Production Operator in Portland, OR at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/23/2021

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. ​

In this role you will:

  • Manipulate empty packaging into position onto production line

  • Assists when asked to operate controls to fill packaging to required level

  • Ensures that the quality of the packaging is free from defect and meet company standards

  • Manipulate and ensures full packaging is sealed correctly with no leaks

  • May apply labels by hand and/or through labeling machine

  • Ensure labels are adhered to packaging straight and without air bubbles

  • Ensure lot and date code printer are working properly. Codes are legible and accurate

  • Place filled, sealed product into case boxes

  • Fills cases with required quantity with correct product

  • Ensure broken or defective product does not make it into finished case boxes

  • Ensure correct lot and date codes are on all finished products

  • Secure finished goods in case box. Ensure case box is taped tightly securing the finished goods inside the box.

  • Ensure pallets are safe for use, free of any defects and are correct size and type

  • Place boxes in neat stacks on pallets using pre-determined patterns and counts

  • Ensure broken or defective boxes of product do not make it on finished pallets

  • Maintain clean and safe working environment by ensuring all material spilled on, under, or around production equipment and work spaces is cleaned during down-time and at the end of each day.

  • Clean, rinse and sterilize equipment prior to each new batch and end of shift per S.O.P’s

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, to adopt safety as a culture

The perfect person will have:

  • Basic arithmetic skills

  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work positively in a team environment

  • Must be detail oriented and have basic problem solving skills

  • Must have basic documenting and reporting skills

  • Must be self-motivated

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network 

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. 

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.

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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.