Forklift Operator in Pacific Junction, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

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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. ​

We are looking for a Forklift Operator to support our production facility in Pacific Junction, IA.

Typical work may include but is not limited to:

  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.

  • Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.

  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.

  • Report quality variances.

  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.

  • Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.

  • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.

  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.

  • Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put away, and load functions, as required.

  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.

  • Assist in physical inventories.

  • Ensure proper stock rotation.

  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.

  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.

  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.

  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.

The perfect person will have:

  • Preferred education level is a High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must have at least one to two years recent experience operating a forklift.

  • Knowledge of safe practices and procedures.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively.

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

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.

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