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Technician, Biology – Marysville, OH with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Ohio

Type of position Full Time
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 08/01/2015
Date position available 07/02/2015
Description of duties We’re looking for a Biology Technician – Marysville, Ohio!

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

The Biology Technician will assist with the execution of scientific experiments that may include the effects of establishment aids, soils, maintenance practices, nutrition, pesticides and other experimental treatments on lawn grasses and other ground covers.

Primary duties may include:
* Prepare trial areas for laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments
* Prepare and apply treatments
* Collect data and enter it into spreadsheets
* Care for the test subjects, facilities, and test equipment

Key Activities include the following:
* Set up and manage experiments according to trial documentation provided.
* Record experimental results and report them as directed.
* Maintain working areas in an efficient and safe manner.
* Maintain field trial areas and associated machinery.
* Establish trial areas using agricultural equipment.
* Maintain and obtain stocks of experimental materials and competitor products in a safe and efficient manner.
* Take part in weekend duty rotations as required and provide holiday and sick day cover for colleagues.
* Site maintenance as required, directing temporary workers as needed.
* Comply with company environment health and safety policy.
* To assist from time to time in other support activities e.g. delivering trials samples and helping with tours and at Public Relations and field day events.

Education/Experience:
* Minimum high school diploma with experience in lawn and garden maintenance.
* AS or BS degree in biology, agronomy or horticulture or industry experience in a laboratory, greenhouse or field setting are desired.

Skills and Abilities:
* Attention to detail, accuracy and basic math skills.
* Observational skills to identify visual differences in plant performance.
* Ability to follow work instructions and test protocols.
* Personal drive and ability to be a self-starter and work unsupervised.
* Ability to lift 50lb required.
* Ability to operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, utility carts, sprayers, spreaders and other typical equipment used to maintain lawns and greenhouses
* Basic computer skills including: use of spreadsheets, word processing and email.

COME GROW WITH US, WHERE THE GRASS REALLY IS GREENER!

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro 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 Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations. For information on how to become an approved vendor please see our Third Party Agency notification on our career portal.

Qualifications sought SEE JOB DESCRIPTION
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