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Reinventing instant gratification and convenience in the floral industry since 2002.

 
 

Bloomaker is the leading producer and supplier of top-quality hydroponically grown flowers. Founded in 2002 as Mantel USA and later re-named Bloomaker USA in 2006, we have enjoyed consistent growth over the years. The year 2014 marked the finalization for the completion of an additional greenhouse along with 20,000 sq. ft. bulb coolers, thus increasing our capabilities to grow, pack, and ship our products all over the United States and Canada. Besides our patented hydroponically grown flower products, we have been growing our business with giant amaryllises, and more, presented in fresh and exciting ways.

Bloomaker is based in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, in Waynesboro, VA. While deeply rooted in the United States, we have operations worldwide. We are a major producer of Giant Amaryllises on our lands in Peru. Bloomaker also has strong partnerships and facilities in the Netherlands. We prefer creative cooperation and are building partnerships with like-minded and customer-focused businesses as we grow. The combined expertise within our network is second to none in the floral industry.

 

Open Positions

Production Support

Job Summary

We are looking to fill seasonal production work from September 2019 - May 2020. Must be willing to work extra hours when needed (around holidays) and prepared to work in an ever-changing, damp environment (weather dependent).

Job Type

Seasonal (Full-time from September - May)

Responsibilities May Include

a. Work on vase and bulb production lines. Make waxed bulbs. Measure and pour ingredients. Turn valves to regulate the flow of water. Build/prepare dividers and racks, put balloons in bulbs, put wraps around vases, cut bulbs with a knife or machine. Grade, size, sort, and pack product. Bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays, racks and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare the product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures, including reading/interpreting gauges and recording data.. Handle the product carefully to prevent damage.

b. Lift, carry, and load/unload products, boxes or other supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited to, production line machine and electric pallet jacks. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Wash crates, glass, and stone. Sweep/mop work area and keep clear of debris.

c. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Mix and apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant-related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions.

d. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.

e. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 pounds and lifting to a height of 6 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking.

f. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures

g. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job.

h. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and steel-toe shoes/boots and safety glasses. Pants or jeans required: shorts, bathing suits or other casual clothing not permitted. Jewelry of any type is not permitted. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work.

i. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision.

j. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer.

k. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. All workers will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable.

Requirements

  • No time is to be missed without prior notification.

  • Must have two forms of ID and reliable transportation.

  • This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks.


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