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Operator, Machine

Lakeville - Minnesota (MN),

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Job Description:

We are looking for a Machine Operator who will join our team in Lakeville, MN.

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.

What you'll be doing:

  • 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

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 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 you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A highly competitive benefits package including: Health, Dental and vision coverage.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement

  • Unbelievable 401k match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)

  • 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 holiday and vacation days.

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