Quality Technician, Safety Coordinator in Pacific Junction, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

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're looking for a Quality Assurance Technician to support our mulch and soil facility in Pacific Junction, IA.

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for completing shift assignments to support the Quality department in a safety and effective manner. Assignments include performing chemical and physical testing per approved methods; data entry and result reporting; completing line audits, material inspections, and completing other tasks as assigned by the Lead technician or department supervisor or manager.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Execution of chemical and physical analysis per approved methods and protocols. Interpreting results and advising plant operations on results and trends in the data.

  • Completion of assigned tasks and responsibilities that include any combination of the following: record keeping, LIMS data, SAP entry, product release, instrument maintenance and repair, supply management, safety and operation training, sample collection, audits, and inspections.

  • Support External analysis, R&D

  • Perform housekeeping and safety and environmental tasks

What you'll need to be successful:

  • High school graduate with three years of experience in a lab setting or with two years advanced training degree.

  • One to three years of analytical chemistry and instrumentation experience

  • Previous experience with quality programs desirable.G.C, HPLC,ICP,AA, Leco, Spectrophotometer,Wet Chemistry Experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of quality concepts and methods (GLP, ISO,GMP, Lean, Six Sigma)

  • Knowledge of general analytical testing methods, techniques and instrumentation

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety regulations

  • Knowledge of fertilizer chemistry

  • Good interpersonal skills with a customer service attitude.

  • Ability to use SAP software

  • Ability to provide preventative maintenance and repair to instrumentation

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

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

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

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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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.