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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

 

Marketing Specialist (Digital)

Four Star Greenhouse produces and ships the number one plant brand, Proven Winners, to wholesale customers all over the country including your hometown greenhouses and Independent Garden Centers. We grow a variety of annuals, perennials, house plants and more! The Marketing team plays a critical role in sharing the benefits and value of choosing Proven Winners products.

The Marketing Department is looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist to focus on business-to-business communication and to partner with our Sales Department to enhance our company vision and meet goals.

Priorities will be to build, maintain and continually update multiple company websites via WordPress and focus on user-friendly website layouts, graphics, and interfaces that adhere to our brand style guidelines. You will create, pursue, and execute a schedule to meet all deadlines, keep up to date with drafted content and to be on top of all assignments. You will also create content for our websites, gather and utilize photography and enhance our email marketing efforts to maintain engagement and meet promotional goals.

Four Star Greenhouse is currently building a new website and you could be a part of getting it over the finish line! If you have experience in HTML, CSS or code editing software, have a strong eye for detail and want to be working with a beautiful product, then we look forward to hearing from you!

CLICK HERE for the detailed job description. Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@pwfourstar.com

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Human Resources Generalist

We are seeking a Human Resources Generalist with outstanding analytical, organizational and communication skills to enhance our department and keep pace with future growth. Providing the services and support that each employee needs to be fully engaged and successful is a primary focus of our HR department. Four Star Greenhouse recognizes that engaged and successful employees produce high quality work when their talents are recognized and appreciated in an ethical, safe and fulfilling work environment. The Human Resources Generalist will perform a wide range of activities to fulfill that ideal. 

Areas of focus include:

  • Analyzing current practices/processes
  • Identifying areas for improvement and participating in the constant improvement of Four Star Greenhouse
  • Identifying and resolving employee issues
  • Performing administrative functions that support the growth of both the employee and the organization

We look forward to talking to you if you have excellent verbal and written communication skills, possess a high attention to detail, and can effectively use time management skills by meeting deadlines and prioritizing tasks. This will be a full-time year-round position with a starting pay of $22.50 per hour for the entry level candidate. Starting pay may increase based on relevant skills and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, and the opportunity for a merit increase after 90 days of employment. 

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com to apply!

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Logistics Coordinator

Four Star Greenhouse is the largest supplier of Proven Winners young plants in the country. Our Logistics department plays a crucial role in successfully getting our products to the right place at the right time. 

We are looking to enhance our team by hiring a Logistics Coordinator to get our high-quality products to our customers as expected. This position is full-time, providing support to our team and customers year-round. Hourly wage starts at $21.00 for the entry level candidate along with a very competitive benefits package. Starting pay may increase based on relevant skills and experience.

The Logistics Coordinator’s primary role is to create efficient and cost-effective loads using routing software programs, while meeting customer service standards.  Additional departmental responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing delivery updates, maintaining accurate records, and resolving customer concerns.

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Please send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com if you are a highly organized individual that enjoys working in a fast-paced small team-oriented environment.

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Signature Garden Crew

The Four Star Signature Display Garden is a 1.5-acre garden in Carleton, MI dedicated to displaying the garden performance of the #1 plant brand in the US, Proven Winners.  Our garden is a living catalog of our plants, created to show any visitor how to be successful in their gardens at home.   

As a member of our seasonal full time on-site garden crew, you’ll help install our yearly display of annual flowers, learn how to grow and maintain a huge variety of different plants, and perform daily maintenance to help our gardens thrive.  As a member of the Proven Winners brand, you’ll be asked to greet and assist visitors to the garden, assist our marketing department in preparing for photoshoots and events, and help promote Proven Winners plants.  This is a great chance to work in a beautiful outdoor setting with a fun group of gardeners, learn professional gardening/growing/landscaping techniques from experienced industry professionals, and connect with passionate plant people from all over the country!

Our ideal candidate is a hard worker, a quick learner, and enthusiastic about gardening and the outdoors.  Candidates must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work independently or with a group.  This job often involves long but rewarding days of outdoor physical labor, so candidates must also be comfortable working in all kinds of weather.  Prior experience in horticulture/landscaping is extremely helpful but not a requirement! Come join our garden crew for the summer!

This is a seasonal position that starts around May and goes through August. We may be able to accommodate the time frame around your school schedule. 

This position starts at $15.25 per hour for the entry level candidate. Starting pay may increase based on relevant skills and experience. We offer the opportunity for a merit increase after 30 days. 

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com to apply!

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Marketing Assistant

As a company, Four Star has never been content to “rest on our laurels”.  We have significantly grown in every area of our wholesale and ecommerce divisions through innovation, a commitment to quality and with the strength of the brand we started – Proven Winners®.  

We are looking to add a high performing individual to our ambitious team. If selected, you’ll be an integral part of a small and highly collaborative Marketing team, contributing new ideas that will continue to keep Four Star Greenhouse at the forefront of our industry.  

Your primary role will be to create appealing content for social media and email efforts designed to find and engage our Ecommerce & Wholesale customers. 

Embracing new platforms, technology and change is a key to success in this position. 

If you have high attention to detail, are organized and motivated to learn, enjoy educating and inspiring others, we can’t wait to talk to you!  

While this position is a hybrid role, the preferred candidate will be available to work on-site a minimum of twice a week.    

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com to apply!

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Maintenance Assistant

Do you enjoy troubleshooting, problem solving and using your hands? Do you find fulfillment in fixing equipment and overcoming challenges? If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you, because Four Star is currently looking to hire an entry-level Maintenance Assistant.

