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September 2014 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: September 29, 2014

Peoria Gardens, Inc.Posted 9/2/14

We are a premier wholesale greenhouse, located just outside Corvallis, Oregon, home to Oregon State University, and nestled in the Willamette Valley. World class wineries, breweries, cycling and hiking. Minutes from the mountains, minutes from the coast. We are looking for an energetic assistant grower to join our crew. Must work well as a member of a team. Minimum two years greenhouse experience. Benefits included. Please forward resumes to We look forward to meeting you.

Hillsboro, ORPosted 9/2/14

Assistant Grower position available at Iwasaki Bros., Inc., a 40+ acre Wholesale Greenhouse business recognized for quality bedding plants. 1+ years' experience in Nursery Production or equivalent experience with advance knowledge of crops and crop health issues. At least 6 months experience supervising employees, train, schedule crews in a fast pace environment with ability to communicate in English and Spanish. Must be able to understand, communicate, follow procedures, chain of command and direct laborers accordingly. Intermediate computer skills and attention to detail required. High School Graduate or GED: Preferred. Please e-mail Julie Iwasaki-Tenorio at

CONTAINER PRODUCTION FOREMAN - Yamhill, OregonPosted 9/2/14

Large, wholesale nursery looking for a dedicated individual to work with the department head to coordinate production teams in container shrub, evergreen and rose production. Applicant should have relevant hort experience, computer skills, communication skills (Spanish a plus) and a valid driver's license with insurable driving history. Excellent benefits package. Wage determined by experience. Send resume to


Fisher Farms, located in Gaston Oregon, is looking for a full time person to join our sales team.
Fisher Farms is a leader in the industry and strives to supply high quality, new and exciting plant selections to its customers. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced professional, who has industry experience, and is ready to grow a sales territory. We seek to continue our reputation of providing excellent customer service.
Job responsibilities would include but are not limited to customer support, nursery tours, annual trade show travel, and local market travel.
Must possess these skills and abilities – Good plant knowledge, self motivated, good communication skills, good organizational skills, must be proficient on a pc and in Microsoft office. Proficiency with SBI nursery inventory software is a plus, bi-lingual in Spanish also a plus.
Candidates should have a minimum of four years of experience in a wholesale nursery sales environment.

Please e-mail, mail, or fax resume to John Coulter

John Coulter
9650 SW Hardebeck Rd.
Gaston, OR 97119

Phone 503-985-7561
Fax 503-985-3518


JB Instant Lawn, a leader in the Green Industry. JB has specialized in providing beautiful lawns since 1968. Headquartered in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, JB farms nearly 1500 acres of sod, seed, and nursery stock in Oregon and Washington. Please visit our website at

Our company is seeking a full time employee in our Silverton/Salem location. This is a position within our customer service department which handles high volume of telephone calls, assists customers and takes orders, dispatches sod delivery trucks, processes daily paperwork and assists fleet manager with freight and paperwork.

- Work well with customers, sales team and drivers
- Excellent communication and problem solving skills (think outside the box)
- Organized and efficient
- Be a strong team player with a positive attitude
- Able to multi-task and operate within deadlines on regular basis
- Strong computers skills (namely Microsoft office products) to enter, access and retrieve data
- Saturday work during April - October
- Salary range $14-18/hr depending upon experience
- Benefits include health & dental insurance, vacation & holiday pay, 401K

Please send resume to with attention to Brad.

FACILITIES MANAGER - Hillsboro, ORPosted 9/2/14

Iwasaki Bros., Inc. a 40+acre Wholesale Greenhouse business recognized for quality bedding plants is seeking a Facilities Manager with a Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management, mechanical and horticulture background, or 5 years' experience in facilities management position with horticulture experience. Be able to develop actionable plan of improving greenhouse production by coordinating work activity, determine causes, solution of mechanical/logistical failures with appropriate crew. Must have hands on knowledge of facilities maintenance, heating, ventilation, watering systems, electrical wiring, building codes and environmental laws. Maintain and/or construct facilities and equipment, experience in operating equipment and machinery, safety standards and applicable regulations. Project planning, management and computer skills experience required. Have at least 5 years' experience supervising a crew of 10 or more employees with an intermediate fluency in Spanish to communicate safety and instructions. Please e-mail Julie Iwasaki-Tenorio at


compensation: DOE

We are looking to fill the counter sales position at our Olympia Wholesale Nursery . Our counter sales staff is responsible for creating relationships while providing sales assistance to customers in an efficient manner. Essential job duties include: meeting and greeting customers, providing sales assistance (placing orders, providing quotes and offering suggestions) and answering phones.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8-4:30 pm

Job Requirements: Plant knowledge is essential; we are looking for an enthusiastic, upbeat person who can thrive in a fast paced work environment. Familiar and comfortable with computers. Able to maintain a good working relationship with all employees and customers. Must be prompt and dependable. A retirement program is available to the employee after probationary period.

