Technical Manager in Santa Rosa, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 5/9/2021

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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 Technical Manager to join our Hawthorne production team in Santa Rosa, CA!

Our Santa Rosa production facility is a state of the art liquid filling operation. If you enjoy leading a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced and high energy work environment then you will thrive as the Technical Manager. As the Technical Manager, you will develop or improve maintenance and mixing KPI's, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and planning and execution of production goals.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Supervise a workforce of Maintenance Supervisors and hourly full-time associates performing activities in the following areas: Maintenance, Facilities, Mixing/Blending.

  • Develop or improve maintenance and mixing KPIs, including involvement in goal setting for the plant, and planning and execution of production goals.

  • Collaborate with a strong and high performing leadership team, including the Shift Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisor, Plant Manager and the EHS coordinator to meet high safety standards and drive improvement.

  • Maintain an equipment program with preventative and corrective maintenance plans. Drive continuous improvement.

  • Assign work and monitor progress, execute staffing needs, evaluate associate work performance and drive accountability, & coordinate facilities and maintenance scheduling to meet business needs.

  • Communicate, implement and monitor safety programs and procedures.

  • Prepare and/or maintain various logs, records and reports, such as production, maintenance, inventory, etc.; may purchase supplies, parts and/or equipment; may assist in developing and monitoring the budget. Perform statistical analysis to evaluate the data and make recommendations for process or equipment improvements.

  • Analyze forward forecast models and recommend CapEx improvement for meeting strategic market demand.

  • Assist the Plant Manager in directing the overall operation of the plant, performing special projects as needed.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the maintenance/manufacturing

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in management

  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment

  • Exceptional communication and reporting skills

  • Solid working knowledge in all required software and ERP systems

  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to delegate responsibilities effectively\

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

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

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

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

  • 12 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

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

  • 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.


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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