Technician, Gardens- Biology in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/17/2021

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. ​

Research & Development - Gardens Plant Care - Biology Technician

The R&D Biology Technician will be responsible for field, greenhouse and/or laboratory testing of new or experimental products that will include fertilizers, control products, growing media and mulches as well as other gardening products for the Gardens Plant Care team. 

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Conduct experiments in the greenhouse, field and laboratory using both commercial and experimental products, this includes preparing, testing and applying experimental formulations according to established protocols.

  • Accurately collect and record laboratory data and information in collaboration with Garden Plant Care biologists and formulators according to established protocols.

  • Support the team in maintaining all equipment, trial and working areas.

  • Utilize experimental design concepts.

  • Ship chemicals, manage waste and chemical inventory, and support all safety programs.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma with experience in lawn and garden maintenance

  • AS or BS degree in biology, botany, agronomy or horticulture and/or industry experience in a laboratory, greenhouse or field setting are desired 

  • Attention to detail, accuracy and basic math skills 

  • Observational skills to identify visual differences in plant performance 

  • Ability to follow work instructions and test protocol

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

  • Ability to lift 50lb required

  • Ability to operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, utility carts, sprayers, spreaders and other typical equipment used to maintain lawns and greenhouses

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

What we do for you (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 (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 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 holiday and vacation days.

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. 

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

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.