1st Shift - Shipping Assistant - $14-15/hr DOE - Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Posted: 07/22/2021 Job Number: ES383299215 Pay Rate: 14

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Shipping Assistant
DEPARTMENT: Shipping
SUPERVISION/DIRECT REPORTS: 0-20 boxing line staff
ROLE:
The primary responsibility of the Shipping Assistant is to oversee the accuracy of young plant orders
that are shipped FedEx, via truck, and customer pick up. This role is especially key between November and March each
season during peak young plant shipping weeks. This role also will be relied upon to verify the accuracy of finished
plants shipped out of the dock either to finished customers or internal transfers to another internal loading dock
facility.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Understand how the boxing line works and be able to manage the FedEx computer shipping label
generation as well as verify the break between orders and make sure the correct trays are shipped.
 Able to take direction from Shipping Labor Manager and Shipping Delivery Manager and step in to lead small to
medium sized crews for both young plant and finished plant shipping.
 Train new employees on the boxing line and in the supermarket / finished loading dock areas.
 Ensure orders are filled correctly and UPCs match.
 Enter information into the computer to verify shipping dashboard and check in product when it is received.
 Interact with truck drivers and verify the accuracy of their loads and explain their loads to them.
 Inventory of cardboard, and other shipping materials.
REQUIREMENTS:
Hours/Days: Hourly position based on 45 hours per week. Able and willing to work additional hours/days as needed
based on seasonal demand (January – March).
Education: High school diploma preferred and bilingual English/Spanish being required.
Experience: 1 - 3 years experience in shipping of products and/or working on a dock. Also experience managing a crew
is beneficial.
Abilities/Strengths: This position requires excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. The ability to work on
computers and an openness to learn new software (PICAS) is necessary. Problem solving skills to improve the overall
shipping process is desired.
Physical Requirements: Varying physical demands with some time in front of a computer but also time spent on the
floor staging racks and overseeing the boxing crew. Must be able to navigate the greenhouse and travel between
locations.
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