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Packaging Lab Testing Specialist in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like the right place you will grow and flourish. Are you an advocate of making the world a more beautiful place by inspiring others, championing new ideas and being intellectually curious? Are you not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty? If so, then we want you as part of our Scotts family!

We are looking for a Packaging Test Lab, Specialist who will join our Laboratory Services team.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The Laboratory Services team is looking for a candidate to join their Packaging Test Laboratory, supporting Scotts Research & Development. The position will report directly to the Manager of Lab Services and work closely with the staff of the Analytical Research Lab, Packaging & Durables, Process & Formulations, and Corporate Quality to conduct storage stability studies and develop spreader settings for Scotts products ranging from fertilizers to pesticides.

In this role you will:

  • Packaging storage and stability analysis: Setup storage stability studies and monitor for degradation of formula and/or packaging in climate-controlled chambers;

  • Fade testing: Conduct fade testing on various materials to simulate long-term outdoor exposure;

  • Waste management: Involvement in the waste management program by learning to document, dispose, and differentiate between hazardous and non-hazardous waste;

  • Spreader settings: Conduct spreader setting testing to ensure proper rate application instructions are provided on our product labels for granular and seed products;

  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills are critically important as the person must work across many functions to support new product launches on tight timelines across a variety of product platforms.

The perfect person will have:

  • Minimum requirement is B.S. degree in a physical science;

  • 2-4 years of hands-on laboratory experience;

  • Firm understanding of laboratory principles and procedures;

  • Proficient in statistical analysis, MS Excel, SAP and preferably have a basic understanding of Good Laboratory Practices;

  • Customer-focused attitude and will engage collaboratively on project teams including cross functional experts in product analysis, formulation chemistry, package design, process engineering, quality and regulatory.

Some other nice to haves:

  • Hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling and disposal experience;

  • Experience with forklift driving.

What we do for our associates (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.

  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing 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 day policy.

  • Various associate engagement activities throughout the year including intramural sports leagues.


Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Scotts MiracleGro by accessing our Talent Network: SMG Talent Network

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.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Scotts, Miracle-Gro, TomCat, Ortho, RoundUp, Bonnie Plants, Osmocote, Earthgro and Fafard.

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.