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January 2017 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: January 20, 2017

AN ORNAMENTAL PLANT BREEDERPosted 1/20/17

Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, OR specializes in plant breeding, development, and sales of new herbaceous ornamental plants. We are an innovative company, looking for a Plant Breeder with ideas and abilities to develop and help transform the market.

Qualifications include an M.S. degree in plant breeding or closely related field with work experience in plant breeding, interest in developing new cultivars and knowledge of horticulture and botany is essential. Tissue culture experience a plus. Applicant must be able to design, manage and execute multiple projects involving field, greenhouse and laboratory breeding programs. Send resume and cover letter to resume@terranovanurseries.com.

ASSISTANT CONTAINER PLANT HEALTH MANAGERPosted 1/20/17

Robinson Nursery, Inc., located in McMinnville, Oregon, is seeking an individual to assist our Container Plant Health Manager to oversee plant health in the container division.

This person will ensure we use the spraying equipment correctly. Will assist with agricultural pesticide training as well as any PPE required for chemical handlers. Work with vendors and extension agents to find solutions to plant health issues. Assist Safety Manager to maintain a safe work environment and comply with state and federal Pesticide Regulations.

Must have 5 years of Plant Health experience in the nursery industry or a degree in Horticulture. This position will require a driver's license and fluency in both English and Spanish. A Private Pesticide Applicator license is desirable. This job involves working as a team.

E-mail cover letter and resume to chris@robinsonnursery.com and diana@robinsonnursery.com.

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGERPosted 1/20/17

Moana Nursery, located in Canby, Oregon, is seeking a full-time Assistant Farm Manager. The position reports to the General Manager and is responsible for performing and overseeing a wide range of duties including supervising crews, production of field-grown and container plants, maintaining inventory accuracy, and sourcing/purchasing plants to fill wholesale orders.

A good knowledge of deciduous trees, conifers and shrubs is required. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license with a clean and insurable driving record. Successful applicant will be required to drive company vehicles for farm use and for picking up nursery stock and supplies. Candidate must have a current private pesticide applicator's license or be willing to acquire one. Strong computer skills are required.

The Assistant Farm Manager will work closely with office staff in the areas of sales inquiries, order processing, customer invoicing, tag printing etc. The ability to speak Spanish is preferred. Reliability and promptness are highly valued. Benefits include: Medical insurance, 401(k) plan and one-week vacation. Salary will be dependent upon experience.

Moana Nursery is a drug and alcohol free environment and participates in a random testing program. Please email resume to joed@moananursery.com.

B&B DEPARTMENT MANAGERPosted 1/20/17

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is currently looking for an experienced manager to coordinate day-to-day operations of our B&B Dept. in Boring, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have hands-on experience with production of B&B ornamentals and conifers. Individual is responsible for plant growth, health, and all cultural techniques and must be an organized team player capable of supervising others. Prior nursery experience is essential.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Excellent benefit package. This is a full-time position, wage DOE.

Send resumes to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co, Attn: HR, PO Box 189 Boring, OR 97009 or apply online: www.jfschmidt.com.

CONSERVATION PRACTICE, SOIL, LAND & RESOURCE MANAGERPosted 1/3/17

Seeking a self-motivated individual with strong work ethic and positive attitude to join our horticulture department.

Responsibilities: Land and resource management including coordination of composting, cover crop rotations, soil and water conservation practices, chemical & amendment applications, overall ground maintenance, equipment utilized for farming activities, winter harvest operation including shipping.

Requirements: B.S. in Horticulture, Fruit Science, Agronomy, Soil Science or related education/experience. Candidates should possess a valid driver's license with an insurable driving record, an Oregon Pesticide Applicator License, computer skills, GIS capabilities, knowledge & experience with machinery and strong organizational skills.

Benefits: paid vacation & holidays, 401K/profit sharing plan and multiple insurance plans.

Must have a true desire to learn and grow with the company and become part of a dedicated team that works to improve and succeed.

To apply: Send resume and references to: Carlton Plants LLC, PO Box 398, Dayton, OR 97114, fax 503-868-7503 or email to: ssiguenza@carltonplants.com

CONTAINER TREE CREW LEADER/FOREMANPosted 1/20/17

Glacier Nursery, Inc., located in Kalispell, MT (thirty minutes from Glacier National Park), is looking for a grower experienced in container production and growing deciduous trees. The responsibilities include planting, maintenance (which includes trimming and spacing), pesticide applications and irrigation. You will be scheduling, organizing, and directing the production activities of a crew of up to six in the container tree yard.

Qualifications include: Container and tree growing experience. 2 or 4 year Agricultural Sciences Degree. March through June working 5½ to 6 days per week; July through November Saturdays per need. Supervisory experience. Pay range is $35,000 to $40,000 D.O.E. Year-round position with opportunity for advancement. We offer health insurance, generous 401k, vacation and holiday pay. Please send resumes to bradb@glaciernursery.com.

EVENT AND PROGRAM COORDINATORPosted 1/3/17

The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) seeks an energetic Event & Program Coordinator with a broad range of skills to work for the Events & Education team. The Event & Program Coordinator works with the Director of Events and will help plan and manage the following association events and programs, but not limited to:

The Farwest Trade Show (6,000+ attendees, 400+ exhibitors, 7 hotels room blocks)
OAN Annual Convention (150 attendees)
Duffer's Golf Tournament (144 participants)
Oregon Ag Fest: OAN Booth
Shipping logistics to nursery trade shows for members
Board and leadership retreats
Related industry events and conferences

Please see the full announcement for complete details and application requirements.

