Technical Manager in Santa Rosa, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 5/25/2021

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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 a Technical Manager to join our Hawthorne production team in Santa Rosa, CA!

Our Santa Rosa production facility is a state of the art liquid filling operation. If you enjoy leading a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced and high energy work environment then you will thrive as the Technical Manager. As the Technical Manager, you will develop or improve maintenance and mixing KPI's, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and planning and execution of production goals.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Supervise a workforce of Maintenance Supervisors and hourly full-time associates performing activities in the following areas: Maintenance, Facilities, Mixing/Blending.

  • Develop or improve maintenance and mixing KPIs, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and planning and execution of production goals.

  • Collaborate with a strong and high performing leadership team, including the Shift Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Manager and the EHS coordinator to meet high safety standards and drive improvement.

  • Maintain an equipment program with preventative and corrective maintenance plans. Drive continuous improvement.

  • Assign work and monitor progress, execute staffing needs, evaluate associate work performance and drive accountability, & coordinate facilities and maintenance scheduling to meet business needs.

  • Communicate, implement and monitor safety programs and procedures.

  • Prepare and/or maintain various logs, records and reports, such as production, maintenance, inventory, etc.; may purchase supplies, parts and/or equipment; may assist in developing and monitoring the budget. Perform statistical analysis to evaluate the data and make recommendations for process or equipment improvements.

  • Analyze forward forecast models and recommend CapEx improvement for meeting strategic market demand.

  • Assist the Plant Manager in directing the overall operation of the plant, performing special projects as needed.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the maintenance/manufacturing

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in management

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment

  • Exceptional communication and reporting skills

  • Solid working knowledge in all required software and ERP systems

  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively\

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

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

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

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

  • 12 paid holidays and 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 and GroPride Network, 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.


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