Operator, Loader in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 5/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us!

We are looking for hard working, enthusiastic, associates ( who don't mind getting their hands dirty) to join our amazing team at our Olivehurst, CA facility! With safety as the priority, the diverse Olivehurst production team is responsible for manufacturing and maintaining quality for professional grade fertilizers and growing mediums. 

In this role you will: 

Support soil production activities by ensuring a steady and sufficient supply of raw materials is prepped for use.  Support soil production activities by ensuring a steady and sufficient supply of raw materials is fed into the soils production line raw materials bins/hoppers by operating equipment such as a forklift, loader, and/or with manual labor.  Maintain all raw material stockpiles and storage bins.

The perfect person will have:

  • Respect and general understanding of OSHA regulations and safety guidelines for heavy equipment operations

  • 2+ years of experience operating a wheel loader

  • 2+ years experience working in a collaborative, fast paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong ability to focus on workflow/ task

  • Great “can do” attitude

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends (shift differential and overtime available) and in any weather conditions 

  • Ability to get your hands dirty in a dusty environment 

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces and lifting at least 50 lbs.

  • Physical ability to climb in and out of equipment and sit for extended periods of time

  • Able to perform all job functions safely 

  • Coaching and good attitude 

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 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 vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: Sunlight Supply, General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company 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 Hawthorne Gardening 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 Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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