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Shipping and Receiving Associate



Chester, VA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

About Plenty

Plenty is on a mission to make fresh and clean fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone. Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need. Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.

The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this. We are a collaborative and innovative bunch. We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously. We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way. Most importantly, we are growing for a better tomorrow, today.

About the role

Plenty is looking for a Shipping and Receiving Associate to support our Chester, VA location. As a Shipping and Receiving Associate, you will be responsible for the receiving, organization, and logistic support for our Farm Operations team.

What you'll do

  • Pull orders, load/unload material and secure the load on vehicles
  • Review special instructions; bill of lading on trucks match material ordered
  • Maintain communication with vendors and operational staff to ensure efficient outgoing mail and shipping as well as incoming deliveries
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Inform supervisor of your whereabouts, attendance, activities, problems identified and potential problems
  • Keep an organized and safe workspace
  • Support the farm team as needed for Crop Care activities on scissor lifts and QA activities in Cold Spaces
  • Keep accurate records via WMS and internal systems
  • Escalate issues with cross collaborative partners that need resolution
  • Material prep for daily harvesting activities
  • Other duties as assigned. Schedules will be reviewed periodically and are subject to change based on business needs

What you'll bring to the table

  • 2+ years of experience working in a customer fulfillment capacity, experience with perishable items a plus
  • 1+ years of experience working in shipping and receiving environments
  • Experience using forklifts, pallet jacks and bobtail trucks and scissor lifts is a plus
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to tackle problems with creative solutions
  • Able to work with new computer systems and technology with ease. (RF Scanners and iPads used for this position)
  • International shipping experience is a plus
  • Ability to work at heights up to 40 feet
  • Ability to push and pull up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to work occasional overtime and on weekends as needed
  • Ability to be flexible and handle multiple tasks at once
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus

Type of role

Full-Time / Onsite

What we can offer

  • Compensation: we’ll pay you a competitive wage on a biweekly basis, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K
  • Health & well-being: we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits, along with support for your mental health through Spring Health and financial wellness through LearnLux. Plus pet insurance for your furry family members!
  • Food: in-office snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
  • Grow together: learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, team lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
  • Equipment: we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your home internet and phone bills and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
  • Paid time off: we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we offer 2 weeks of paid time off + 6 days of paid sick leave per year + 2 days for floating holidays + holiday pay on holidays we observe
  • Parental leave: 12 weeks off for all eligible new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition

Food and Safety Requirements

  • Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
  • Comply with GMP/PPE requirements in the Facility
  • Conduct monitoring activities to assure finished product comply with food safety and
    quality specifications
  • Assist in the maintenance of Food Safety and Quality system
  • All applicants must be 18 years or older