Technician, Quality Assurance in Olivehurst, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

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! 

We are looking for a Quality Assurance Technician who will grow at our Olivehurst, CA location. This position works a 4/10 Schedule, Monday - Thursday, 6:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (45 min lunch).

In this role you will:

  • Perform inspections and test all incoming raw materials and finished products according to defined criteria, rejecting and returning unacceptable materials
  • Conduct and document audits using written procedures
  • Accurately document the results of the inspections and testing
  • Successfully use the ERP system to receive material and close work-orders after quality checks have been performed
  • Coordinate calibration of all test equipment
  • Participate in the construction of new sop’s for inspection
  • Drive continuous improvement of the quality management system
  • Investigate customer complaints and other reported issues
  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement
  • Working with production management and quality assurance to provide, discuss or recommend process improvements and corrections

The perfect person will have:

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Vocational schooling and college experience will be a plus.
  • High level of concentration and attention to detail
  • Ability to read and write English.
  • Observant, detail oriented and well organized
  • Ability to perform basic PC skills, experience with ERP systems especially SAP preferred
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

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.