Machine, Forklift, Heavy Equipment Operators & Material Handler Seasonal Positions Available in Orlando, FL at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/3/2020

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 hard working, seasonal associates who don't mind getting their hands dirty to join our amazing team at our Groveland, Florida operations facility. We are looking for machine, forklift, and heavy equipment operators as well as material handlers!!  As we have full time permanent positions come available, these associates are the first to be considered for full time with GREAT benefits!

Our team members prepare organic mixes using a heavy equipment loader and/or operator forklifts to move raw materials and/or finished products around the warehouse. Heavy equipment may include trucks, front-end loaders, dozers, graders, compactors, forklifts. snowblowers and other pieces of equipment. Seasonal production workers must also clean, maintain and secure all equipment as directed by management and company policies and procedures. In addition, our team members work to ensure our line operations are running smoothly throughout our facility and supplies production with a continuous material. Lastly, our team monitors the stock piles for excessive heat, turn stockpiles, and ensures the proper amount of water is used to prepare the stockpile for production use.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Willing and able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends (shift differential and overtime available) and in any weather conditions 

  • Ability to get your hands dirty in a dusty environment 

  • Must be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including: standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling and twisting over surfaces and lifting at least 50 lbs.

  • Physical ability to climb in and out of equipment and sit for extended periods of time

  • Able to perform all job functions safely 

  • Coaching and good attitude 

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/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 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 Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 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: 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.