Forklift Operator in Tyler, TX at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/18/2022

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 a Forklift Operator to join our Scotts manufacturing plant team in Tyler, TX.!

 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.

  • Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.

  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.

  • Report quality variances.

  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.

  • Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.

  • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.

  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.

  • Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put away, and load functions, as required.

  • Maintain the facility’s equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.

  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.

  • Assist in physical inventories.

  • Ensure proper stock rotation.

  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.

  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.

  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.

  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.

 

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Must have at least one year experience operating a forklift.

  • Able to identify all materials used, detail oriented, follow safe practices and procedures, ability to read English and or follow directions

  • Able to work in a dusty environment, hot/cold/ rainy weather, lift 50 pounds, and be able to climb ladders and work on their feet for the entire day.

  • Willingness to work mandatory overtime including weekends and holidays.

 

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

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

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

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

  • Up to 34 paid days off each year

    • 13 paid company holidays  

    • 12 paid vacation days (accrued monthly)  

    • 7 paid sick days (56 hours, accrued monthly)

    • 2 community service days

  • Three Medical plans to choose from with an option to participate in a health screening to earn substantial wellness incentives

    • Basic PPO Plan

    • Premium PPO Plan

    • High Deductible Health Saving Account (HSA) Plan with a company contribution

  • New hire benefits coverage begins within a month of your start date: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation and Sick Time

  • Benefits are available to you, your spouse/domestic partner and your children

  • 401(k) company match up to 7.5% with immediate participation and vesting

  • Ability to purchase company stock at a 15% discounted price from market value

  • Fitness and nutrition reimbursements

  • Adoption, fertility and surrogacy assistance

  • 10 weeks of Parental Leave (4 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid)

  • Tuition reimbursement for Professional Certifications, Associate and Bachelor degree programs, and Graduate degree programs

  • To view all of our great benefits, click here

* Eligibility for the above benefits may vary based on full-time/part-time status or additional factors.

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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.

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