Skilled Operator in Lawrenceville, VA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in 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 Skilled Operator who will grow at our Lawrence, VA 

This position ensures the production line is running to performance and quality standards, interacts with and informs the heavy equipment operator to fill the shakers and coordinate material usage, and inventory management. Performs housekeeping duties which include clean, safe work equipment and work area at all times. Provide programing efficiency settings and adjustments to layers and bags to reach highest efficiency output. Perform autonomous maintenance as needed.

In this role you will

  • Coordinates with the material handler and heavy equipment operator which material will be used for each machine.
  • Ensures the shakers are filled to keep the flow of material to the production lines.
  • Ensures the correct roll stock is being used and places it on the machine. Performs the necessary machine adjustments to ensure the quality and quantity standards are being produced.
  • Performs quality checks including weighing and volume checks, coordinates system quality improvements with quality tech assurance.
  • Communicates with the material handler if the material should have more moisture or switched to another material.
  • Performs housekeeping duties to ensure the material does not accumulate under the conveyors, aisle ways and catwalks by following safety practices to avoid injuries.
  • Completes production documentation ensuring accuracy, completeness and timeliness.
  • Provides autonomous maintenance when necessary coordinate and assist maintenance with complex issues.

The perfect person will have:

  • High school graduate required three years of experience in equipment repair or operations, quality background a plus. B.S. degree also a plus
  • Three years of experience in equipment repair and/or automated operations experience, quality background a plus.
  • 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
  • Ability to make good decisions
  • Good interpersonal skills with a customer service attitude. Ability to provide preventative maintenance and repair to instrumentation
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with discounted generic prescriptions and wellness incentive program.
  • 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. 

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER! 

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.

EEO/AA Employer/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity 

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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