Assembly Lead in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/11/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Temecula, CA
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    Not Specified
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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. ​



  • Any information given to a lead must be reported to their supervisor.  Examples include but are not limited to employee relation concerns, threats, injuries, soreness, gossip, and safety related concerns.

    • Reporting must happen even if the associate asks the lead not to say anything.

    • Reporting these items may give other associates the impression that leads are gossipers and snitches.  These types of views are part of being in a leadership role and cannot prevent you from reporting issues.

  • Associates violating company policy must be reported to your supervisor immediately.  Examples include but are not limited to the ethics policy, harassment policy, attendance policy, drug and alcohol policy, and selling goods on company property. (N-HR-5 Drug Policy).


  • Treat others with respect and trust and be trustworthy yourself.

  • Keep confidential information confidential. Including communication and discussions during the leadership meetings.

  • Challenge your supervisor when you disagree with them.  Do so in a respectful manner.

  • Seek clarification and further explanation when you do not understand what is being asked of you.

  • Address performance problems immediately.  Explain what the associate is doing wrong, why it is the wrong way, and what you expect them to do.

  • Address problems with associates with the individual, not the entire group.

  • Be accessible, a good listener, and make people feel important.

  • Communicate pass down information to all leads during the shift transition 

  • All leads must meet together no later than 30 minutes past their shift start time to go over headcount, line priorities, discuss necessary changes if applicable, and any other concern.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all employees and make sure the communication was delivered successfully with the associates. (Bilingual strongly preferred).


  • Do not allow outside personal relationships to influence business decisions.

  • Train and assist new operators on the lines respectfully and patiently.  

    • If help is required for more than 14 days let your supervisor know.

  • Communicate to the entire line when there are new people on the line (less than 1 week experience) that we don’t expect them to make the production goal that day and they should do the best they can by helping one another and working as a team.

  • Ensure lines are meeting their hourly targets.  They should not get too far ahead or behind.

    • Put accurate pallet numbers on the production boards, electronic files, and on the physical pallets.

  • Enforce one-piece flow on the lines.

  • Praise your people to success. Constructive criticism should be done effectively and positively so as not to destroy morale.

  • Foster teamwork by:

    • Involving others in decision making.

    • Building relationships within your department, across multiple shifts and departments.

Overall Housekeeping:

    • Promote, support and sustain 5-S. The term refers to five steps which means: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain. The purpose is to optimize continuous improvement, create a safe work environment and provide a prime visual workplace.

    • Inspect organization for the work area continuously throughout the shift. Enforce proper housekeeping habits. Follow and comply with the work area checklist.

    • Ensure tools are placed in designated areas before shift is over. Report any missing tools immediately. 

    • Foster housekeeping and organization for the Plant while being aware of surrounding areas.

    •  Report immediately any safety or housekeeping concerns in regards to the Hazmat area. 

    • Ensure all plant aisles are clear and free of obstructions.

    • Ensure Finished Goods (FG’s) area is organized and free of excessive material.

    • Ensure proper inventory storage is maintained and organized. Follow and foster ”First In, First Out” ( FIFO). 

    • Ensure Scrap areas are organized and proper materials are discarded in the designated areas.

Scotts Core Values:

  • Act with Integrity

    • Lead by example.

    • Show consistency when dealing with associates. No favoring associates that work for you or giving reason for that perception to exist.

    • Refrain from saying negative comments about the company, individuals that report to you or others in the organization.

    • Refrain from saying negative comments about your peers, supervisors, and team members. Do not participate when others are making these negative comments. Provide feedback professionally.

    • Respect all associates, peers, superiors, and team members.

    • Listen, ask questions, inquire, and follow up with the associate for any concerns or issues.

    • Treat all associates equally, and foster fairness among your team.

  • Ethical

    • Do the right thing.

    • Be a role model for other associates.

    • Follow Scotts’ policies and procedures and ensure other associates do as well.

  • Accountable

    • Admit your mistakes and learn from them.


    • Understands and follows the Boundary Definitions ( BD), Material Inspection Protocols (MIPs), and makes decisions based on these documents.

    • Ensure all associates take the 100% inspection training when rotated through the QA station.

    • When reworking ensure units are checked by the 100% station before packaging.

    • Be responsible for the quality of the product that is assembled.

    • When non- existent issues arise, work with the QA department to implement a new standard. 

    • Understands, follows, and enforces the Hold for Inspection (HFI) process.

    • Understands and follows the work orders provided by the materials department. 

Basic Admin Skills: 

    • Understands and follows the work orders provided by the materials department. Address any concerns, discrepancies, and issues with any work order. (T. Lead II).

    • Perform basic computer skills (Microsoft Office), Gmail, Google Drive.

  • Data entry in Google Forms (Production Report)

  • Data entry in MS Excel (T. Lead II)

  • Manage timekeeping via Workday (T. Lead III)

  • Data entry in Google Sheets (Absent Report/Payroll/T2 Report/Scrap Report) among other reports (T. Lead III)

    • Print labels for production lines and molding components.

    • Print and update daily roster, daily rotation, and breaks forms.

    • Fill out the production output form on paper and via Google drive.

    • Record daily employees’ issues and concerns into the Production Journal Log.


    • Must ensure all associates are trained on the Safety Instructions prior to working on the lines, molding or designated area. Sign off record must be completed.


    • Must ensure all associates are trained on the Work Instructions. Sign off record must be completed. 

    • Must ensure all material handlers have received the expectations before assuming the responsibility.

    • Must ensure all material handlers are trained on the Scrap and HFI areas. Sign off record must be completed.


    • Must be able to commit with OT when required due to the business need. 

    • Must be able and willing to cover, move or help in other lines and departments when required.

The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand, sit, walk and bend for extended periods of time. Must be able to work overtime. Must be able to work in a fast paced environment. Must be able to work the required shift.

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.