Warehouse Associate - 2nd Shift in Phillipsburg, NJ at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/14/2021

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 a Material Handler who will grow at our Phillipsburg, NJ facility. This is a brand new location and you could be an important part of building the operation from the ground up!

$2500 Sign on Bonus and starting pay of $19.20 per hour!

3pm-11:30pm, $0.50 shift differential

What you’ll do in this role:

  • The Warehouse Operator / Material Handler is responsible for facilitating the movement of supplies, materials, and products throughout the facility in a safe and efficient manner.

  • 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 and rotation of jobs.

  • Safely and efficiently operate MHE equipment (Standup Forklift, Order Picker, or High Reach truck) in a fast paced environment around other MHE and pedestrians.

  • Complete daily inspection checklists, fuel / battery changes, and tag out process for powered industrial trucks if needed.

  • Responsible for the movement of palletized and non-palletized packaging materials, raw materials, finished goods, display units and pallets within the facility as well as loading and unloading trailers.

  • Accurately complete and understand required paperwork for internal transfers, bills of lading, supply counts, changeover data, overage/shortage and damage reports, component verification sheets, and others as needed.

  • Operate dock locking mechanisms, and chock and block trailers.

  • Operate warehouse management systems effectively and efficiently such as computer mounted and handheld scanning equipment.

  • Communicate both verbally and written within the warehouse department, shift to shift, to production and other supporting departments.


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Minimum one year experience operating a Standup Forklift, Order Picker, or High Reach Truck in a fast-paced manufacturing or warehouse environment preferred.

  • Must be able to do basic math functions such as adding, subtracting and dividing.

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

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn multiple job assignments.

  • Must be a team player and promote teamwork.

  • Available to work your assigned shift and overtime as needed.

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 employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 13 holidays

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.


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