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

Date Posted: 7/28/2020

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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 Maintenance Supervisor who will grow at our Santa Rosa, California facility. 

A person in the Maintenance Supervisor role  is accountable for keeping the production output optimized and maintaining seamless functioning of all equipment and machinery in a unit. An individual for this role requires having administrative as well as organizational capabilities and leading a team of subordinates for conducting maintenance activities. This job usually pertains to a manufacturing unit, production house or factory facilities.

In this role you will:

  • Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of production equipment during production shifts
  • Conduct regular inspection and preventative maintenance of all the machinery in the facility including repair scheduling
  • Lead a team of subordinates and assigning work areas/ tasks to them
  • Ensure that all safety norms and regulations are adhered to
  • Plan and schedule maintenance and service activities/ repairs in a way that the process of production has the least amount of interruption
  • Ensure that the machinery and equipment are being used to full capacity and that production is optimized
  • Keep a record of all service, maintenance and refurbishment carried out on the machinery
  • Maintain a maintenance budget and spending
  • Know what the equipment lifespan and expectancy is
  • Specify and help procure equipment as capacity needs change

The perfect person will have:

  • Excellent written as well as verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively manage time and lead a team of subordinates
  • Organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to analyze and interpret schematics and blueprints
  • High school degree, diploma or a GED equivalent qualification from a certified college is basic requirement
  • Familiarity with OSHA and industrial safety
  • Bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree or diploma in mechanical engineering or any other related field of study with about 2 to 3 years of experience working as a maintenance manager is required

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

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Fitness club reimbursement - $350/ Individual & $500/Family

  • Starting day one, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.

  • 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: 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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