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Join a Winning Team at Four Star Greenhouse

Jessica Schuster

 

Located in Carleton, MI, Four Star Greenhouse has been producing high quality garden products since 1977 and is the largest partner/supplier of the nationally recognized #1 plant brand Proven Winners®. Proven Winners® is known for its unique varieties and high quality products that enable consumers to be successful gardeners. Proven Winners® has grown to be a substantial national brand with distribution in national retail chains as well as thousands of independent garden centers. As a team member of Four Star Greenhouse, you will join a highly successful growth company with a very pleasant and rewarding work environment.

Our commitment as a team is to honor our mission statement which is to: Provide the finest and most innovative products and services that make every Proven Winners experience easy, successful and inspiring.

Melissa O'Dell

Current Positions Available

Trials Coordinator

Four Star Greenhouse, Inc., in Carleton, MI is a founding member of Proven Winners® - a leading consumer garden brand in North America.  The Research and Development (R&D) division at Four Star supports all aspects of growing, production, and marketing of our products.  The focus of our research is to evaluate new goods and technology, collect data, then utilize this detailed information to determine what fits best into our operation. 

The R&D team is seeking a coordinator who can participate in product research, data collection, and data entry. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the growing and production teams to plan, maintain, and evaluate trials.  The collected and interpreted data will help our growers learn how to adopt and support innovative products and techniques, at the same time crafting scripts and other communication tools to educate our sales team.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Warehouse Coordinator

Four Star is a provider of the number one brand Proven Winners. With the help of a Warehouse Coordinator, Four Star will be able to maintain success due to their optimization of data, communication, warehouse organization, monitoring of equipment functionality and much more. 

In this multi-functional role, we are looking for someone who can monitor and execute all day-to-day warehouse activities on site to ensure it operates at peak efficiency and effectiveness to support Four Star operations and customer fulfillment.

This position will effectively train and collaborate with team members, plan, and coordinate inbound and outbound shipments and organize material storage to optimize warehouse space and access.

We are looking for someone who can ensure accuracy of physical on-hand quantities of items and correctly optimize our systems inventory data. The Warehouse Coordinator will also maintain a key role in the preparation and bulk shipping of boutique orders. They will also help provide and maintain a safe work environment by continually checking and monitoring all equipment.

If you are collaborative with others, possess a high attention to detail, can prioritize work, effectively hit deadlines, and will maintain a safe work environment, then we will look forward to seeing your application.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Lab Technician

Four Star Greenhouse, Inc., in Carleton, MI is a founding member of Proven Winners® - a leading consumer garden brand in North America.  The Growing Team at Four Star is responsible for all aspects of producing the highest-quality bedding annuals for the U.S. market.  The focus of our tissue testing laboratory is to ensure that our customers receive only premium, pest-and-pathogen-free plant material.  This “start clean, stay clean” philosophy guarantees an easy, successful, and inspiring gardening experience for the end-consumer.  

The Growing Team is seeking a technician to perform and coordinate all daily testing activities of the lab. The successful candidate will work in earnest to provide excellent support to internal and external stakeholders, while following well-developed virus testing protocols for all crops to maintain optimum sanitary standards.  Daily work planning will adjust and adapt to historical and seasonal priorities, as well as the standards that drive sanitary practices at Four Star.  Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job-related functions.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Regional Class-A Truck Driver

Four Star Greenhouse – Family Owned & Operated in Carleton, MI!!
Earn $90,000 - $100,000 Year-1 with $8,000 Signing Bonus!!

What We Offer

  • Compensation:
    • Mileage Rates: 
      • 75 CPM for Extended Distance Loads > 400 Miles/day
      • 65 CPM for Regional Loads Between 200 – 400 Miles/day
    • Base Hourly Rate: $27.50/Hr Worked for Less than 200 miles/day
    • Paid Detention at Hourly Rate
    • Safety Bonus - $1,200 paid out quarterly over each year.
  • Signing/Retention Bonus 
    • $8,000 paid out quarterly over the first 12 Months.
  • Home Time Minimums:
    • Peak Season (January–June): Weekly home minimum of two nights, often consecutive.
    • Off Season (July- December): Weekly home minimum of one night, usually more, often consecutive
  • Equipment:  
    • Brand New 2022 Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper Tractors and Vanguard Trailers.
  • Benefits:
    • Insurance: Full Package Including Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & Other Options
    • Paid Time Off: Standard holidays, Vacation and Sick/Personal Time.
    • Retirement: 401K with match of 100% of first 3%, 50% from 3%-5%
    • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Requirements
    • A current CDL Class-A License is required along with the ability to meet DOT regulations for English proficiency.
    • Must have minimum 2-Yrs of verifiable Over-the-Road commercial driving experience.
    • Must have driving record clear of DUI/DWI or reckless driving charges in last five years.
    • Ability to pass DOT drug screening procedures including MVR, PSP, DOT physical, criminal background check.
    • Ability to move/pull carts on 4-wheel castors, weighing over 200 lbs.
    • Willing to assist dock teams with loading and unloading.
    • Lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Others
    •  $1,000 Driver Referral Bonus

How Do I Get More Information?

