Production Supervisor in Santa Rosa, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 10/28/2018

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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 Production Supervisor who will grow at our Santa Rosa, CA facility.

Shift Supervisor provides leadership for workers on the production line. Requires in-depth knowledge of the work and the ability to motivate employees to meet the organization's expectations and goals. This is a safety sensitive position where the employee holding this position has the responsibility for his/her own safety and other people's safety.

In this role you will:

  • Manage and direct activities of shift employees.
  • Ensure employees have proper training and create work schedules.
  • Along with staff, ensure proper installation and removal of tooling.
  • Ensure accurate set-up and program all machinery within allotted time.
  • Participate in or assist with complete tool change-overs.
  • Monitor condition of equipment and tooling and notify tooling specialist for improvement needs.
  • Record material usage and other production data.
  • Participate in and encourage problem solving related to product defects and process improvements.
  • Evaluate the performance of shift employees, reward high performers and discipline employees who fail to live up the company’s expectations.
  • Prepare production reports for management and ensure their team meets the organizations expectations for quality, productivity and safety.
  • Contact person for employee vacation requests, and time and attendance questions.
  • Mentor and develop employees and encourage employees to set goals and strive for advancement in the organization.
  • Maintain proper housekeeping in the work area.Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other department employees and management.
  • Other related duties as required.

The perfect person will have:

  • High School Diploma plus 1-2 years of mechanical/electrical experience.
  • Must have basic math, reading and writing skills.
  • Computer literate – able to update spreadsheets, respond to e-mail, enter data and use web-based software.
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Knowledge of plant safety and quality control processes Self-motivated, organized and able to work in fast paced environment.
  • Possess strong analytical skills and attention to detail with demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a rapidly changing set of objectives.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to perform any of the jobs on the shift and be prepared to pitch in and help whenever necessary. ​

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

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: 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.

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