Forklift-2 in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 2/22/2021

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 Forklift Operator at our production facility in Olivehurst, CA.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Responsible for operating forklifts, clamp trucks, etc to transport inbound and outbound shipments

  • Pull and arrange product for shipment ensuring that the exact number and type of product is prepared

  • Stack and store the merchandise in a clean, neat, and orderly manner 

  • Ensure proper finished goods and raw materials stock rotation

  • Unload raw material and put away according to storage plan

  • Support production by delivering/removing raw materials to and from production equipment/processes

  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment

  • Report quality and safety outages and work to correct where necessary

  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS Standards

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Preferred education level is a High School Diploma or GED

  • Must have at least one to two years recent experience operating a forklift

  • Knowledge of safe practices and procedures

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

  • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment

  • Ability to communicate effectively

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

  • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy

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.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu 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.

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