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April 2016 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: April 22, 2016


Do you love plants? Fall Creek Farm & Nursery produces millions of blueberry plants every year for our customers. Our products are second to none because we have high standards, superb growing conditions and most importantly, good people.

We have an immediate opening for an experienced Crop Health Technician. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of crop health issues, scouting programs, and a passion for producing quality plants.

Fall Creek offers a competitive salary, benefits and beautiful work environment. For immediate consideration, send resume to


We are a wholesale nursery with an open position for a Farm Mechanic. Applicants must have a broad background in tractor repair and diagnostics with some experience in truck and basic auto repair. Must be able to properly diagnose and complete repairs in an efficient and timely manner. This position may need to help in welding and basic fabrication as well as be required to complete projects under difficult conditions or off-hours to keep our production equipment operating.

Duties: 1) Basic tractor repair that includes: Brakes, clutches, front end, minor engine repair, starting and charging systems. 2) Basic tractor and equipment service and maintenance. 3) Basic commercial truck repair that includes: basic service, brakes, clutch, minor engine and front end repair. 4) Suggest solutions to avoid downtime and efficient equipment repairs. 5) Practice safe work habits at all times. 6) Treat all employees, vendors, and visitors in a professional manner at all times. 7) Maintain security for company tools, parts, and other property. 8) Work with other employees and share knowledge. 9) Communicate with supervisor as needed on the status of work in progress. 10) Keep accurate and up-to-date service records as directed.

Requirements: 1) Valid state drivers license with an insurable driving history. 2) Previous experience with and knowledge of tractor repair. 3) Ability to complete repairs on a wide variety of equipment. 4) Must communicate well with all levels of management and be able to provide information for project specifications. 5) Basic welding and fabrication skills would be a plus but not required. 6) All tools needed to complete tractor, truck and equipment repairs.

To apply, please email resume to


Bailey Nurseries Inc. currently has an opening for a Greenhouse Grower in our Yamhill, Oregon propagation department. This position will have grower responsibilities which include organizing and setting production priorities to maximize efficiency and optimum plant quality.

Candidates must have the ability to identify greenhouse crop requirements along with plant health issues and be able to recommend appropriate actions. Applicants must be organized, have previous supervisory experience, and excellent communication skills. Evening and weekend duties will be required throughout the summer months.

Minimum 2-year degree in horticulture or related field (Bachelors degree preferred).
Comprehensive knowledge of greenhouse propagation and crop production.
Understanding of Microsoft programs; Word, Excel, Access and Dynamics.
Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently or as a team.
Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends and some holidays.
Good physical condition and the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
Valid drivers license with insurable driving record.
Excellent communication skills. Bilingual (Spanish) desirable.

Apply with resume and letter of interest to:
Brian Bowman or Jeff Stoven
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
9855 NW Pike Road
Yamhill, OR 97148

GROWERPosted 4/1/16

A leading Specimen Tree Nursery is looking to fill the position of Grower. Applicants must have a current Pesticide Applicators license and knowledge of IPM. Applicants must be self motivated and like to work with groups. The right candidate must be willing to teach and show workers proper pruning techniques for commercial shade tree production as well as help with various tasks around the nursery. Tree identification is a must as well as pest identification. Full benefit package as well as salary DOE. Fax resume to 503-357-5141 or email to

HELP WANTEDPosted 4/1/16

For jobs and key employees throughout California and the Northwest, call Florasearch, Inc. You know us. For more than three decades we have been bringing together key people and excellent companies in the nursery and greenhouse industries and allied trades. Check our references. Confidential. Employer pays fee.

Florasearch, Inc.
1740 Lake Markham Rd.
Sanford, FL 32771
Ph (407) 320-8177
Fx (407) 320-8083



Need Help? Need a strong, motivated, experienced employee? Need a secure career path?

Employers and employees – for assistance in filling that position or locating a position, call us — The Plus Group.

We bring together quality candidates and focused companies for the best possible result.

Operating in the nursery and greenhouse space throughout the West Coast and U.S., we have years of successful results behind us.

Confidential searches. Employer pays fee.

The Plus Group
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #201
San Ramon, CA 94583
Ph. (925) 831.8551
Fax (925) 831.0265

HELP WANTEDPosted 4/1/16

Loen Nursery, Inc. – Wholesale Growers & Suppliers of High Quality Plants We are always looking for career oriented skilled staff. Our operations include wholesale growing, shipping, landscape contractor sales, and retail nursery. If you have the interest and skills needed to be a part of our team, please apply. We are growers of container and field grown ornamentals.

We are looking for people in the following areas:

  • Sales / Customer Service (Wholesale/Retail)
  • Production / Growers / Supervisors
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Inventory / Office Management and Admin / Purchasing
  • Pesticide / IPM Managers and Applicators
  • Irrigation Management / Skilled Laborers
  • Outside sales throughout U.S. and Canada
  • Controller / Accounting Manager
  • Horticultural Website Developer

Applicants with specific work experience or education in the nursery industry is desired. Computer skills, Spanish / English bilingual, plant ID knowledge and equipment operation skills also preferred.

Pay commensurate with experience. Benefits to include: Paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance. Respond with resume to to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at


Want to take your horticulture career to the international level and work in China for the fastest growing nursery company in the world that's helping to mitigate the pollution there. We are a start-up company that operates at a very quick pace with operations in Hangzhou, Haining and Jinan as well as currently building another location in Shuyang.

  • Looking for qualified individuals with with a minimum of one-year production experience.
  • College degree preferred
  • Amazing team environment
  • Make a difference in the world
  • Potential to earn mind-blowing wages

Please email cover letter and resume to with Blind Box K in the subject line.

