Shipping Coordinator & Grower Assistant

Railroad Nursery, Inc. - Homestead, FL


Local Plant Nursery looking to hire a Full-Time, salaried position averaging 40-45 hours per week. During our peak spring shipping season, when we are shipping very heavily, additional hours will be required and the work week will extend up to 7 days a week. Compensation for this position will be determined based on the applicant’s experience and skill level and there will be a 90-day trial/training period. The applicant will be working directly with the Shipping Manager, shipping crew team leaders & members, growers and members of the sales team.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist with overseeing and supervising the entire shipping process, ensuring that only the highest quality plants are sent out.
  • Oversee and monitor the quality of the plant material being contract grown off site.
  • Assist and oversee the procurement of high quality plants needed by the sales team for weekly orders during shipping season.
  • Actively seek out and implement new methods and materials to improve the shipping process.
  • Work with Sales Team and Growing Department to produce daily shipping sheets.
  • Assist in creating weekly shipping plans and schedules to support shipping goals.
  • Assist in supervising employees in the Shipping Department, ensuring that all work is appropriately prioritized and completed in a timely manner.
  • Assist in training and supervising Shipping Department employees according to Railroad Nursery, Inc. standards and policies, as well as communicating safety procedures and practices to the staff.
  • Maintain Shipping Department standard operating procedures, ensuring that all employees understand and follow the procedures.
  • Develop strategies to improve overall effectiveness in shipping, growing, etc.
  • Identify potential issues that may impact shipping and communicate those issues, with possible solutions, to the appropriate personnel.
  • Be willing to work outside, in a greenhouse and/or shipping warehouse in all types of weather.
  • Be willing to perform or assist with all shipping and production jobs when necessary or requested.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned

Specific Skills & Qualifications Necessary

  • College degree preferred and/or 2-3 years of growing/shipping experience
  • Ability to speak, read and write English and Bi-lingual in Spanish
  • Supervisory and managerial skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented and organized with excellent time management skills
  • Able to adapt in a quick and positive manner
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and handle multiple tasks and requests
  • High level of safety awareness
  • Flexibility and ability to pitch in when and where needed
  • Ability to work as a team member, striving for individual as well as team success

Experience Required

  • Shipping Experience/Knowledge
  • Growing Experience/Knowledge

Work Environment

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and work in a warehouse environment with varying temperatures
  • Applicant will be working outside, in a greenhouse and/or shipping environment- expect a dusty or dirty work environment
  • This position will be required to work extended hours, weekends and holidays as needed

Job Type: Full-time


  • growing/shipping: 2 years (Preferred)


  • English & Spanish (Preferred)