Join the adventure at Pelindaba Lavender Farm


We’re growing significantly at Pelindaba Lavender in all facets of our operation. From production, where we handcraft our expansive line of lavender products, to operations, where we handle everything necessary to keep the world well-stocked in lavender, and retail, where we host visitors to a truly remarkable lavender experience.

There are a variety of unique opportunities available at our San Juan Island farm (located in Washington State). These specific opportunities are detailed below. However, if you don't see something that fits your skills and experience, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are always looking for well-rounded, passionate individuals who share our values of a strong work ethic, true attention to detail, and taking pride in what we do — and how we do it.

To apply, please send resume and references to admin (at) pelindaba.com. Cover letters are appreciated.



Order Fulfillment Manager

    Reports to: Stephen Robins, Founder
    Classification: Full-time
    Location: Pelindaba Lavender, San Juan Island, Washington
    Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience

Summary
    An opportunity to join the management team of our rapidly expanding multi-faceted lavender-based (ad)venture, now entering its third decade of continuous growth.

    We are seeking a self-motivated individual who is comfortable managing in a fast-paced work environment. This role works closely with customer service representatives, operations staff members and other managers to ensure that customer commitments and expectations are met.

    At our farm’s operation center, our order fulfillment manager’s main goal is to oversee the fulfillment of all orders as quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively as possible including being an active member of the fulfillment team. This role may require but is not limited to managing operations staff members, balancing multiple and varying fulfillment timelines, physically preparing and delivering orders, responding quickly and effectively to the needs of other departments as they arise.

    This position is physically demanding, requires competence and confidence with computer applications and may require working weekends during peak season (May – Aug) and holiday months (Nov – Dec).

    This is an ideal position for a well-organized and focused individual with a keen sense for time management who is comfortable balancing multiple different tasks at any given time. This position requires the ability to communicate clearly and effectively to order fulfillment teammates and other non-order fulfillment staff members. This position is best suited for those who prefer not to sit at a desk and who enjoy working with their hands.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • Previous management experience is required
    • Previous office, manufacturing, shipping or warehouse experience is preferred
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, comfort with all forms of electronic communication (email, Skype) and willing to learn and work with new computer applications (ShipStation, Volusion)
    • Ability to stand 90% of the day, as well as bend, stoop, kneel and reach, and pack large orders
    • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs without difficulty and 60 lbs with assistance

The Right Candidate
    • Can regularly multitask and has excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Can adapt and implement new concepts and ideas quickly and effectively into the workflow
    • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Is dependable, consistent and can responsibly manage flexible hours


Operations Assistant

    Reports to: Stephen Robins, Founder
    Classification: Full-time or Part-time
    Location: Pelindaba Lavender, San Juan Island, Washington
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary
    A hands-on and diverse opportunity to join the operations team of our rapidly expanding multi-faceted lavender-based (ad)venture, now entering its third decade of continuous growth.

    We are seeking detail-oriented individuals with a keen interest in work that is varied, fast paced and physical to support our growing operations. This role is involved in all aspects of ensuring the consistent quality and supply of our handcrafted lavender products to the world — from large store orders to individual consumer orders.

    At our farm’s operation center, duties can include finished product review, packing product cases, moving inventory, recording production run data, receiving, and printing new orders, pulling and packing orders and responding to inquiries from other departments as well as cleaning tasks. Some projects are completed together as a team. Other projects include independent repetitive tasks — record keeping, case packing, order pulling, packing and labeling, etc. — where you can enjoy a book on tape or music with headphones on.

    This is an ideal position for an enthusiastic, highly focused, detail-oriented individual who prefers to not sit at a desk and enjoys working with their hands on a variety of tasks throughout the workday. Our operations team members are cross trained between departments, regularly participant in a variety of activities and departments and always willing to help with the next task. Someone who meets each day with a positive attitude and a high degree of flexibility, values a strong work ethic and takes pride in what is done and how it is done will thrive in this position.

    The typical hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm. Some weekend shifts and opportunities for extra hours during the peak blooming and holiday seasons are often available.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • Shipping, fulfillment or warehouse experience
    • Proficiency following written instructions and procedures
    • Maintaining consistency and speed when performing repetitive tasks is a must
    • Aptitude for fast-paced, frequently changing tasks
    • Focus on quality control and great attention to detail in all tasks is essential
    • Proficiency with standard administrative computer applications (e.g. MS Word & Excel) and comfort with all forms of electronic communications (Email, Skype, Zoom, etc)
    • Ability to stand for 90% of the workday, as well as bend, stoop, kneel and reach
    • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs without difficulty and 60 lbs with assistance
    • Well developed communication skills for interacting with fellow team members


Experienced Baker

    Reports to: Production Manager and Stephen Robins, Founder
    Classification: Full-time or Part-time
    Location: Pelindaba Lavender, San Juan Island, Washington
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary
    A hands-on opportunity to join the culinary production team of our rapidly expanding multi-faceted lavender-based (ad)venture, now entering its third decade of continuous growth.

    We are seeking an experienced baker with a keen interest in artisan food production to join our skilled culinary production team. This role is involved in all aspects of the creation of our lavender-based baked items — from bulk batch production to product packaging.

