Process Technician in Vancouver, WA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/6/2020

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!

In this role you will:
  • Maintain quality capability of processes and troubleshoot issues that involve quality, equipment set up, technical issues, etc.  Problem solve to determine root cause and partner with engineering and other departments to implement solutions. 
  • Work to continually improve change-over times and efficiencies.
  • Perform machine crash investigation in conjunction with manufacturing engineering.
  • Develop and modify programs on equipment for new and existing manufacturing processes to obtain optimal production levels.
  • Adjust and modify tool settings on equipment due to wear, breakage, or quality issues.
  • Participate in/Lead the development of manufacturing procedures and processes, and documentation of work instructions.
  • Assist with process validation on new and existing machinery.
  • Train and certify others on work instructions, standard work, and processes. Work to develop employee skills in areas including quality inspection; proper operation, set up, troubleshooting, and repair of equipment; and required paperwork.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering in problem solving, crash prevention, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).

The perfect person will have:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Two years formal technical training and three year’s work experience in manufacturing environment or eight years technical job experience required.
  • Basic knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to read, comprehend and write English at a level to effectively utilize and interpret SDS’s, work instructions, technical manuals, OHSA and Federal standards.
  • Ability to effectively utilize intermediate shop math and intermediate computer skills.
  • In depth knowledge of blueprint reading required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Statistical Process Control (SPC) and intermediate problem solving skills required.
  • Intermediate mechanical knowledge required.  Must be familiar with and able to set up and change over various types of equipment.
  • Ability to use and understand measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers and comparators.

Some other nice to have’s:

  • Ensures accountability – Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments.
  • Instills trust – Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Customer focus– Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions.
  • Collaborates – Build partnerships and work collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  • Tech savvy– Anticipate and adopt innovations in business-building digital and technology applications.
  • Manages complexity – Make sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
  • Cultivates innovation – Create new and better ways for the organization to be successful.
  • Resourcefulness– Secure and deploy resources effectively and efficiently.
  • Optimizes work processes – Know the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Drives results – Consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Communicates effectively – Develop and deliver a variety of communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
  • Self-development – Actively seek new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels.

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • 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 

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

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.

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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.