HR MANAGERPosted 4/1/16

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is seeking an experienced and results-oriented HR Manager to lead our HR team. This individual will provide leadership for the HR department and staff in a multi-site environment. Develops, implements, and oversees all HR programs, policies, procedures, and plans. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and corporate guidelines. Provides guidance on complex HR issues.

Candidates will have excellent interpersonal and management skills and a minimum of 5 years of experience. Advanced knowledge of federal/state employment law is critical (EEO, HIPAA, ADA, FMLA/OFLA, COBRA, OSHA, Workers Comp, etc.). Bachelor's degree required, PHR/SPHR certification desired. Wages DOE.

Mail or fax cover letter and resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
P.O. Box 189
Boring, OR 97009
Fax (503)512-2209


This position will develop and administer a comprehensive irrigation strategy for all West Coast growing operations.


  1. Oversee and develop drip irrigation programs in both the container and field settings.
  2. Monitor and keep records of water applications and usage on the West Coast and adjust as needed for optimum plant growth and water use efficiency.
  3. Communicate and represent the company with regulatory bodies and peer groups.


This is a large scale growing operation and suitable candidates must have education and management level experience in a relevant agricultural setting. Candidates must be familiar with drip and above ground irrigation systems and have suitable experience or education with soil science, plant health strategies, and application processes. Candidates must have an understanding of water rights and dam maintenance.

Additionally, qualified applicants will have strong computer knowledge and a proven track record as a supervisor and leader. Candidates must have a valid driver's license and insurable driving record.

This is a full-time benefited position. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

To apply, send resume & letter of interest to:
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
9855 NW Pike Road
Yamhill, OR 97148
Attention: Brian Bowman


Description: Nursery Manager at our Olympia, WA nursery growing 150+ species of woody plants in cultivated fields and greenhouses. Production includes seedlings, rooted cuttings, and transplants. Ultimately responsible for all aspects of production including propagation, growing, plant nutrition, pesticides, irrigation, harvesting, grading, inventory, cold storage, shipping, equipment and facilities, personnel, and regulatory compliance.

Requirements: B.S. or higher degree in horticulture, forestry, or related field from an accredited institution. Minimum five years' experience in nursery management of a bare root or container wholesale nursery. Physically capable of serving as an active manager with considerable time in the field and warehouses. Proven supervisory and staff development skills. Equally at ease performing management and production duties in the nursery and in the office dealing with planning, budgeting, production records, customers, government, vendors, and the public. Proven team leader and team player. Only U.S. citizens will be considered. Must have a valid driver's license and clean record.

Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of woody plants including ability to identify species, propagation, cultural management, and end uses. Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Office and Windows based programs.

Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time professional position. Salary and benefits are competitive in the Wholesale Nursery Industry and based on qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Please email complete professional resume and letter to: or mail to address below. No calls please. For more info, go to

Lawyer Nursery, Inc.
Attn: John N. Lawyer
6625 Montana Hwy 200
Plains, Montana 59859


Cistus Nursery in Portland has an opening for a part-time Administrative and Customer Service position that has the potential to grow into full-time. This person should have knowledge of plants adapted to the Willamette Valley and preferably a wide range of what we produce and/or interest in learning.

The position covers a wide range of tasks for the nursery including:

  • Tracking and maintaining the nursery inventory via Filemaker database
  • Taking sales orders over phone and email
  • Responsibility for logistics of shipping mail order boxes to customers
  • Retail sales, displays, and customer service with strong emphasis on horticultural expertise
  • Managing social media presence/strategy and preparing seasonal newsletters
  • Responding to general nursery email on a regular basis
  • Occasional nursery production work (loading/unloading trucks, maintenance, weeding, pruning, etc.)

Work schedule is 2-3 days/week; Saturday and Sunday will be part of the schedule. Please email all resumes to


Village Nurseries seeks manager to oversee production and operations of 250-acre growing facility in Sacramento, CA. Manage labor, plant quality, production materials. Develop operating procedures and training methods. Must have ability to grow a wide range of ornamental plant material for commercial sales and 10 years growing experience or BS in hort. plus 5 years exp.

Annual base salary $75K (DOE) plus bonus, car allowance, health ins, holidays & vacation, 401(k). Email with complete resume.


Cistus Nursery on Sauvie Island in Portland is on the hunt for seasonal spring help with retail sales and limited production. This fabulous person should have knowledge of plants adapted to the Willamette Valley and preferably a wide range of what we produce and/or interest in learning. This person should also have a willingness to work with the public, enthusiasm, and a love for plants.

Hours will include weekends. Please email all resumes to

RETAIL SALESPosted 4/1/16

Thriving retail nursery in the South Sound (WA). Horticulture knowledge and or retail nursery sales experience a must. Pay commensurate with experience and knowledge. E-mail resume to


Compensation: Competitive base plus commission commensurate with experience

Serious immediate openings for wholesale nursery inside sales, recommend and sell plant material in assigned sales territory. Plant knowledge and nursery sales experience a plus. This is a full-time job, not a 1099 position. Some annual travel.

  • Extensive training program
  • Base plus commission
  • Retirement program
  • Medical partially paid by company
  • Cafeteria plan available
  • Dental partially paid by company
  • Vision if elected paid by employee
  • Life/AD&D paid by company
  • 2 weeks of vacation to start
  • 3 weeks of vacation after 3 years
  • 6 paid holidays

We are a non-smoking environment. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Send e-mail to with contact phone, address, resume, and references.


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