Packaging Operator in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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!

Essential Functions:


Ensures pallets are safe for use, free of any defects and are correct size and type.

Places filled, sealed product in straight, neat stacks on pallets using predetermined patterns and counts.

Ensures broken or defective bags of product do not make it on finished pallets.

Ensures correct lot and date code is on all finished products.

Ensures proper labeling, counting and wrapping of all finished goods.


Maintain clean and safe working environment by ensuring all material spilled on, under, or around production equipment and work spaces is cleaned during down-time and at the end of each day.


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 well being of others.

Participates as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization.


Regular attendance, timeliness and positive attitude is required for advancement.

All other duties or tasks as assigned by supervisors.

Required Specialty EHS&S Training:

Emergency Evacuation Training

Heat Illness Training

Advanced PPE Training

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:

Basic arithmetic.

Must have good communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work positively in a team environment.

Must be detail oriented and have basic problem solving skills.

Must have basic documenting and reporting skills

Must be self-motivated.

Financial Responsibility and Authority:

Equipment:  Ensure reasonable care and use of production equipment and machinery.

Financial:  Carelessness, lack of planning, and lack of attention to detail could result in damage to equipment and machinery, excessive waste of raw materials and product packaging, and/or poor quality finished goods.

Physical Job Description:

Typical Working Conditions

Warehouse environment.  

Warehouse covered by California Proposition 65.  

Exposure to hazardous materials.  

Exposure to natural temperature fluctuations.  

Exposure to varying noise levels.  

Exposure to air particulates.  

High levels of equipment traffic.  

Exposure to moving machinery.

Equipment Used

Hand Tools such as shovels & brooms

Bag filling hopper

Bag sealer


Bag flattener


Stretch wrappers

Pallet Jack

Compressed Air

Essential Physical Tasks

Must occasionally lift approximately 60 lbs.

Must stand for extended periods of time.

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.


  1. Machine Operator Jobs
  2. Packaging Jobs