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Loader Operator in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 12/27/2018

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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’re looking for a loader operator who will grow at our Olivehurst, CA location.

Summary: Supports soil production activities by ensuring a steady and sufficient supply of raw materials is prepped for use. Supports soil production activities by ensuring a steady and sufficient supply of raw materials is fed into the soils production line raw materials bins/hoppers by operating equipment such as a forklift, loader, and/or with manual labor. Maintains all raw material stock piles and storage bins.

Essential Functions:
Ensures equipment operation is in accordance with state and federal laws and company policies.
Manipulates levers and pedals to drive and control loader:
Transport raw materials from outdoor storage locations to soil production line bins/hoppers.
Manipulate outdoor raw materials storage piles to maintain neat piles and to maximize the use of space.
Transport raw materials supplies to soils production areas.
Operates loader on private roadways, maintaining proper awareness of one’s surroundings.
Fuel, clean and grease forklifts and loaders when necessary and/or during down-time.
Assists outside yard lead in pile management and inventory control.
Prepare raw materials for use in making finished product.
Identifies, tracks and documents raw material weight fluctuations, color discrepancies, contamination issues and insures proper mixing of raw material components and/or piles.
Manipulate raw materials storage piles to maintain neat piles and to maximize the use of space.
Transport raw materials from outdoor storage piles to soil production line bins/hoppers.
Performs pre-operation inspection of all equipment driven by operator. Reports all safety or maintenance needs to production supervisor and maintenance supervisor immediately.
Safely operates heavy equipment in accordance with state and federal laws and company policies.
Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, to adopt safety as a culture.
Works in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.
Participates as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:
HS diploma or equivalent.
2 years’ experience operating a Loader is required.
Knowledge of loader and other heavy equipment.
Forklift and loader training and current certification.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work positively in a team environment.
Ability to multitask.
Detail oriented.

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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