Industrial Machine Technician in Waverly, VA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/26/2022

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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 Industrial Machine Technician who will join our Waverly, VA facility.

  • Starting pay rate is $21.70+/hr based on experience

  • 1st shift is from 7:00AM-3:30PM with some Saturday work during our busy season

  • MUST HAVE electrical experience

The Maintenance Technician will be responsible for troubleshooting and repairing electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical failures, performing preventive maintenance and inspection on production machines and equipment according to a scheduled system and maintaining a clean and safe working environment. 

What you'll do in this role:

  • Working with flywheel, pneumatic systems and hydraulic presses or assembly equipment, troubleshoots production machinery and equipment for electrical and mechanical malfunctions. Assists in the teardown and rebuild of an injection-molding machine.

  • Performs scheduled preventive maintenance tasks and periodic inspections on production machinery and equipment. Lubricates and cleans parts. Adjusts devices positions and controls.

  • Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements. Examines form and texture of parts to detect imperfections. Troubleshoots mechanical failures. Repairs or places defective parts. Dismantles devices to gain access to and remove defective parts. Installs parts into devices. Starts devices to determine their performance.

  • Maintains spare parts inventory. Orders parts. Computer work as workload dictates. 

  • Keeps an accurate record of work performed.

  • Performs other routine duties as necessary.

  • Keeps work areas clear and free of debris.

  • Adheres to safety rules and ergonomic practices.

The perfect person will have:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • 3-5 years maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Must have knowledge of injection molding equipment, flywheel and hydraulic presses or assembly equipment.

  • Must have basic computer skills, hydraulics and pneumatics aptitude.

  • Must read and interpret Hydraulic, Pneumatic and Electrical schematics.

  • Mechanical troubleshooting skills, electrical troubleshooting skills.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on as needed basis.

  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

  • Must be able to work the required shift.

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.

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

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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