Filler Technician in Burlington, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 9/18/2020

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 a Filler Technician who will join our Manufacturing team in Ft. Madison, IA. 


Our Ft. Madison production facility is a state of the art liquid filling operation. Filler Technicians play an integral role in the operational success of our facility. Technicians are responsible for operating filling machines that package liquid consumer products. 


During this time of uncertainty, Scotts Miracle-Gro is taking extra precautions to protect the health, safety and financial wellness of our associates. We have created a coronavirus (COVID-19) response team and are monitoring the impact of coronavirus daily. We have taken additional measures to ensure proper sanitation of our facilities for our front line associates.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • 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 audits, safety suggestions, and participation in safety rotation of jobs.

  • Document results as it pertains to efficiencies, speeds, and quality.

  • Clean, lubricate, reassemble, install and adjust fillers to meet daily and yearly maintenance requirements.

  • 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 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.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School Diploma or 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 you (just to list a few cool ones):

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

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350).

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse).

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 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.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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.