Forklift Operator

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Carrollton , KY 41008

Posted 3 months ago

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...the world's largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden care products!

We are looking for a Forklift Operator who will grow at our Operations Facility in Carrollton, KY.

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift or other equipment to move, locate, relocate, stack, and count merchandise. The Operator is accountable for the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle and may also be required to perform Order Filler and Checker duties.

Typical work may include but is not limited to:

  • Unload inbound shipments safely and move product to storage locations.

  • Efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate areas.

  • Ensure inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free of damage.

  • Report quality variances.

  • Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is loaded and shipped.

  • Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards.

  • Efficiently move product from staging and/or storage areas into rail cars or trailers.

  • Load, unload, move, stack, and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, or other power equipment.

  • Use radio frequency equipment for picking, receiving, put away, and load functions, as required.

  • Maintain the facility's equipment and materials in a neat, clean, and orderly fashion.

  • On a daily basis, inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment.

  • Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.

  • Keep appropriate records and reports to guarantee that tight inventory control and security are maintained.

  • Assist in physical inventories.

  • Ensure proper stock rotation.

  • Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area.

  • Assist in maintaining the security of the warehouse.

  • Conduct operations in a manner that promotes safety.

  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards.

  • Other duties as assigned

The perfect person will have:

  • Preferred education level is a High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must have at least one year experience operating a forklift.

  • Must be able to do basic math functions such as adding, subtracting and dividing.

  • Must be able to read orders for picking and staging of products.

  • Must be able to complete the pre-shift inspection forms.

  • Must be able to pass the Scotts forklift exams and obtain and maintain a valid operator's license.

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!


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.

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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