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Operator, Forklift

Company: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today's gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.We are looking for a 1st shift Intermediate Fo rklift Operator at our production facility in Lakeville, MN.Starting pay of $19.50 per hour for Experienced Forklift Operators.What you'll do in this role:

  • Responsible for operating forklifts, clamp trucks, etc to transport inbound and outbound shipments
  • Pull and arrange product for shipment ensuring that the exact number and type of product is prepared
  • Stack and store the merchandise in a clean, neat, and orderly manner
  • Ensure proper finished goods and raw materials stock rotation
  • Unload raw material and put away according to storage plan
  • Support production by delivering/removing raw materials to and from production equipment/processes
  • Inspect and perform minor maintenance on the forklift or other equipment
  • Report quality and safety outages and work to correct where necessary
  • Comply with OSHA and MSDS StandardsWhat you'll need to be successful:
    • Preferred education level is a High School Diploma or GED
    • Must have at least one to two years recent experience operating a forklift
    • Knowledge of safe practices and procedures
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds
    • Ability to climb on and off of required equipment
    • Ability to communicate effectivelyWhat 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)
      • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
      • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount)
      • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women's Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals
      • 13 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policyOur commitment to Live Total 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. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe. As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID 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.

Keywords: The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Lakeville , Operator, Forklift, Professions , Lakeville, Minnesota

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