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Technician, Plant Food with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in North America,–Ohio

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location North America,–Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 10/01/2020
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties General Summary:
The plant food formulation technician will be responsible for laboratory and field testing of new or experimental products that may include fertilizers, pesticides, and/or other gardening products.

Key Responsibilities:
* Support pre-formulation, formulation development, process development, process optimization, scale up and manufacturing and solve complex problems
* Work with multifunctional teams including: Field Biology, Process/Formulation, Regulatory, Marketing, Supply Chain, and Packaging/Durables Development to commercialize new/improved products/processes.
* Communicate results in written technical reports and periodic oral presentations to R&D and Operations.
* Support trials of new processes and new products.

* Create, route, and approve raw material and finished good specifications
* Perform all project tasks in compliance with corporate Environmental, Health, and Safety principles

* B.S. in Chemistry, Engineering or equivalent natural science degree or experience
* Experience in bench chemistry & execution of experiments
* History of team oriented problem solving.
* Broad awareness of consumer lawn and garden products and practices

Skills and Abilities:
* Familiarity with basic methods of experimental design and statistical data analysis
* Results driven, highly-motivated individual
* Strong verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to multitask, while being attentive to detail
* Exceptional problem solving skills including formulation diagnostic capability
* Ability to think strategically and abstractly
* Excellent computer skills

Primary duties to include:
* Prepare and test developmental and commercial formulations
* Conduct experiments and carryout assays and methods
* Conduct detailed observations of samples and trials
* Record laboratory information from preparations and tests
* Create design of experiments
* Use of specialized bench and pilot scale mixing equipment such as blenders, homogenizers, and compression (pelleting/
* Use of specialized measurement tools such as pH meters, drone imaging, image analysis software
* Use of specialized data analysis software and ability to perform statistical analysis
* Engage with project teams to develop new ideas, influence project execution planning, report trial results, and inform product design attribute
* Ship chemicals, manage waste and chemical inventory, and support safety program

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):
* Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
* Onsite wellness center which includes: 24,000 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
* Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)
* Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
* 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.
* 12 SMG paid holiday days and generous vacation policy.

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