Yard Tractor Operator in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/9/2021

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 an Yard Tractor Operator who will join our team in Fort Madison, Iowa.

What you’ll do in this role:

Safely operate semi or yard tractor to move trailers on Scotts Fort Madison property between trailer yard and dock doors.

  • Document all trailer movements to maintain accurate inventory.

  • Perform daily safety inspections/checks once training is complete.

  • Track and monitor drop trailers and communicate changes to warehouse personnel.

  • Safely drive and operate yard tractor in all weather conditions around the yard lot.

  • Maintain a neat and orderly storage lot oriented toward maximizing efficiency in servicing the plant needs.

  • Function and interact on a daily basis with plant personnel and comply with plant safety requirements.

  • Must clean and maintain yard tractor daily after each use once training is complete.

  • Complete records in an accurate, neat and timely manner to support operations of the plant and transportation functions.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid Scotts forklift license required prior to start of training

  • Flexible work hours, rotating shifts, and available for overtime

  • Ability to complete required yard tractor training

  • Good attendance

  • Good written, verbal, and radio communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively with team members at all levels and follow written and verbal instructions

  • Ability to perform activities in outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, wind, snow, etc.)

  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures

  • Previous experience operating a tractor/trailer preferred

  • Current or previous CDL preferred but not required

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

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

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

  • 13 paid holidays and a 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, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), and Scotts Young Professionals.

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.