Forklift Operator - Chester, SC in Chester, SC at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/11/2020

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 first shift Forklift Operator at our production facility in Chester, South Carolina!

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Responsible for operating forklifts, clamp trucks, etc to transport inbound and outbound shipments

  • Pull and arrange product for shipment ensuring that the exact number and type of product is prepared

  • Stack and store the merchandise in a clean, neat, and orderly manner 

  • Ensure proper finished goods and raw materials stock rotation

  • Unload raw material and put away according to storage plan

  • Support production by delivering/removing raw materials to and from production equipment/processes

  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment

  • Report quality and safety outages and work to correct where necessary

  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Recent experience operating a forklift

  • Knowledge of safe practices and procedures

  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends (shift differential and overtime available) and in any weather conditions 

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces and lifting at least 50 lbs.

  • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment

  • Ability to communicate effectively

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide

  • Ability to read/write English

What we do for you:

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

  • Gym reimbursement 

  • Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%)

  • Generous holiday and vacation days.

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.