Temporary Forklift Operator in Medway, ME at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 12/24/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Medway, ME
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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!

Hours will be 7:00 AM-3:30 PM Mon-Fri with unlimited OT during the busy season.

All Scotts Miracle-Gro facilities in Maine are Drug Free and Nicotine Free Sites and the use of all Illicit Drugs and Nicotine products onsite are strictly Prohibited.

Temporary Forklift Position is responsible for the operation of heavy machinery to safely move product load around the facility.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to drive a forklift.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment.
  • Ability to sit for long periods- Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to read and write English and/or be able to follow instructions.


  • Performs a safety check of the forklift to ensure it is safe to operate. Checks fluid levels.
  • For oil, water and fuel before operating the lift.
  • Ensures the packaging lines have empty pallets available and informs the supervisor of the pallet inventory.
  • Removes palletized bags from the production lines and places them on the stretch-wrapper Operates the stretch-wrapper and changes the stretch film as required.
  • Place palletized bags in inventory and ensuring they are located in the proper rows storing them neatly without damaging other inventory.
  • Actively participates in plant cleanliness by restacking, picking-up trash and debris, and washing their equipment.
  • Reads the BOLs and places the correct quantity and SKU on the carrier’s trucks in a safe and efficient manner. Any changes to the BOLs must be communicated to the Dispatcher and or office personnel.
  • Performs physical inventory counts of finished goods as required
  • Meets quality and quantity standards.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the forklift and maintaining fluid levels.

Schedule and Pay Rate
1st Shift - 7:00 AM-3:00PM Mon-Fri

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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