Material Handler in Carrollton, KY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

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 an Material Handler who will join our team in Carrollton, KY.

The Material Handler works in our Scotts manufacturing facilities. The person in the Material Handler position is responsible for ensuring organic or chemical materials flow through the shakers and mixers. They may perform housekeeping to insure that material does not accumulate, remove scrap material, and re-stack inventory. They will maintain a clean, neat and orderly work area.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Load, unload, and move materials within or near plant, yard, or work site, performing any combination of following duties: Read work order or follow oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be moved.
  • Open containers, using steel cutters, crowbar, claw hammer, or other hand tools.
  • Load and unload materials onto or from pallets, trays, racks, and shelves by hand.
  • Load materials into vehicles and installs strapping, bracing, or padding to prevent shifting or damage in transit, using hand tools.
  • Convey materials to or from storage or work sites to designated area, using hand truck, electric dolly, wheelbarrow, or other device.
  • Secure lifting attachments to materials and conveys load to destination, using hand-operated crane or hoist, or signals crane or hoisting operators to move load to destination.
  • Lift heavy objects by hand or using power hoist, and cleans work area, machines, and equipment, using broom, rags, and cleaning compounds, to assist machine operators.
  • Make simple adjustments or repairs, such as realigning belts or replacing rollers, using hand tools.
  • Assemble crates to contain products, such as machines or vehicles, using hand tools and precut lumber.
  • Shovel loose materials, such as sand, gravel, metals, plastics, or chemicals, into machine hoppers or into vehicles and containers, such as wheelbarrows, scrap truck, or barrels.
  • May occasionally operate industrial truck or electric hoist to assist in loading or moving materials and products.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required.
  • One (1) year of related operations plant work experience

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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