​Rolling Stock Mechanic in Rochester, NY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products! 

We are looking for a Rolling Stock Mechanic  who will grow at our Operations Facility in Rochester, NY.

The Plant Rolling Stock Mechanic is responsible for performing maintenance duties as assigned. The duties listed under work performed are not all inclusive and are only intended to indicate what may be expected. The Rolling Stock Mechanic is expected to maintain a safe working environment according to company policies at all times. Always uses the appropriate tool for the job and complies with all corporate safety policies, especially the lock out tag out program.

Typical work may include but is not limited to:

  • Work incident and injury free.
  • Repair and maintain Rolling Stock Equipment, such as yard tractors and trailers, front-end loaders, indoor and outdoor forklifts, man lifts, pick-up trucks, screening and composting equipment, and all equipment as necessary.
  • Maintains records of jobs performed in order to develop a history of repairs so that preventative maintenance can be performed.
  • Record keeping meeting or exceeding DOT requirements for over-the-road equipment.
  • Cut and welding, including light steel fabrication.
  • Troubleshoot various mechanical equipment and piping systems to determine the root cause of equipment failures.
  • Operate heavy equipment, forklift, and man lifts.
  • Shift work may be required.
  • Assists in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment.
  • Completes any other tasks as needed or as directed by management, assisting the Plant Maintenance personnel on jobs and filling in as needed.

The perfect person will have:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to read/write English and /or follow instructions
  • Minimum five (5) years heavy equipment mechanic experience
  • Able to sit in a loader for many hours in a dusty hot environment
  • Ability to climb into and out of equipment repeatedly
  • Ability to properly tension belt drive systems.
  • Able to pass all positions for CS flat plate welding.

Some other nice to haves:

  • HS/GED, required
  • Graduate from an applicable certified apprentice program or company approved mechanical training program.
  • One (1) year minimum experience troubleshooting maintenance issues on conveyors, packaging equipment and stacking equipment.
  • Valid Driver’s License and a good driving record are required in order to drive company vehicles on property.
  • Five (5) years minimum industrial experience as a Mechanic or in a related role.
  • Prior experience installing roller, ball and antifriction bearings.
  • Prior lubrication experience (ultra sonic lubrication, pressurized oil systems, sampling gearboxes).

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchase program.
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous vacation policy!


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

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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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