Full-Time Shipping Coordinator & Grower Assistant

Railroad Nursery, Inc
Homestead, Fl.

Local Plant Nursery looking to hire a Full-Time, salaried position averaging 40-45 hours per week.  During our peak spring shipping season, when we are shipping very heavily, additional hours will be required and the work week will extend up to 7 days a week.   Compensation for this position will be determined based on the applicant’s experience and skill level and there will be a 90-day trial/training period.   The applicant will be working directly with the Shipping Manager, shipping crew team leaders & members, growers and members of the sales team.


Job Duties & Responsibilities

·        Assist with overseeing and supervising the entire shipping process, ensuring that only the highest quality plants are sent out.

·        Oversee and monitor the quality of the plant material being contract grown off site.

·        Assist and oversee the procurement of high quality plants needed by the sales team for weekly orders during shipping season. 

·        Actively seek out and implement new methods and materials to improve the shipping process.

·        Work with Sales Team and Growing Department to produce daily shipping sheets.

·        Assist in creating weekly shipping plans and schedules to support shipping goals.

·        Assist in supervising employees in the Shipping Department, ensuring that all work is appropriately prioritized and completed in a timely manner.

·        Assist in training and supervising Shipping Department employees according to Railroad Nursery, Inc. standards and policies, as well as communicating safety procedures and practices to the staff.

·        Maintain Shipping Department standard operating procedures, ensuring that all employees understand and follow the procedures.

·        Develop strategies to improve overall effectiveness in shipping, growing, etc.

·        Identify potential issues that may impact shipping and communicate those issues, with possible solutions, to the appropriate personnel.

·        Be willing to work outside, in a greenhouse and/or shipping warehouse in all types of weather.

·        Be willing to perform or assist with all shipping and production jobs when necessary or requested. 

·        Perform other duties as requested or assigned

Specific Skills & Qualifications Necessary

·        College degree preferred and/or 2-3 years of growing/shipping experience

·        Ability to speak, read and write English and Bi-lingual in Spanish

·        Supervisory and managerial skills

·        Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·        Detail oriented and organized with excellent time management skills

·        Able to adapt in a quick and positive manner

·        Able to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks and requests

·        High level of safety awareness

·        Flexibility and ability to pitch in when and where needed

·        Ability to work as a team member, striving for individual as well as team success

Experience Required

·        Shipping Experience/Knowledge

·        Growing Experience/Knowledge

 Work Environment

·        Ability to stand for long periods of time and work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures

·        Applicant will be working outside, in a greenhouse and/or shipping environment- expect a dusty or dirty work environment

·        This position will be required to work extended hours, weekends and holidays as needed