Truck Driver 3 in Fountain, CO at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 11/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Fountain, CO
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/4/2019

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!

This position is a light vehicle operator at a Scotts production plant facility. The truck driver operates a Jockey Truck and Trailer in a safe and efficient manner, following all state and federal DOT regulations as well as all company policies and procedures.

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  • Ensures the shipment is correct and in good condition, and stages the trailer in a timely manner.
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  • Completes pre-shift vehicle inspection reports. Informs the Dispatcher or Dock Foreman of any equipment problems with drop trailers or loads.
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  • Reads bills of lading and ensures the correct product quantity and quality SKU is placed on the trailer.
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  • Maintain yard tractor and trailers in road worthy condition, able to pass DOT inspections.
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  • Report any equipment malfunctions to heavy shop for repair and assist in repairs.
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  • Drive forklift and help put up inventory during off season.
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  • Rework damaged product and other assignments as deemed necessary by management.
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Required Capability

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Must be able to operate : Jockey Tractor, Trailer, Forklifts.

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Qualification Requirements

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Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

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Experience: Two years of over the road driving experience. Ability to operate Jockey Truck in a safe manner. 

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Safe driving practices and procedures.

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Ability to read and write English and to follow instructions.

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Knowledge of State and Federal DOT Regulations.

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Skills and Abilities: 

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Pass random drug and alcohol screenings in accordance with State and Federal DOT regulations.

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Ability to drive a forklift. Ability to lift 70 pounds repeatedly.

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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