Yard Tractor Operator in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 11/8/2018

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Job Description

Warehouse Yard Tractor 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.

What we are looking for in our next Warehouse Yard Tractor Operator include:


  • Safely operate semi or yard tractor to move trailers on Scotts Fort Madison property between trailer yard and dock doors.
  • Document all trailer movements to maintain accurate inventory.
  • Perform daily safety inspections/checks once training is complete.
  • Track and monitor drop trailers and communicate changes to warehouse personnel.
  • Safely drive and operate yard tractor in all weather conditions around the yard lot.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly storage lot oriented toward maximizing efficiency in servicing the plant needs.
  • Function and interact on a daily basis with plant personnel and comply with plant safety requirements.
  • Must clean and maintain yard tractor daily after each use once training is complete.
  • Complete records in an accurate, neat and timely manner to support operations of the
    plant and transportation functions.Complete other duties and tasks as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid forklift license or past experience required
  • Flexible work hours, rotating shifts, and available for overtime
  • Good written, verbal, and radio communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with team members at all levels and follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to perform activities in outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, wind, snow, etc.)
  • Follow all safety guidelines and procedures
  • Previous experience operating a tractor/trailer preferred
  • Current or previous CDL preferred but not required

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.

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


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