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Founded by Joep & Lilian Paternostre in 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 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 grow and process roses in Ecuador and 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.

 

Our Team: Our Brightest Blooms

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Sales Team

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From left to right: Amanda Opstad, Mary Alice Bomar, Mike Amshler and Mike Thiry

Sales@bloomaker.com | (540) 946-6529

 

 

United States Team Members

Joep Paternostre
CEO

Mary Alice Bomar
COO

Jessica Kidd
Controller

Cindy Lawson
Systems Manager

Michael Thiry
Sales Account Manager

Michael Amschler
Sales Account Manager

Amanda Opstad
Sales Operations Manager

Brian Riddle
Purchasing Manager

Tammy Vernol
Accounting

Jelte Schaap
Head Grower

Chris Catron
Production Manager

Amanda Fitzgerald
Logistics Coordinator

Gilles Paternostre
Marketing & Cyber Coordinator

 

International Team Members

 

Tom Van Der Lans
Ecuador

Hans Veldman
The Netherlands

Peter Persoon
Ecuador

Coen Haakman
The Netherlands

 

Open Positions

Production Support

Job Summary

We are looking to fill seasonal production work from October 2017 - May 2018. Must be willing to work overtime when needed (around holidays) and prepared to work in an ever-changing, damp environment (weather dependent).

Job Type

Seasonal (Full-time from October - May)

Responsibilities May Include

  • Starting and stopping equipment
  • Assisting with vase and bulb production lines
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Sweeping, mopping, cleaning equipment, and removing debris
  • Loading and unloading items from machines, carts, and dollies
  • Feeding or placing items onto equipment for processing
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Repetitive bending and lifting from ground
  • Measuring and pouring ingredients
  • Ensuring conformance to specifications
  • Turning valves to regulate flow of water
  • Pulling damaged or ineffective equipment off the line
  • Placing product on conveyor belt for further processing
  • Reading and interpreting gauges, recording data
  • Taking instructions from supervisors

Requirements

  • No time is to be missed without prior notification.
  • Must have two forms of ID and reliable transportation.

Pay

Starting Pay: $8.50 ($9.00 after 90-day probational period)


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