Maintenance Mechanic in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

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!

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 Maintenance Mechanic who will grow at our Vancouver, WA facility. 

The Maintenance Mechanic performs maintenance duties as assigned. The duties listed below are not all inclusive and are only intended to indicate what may be expected.

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Conduct Preventive maintenance on equipment and building

  • Conduct equipment repairs (electrical, Pneumatic, drilling, tapping etc)

  • Conduct building repairs 

  • Troubleshoot equipment and facilities issues

  • Conduct equipment installation

  • Conduct welding  (Mig, Tig, soldering)

  • Conduct woodworking operations (table saw, router, nailer, Chop Saw)

  • Conduct Fabrication in both steel and wood

  • Repair, assemble, maintain, and disassemble machinery, equipment, and other elements in accordance with operation manuals, manufacturer's specifications, diagrams and sketches.
  • Fabricates, assembles, treats repairs parts and other elements of the company using hand, power and pneumatic tools, conveyors, and industrial equipment.
  • Interpret specifications and blueprints to construct layouts and reference points on projects.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose problems with machines, equipment, or other elements.
  • Ensure compliance with mandatory state and federal occupational health and safety laws.
  • Maintain clean and safe working environment by ensuring work spaces are cleaned during down-time and at the end of each day.
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • High school Diploma or equivalent

  • At least two years combined experience with equipment troubleshooting and repair

  • Working knowledge of electrical, AC/DC up to 480 volts

  • Mechanically inclined abilities

  • Attention to detail

  • Time management Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with peers and management as needed

  • Their own tools and tool box

  • Possess a clean background and driving record (checks are required)

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 

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.