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Process Engineer in Avondale, PA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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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… the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Growing Media Process Engineer!

The Process Engineer is responsible for providing technical support for multiple manufacturing facilities within a region and will lead focused, proactive problem solving efforts to improve plant manufacturing processes.  

In this role you will:

  • Serve as a technical liaison for all levels of the company including production associates, maintenance associates, operations leadership, and corporate engineering
  • Develop technical mastery within self and others for key manufacturing equipment (process and packaging)
  • Create and maintain equipment documentation including: Clean, Inspect Lube Standards, Process Centerlines, Maintenance Standards, troubleshooting guides and training material
  • Develop/deliver technical training for various levels of the organization
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to solve problems, optimize output and reduce costs
  • Diagnose technical problems, identify short and long-term solutions using Root Cause Analysis tools (Fishbone, 5-Why, FMEA, and other tools) and facilitate the implementation of solutions
  • Identify common loss themes across facilities; provide and support implementing solutions
  • Partner with Plant Managers to execute manufacturing improvement plans
  • Both lead and provide support for reliability project efforts
  • Champion efforts to drive out manufacturing variation by analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and leading implementation of appropriate solutions
  • Develop and maintain rapid changeover standards
  • Participate in development and prioritization of capital requests
  • Lead the identification of bottlenecks at manufacturing facilities and facilitate implementation of solutions to optimize each production line
  • Participate in the review and development of production line standards
  • Establish accurate routed standards at each facility

 The perfect person will have:

  • B.S. in Engineering (Packaging, Chemical, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical), or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years operating in a manufacturing environment with experience of driving reliability improvements
  • Recognized technical abilities and practical experience with strong capabilities in the following areas:
  • Ability to use current PC-based software (e.g., Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, Project, etc.)
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50% of the time on the job


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, Tom Cat, Ortho, Round Up, 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.