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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 and Events Coordinator

Four Star Greenhouse is the leading ‘Proven Winner’ supplier in North America. We have approximately 30 acres of Greenhouses located in Carleton, Michigan. We produce and ship 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!

We are searching for a full time Marketing and Events Coordinator to enhance our competitive edge and bring new ideas to life. We are looking for an individual who will engage our external wholesale customers and our internal employees.

This role will partner with our Marketing and Sales Departments to spearhead all event coordination as well as promotional aspects for trade shows and events. Other aspects of the role may include:

  • Designing, purchasing, and negotiating regarding promotional merchandise that aligns with intended audiences.
  • Developing a plan for events and materials that align with our Company Mission and goals, as well as with the Proven Winner message.
  • Leading the planning, designing, and execution of social media content, providing information regarding events and shows that enhance our growth.

This is a hybrid position that requires some local and occasional regional travel. While this position is hybrid, we are looking for someone to be onsite 2 days a week or as needed. Starting pay is $26 for the entry level candidate and 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.

If planning, coordination, organization and working with others is your specialty, then click our job description below to review more details.

Detailed job description HERE.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@pwfourstar.com.

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Print Marketing Coordinator

Four Star Greenhouse produces and ships the number one plant brand, Proven Winners, to wholesale customers all over the country. The Marketing team plays a critical role in sharing the benefits and value of choosing our products. Four Star Greenhouse is looking to hire a Print Marketing Coordinator to focus on business-to-business communication. Take a look at our beautiful catalog here that you could have a hand in building!

This role will spearhead the coordination of our three print catalogs. This role will be highly collaborative on a variety of tasks, with internal departments and external marketing agencies. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with outside marketing agencies.
  • Gathering information through current and new resources.
  • Coordinate photographs to be used as a resource tool for brand representation.
  • Provide accuracy when representing the brand across multiple projects and platforms.
  • Designing and assisting with flyers, postcards, and brochures.
  • Pursuing and executing a schedule to meet all deadlines and to be on top of all assignments.
  • Partnering with MasterTag to provide the needed resources for our plant tags.

The Marketing Department is looking for someone who is highly organized and will embrace new technology. This position will also track KPI’s and adjust when needed, to additionally enhance our promotional efforts and increase sales.

In this multi-faceted role, you’ll be an integral part of a small, highly collaborative, and productive Marketing team. If you have a high attention to detail, can creatively turn visions into reality, and have effective written and communication skills then we look forward to hearing from you.

Please CLICK HERE for the detailed job description for the Print Marketing Coordinator position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to hr@pwfourstar.com.

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Senior Production Supervisor

Four Star Greenhouse has 30 acres of state-of-the-art greenhouses to produce our high-quality plants for a nationwide customer base. Our production is modeled after a manufacturing facility and includes a Quality Assurance department. Our Production & Quality Assurance teams stick unrooted cuttings, trim, plant, and patch our products on assembly lines. The Production team also hangs baskets & moves plants so that they are always located in the optimal growing environment. All production and quality assurance team members are thoroughly trained and have jobs with minimum standards. All jobs are tracked for productivity and many jobs offer piece rate bonuses. Some tasks are automated with robotic technology while most jobs are completed manually by an experienced team.
 
Our Senior Production Supervisor will lead a diverse team to produce high quality crops in a positive work environment. Skills required for this senior level position include using a positive leadership style and strong employee engagement principles to inspire and motivate everyone to produce high quality work. Key aspects of this position include:

  • Training team members,
  • Monitoring production numbers,
  • Improving morale,
  • Ensuring that the work produced meets our high-quality standards,
  • Identifying and implementing ways to improve quality,
  • Finding ways to decrease costs without impacting quality or morale.
Building effective collaborative relationships with key leaders within the department, as well as throughout the company, is fundamental to success.
 
We are looking for someone that can creatively work through the challenges of producing a living product with contagious enthusiasm and professionalism. If you enjoy producing a high-quality product with highly experienced and trained team members while working in a fast-paced environment, we’d like you to consider joining our industry leading production team.
 
The qualified candidate will be fluent in English and Spanish. This will be a full-time year-round position. We offer a competitive benefits package, and the opportunity for a merit increase after 90 days of employment.

CLICK HERE to view our job description for more details on this role.

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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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.

For a detailed job description please Download Click Here.

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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
View Housing Photos Here
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.