counsel on productivity improvements, review technical feasibility of improvement suggestions.
  • Identify and implement new manufacturing technologies, processes, or equipment.
  • Identify opportunities from improvements in quality, cost, or efficiency of automation equipment.
  • Monitor or measure manufacturing processes to identify ways to reduce losses, decrease time requirements, or improve quality.

Develop manufacturing infrastructure to integrate or deploy new manufacturing processes.


  • Associate’s degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a related experience.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of engineering project management.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

Ability to collaborate and remain calm and professional in a fast-paced environment.

Scotts is committed to providing career opportunity and growth to all Associates without regard to race color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or handicap. The selection process is intended to balance individual, department and company needs. Job bid selection will take all of these variables into consideration.

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.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu 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. 

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

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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.