Technician, Maintenance (Intermediate) in Yaphank, NY at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/3/2021

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. ​

We are looking for a Maintenance Mechanic who will join our team in the Suffolk County , NY area.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Performs repair and preventative maintenance on equipment and machines including electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic repairs and troubleshooting

  • Read, interpret and update PLC ladder programs, electrical/mechanical blueprints, schematics, and flow diagrams.

  • Restore system operating PLC programs, HMI programs, and verify correct software revisions/editions.

  • Record maintenance activities, develop and execute job plans, and communicate new procedures used in day to day operations.

  • Troubleshooting, conveyor maintenance, flow box repair and proactive maintenance techniques, welding experience required.

  • Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource to associates who operate and run machinery.

  • Discipline to prioritize workload and direct others. .

  • Comply with housekeeping and safety rules.

  • Perform or assist in the installation of machinery and equipment as needed including fabrication

  • Diagnose malfunctions in machinery and equipment.

  • Inspects and adjusts equipment.

  • Operate production equipment to validate improvements and support production needs.

  • Operate heavy equipment and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Keep the work area clean, orderly and safe.


What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Technical certification or degree in electronics or electrical maintenance/discipline.

  • 4 plus years in manufacturing or industrial maintenance, equipment repair, or electrical repair.

  • Electrical troubleshooting, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic repair experience.

  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills.

  • Able to operate electrical, electronic industrial compressors.

  • Fabrication / Welding experience

  • Personal computer skills and experience with maintenance systems.

  • Clean background and driving record (checks are required).

  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and customers as needed.

  • Knowledge of maintenance and safety procedures, as it relates to LOTO, confined space, welding, flammable storage and handling.

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on an as-needed basis.

  • Must be able to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to work the required shift.

  • Must be able to work overtime.

  • May be required to have his own set of tools.

  •  Be able to learn and keep records in a CMMS system (maintenance program )

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

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

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family]

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

  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays


Typical start time:

  • 6AM

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Typical end time:

  • 4AM

Work Remotely:

  • No


  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends required

  • Holidays required

  • Overtime

  • 10 hour shift

  • On call


This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous

  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail

  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity

  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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.

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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