Warehouse Operator - Fort Madison, IA in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

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Warehouse Operator

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. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.The

The Warehouse Operator is responsible for facilitating the movement of supplies, materials, and product throughout the facility in a safe and efficient manner.


  • Adhere to plant safety rules and programs as it pertains to self and all other associates, including performing audits, safety suggestions, and participation in safety and rotation of jobs.
  • Safely and efficiently operate forklift trucks in a fast paced environment around other forklifts, production machinery, and pedestrians.
  • Complete daily inspection checklists, fuel changes, and tag out process for repair of powered industrial trucks if needed.
  • Responsible for the movement of palletized and non-palletized packaging materials, raw materials, finished goods, display units and pallets within the facility, to and from the production lines as well as loading and unloading trailers.
  • Accurately complete and understand required paperwork for internal transfers, bills of lading, supply counts, changeover data, overage/shortage and damage reports, component verification sheets, and others as needed.
  • Operate dock locking mechanisms, and chock and block trailers.  
  • Operate plant inventory control systems effectively and efficiently such as computer mounted and handheld scanning equipment.
  • Support production and quality requirements by supplying materials and documentation needed for rework or trials.
  • Communicate both verbally and written within the warehouse department, shift to shift, to production and other supporting departments.
  • Continuously look for methods, procedural changes, processes or equipment modifications to improve efficiencies and communicate appropriately.



High School Diploma or equivalent (GED) required.


  • Minimum one year experience operating a forklift in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Must be able to do basic math functions such as adding, subtracting and dividing.
  • Ability to follow directions provided in verbal or non-verbal format.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn multiple job assignments.
  • Must be a team player and promote teamwork.
  • Available to work any shift and overtime as needed. 

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage with wellness incentive program.
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchase 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 policy!


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. For information on how to become an approved vendor please see out Third Party Agency notification on our career portal.


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