Shipping and Storage Manager

Michelle Mei

Walther Farms

Growing People by Growing Potatoes

Walther Farms is a 3rd generation family owned business headquartered in the Southwest region of Michigan. Beginning in the 1940’s, the company expanded from a few vegetable acres of backyard hobby farming, to what has now become over 14,000 acres of commercial and seed potatoes grown throughout the United States for the potato chip and fresh table stock markets.

Position Duties:

  • Supervises employees and ensures product is safely stored and shipped following processes to reduce and eliminate bruising
  • Coordinates repairs to building and cleaning of storage facility, schedules and maintains building grounds to include snowplow removal and lawn maintenance
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of potatoes in storage for the perspective farm
  • Oversee storage quality control data through storage filling season
  • Maintain storage records and adjusting various storage parameters
  • Prepare storage bins for seed storage and harvest storage
  • Supervise seed deliveries, storage, and seed preparation
  • Coordinate treatments of potatoes in storage
  • Safely operates shop equipment and tools to service load out equipment
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on load out equipment
  • Inputs data into systems for ordering and billing
  • Delivers product and equipment by operating company vehicles
  • May travel to other farm locations to assist with quality control and shipping
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Skills & Experience Preference:

  • Experience in shipping department supervision
  • Experience with equipment maintenance and repair
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Able to provide effective and clear direction to various team members
  • Able to work in a team environment and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including bonus, insurance, and 401K
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