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Sr. Lead, Production, First Shift in Temecula, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 3/12/2019

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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. ​

Oversees, monitors, and coordinates the shift molding, and assembly operations. Other tasks assigned.  

  • Oversees Assembly and Molding Operations during assigned shift, including monitoring layouts and activities to ensure maximum efficiencies and compliance with quality assurance. Communicates effectively pass down information to other shifts. Assists Production Supervisor in coordinating scheduled and non-scheduled production lines’ changes for the shift. Ensures effective utilization of indirect labor, FIFO of components, and good housekeeping practices.
  • Assists Production Supervisor with ensuring the provision of a safe work environment for associates by monitoring safety practices and assessing and eliminating hazards.
  • Assists Production Supervisor in communicating priorities to other departments and shifts. Assists in coordinating activities with other department and shifts.                    
  • Coordinates training in the following areas:  providing assistance and instruction in proper assembly and sorting methods; ensures all SOP’s are updated and utilized; assists with process lead development and the orientation of new associates. Ensures compliance with safety, work instructions, and quality trainings. Assists Production Supervisor in maintaining effective communication with department associates to include performance metrics and associate recognition, recommends/participates in disciplinary reviews of associates with Production Supervisor.
  • Completion of required paperwork, reports, and administration of   timekeeping.
  • Coordinates the rotation of associates throughout the different stations in the molding and assembly department during the shift.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills. Must lead and communicate clearly verbally and in writing. Fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish is required.  
  • Demonstrates good decision making abilities and judgment.
  • Ability to direct, counsel, and motivate associates.  
  • Must possess strong computer skills (Gmail, Microsoft Office 2010 – including but not limited to Excel, Word, and Access-).    
  • Ability to problem solve in a fast paced environment.
  • Demonstrates ability to run the shift effectively without direct supervision on a regular basis.
  • Ability to develop and deliver reports on manufacturing efficiencies, cost of quality rework and down time.


  • High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Associate’s Degree or any equivalent combination of training and expertise which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities strongly preferred.


  •     Three years experience in a leadership role in a high volume and fast-pace manufacturing environment.


  • Working knowledge of manufacturing and management techniques including: Continuous Improvement, Preventive Maintenance, Pull System, Single Piece Flow, Kaizen, JIT, Kaizen, 5S, Team Building.

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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.



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