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Interested candidates should leave a message for Mike Heulitt, Four Star HR Manager at (734) 654-7492 or send email to mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

When you leave a message, please include your name, a call back number and some times you may be available for an initial phone interview.

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Accounts Payable Coordinator

We are seeking an Accounts Payable Coordinator to join our small Accounting team. This position plays an important role coordinating with our base of vendors and internal staff from departments across the organization to execute our Accounts Payable function in a timely, accurate and efficient manner. You will report to our Accounting Manager and work closely with the Accounting team for collaboration and support. The hours for this position fluctuate seasonally with normal full time hours January - June and approximately 30-40 hours per week during the Summer and Fall.   This position is hourly, non-exempt, working entirely on-site, based out of our headquarter facility in Carleton, MI.

As the Accounts Payable Coordinator, you will primarily focus on tracking and organizing incoming vendor invoices, reviewing documentation, obtaining payment approvals as needed, verifying proper general ledger and cost center coding and entering and scanning of invoice data into our system.  You will notify, support and follow-up with the Purchasing department staff for their resolution of any detail discrepancies between invoice vs. purchase order vs. receiver.  On a weekly basis you will review payments coming due, prepare and process weekly remittances (check and ACH) via mail and our bank. Each month you will reconcile our accounts to vendor statements and follow-up on any missing invoices. You will prepare and submit the appropriate documentation to the Sr. Accountant to setup new vendors in the system You will work extensively in the Accounts Payable module of our ERP system (Picas) and over time become a subject matter expert.  You will also assist with processing company credit cards other accounting tasks and projects to support the accounting team and company management.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Regional Sales Representative

Join Four Star’s sales efforts to make the world a more beautiful and colorful place with plants! Four Star is the number one producer and supplier of Proven Winners in the country. The growing interest in gardening amassed approx. 18MM new gardeners last year and Four Star’s sales team is dedicated to selling this premium brand that consumers demand.

As a brand ambassador and passion-to-win sales team member, you will be responsible for the sales activities within your region, working directly with customers and brokers to understand their goals and establish how we can meet and exceed them. You’ll manage accounts ensuring quality and consistency of this premium product for the current customer base as well as identifying and securing new business.

We are looking for a creative, solution driven individual who is dedicated to customer service while also managing big-picture initiatives with customers that drive for company targeted results in a growing market.  You will need to be a flexible, detail-oriented team player who can manage multiple priorities simultaneously and genuinely cares for the success of the customer.

If you would like to be a part of this thriving business in an exciting industry with an opportunity to sell a premium brand that gardeners trust, we would love to explore our regional sales representative opportunity with you. 

This is a full time ‘year ‘round position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Four Star Greenhouse has a complex that includes 30 acres of greenhouse structures, four warehouse/service buildings, production lines with soil mixing equipment, a shipping sort line, robots and several office areas. Our business is modeled after an assembly line manufacturing facility. The difference between our business and a manufacturing facility, is that our products are live plants grown in a beautiful environment.

We are a growing business and we have an opportunity to expand this department, so if you enjoy being versatile and you take pride in your ability to fix, build and maintain equipment, we encourage you to apply to join the Four Star team.

The Facilities Maintenance Technician will be a key member of a small maintenance team that is responsible to maintain, install, repair and build greenhouse structures and equipment. The goal is to keep our production operating safely and at peak efficiency. The work varies from day to day providing a diverse range of assignments. The work performed by our Maintenance department is visible to employees and visitors alike and is a great source of pride for our company.

This is a full time year ‘round position with a competitive pay and benefits package. Day shift and afternoon shift positions are available.

Job Summary is to maintain, install, repair and build greenhouse structures and equipment as assigned to meet quality and safety specifications within established time frames. Respond to requests and complete all required documentation within established parameters.  Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job-related functions. 

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com or apply in person M-F 8am – 4pm.

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Sales Coordinator

Four Star is the number one supplier of Proven Winners in the country with a sales team committed to maintaining that premium status.

We are looking for an energetic person who is passionate about developing partnerships and genuinely cares about the success of their customers.   To join our team you need to be a determined, innovative and enthusiastic team player who is very detail-oriented and a strong communicator that displays a willingness to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills with prior experience building and managing customer relationships, both internally and externally. 

If you are looking for a fantastic opportunity in a results-driven, fun, sales environment we invite you to apply to become part of the team that made Proven Winners the #1 plant brand in the country. 

