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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

Inventory Specialist

As we continue to grow our business, we recognize that we need another person to coordinate our inventory. Therefore, Four Star Greenhouse is adding a seasonal position titled Inventory Specialist to analyze our plant inventory, compare it to sales data and plan our production to help optimize sales potential. There are a lot of moving parts and pieces in a business that produces a live product. Therefore, the right candidate will enjoy challenging work that varies from day to day and month to month. Fulfilling a customer order that progresses from a seed or unrooted cutting order to a “finished product” will be the source of daily pride.

This position requires a passion for accuracy in numbers, a high degree of comfort with computers and programs as well as the ability to communicate effectively with internal customers and external suppliers.

While this position is primarily an office position, you would also occasionally walk through the greenhouses to check on our living product inventory. Having some experience working with living and/or perishable products would be preferred, but is not necessary. The right candidate will have some prior experience or education with accounting and/or sales forecasting and inventory management.

This is a full time position from about October through May, so this is a great opportunity for someone that would enjoy being off during the summer months.

We offer a competitive wage based on education, skills and experience as well as a benefits package that includes paid time off, health, dental, vision, long term disability, life insurance, a matching funds 401(k) and more.

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

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Logistics & Customer Fulfillment (LCF) Customer Pickup

Our LCF Customer Pickup position plays a vital role, as the primary contact for customers picking up plants from our Sigler Rd. facility.   Additional responsibilities include working with the LCF Coordinator, to maintain and streamline small package activity.

If you enjoy the opportunity to work in a fast paced, team oriented environment, we encourage you to apply.

We offer a competitive starting wage for this seasonal position.  Season runs from January through early to mid-June.  Hours may vary based on workload, but will generally be full time (40 hours) during this time period.

Job summary is to act as primary contact for customer pick up and maintain, organize and streamline small package activity.  

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

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Director of Growing

Four Star Greenhouse is seeking a new Director of Growing Operations as Dennis Crum transitions to a new role.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for plants and people and will lead all growing functions within the company.  The candidate will also serve as an ambassador for Four Star and the Proven Winners brand worldwide.  This is an opportunity for a driven individual to contribute to the continued long-term success of a growing, innovative and highly successful company. The selected candidate will work with Dennis during the 2019/20 season and assume full responsibilities by early 2021.

The new director will have their finger on the pulse of the industry and will be a strong advocate for cooperation across all departments to achieve goals, resolve challenges and identify new and creative ways to keep Four Star at the forefront of the industry.

This position is part of the executive leadership team which is instrumental in designing and implementing business strategies, plans and procedures with a high degree of integrity and confidentiality.

The qualified candidate will have a proven track record of successful hands on experience managing a growing department and a two or four year degree in horticulture or related field.

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

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Shipping Senior Team Leader

Four Star Greenhouse is the number one supplier of Proven Winners products in the United States. We are looking for someone that can bring a high level of energy, enthusiasm and an eye toward continuous improvement to help us stay at the forefront of our industry. 

At Four Star, we recognize that our employees are our most valued resource. The Shipping Team Leader provides ongoing training and guidance using positive leadership techniques in our respectful and safe working environment. This leadership position provides the mentoring, coaching and training needed to ship our high quality products successfully to our nationwide customer base.

The right candidate will join a highly collaborative and innovative team which is focused on delivering our products in a way that meets our aggressive customer fulfillment standards.

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your skills and experience to our results-driven team, we invite you to apply and join 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.

The qualified candidate will be fluent in both English and Spanish and will have leadership experience in a team setting.

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

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Greenhouse Crop Manager (Product Line Manager)

A key value of Four Star Greenhouse is the production and sale of high quality ornamental plants that serve the needs of our national customer base. As we continue to grow our business into the 21st century, we recognize that our business is much more than selling plants. At Four Star, we provide our customers with high quality ornamentalplants along with the recipe for growing successful crops. 

The Greenhouse Crop Manager is in charge of all aspects of the greenhouse growing process for specific crops/product lines here at Four Star. The process includes developing and maintaining a crop action plan which is a recipe used to grow each crop from start to finish, as well as using our greenhouse software to plan the crops and manage availability. Other aspects of the position include; contributing to our integrated pest management process, working directly with Section Growers on crop care, designing and implementing experiments on new products or techniques and training staff. 

Job Summary is to grow crops based on cultural requirements and other specifications, in such a way to maximize sales by producing quality plants, on a consistent basis, with minimal losses, and as efficiently as possible. Develop and maintain action plans for each crop/product line. Develop and maintain seasonal grow plan utilizing company specific computer programs to both a) meet sales projections and b) to generate crop maintenance lists to be used by other departments.

We are seeking an experienced grower who is focused on achieving quality through continuous improvement to join our growing team.

Salary is commensurate with education, skills and experience. We also offer a competitive benefits package.

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

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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 or apply in person M-F 8am – 4pm.

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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 14 acres of 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.

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

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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 or apply in person M-F 8am – 4pm.

For a detailed job description please Download Click Here.

Section Grower - Internship

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 be the Project Manager for a large
    shipping project.
  • Summer interns will attend OFA's annual Short Course in Columbus, OH.

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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