Production Associate in Portland, OR at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/1/2020

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 a Production Associate who will grow at our Vancouver, WA production facility.

In this role you will:

  • Manipulate empty packaging into position onto production line

  • Assists when asked to operate controls to fill packaging to required level

  • Ensures that the quality of the packaging is free from defect and meet company standards

  • Manipulate and ensures full packaging is sealed correctly with no leaks

  • May apply labels by hand and/or through labeling machine

  • Ensure labels are adhered to packaging straight and without air bubbles

  • Ensure lot and date code printer are working properly. Codes are legible and accurate

  • Place filled, sealed product into case boxes

  • Fills cases with required quantity with correct product

  • Ensure broken or defective product does not make it into finished case boxes

  • Ensure correct lot and date codes are on all finished products

  • Secure finished goods in case box. Ensure case box is taped tightly securing the finished goods inside the box.

  • Ensure pallets are safe for use, free of any defects and are correct size and type

  • Place boxes in neat stacks on pallets using pre-determined patterns and counts

  • Ensure broken or defective boxes of product do not make it on finished pallets

  • Maintain clean and safe working environment by ensuring all material spilled on, under, or around production equipment and work spaces is cleaned during down-time and at the end of each day.

  • Clean, rinse and sterilize equipment prior to each new batch and end of shift per S.O.P’s

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, to adopt safety as a culture

The perfect person will have:

  • Basic arithmetic skills

  • Must have good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work positively in a team environment

  • Must be detail oriented and have basic problem solving skills

  • Must have basic documenting and reporting skills

  • Must be self-motivated

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage

  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.

  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company

  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program

  • 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.

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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.