Filler Technician - Fort Madison, IA in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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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 Filler Technician  who will grow at our Operations Facility in Ft Madison, Iowa.

The Filler Technician is responsible for safely and efficiently operating filling machines to package liquid consumer products. The position takes a lead role in  coordinating production efforts to meet or exceed safety, quality, production, and housekeeping standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Operate and monitor various types of rotary and inline filling equipment to adjust and control fill rates as needed.
  • Adhere to plant safety rules and programs, including performing audits, safety suggestions, and participation in safety rotation of jobs.
  • The position completes documentation as it pertains to efficiencies, speeds, and quality
  • Clean, lubricate, reassemble, install and adjust filler to meet daily and yearly maintenance requirements as well as frequent reconfiguration of filler in preparation for changing product runs.
  • Perform minor repairs and preventive maintenance and utilize mechanical troubleshooting skills to ensure proper product and quality specifications are met.
  • Perform various manufacturing inspection protocols to ensure plant quality standards on liquid packaging products, first pass yield, product weights, and standard deviations.  
  • Effectively relay information to peers and supervisors concerning the safety, quality, and performance of the production line. Identify gaps in targeted rates and efficiencies.
  • Communicate shift turnovers with team members including while tending machinery, equipment, and assembly line.
  • Promote a teamwork environment, providing assistance and support to co-workers and guidance to new workers, and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma / GED required.
  • Minimum 1 year experience as a machine operator, production operator or equivalent position in a high speed manufacturing environment preferred.  
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple simultaneous tasks, with interruptions.
  • Requires strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Strong math skills, including knowledge of the metric system.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with co-workers.
  • Ability to follow and communicate directions provided in verbal or non-verbal format.
  • Ability to work shifts and overtime. 

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! 

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER! 

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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  

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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