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Hy-Vee Food Stores FDI Fresh Flower Selector - Part Time in Ankeny, Iowa

Florist Distributing, Inc.

Job Title: Fresh Flower Selector – Part-Time

Department: Cooler

General Function

This position will be responsible for selecting orders from pick tickets and work orders in the fresh flower refrigerated area. The candidate will be self-motivated, organized and accurate, with a willingness to assist with customer needs; this positon will evolve and change based on business. Scheduling for this position will be discussed during the interview process.

Reporting Relations

Accountable and Reports to: General Manager & Cut Flower Buyer

Positions that Report to you: None

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Selects orders from pick tickets and work orders.

  • Works in refrigerated area; temperature 36º to 42º F.

  • Responsible for daily fresh flower product rotation.

  • Performs general quality control on fresh flower product and reports any issues to Cut Flower Buyer.

  • Checks in trucks and puts fresh flower product in appropriate cooler location.

  • Assists with inventory counts on fresh flower product on a weekly basis.

  • Handles packaging materials and understands proper care/handling for fresh flowers.

  • Responsible for cleaning cooler and maintaining a neat work area.

  • Must create a friendly work environment.

  • Performs miscellaneous other duties as assigned.

  • Performs duties in a timely manner.

  • Reports to work when scheduled and on time.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in packing area when needed which includes packing orders, strapping and labeling boxes for delivery routes.

  • Processes fresh flowers by cutting and placing into holding solution.

  • Cleans containers and equipment used in fresh flower processing.

Education and Experience

High School or equivalent; knowledge of fresh flowers is helpful.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics

  • Must be customer service driven and able to communicate clear and effectively.

  • Must have basic working knowledge of computer and be able to operate menu driven computer programs with mouse, 10 key keypad, and alpha numeric keyboard.

  • Able to read and obey MSDS information on products.

  • Able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.

  • Must have the ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions.

  • Able to file, post, sort and organize materials and paperwork.

    Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to perform work duties in a refrigerated environment.

  • Must be able to physically perform light to moderate work: exerting/lifting 10-50 lbs. frequently.

  • Visual abilities required include clarity at all distances, color and peripheral vision, and depth perception.

  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities: Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.

Working Conditions

The duties of this position are performed in a refrigerated setting. There is frequent exposure to noise and continual exposure to temperature changes.

Equipment Used To Perform Job

Personal Computer with SBT software; training will be provided; fresh flower cutter, knife, pallet jack, four-wheel carts, and strapper. A digital camera, copier, and fax may also be required.


Has daily contact with employees, customers, and the general public.


Has access to confidential pricing information.