Operator, Machine

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Shafter , CA 93263

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:

At Scotts Miracle-Gro we think people are like plants....in 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!

Typical work may include but is not limited to:

The Machine Operator will be working at one of Scotts production plants mechanically combining raw materials to produce our finished product.

The Operator must understand the mixing of active solution vessels, premixes & all raw material bases for products produced.

Operate a computer controlled production system for multiple raw material ingredients that are processed in a mix room.

Solve daily operations problems with limited supervision.

Actively maintain good housekeeping standards in their assigned area

Complete daily job checklists & equipment checks/calibrations to maintain quality.

Maintain accurate records of raw materials, samples & equipment operations.

Operate a forklift to transport materials

Perform safety audits on equipment

All other duties as assigned

Set up machines at the beginning of shift to ensure proper working order

Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production procedures

Maintain and clean machines before and after each shift

Feed information akin to speed, shapes and sizes through the machine set up box

Place parts in semi-automated machines

Calibrate machines at the beginning of each shift

Recalibrate machines at the end of each shift

Monitor machines during every procedure to ensure optimum running

Troubleshoot problems during machine operation

Ensure that regular and preventative maintenance procedures are carried out

Perform random tests to ensure accuracy

Perform safety checks on every machine

Ensure that machines are producing quality products by managing periodic checks on output

Ensure stocks of needed materials are ready and available at all times

Maintain activity logs/downtime sheets

The perfect person will have:

High School diploma or equivalent.

A minimum of one plus years of production plant experience is preferred.

Able to identify all materials used, detail oriented, follow safe practices and procedures, ability to read English and or follow directions

Able to work in a dusty environment, hot/cold/ rainy weather, lift 50 pounds, and be able to climb ladders and work on their feet for the entire day.

Willingness to work mandatory overtime including weekends and holidays.


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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Operator, Machine

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