Filler Technician in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 9/19/2019

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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 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!

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