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Technician, Controls Formulations in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 2/27/2019

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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 Process & Formulation Technician who will join our Controls R&D 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 Technician will support process and formulation development from bench-top experiments to commercial launch. The technician will care for and maintain laboratory space and instrumentation, prepare and assist formulations team in formula creation, make scientific observations and conduct laboratory tests, analyze results and prepare the appropriate documentation for formulator review.

In this role you will:

  • Manage, maintain and organize formulation laboratory, including chemical and equipment supply;

  • Manage chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheet storage and archiving;

  • Provide hands-on support for various scientific activities (manufacturing trials, establishing biology trials where formulations will be applied, and collecting data);

  • Gather qualitative and quantitative data on formulations such as color/appearance, physical stability, pH, particle size, contact angle, viscosity, bulk density/specific gravity, etc.;

  • Assist Formulator with batching larger quantity formulations for scale up and stability testing;

  • Assist formulator in set up and management of formula stability, record experimental results and report them as directed;

  • Become proficient in SMG computer software and assist in management of formulation tasks as necessary;

  • Assist from time to time in other support activities e.g. delivering trial samples, helping with tours and at Public Relations and field day events;

  • Prepare and arrange chemical samples for shipment and waste disposal, per DOT, EPA, and OSHA regulations as instructed.

  • Perform all project tasks in compliance with corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety policies and principles.

The perfect person will have:

  • AS or BA/BS degree in a science field preferred; chemistry, materials or applied science or other related field

  • Will consider candidates with significant (5+ years) practical chemical laboratory experience and strong references from previous employment

  • Ability to follow work instructions and test protocols

  • Attention to detail, accuracy and basic math skills and scientific curiosity

  • Personal drive and ability to be a self-starter and work unsupervised

  • Ability to lift 50lb required

  • Basic computer skills including: use of spreadsheets, word processing and email

  • Industry experience in a laboratory setting a plus

  • Familiarity with laboratory hoods, safety equipment, mixers, hot plates, pH meters, glassware, and basic chemical reactivity (e.g., acids, bases, flammables); mills, analytical equipment, quantitative chemical analysis background, etc. a plus

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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.