Our business is modeled after an assembly line manufacturing facility, but the difference between our company and others is that we produce beautiful living plants. We have 30 acres of greenhouses, over 4 acres of outdoor growing area, 4 warehouse/service buildings and a couple office buildings too. In our facility we have lots of technology and automation including soil mixing equipment, shipping and sorting lines, sticking robots, booms, and other irrigation machines, which are maintained by our maintenance department.  

The Maintenance Assistant will be a key member of a small team that is responsible for maintaining, repairing, and building greenhouse structures and equipment. The goal is to keep our facilities operating safely and efficiently. They will be asked to complete various tasks and work under the mentorship of our current maintenance technicians, inside our greenhouse facilities. Our Maintenance Assistant will help respond to maintenance requests through our ticketing system and complete all required documentation to close these cases. A successful Maintenance Assistant at Four Star Greenhouse will gain the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience for potential career growth. 

If you enjoy being versatile and take pride in your ability to maintain equipment, have a positive attitude and place a high value on safety, then we encourage you to apply to join our detail-oriented maintenance team. 

This will be a full-time year-round position with a pay rate of $17.15 per hour for the entry level candidate. Starting pay may increase based on relevant skills and experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, and the opportunity for a merit increase after 90 days of employment. 

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com to apply!

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Section Grower Team Leader

At Four Star Greenhouse, we recognize that our employees and leaders are our most valued resource. We are looking for an approachable leader who is passionate about helping others grow. A Team Leader at Four Star Greenhouse provides inspirational leadership for daily and specialized assignments like pesticide applications, crop care techniques or advice on insect and disease identification.

They will strive to engage a team of growers to create and foster, a respectful and safe working environment. This position will mentor, oversee, and guide our Section Growers on a day-to-day basis using positive leadership techniques, to ensure they are receiving training and have the expertise needed to produce our crops to meet our quality specifications. A Team Leader will also play a large role in supporting our Growers by creating SMART goals to achieve and by providing positive feedback and continuous encouragement.

The Team leader will act as a liaison between the Product Line Managers and other departments, to ensure messages are accurately communicated and implemented as needed. They will also function as an advocate for all Section Growers regarding equipment repairs or upgrades and help obtain needed supplies.

If you are someone who has greenhouse and leadership experience, then this could be the position for you. If you are also highly collaborative, supportive of others and are willing to get your hands dirty, then please review our detailed job description for more information.

Click HERE for our job description for more details on this role.

Send your resume to hr@pwfourstar.com to apply!

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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 and benefits package. We prefer to hire full-time year-round but we may also be open to a seasonal full-time schedule working from December through mid-June.

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.

This position starts at $17.25 per hour for the entry level candidate. Starting pay may increase based on relevant skills, experience and education. We pay a $2/hr shift premium for weekend work. We pay time and a half for all hours worked past 40 hours in a week. We offer the opportunity for a merit increase after 90 days and annually thereafter.

Qualified candidates please send your resume to our HR Department at hr@pwfourstar.com.

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Greenhouse Growing Rotational Internship

Four Star Greenhouse is a growing, highly successful, family-owned company, founding partner in the premium national plant brand “Proven Winners”. We are recognized nationally for our strong investment in research and development, breeding, rigorous testing, and trials to ensure high garden performance and a user experience that is Easy, Successful, and Inspiring. You have likely seen our beautiful plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and other products at your local garden center, Home Depot, Lowes or online at Amazon.com. We have been operating in the horticulture industry since 1977 with state-of-the-art facilities headquartered on 30-acres in Carleton, MI, with an additional 4+ acres of outdoor growing area and a large display garden, about 15-minutes south of Detroit Metro Airport. Our company has a genuine middle market family-feel, highly cohesive and collaborative with a casual setting focused a team-success.

Four Star recognizes the importance of internships when starting a career. Our rotational growing internship will provide interns with the full scope of how greenhouse growing works at Four Star Greenhouse. Interns will gain knowledge in crop care, production, pest management, plant testing and sampling, greenhouse facilities, and the new technology that we have. Paid positions are available in the fall, winter, and spring/summer with specific dates flexible enough to fit your schedule.

This internship will primarily focus on gaining high levels of knowledge in:

  • Greenhouse Growing
    • Season Dependent
      • Stock and Mother Plants
      • Young Plants
      • Finished Crops
      • Color Choice Shrubs
  • Plant Health Identification
  • Multiple Irrigation Techniques
  • Greenhouse Equipment
  • Pesticide Applications and Growth Regulator Applications

This internship will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge in:

  • Young Plant Production
    • Propagation of Vegetative Tip Cuttings
  • Seed Sowing
  • Shipping of Young and Finished Plants
  • Finished Plant Production
  • Integrated Pest Management System including:
    • Pest Identification
    • Beneficial Insects
  • Tissue and Soil Sampling
  • Test, Read and Adjust Soil for pH and EC
  • Virus Testing
  • Greenhouse Environmental Control Systems
  • Inventory Management
  • Product Line Management
  • Four Star Greenhouses Display Garden

*All aspects of the internship are season and length of internship, dependent*

Requirements:

Submit an updated resume
Submit a brief essay/cover letter describing background, interest in field and career goals

Additional Details:

Full Time Paid Position
Program with flexible start and end dates
Fully Furnished House Provided- walking distance from the Greenhouse
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Opportunity to attend “Cultivate” the largest all-industry trade show and conference in the horticulture industry

Email Resume with subject listed as: Greenhouse Growing Rotational Internship
Please send your resume to our HR Department at hr@pwfourstar.com.