    At our farm’s kitchen and bakery, duties can include the making of lavender baked goods such as cookies — mixing, rolling, cutting dough and packaging as well as cleaning tasks. Some projects are completed together as a team. Other projects include independent repetitive tasks — filling, labeling and tagging, etc. — where you can sit and enjoy a book on tape or music with headphones on.

    This is an ideal position for an artistic, highly focused, detail oriented, individual who values and enjoys working with their hands and is enthusiastic to learn and continuously hone their skills. Someone who meets each day with a positive attitude, values a strong work ethic and takes pride in what is done and how it is done will thrive in this position.

    The typical hours for the kitchen and bakery are Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm. Some weekend shifts and opportunities for extra hours during the peak blooming and holiday seasons are often available.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • 2+ years of experience in commercial baking
    • Proficiency following written instructions, recipes and procedures
    • Maintaining consistency and speed when performing repetitive tasks is a must
    • Aptitude for fast-paced, frequently changing tasks
    • Focus on quality control and great attention to detail in all tasks is essential
    • Ability to stand or sit for long periods, as well as bend, stoop and reach
    • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs without difficulty and 60 lbs with assistance
    • Well developed communication skills for interacting with fellow team members
    • A current Food Handler’s Permit


Culinary Production Team Member

    Reports to: Production Manager and Stephen Robins, Founder
    Classification: Full-time or Part-time
    Location: Pelindaba Lavender, San Juan Island, Washington
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary
    A hands-on opportunity to join the culinary production team of our rapidly expanding multi-faceted lavender-based (ad)venture, now entering its third decade of continuous growth.

    We are seeking creative individuals with a keen interest in artisan food production to join our skilled culinary production team. This role is involved in all aspects of the creation of our lavender-based food products — from bulk batch production to product packaging.

    At our farm’s kitchen and bakery, duties can include assisting in the making of lavender baked goods, ingredient and packaging preparation, canning, packaging teas and dried herbs and spices as well as cleaning tasks. Some projects are completed together as a team. Other projects include independent repetitive tasks — filling, labeling and tagging, etc. — where you can sit and enjoy a book on tape or music with headphones on.

    This is an ideal position for an artistic, highly focused, detail oriented, individual who values and enjoys working with their hands and is enthusiastic to learn and continuously hone their skills. Someone who meets each day with a positive attitude, values a strong work ethic and takes pride in what is done and how it is done will thrive in this position.

    The typical hours for Culinary Production are Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm. Some weekend shifts and opportunities for extra hours during the peak blooming and holiday seasons are often available.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • Commercial kitchen or food production experience
    • Proficiency following written instructions, recipes and procedures
    • Maintaining consistency and speed when performing repetitive tasks is a must
    • Aptitude for fast-paced, frequently changing tasks
    • Focus on quality control and great attention to detail in all tasks is essential
    • Ability to stand or sit for long periods, as well as bend, stoop and reach
    • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs without difficulty and 60 lbs with assistance
    • Well developed communication skills for interacting with fellow team members
    • A current Food Handler’s Permit


Production Team Member

    Reports to: Production Manager and Stephen Robins, Founder
    Classification: Full-time or Part-time
    Location: Pelindaba Lavender, San Juan Island, Washington
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience

Summary
    A hands-on opportunity to join the production team of our rapidly expanding multi-faceted lavender-based (ad)venture, now entering its third decade of continuous growth.

    We are seeking creative individuals with a keen interest in artisan handcrafting to join our skilled production team. This role is involved in all aspects of the creation of our value-added lavender products — from bulk batch production to product packaging.

    At our farm’s production center, duties can include moving raw materials, mixing ingredients, filling bottles, assembling specialty packaging, tying bows, making candles as well as cleaning tasks. Some projects are completed together as a team. Other projects include independent repetitive tasks — filling, labeling and tagging, etc. — where you can sit and enjoy a book on tape or music with headphones on.

    This is an ideal position for an artistic, highly focused, detail oriented, individual who values and enjoys working with their hands and is enthusiastic to learn and continuously hone their skills. Someone who meets each day with a positive attitude, values a strong work ethic and takes pride in what is done and how it is done will thrive in this position.

    The typical hours for Production are Monday-Friday, 7/8am-3/4pm. Some weekend shifts and opportunities for extra hours during the peak blooming and holiday seasons are often available.

Desired Experience, Skills and Abilities
    • Handcrafting or manual fabrication experience
    • Proficiency following written instructions, recipes and procedures
    • Maintaining consistency and speed when performing repetitive tasks is a must
    • Aptitude for fast-paced, frequently changing tasks
    • Focus on quality control and great attention to detail in all tasks is essential
    • Ability to stand or sit for long periods, as well as bend, stoop and reach
    • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs without difficulty and 60 lbs with assistance
    • Well developed communication skills for interacting with fellow team members
    • A current Food Handler’s Permit

To apply, please send resume and references to admin (at) pelindaba.com. Cover letters are appreciated.


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Pelindaba Lavender Farm on San Juan Island Washington
Pelindaba Lavender Farm looking across San Juan Valley to Mount Baker | Photo: Teren Photography