Forklift Operator in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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 who will grow at our Olivehurst, CA location. This position works a 4/10 schedule, Monday - Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (45 min. lunch)

In this role you will: 
  • Ship/receive all incoming and outgoing products and materials
  • Fill out all needed shipping and receiving paperwork
  • Inspect all incoming and outgoing loads for accuracy and visible damage
  • Ensure equipment operation is in accordance with state and federal laws and company policies
  • Perform pre-operation inspection of all equipment driven by operator. Reports all safety or maintenance needs to shipping lead and maintenance supervisor immediately.
The perfect person will have: 
  • High school diploma or GED (General Education Diploma) equivalency
  • General math and basic reading comprehension skills
  • Prior shipping and receiving experience
  • Prior forklift operating experience
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to manage time adequately
  • Ability to actively listen and follow verbal and written directions

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: 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.


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