Operator, Lead Packaging 2 in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

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Job Description

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 work place.

We are looking for a Lead Operator, Packaging who will grow at our East Plant Marysville, OH location.

In this role you will:

  • Make decisions and direct the packaging associates in a successful and “professional” manner. Adheres to company policies.
  • Able to effectively deal and communicate with others.
  • Imposes acceptable system performances standards.
  •  Must have an acceptable tardy and absenteeism rate (less than 2%), and have not received any form of discipline in the last twelve months.
  • Promotes safety awareness and has a proven track record of safe behavior. Ability to conduct dust and scrap bin controls/labeling
  • Availability to work 3rd shift.


  • Primary responsibility is to help assure that the packaging department operates efficiently and safely while producing a quality product.
  • Follows all safety procedures and promotes good safety practices.
  •  Under the direction of the shift supervisor, help provide leadership to the packaging department: shift assignments; break scheduling/relief, product quality, company and departmental policies, production goals, OT policy support, etc.
  •  Investigate and help solve operational problems: equipment operation, product availability, warehouse support, maintenance needs, technician performance issues, product quality, etc.
  •  Monitor/control housekeeping efforts and overall appearance of department.
  •  Interface with SAP/computer systems: daily data entry/inventory adjustments, bag and bulk totals, maintenance notification entry, etc.
  • Serve as back up operator in all areas as needed.
  • Helps assure that all packaging operators are accurately completing MIP checks, equipment logs and check sheets.
  • Coordinates and performs start-ups/shut-downs, preventative maintenance and system clean up.
  •  Provide overall direction in absence of supervisor.
  •  Communicates with maintenance department on equipment issues and helps establish priorities.
  •  Assures that environmental audits are completed and procedures are appropriately followed: dust collector checks, dust bins/labeling, etc.
  • Completes shift change communications with other group leaders
  • Special project or other duties as assigned.

Experience :

  • Minimum of two years in packaging department with existing equipment would be helpful but not required.

Skills :

  • Knowledge of all packaging systems and can operate/troubleshoot all packaging equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Computer literate and able to learn/perform computer functions as required by SAP and other software programs.
  •  Maintain a valid forklift driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, stoop, bend, twist, climb and lift for the duration of the shift.

This is what we will bring to the table :

  •  Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.
  •  A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company.
  • Unbelievable 401k match and discounted stock purchasing program.
  • Generous vacation day policy.

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace

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