Operator, Sr Maintenance in Pacific Junction, IA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/1/2019

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!

Operator, Sr. Maintenance

Duties and Responsibilities of a Sr. Maintenance Operator:

Performs repair and preventative maintenance on equipment and machines including electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic repairs.

Read interpret and update PLC ladder programs, electrical/mechanical blueprints, schematics, and flow diagrams.  

Restore system operating PLC programs, HMI programs, and verify correct software revisions/editions.  

Record maintenance activities, develop and execute job plans, and communicate new procedures used in troubleshooting.

Provide leadership and serve as a technical resource to associates training in the electrical and troubleshooting discipline.

Comply with housekeeping and safety rules.

Perform or assist in the installation of machinery and equipment as needed
Diagnose malfunctions in machinery and equipment.

Inspects and adjusts equipment.

Operate production equipment to validate improvements and support production needs.
Operate heavy equipment and perform other duties as assigned.

Keeps work area clean, orderly and safe.

Qualification Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent

Technical certification or degree in electronics or electrical maintenance/discipline

3 plus years in manufacturing or industrial maintenance, equipment repair, or electrical repair

Electrical troubleshooting, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic repair experience.

Excellent problem solving and decision making skills

Able to operate electrical, electronic, pneumatic and refrigeration test equipment

Fabrication experience

Personal computer skills and experience with maintenance systems

Clean background and driving record (checks are required)

Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and customers as needed

Knowledge of maintenance and safety procedures, and some of loading and order picking procedures.

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on as needed basis.
Must be able to stand, sit, walk, stoop and bend for extended periods of time.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to work the required shift.
Must be able to work overtime.

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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