Manufacturing Engineer in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/17/2020

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 a Manufacturing Engineer to join our Manufacturing team who will grow at our Hawthorne Gardening headquarters office in Vancouver, WA. This role will focus on optimizing processes and developing a world-class, engineered operation in our manufacturing spaces.

What you'll do in this role:

  • Develop and drive a culture of operational excellence through engineered solutions
  • Execute time and motion studies on manufacturing activities
  • Partner with key stakeholders to facilitate process engineering and optimization, including Manufacturing site leaders, Engineering management, Quality and Compliance, Supply Chain, and R&D
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures and standard work instructions for manufacturing processes
  • Develop and provide input on new and existing facility layouts, processing methods, and machinery
  • In partnership with engineering management, identify, catalogue, and estimate financial impacts of continuous improvement opportunities
  • Update and manage process maturity models for each manufacturing location
  • Facilitate transformative changes in manufacturing areas through capital justification and acquisition
  • Be a leader of Lean/SS implementation, including organizing Kaizen events, VSM, and variability reduction
  • Work with ERP processes and personnel to drive actionable process metrology, data generation, and KPIs
  • Support broad engineering initiatives in Lean/Six Sigma, value engineering, 5S, and design-to-value
  • Partner with EHS, providing input on process safety reviews through knowledge of ergonomics and human factors
  • Provide technical manufacturing perspectives in product R&D and Quality initiatives

What you'll need to be successful:

  • B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline from an ABET-accredited program (Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering preferred)
  • Relevant experience, 3-5 years preferred but not required
  • Well-rounded, well-developed skill set comprising:
    • Engineering communication
    • Relevant knowledge of programming languages and software (Python, R, CAD, simulation, ERP/SAP/MES systems, advanced Excel solutions, optimization tools)
    • Deep understanding of scientific principles and systems thinking
    • Strong foundation in mathematics and statistics
    • Being a quick study of manufacturing processes and environments
    • Robust understanding of Lean/SS toolset
    • Project management tools and best practices
  • Professional qualities, including thought leadership, ownership mentality, coalition building, presentation skills, and self-starting tendencies

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.
  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • 12 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.
  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)
  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals.

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.