Shipping Process Technician

Danville, VA 24586
United States
Job Description

Shipping Process Technician

Company Summary 

The world needs our help. Today 8 billion people live on the planet with less arable land than ever before. We need a solution to cultivate more using less and define the future of farming for generations to come.   

AeroFarms is part of that solution, transforming agriculture with people and planet in mind. As a Certified B Corporation and pioneer in indoor vertical farming, we use our proprietary technology to grow produce using up to 95% less water and no pesticides ever. The result is a portfolio of products that burst with flavor, taste, and nutritional value. Leading the industry, AeroFarms has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies five years in a row, topped Fortune Magazine’s 2022 Change the World Company List, and was recognized as one of the 95 “Brands That Matter” by Fast Company.   

Now in over 1,000 stores across the United States, we are scaling our award-winning brand and technology around the world. As 

Position Summary  

Our Shipping Technician plays a vital role in our operations, handling key responsibilities to maintain efficiency and quality. This includes preparing reports, coordinating shipments, managing inventory through our ERP system, and ensuring quality control. Proficient in computer use and forklift operation, the Shipping Technician ensures on-time shipments, maintains product excellence, and upholds our commitment to superior customer service.


Job Description:

Reporting to the Shipping & Receiving Supervisor &/or Wearhouse Manager.


Job Schedule:

10AM – 6:30PM; With Monday & Saturday off.


What you’ll do

  • Preparing and sending reports to Shipping & Receiving Supervisor and Operations Manager 
  • Working independently and as a team to achieve leadership and company goals. 
  • Coordinate with the packaging team to ensure shipments are on time for customer deliveries and pickups. 
  • Use FIFO rotation for inventory. 
  • Conduct daily finished goods inventory and input into the ERP system. 
  • Follow all policies and procedures to ship product out to customer. 
  • Use of a computer to input finished goods inventory, product losses, and email communication from the Sales team on orders. 
  • Input inventory and create invoices in the SAGE ERP system. 
  • Conducting pre-shipment quality evaluations before shipments ensuring the highest quality and following standard guidelines for each customer 
  • Conducting CCP of metal detection daily 
  • Organizing all paperwork for CCP, pre-ship evaluation, and invoices 
  • Ensure all samples are packed out and of the highest quality and ready in the finished goods cooler. 
  • Complete 95% or above picking rate. 
  • Shrink wrap all pallets and use an electric forklift to stage the product to the shipping dock. 
  • Be able to time manage to make sure all product is ready to be shipped on time.  
  • Ensure all incoming customer’s trucks are within temperature specification and cleanliness guidelines. 
  • Have superior customer service skills when dealing with customers picking up product. 
  • Ensure all product is organized in finished goods cooler. 
  • Ensure each product has a quality retain. 


What you’ll bring 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • 6 months prior experience in packaging 
  • Must be able to work in a cold environment (<40F) for long periods of time) 
  • Availability to work weekends and overtime is a must. 
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidential information. 
  • Ability to work within a team environment. 
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 50 lbs. 
  • Must be able to drive electric forklift after training. 
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team. 
  • Must have time management skills to meet certain deadlines for shipping. 
  • Must be detailed oriented and organized. 
  • Must have good communication skills. 
  • Must have good basic math skills. 
  • Ability to use scales, calculators, and computer. 


Internal candidates seeking a promotion must have completed a minimum of six months in their current role before becoming eligible for consideration.

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.