Machine Operator in Bergen, NY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 6/27/2019

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 Machine Operator who will grow at our Operations Facility in Rochester, NY.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • On a daily basis, ensure safety is your number one priority and partner with the team to identify/eliminate risks.

  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment (e.g. lock out tag out, confined space, seatbelts, PPE).

  • Support production lines by following daily production schedules, working with loader operators, and supplying materials as needed (e.g. raw materials, pallets, bags).

  • Follow standard operating procedures to operate various pieces of high speed and/or high tech processing and packaging equipment (e.g. infeed systems, grinder, bagger, palletizer, stretch wrapper).

  • Perform housekeeping duties to ensure raw material does not accumulate under the conveyors, aisle ways and catwalks by following safety practices to avoid injuries.

  • Partner with Sr. Machine Operator(s) and maintenance staff to resolve issues (e.g. line down time, product quality).

  • Participate in start-up, change over and shut down of operating equipment.

  • Perform clean, inspect, and lubricate tasks on equipment, as necessary per our site requirements

  • Perform change overs including disassembly and reassembly of necessary equipment, adjustments, and calibrations.

  • Perform centerline checks once a shift to ensure equipment is running per manufacturer recommendations.

  • Responsible for executing all required production and quality process and documentation checks (e.g. volume fill, seal quality, and particle size checks).

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives to increase process efficiency.


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • A minimum of one plus years of production plant experience is preferred

  • Able to identify all materials used, detail oriented, follow safe practices and procedures, ability to read English and or follow directions

  • Able to work in a dusty environment, hot/cold/ rainy weather, lift 50 pounds, and be able to climb ladders and work on their feet for the entire day.

  • Willingness to work mandatory overtime including weekends and holidays

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

  • Unbelievable 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

  • 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.

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