Quality Assurance Technician in Santa Rosa, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 9/10/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/10/2020

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 Quality Assurance Technician who will join our Hawthorne team in Santa Rosa, CA.

Starting pay $19 an hour!

The Quality Assurance Technician is responsible for completing shift assignments to support the Quality department in a safety and effective manner. Assignments include performing chemical and physical testing per approved methods; data entry and result reporting; completing line audits, material inspections, and completing other tasks as assigned by the Lead technician or department supervisor or manager.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Safe Execution of chemical and physical analysis per approved methods and protocols. Interpreting results and advising plant operations on results and trends in the data.

  • Completion of assigned tasks and responsibilities that include any combination of the following: record keeping, Lab calibration, SAP entry, product release, instrument maintenance and repair, supply management, safety and operation training, sample collection, audits, and inspections.

  • Perform housekeeping and safety and environmental tasks

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school graduate with three years of experience in a lab setting or with two years advanced training degree.

  • One to three years of analytical chemistry and instrumentation experience

  • Previous experience with quality programs desirable. ICP, Leco, and Spectrometer experience is preferred.

  • Knowledge of quality concepts and methods (GLP, ISO,GMP, Lean, Six Sigma)

  • Knowledge of general analytical testing methods, techniques and instrumentation

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety regulations

  • Knowledge of fertilizer chemistry

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) 

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 12 SMG paid holiday days and 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 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.