Maintenance Mechanic - Fort Madison, IA in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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Maintenance Mechanic

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

The Maintenance Mechanic performs detailed mechanical and/or instrumentation/electrical troubleshooting, repair and preventative maintenance duties on plant process, utility, and packaging equipment.  Perform multi-discipline maintenance and/or electrical work. Maintain equipment documentation for all equipment and revise per modifications.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, facility equipment troubleshooting/repair and assist with packaging equipment set-up
  • Perform highly diversified duties including preventive maintenance requirements on motors, conveyor systems, packaging equipment, and installation of new equipment
  • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with all procedures, rules, and regulations including lock out/tag out procedures
  • Knowledgeable in overall plant systems.
  • Installation and servicing of a variety of systems including safety and security, energy delivery (hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical), communication, and process control systems.
  • Install and service measuring and indicating instruments to monitor process control variables associated with PLC’s, and monitor the operation of PLC equipment.Install and terminate electrical, pneumatic and fluid connections and work on network and signal transmission systems such as fiber optic and wireless.
  • Work on a variety of systems including primary control elements, transmitters, analyzers, sensors, detectors, signal conditioners, recorders, controllers, and final control elements (actuators, valve positioners, etc.).
  • Assist engineering in plant design, modification and hazard analysis, and work with plant operators to optimize plant controls.


  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 5 to 7 years in mechanical maintenance field preferably in a manufacturing setting
  • In depth mechanical/electrical aptitude, schematic reading/interpretation
  • Perform all duties in a safe manner in compliance with all local, state, federal regulations and company policies.Work in a team environment and promote teamwork.
  • Ability to install/repair electrical systems and components.
  • Ability to be objective and flexible in adapting to changes in priorities, work assignments, and other interactions that may impact pre-established courses of action for completing projects and assignments.

 ​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!


Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/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. For information on how to become an approved vendor please see our Third Party Agency notification on our career portal.


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