Filler Technician in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/9/2021

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 Filler Technician who will join our team in Fort Madison, Iowa.

The Filler Technician is responsible for safely and efficiently operating liquid filling machines to package
liquid consumer products. Accurately complete documentation as it pertains to efficiencies, speeds,
quality and over fill. Responsible for coordinating line efficiency to meet or exceed safety, production,
quality and housekeeping standards.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Adhere to plant safety rules and programs as it pertains to self and all other associates, including performing audits, safety suggestions, and participation in safety rotation of jobs.

  • Read and comprehend Formula Safety Checklist, policy and procedure manuals, and Operating and Maintenance Manuals provided by equipment vendors.

  • Operate and monitor various types of rotary and inline filling equipment including volumetric, mass-flow and overflow bottle filling machines to adjust and control fill rates.

  • Clean, lubricate, reassemble, install and adjust filler to meet daily and yearly maintenance requirements as well as frequent reconfiguration of filler in preparation for changing product runs.

  • Perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance and utilize mechanical troubleshooting skills to ensure proper product and quality specifications are met.

  • Perform various manufacturing inspection protocols to ensure plant quality standards on liquid packaging products, first pass yield, bottle weights, and standard deviations.

  • Responsible to notify appropriate representative, follow proper procedures and / or shut down line for Quality or Safety issues.

  • Effectively communicate and relay information to peers and supervisors concerning the performance of the production line as it pertains to the assembly, operation and performance of the line. Identify gaps in targeted rates and efficiencies.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School Diploma / GED Required

  • 1 year experience as a machine operator, production operator or equivalent position in a high

  • speed manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple simultaneous tasks, with interruptions.

  • Requires strong problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Strong math skills, including knowledge of the metric system.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with co-workers.

  • Ability to follow and communicate directions provided in verbal or non-verbal format.

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%) and 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.


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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.