This is a full time ‘year ‘round position with a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Custodian

Cleanliness, organization and safety are just a few values at Four Star Greenhouse. The Custodian plays a key role in giving our employees, customers and visitors this impression when they enter our facility. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team to help us keep our state of the art greenhouses and service buildings clean, organized and safe. Additional responsibilities include preventative maintenance and equipment repairs.

Job Summary is to Correctly and efficiently maintain all areas and equipment to meet or exceed service level expectations for all assignments. Present a consistent level of professionalism and patience when interacting with both employees and customers. Support Four Star Greenhouse’s Mission Statement in all job-related functions.

We offer a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates submit a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Housekeeper

You only get one chance to make a good first impression and that’s why Four Star Greenhouse takes great pride in keeping our facilities consistently clean, safe and sanitary. The Housekeeper position plays a key role in giving our employees, customers and visitors this impression whenever they enter our facility. We are looking for a Housekeeper with professional experience that shares this value of pride in their work.

This is a part time position. General hours are 10am to 4pm five days per week.

The job summary is to follow established standards and the “Cleaning Checklist” to efficiently and independently complete all assigned tasks. Success in this position results in a consistently clean, professional and sanitary working environment.

Are you looking for a friendly work environment where you can use your experience to make a difference?  Please apply to join our Housekeeping team!  

Qualified candidates to provide a resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

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Section Grower

If you would like to turn your passion for growing into a career, we will train you to grow plants as a Section Grower inside our 25+ acre greenhouse complex. Section Growers are the caretakers for our crops. Once trained, this position is responsible to decide what to water, when to water and how much to water. Applying fertilizers and making other applications are additional functions you would learn. Growing quality crops in time to ship to our nationwide customer base is the end goal.

We offer a competitive wage for seasonal positions along with paid time off. Non-seasonal employees will also be offered a competitive benefits package. Full time, part time and seasonal (Summer and Fall off) positions are available.

Job summary is to correctly perform the cultural requirements needed for each crop in such a way to produce quality plants, on a consistent basis, with minimal losses, and as efficiently as possible. Maintain the growing area to meet the sanitary and organizational standards of the company.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com.

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Section Grower II

Four Star Greenhouse is growing. We are adding nearly 5 acres of greenhouses. Therefore, we need to expand our growing team. In addition to entry level Section Growers, we are also looking for experienced growers to join our team as "Section Grower II". This higher level position grows quality crops in time to ship to our nationwide customer base. Additionally, this position leads the team by example and also acts as a mentor in order to motivate all growers to function in a manner that meets the high quality crop expectations of our customers.

Our commitment as a team is to honor our mission statement which is to: Provide the finest and most innovative products and services that make every Proven Winners experience easy, successful and inspiring.

The ideal team member will have the education, skills and or experience to grow quality crops. This includes properly caring for a large area in our state of the art greenhouses and includes:

  • making independent fertilizer decisions based on soil tests (pH & EC),
  • adopting a specialized role or area of expertise,
  • monitoring and adjusting environmental conditions as needed,
  • forming successful partnerships with all co-workers
  • identifying crop challenges as part of our Integrated Pest Management team

We offer a competitive wage and benefits package.

Qualified candidates to provide a cover letter & resume to: mheulitt@pwfourstar.com.

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Section Grower - Internship

HOUSING IS AVAILABLE!

Four Star Greenhouse recognizes the importance of internships when starting a career. We provide exciting and diverse opportunities within our Growing department for enthusiastic horticulture students. Paid positions are available in the fall, winter and spring/summer with specific dates flexible enough to fit your schedule.

Internship focus is on gaining practical experience growing pre-finished and finished ornamental crops.

Other valuable experience includes:

  • Special project/experiment developed with your area of interest in mind.
  • Automated and manual irrigation techniques.
  • Test and manage pH & EC levels in a variety of crops.
  • Propagate vegetative as well as seed crops.
  • Pesticide applications.
  • Interview with all Managers to gain a big picture understanding of our operation.
  • Summer interns have an opportunity to coordinate a large shipping project.
  • Summer interns will attend "Cultivate" the largest all-industry trade show and conference for the horticulture industry.

Email Resume with subject listed as: Section Grower- Internship
To: Mike Heulitt   mheulitt@pwfourstar.com

or Mail to:

Mike Heulitt
c/o Section Grower - Internship
Four Star Greenhouse, Inc.
1015 Indian Trail Road
Carleton, MI 48117-9316

For other general employment inquiries, submit your resume today via mail or email.

 

Mail to:
Four Star Greenhouse
Attn: Human Resources
1015 Indian Trail Road
Carleton, Michigan 48117-9316

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The Four Star Opportunity