The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co Skilled Operator - Rochester, NY in New York, New York

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 Skilled Operator who will grow at our Operations Facility in Rochester, NY.

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

Typical work may include but is not limited to :
* Setup and operation of packaging equipment
* Perform testing procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production procedures
* Troubleshoot and repair moderate machine breakdowns
* Ability to train new associates on machine operation
* Maintain and clean machines before and after each shift
* Feed information akin to speed, shapes and sizes through the machine set up box
* 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 accurate records of raw materials, samples & equipment operations.
* Create and maintain activity logs
* Solve daily operations problems with limited supervision.
* Actively maintain good housekeeping stand ards in their assigned area
* Complete daily job checklists & equipment checks/calibrations to maintain quality.
* Responsible for monthly inventory of chemicals.
* Operate a forklift to transport materials
* Troubleshoot and repair moderate machine breakdowns
* All other duties as assigned

The perfect person will have :
* High School Diploma
* A minimum of three 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.

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.

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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.