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Warehouse Worker- Cooler Department

Silver Spring, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Cooler Assistant

Potomac Floral Wholesale is looking for motivated individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment that involves working with an extensive assortment of flowers, live plants, and floral supplies. Great organizational skills and prioritization of our quality standards is a must. If this sounds like you, then PFW is the place for you.

This position includes receiving, distribution, maintenance, and rotation of perishable product. The cooler team is responsible for checking all aged, dated, and poor quality products in the cold room and reporting shelf life to the Cooler Department Manager. This position requires the inspection of all products upon arrival at the cooler. Counting of the physical inventory of product every week. You will report any issues with the product, packaging, labeling or pallet conditions that do not meet specifications to the Cooler Manager.

About Potomac Floral Wholesale:

Potomac Floral Wholesale is a well-established and rapidly growing company located near the heart of Silver Spring, MD. Our spacious warehouse is home to a plethora of different flowers, plants and, floral supplies. As a team member, you will join a group of friendly people who believe in the individual commitment to a group effort. We constantly receive positive feedback from our employees about the camaraderie and teamwork exhibited at PFW. We pride ourselves in the family feel of our company and the work ethic of our employees. As a PFW associate, there are a variety of jobs you can be trained in and asked to do. These include reading customer orders, picking and packing orders, sorting items, loading and unloading trucks, quality control, inventory, and helping to maintain a safe work environment at all times. Some duties may require the use of a bunch cutter, stem remover, lifting of heavy objects, and exposure to cold storage temperatures as low as 40 degrees. You will be expected to have an understanding of all aspects of your role and follow specific safety and quality guidelines.

Hourly Pay Rate: $16.00.


  • Health care benefits, after 3 months
  • Eligibility for 401K with company matching after 6 months
  • Overtime pay
  • Employee Discount


  • Assist with receiving the product, unloading trucks, checking in merchandise, matching purchase orders to sales orders and distributing to sales associates for processing.
  • Move materials and items from receiving cooler or storage cooler areas to shipping or other designated areas for packing and distribution.
  • Ensure warehouse is accessible and safe for salespeople and customer traffic.
  • Assemble customer orders from stock and place orders on pallets or shelves, or relocate orders to a holding area or shipping department.
  • Mark materials with identifying information using the appropriate method.
  • Assist in the counting of physical inventory.
  • May have assigned facilities maintenance duties as needed.
  • Sweep, dust and mop. Organize warehouse and work area for orderliness at all times.
  • Responsible for product quality control, rotation, and inventory
  • Maintain a system of marking boxes for aging and rotation
  • Accurate inventory reporting: personally checking big changes reported
  • Adhere to a rotation schedule of which flowers to put in water and when
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.


  • Punctual, responsible, and diligent
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work collectively with a team
  • Available to work weekend hours
  • Available early mornings or late evenings (graveyard shifts)


  • Involves long periods of standing, frequent lifting and carrying items, frequent bending and stooping in a cold and wet environment.
  • This position works inside a cooler with temperatures approximately 40 degrees.
  • Frequent use of pallet jacks.
  • Frequent use of sharp tools, knives, and cutters.
  • Early morning crew works from as early as 2 AM until 12 PM
  • Evening crew works from 3 PM until as late as 1 AM.
  • Weekend availability on Saturday or Sunday shifts.
  • Major floral holidays and peak seasons require longer hours.

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