Please email your resume to the email provided with a good phone number to reach you if we would like to pursue an interview.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre employment drug screen. No phone calls please. Email resume to


Silvaseed Company is seeking an experienced grower to manage our forest seedling greenhouse operation. Seed handling knowledge, plant production skills and crew management abilities is vital. We operate lean and expect a hands-on approach to all activities. We're a long standing member of the forest seedling production community and believe that our team of employees are as important as our customers. We would welcome your interest and will respond to all offered resumes. Please respond to:
Or to:
David Gerdes
Silvaseed Co. Inc.
POB 118 (317 James St.)
Roy, Washington 98580
253-843-2246 voice
253-843-2239 fax

GREENHOUSE TECHNICIAN: Cistus Nursery, Sauvie IslandPosted 9/2/14

This position covers a wide range of tasks for the nursery in general greenhouse operations & procedures. Job responsibilities and requirements include but are not limited to: a) Ongoing greenhouse repairs as well as irrigation, furnaces, shade cloth, etc.; b) At least one year experience with herbicide/pesticide application and safety procedures. Maintain a detailed inventory of supplies, chemicals and tools. Pesticide applicator license a plus; c) Nursery production & garden maintenance with knowledge of watering, potting, pruning, weeding, mulching, etc.; d) Experience driving a tractor & other heavy equipment; e) Able to work outside in four seasons, lift up to 75 pounds and perform all physical aspects of nursery work; f) Tobacco-Free property & facility at all times; g) Valid driver's license
Please e-mail resume, cover letter and references to Sutter Wehmeier:


Tanasacres Nursery in Hillsboro, Oregon is looking for a Head Grower/Production Assistant with at least 3 years experience in producing quality annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and organic vegetables. Must be knowledgeable in all aspects of quality control including monitoring and controlling the greenhouse environment, IPM (disease, sanitation, pesticide application). Must be able to supervise a work crew and work well in a team environment; possess excellent communication skills. (Spanish a plus). Please email your resume to

HELP WANTEDPosted 9/2/14

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
Web site:


In search of a motivated, self-directing individual to manage greenhouse propagation facilities for floriculture and hop production. Candidate must have technical skills related to growing: including pest and disease scouting and control, irrigation management, and environmental management. Candidate should also have sufficient skills to manage database and spreadsheets for production tracking. In addition, candidate would manage a public breeding plot for trial varieties. We are offering a full-time, year round salaried position with benefits. Pesticide Applicators License preferred.

Please submit resume to:
Leigh Geschwill
F & B Farms and Nursery
10498 Geschwill Lane NE; Woodburn, OR 97071
Fax: 866-608-3709


A Wholesale Nursery in Aurora Oregon is seeking a plant knowledgeable inside sales Representative with 3-5 years sales experience, knowledge in computers, Microsoft Office, and able to process orders on computers. The perfect candidate must also be a self-starter, detail oriented, goal driven, able to stay on track in an active fast paced environment. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Customer service, nursery tours, and sales.

Send resumes to with Blind Box T in the subject line.


Do you have a passion for plants? Come, contribute and be a part of our plant breeding company.

Possess strong assertive leadership with management skills, while managing sales representatives, web-master and customer service employees in a small office setting. Ability to delegate to your team with effective good communication that ensures consistent performance within the team you lead. Are you qualified in sales and marketing independent concepts and creativity? Possess an in depth knowledge and experience of the horticultural industry with a broad understanding of perennial plants, this position may be just for you.

Analytical and with strategic planning for development of unique plans for customers, sales and marketing
Highly organized, detailed, with time management skills and implementation of projects
Skilled photographer, understanding what is needed for catalog and media quality photograph
Determined to build customer relationships, analysis of customer research, reports and productivity
Independent and familiar with development and execute marketing plans and projects for new and existing products
Directs advertising and promotion activities through various media avenues Advanced degree in agribusiness, horticulture or related field, work knowledge, experience or training in horticulture industry

Fluent in reading, writing, speaking, comprehension with understanding of the English language. Bi-lingual (English/Spanish), helpful but not essential.

Tobacco Free property and facility at all times.

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