Packaging Group Leader

W. Atlee Burpee Company is the leading retail/mail order distributor of seed and gardening supplies to the American home gardener.  We have an immediate opening for a Packaging Group Leader.  Primary responsibilities include but not limited to the coordination and execution of the day and/or evening packaging activity as directed by the manager and supervisor. Train, oversee, and direct the employees provided by manager to perform the activities needed for the shift. The position is a working group leader position with a focus on providing set-up, training mechanical, and trouble-shooting expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to train, lead, evaluate performance of each assigned work group.
  • Oversee the accuracy of all clerical, reporting, or paperwork for the task(s) being performed.
  • Oversee the accuracy and frequency of Quality control.
  • Direct material flow and material handling duties.
  • Provide cross-training assistance to make the workforce more valuable in more functions.
  • Provide orientation to new employees including SOP, work rules, safety instructions.
  • Overall accuracy of the work group being lead.
  • Monitor and ensure return seed and bags are accurately returned to the warehouse.
  • Ability to perform work output according to standards expected for the task.
  • Interpersonal work skills with other peers and employees in the work group.
  • Review of ability to provide mechanical expertise as needed for the shift.
  • Take the lead in mechanical, set-up, problem-solving issues with equipment in the area.
  • Ensure a secure facility and work environment for the night/evening workforce.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate instructions effectively
  • Requires standing, kneeling and lifting up to 8 hours per day.

If you meet the requirements and qualifications, please email your cover letter with salary requirements, and resume to - Subject line “Packaging Group Leader – Job Code 2017-8” or log onto our website at and click on “employment link”.  COVER LETTERS/RESUMES WITHOUT REQUESTED INFORMATION WILL BE CONSIDERED LAST.   NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Un-qualified candidates need not apply. 

Equal Opportunity Employer.


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