HVAC & Humidity Control, Technical Services Engineer in Nationwide at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

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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 an HVAC & Humidity Control Technical Services Engineer who will join our Hawthorne Gardening Company team.

You will be expected to travel about 50-70% of the time - primarily throughout the East Coast and Canada.  However, our customers are throughout the US and we go where our customers need us.  

The HVAC Technical Service Engineer will focus primarily, but not exclusively on HVAC, Air Flow Management and Dehumidification products. This person will be instrumental in identifying and driving opportunities for innovative, new environmental control products and improvements to help drive our business because of their expertise and regular interaction with customers and competitors.  

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Sales Support – Provide direct technical support to HGC sales managers, distributors and growers.  Develop relevant sales literature and presentations tailored to the end user to help drive the business.  

  • Customer HVAC Operation & Performance.  Ensure the performance and operation of our HVAC, Air Flow or Dehumidification products after customer installation.  Provide responsive troubleshooting remotely and on-site as needed that exceeds customer expectations.

  • Customer HVAC/Air Flow /Dehumidification Designs & Proposals.  Collaborate and provide insights to our internal designers to deliver best-in-class CE proposals and services that exceed customer expectations, as well as the competition to help drive our business.  Present design proposals to customers when necessary.

  • Technical Liaison.  Serve as a technical liaison to R&D and Marketing to help drive new products, improvements, new uses and new services.  Proactively communicate and drive opportunities and recommended solutions to commercialization. 

  • Environmental Control Products.  Provide technical support remotely and on-site as needed to ensure the performance and operation of all our environmental control products (lighting, fans, filters, etc.) at grower sites.  

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Relevant experience with HVAC and air flow management, their use and operation in an agricultural and horticultural setting such as greenhouses and indoor growing facilities.

  • Strong working knowledge of HVAC systems, dehumidification, air flow and odor mitigation systems, electrical requirements, circuits, horticultural lighting & lighting designs and associated controllers necessary to drive these systems.

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues with HVAC, Air Flow, dehumidification and other environmental control products used in commercial horticulture growing facilities.

  • Knowledge of Environmental Control (CE) for the culture of indoor or greenhouse crops.

  • An appreciation of grower practices in greenhouses, hydroponic, or controlled environments.

  • Strong appreciation for the responsibilities of sales associates and distributors to help ensure success. 

  • Ability to understand and use CAD programs such as SolidWorks is highly desirable. 

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 four 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.

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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.