FARM MANAGERPosted 1/3/17

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a progressive wholesale nursery growing shade, ornamental, and flowering trees. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual to manage our 1000-acre farm in Canby, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have a college degree or sufficient horticulture/management experience, good communication skills, and demonstrated people management responsibility.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic team of professionals. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package.

Send or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: HR, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009 or dianar@jfschmidt.com or you can apply online at www.jfschmidt.com.

GROWER POSITIONSPosted 1/3/17

North American Plants, Inc., a large tissue culture micropropagation company located in McMinnville, Oregon, has a few positions opening in production. Our product line includes transplants and liners of berries, rootstocks for fruit and nut trees, hazelnuts and woody ornamentals.

The successful candidates for this excellent opportunity must possess solid knowledge in biology/horticulture and it is preferred that candidates have a degree in a related area. Spanish language skills would be a plus.

We offer competitive benefits and salary. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to info@naplants.com or P.O. Box 743, Lafayette, OR 97127.

HEAD GROWER – YAMHILL PROPAGATIONPosted 1/3/17

Large wholesale nursery needs a strong individual to direct and manage all aspects of growing propagation crops. Responsibilities include oversight of the grower staff, manage greenhouse crops, and planning of plant health programs.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field.
Comprehensive knowledge and experience with greenhouse propagation.
Supervisory experience.
Knowledge of pesticide usage, rotations and spray techniques.
Oregon Pesticide applicators license (or ability to obtain).
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Valid Drivers License w/insurable driving record.
Bilingual (Spanish) desirable.

Apply with cover letter & resume to:
Brian Bowman
9855 NW Pike Rd
Yamhill, OR 97148
(503) 662-3244 ext. 3012

HELP WANTEDPosted 1/3/17

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

Website: www.florasearch.com
Email: search@florasearch.com

HELP WANTEDPosted 1/3/17

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 hr@loennursery.com to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at www.loennursery.com.

HORTICULTURE ASSOCIATESPosted 1/20/17

Come join the Purple People at Al's Garden Centers! We have both full-time and part-time REGULAR and SEASONAL positions now open! Find your niche with a company that is expanding; "growing" is simply a way of life at Al's! We have locations in Sherwood, Woodburn, Gresham and Wilsonville.

Please send an email of interest ASAP indicating your passion – i.e. annuals, perennials, shrubs etc., to skludt@hirehorticulture.com.

INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE AT PREMIER SOIL, COMPOST, AND BARK SUPPLIERPosted 1/3/17

Lane Forest Products is seeking a Professional Sales Representative to promote our soils, bark and compost products throughout Oregon and California. This is an exciting position in a growing industry. Job requires at least 2 years sales experience in the agricultural or horticultural business; contacts within the nursery or landscaping community an advantage. Bachelor's degree in horticulture or agricultural field preferred.

  • Room for growth
  • Full-time position
  • 401k with company match
  • Medical/Dental/Vision partially paid by company
  • Education Credit
  • PTO after probationary period
  • Competitive Base plus commission

Please send resume to Lane Forest Products, 2111 Prairie Road, Eugene, OR 97402 or hr@laneforest.com.

PLANT HEALTH TEAM LEADERPosted 1/3/17

Hines Growers Inc., located in Forest Grove, Oregon, has an opening for a Plant Health and IPM Team Leader. We are looking for someone with experience in the following areas:

Leading and organizing daily work with crews
Weekly and monthly planning
Ability to assist with planning budget
Applying pesticides
Private Applicator license or obtain one
Disease and Pest Identification
Scouting and monitoring plant health
Assist with pesticide training
Work with vendors and extension agents to find solutions to plant health issues
Help to develop and train Pest Control team
State and Federal pesticide regulations
Pre-emergent herbicide
Set up trials and document progress
Plant fertility

Must have 3 years of commercial Plant Health experience in the nursery industry and/or Horticulture Degree in Pest Management, valid driver's license as well as be fluent in English and Spanish. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to etaylor@hineshort.com.

PRODUCTION/LOGISTICS MANAGERPosted 1/3/17

Village Nurseries seeks manager to oversee production and logistics operations of 250-acre farm in Sacramento, CA. Manages all operations from assembling to shipping orders for our customers. The ideal candidate has strengths in lean manufacturing or Kaizen, team building, shipping, manufacturing (planning and organizing). Bilingual Spanish preferred. Base annual salary of $50,000 or more D.O.E. with bonus, incentives, vacation, sick leave, holidays, medical/dental benefits, and 401(k) plan. Interested parties should email resume to Mark Marriott at mmmarriott@villagenurseries.com.

RETAIL/WHOLESALE NURSERY JOBS IN CENTRAL OREGONPosted 1/20/17

We are looking to fill several positions in our retail and wholesale nursery in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Come live where everyone vacations. A passion for plants and people is required. Please send resume and cover letter to info@moonfireandsun.com.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
CITY OF MADRASPosted 1/20/17

City of Madras, on behalf of the Madras Redevelopment Commission (MRC), is soliciting proposals from nurseries to provide 70 flower inserts for the City's downtown street corners and hanging baskets annually. The MRC needs to fill 70, 17-inch flower pot inserts (i.e. Anderson #10 pot), planted with nine (9) mature petunias plants.

  • All proposals must be received by the City at Madras City Hall no later than 3:00 p.m. on February 3, 2017. Proposals may be submitted by mail, hand delivery, or email.
  • Email or hand delivery to: 125 SW "E" Street, Madras, OR 97741 Attn: Michele Quinn
  • Email to: mquinn@ci.madras.or.us, Attn: Michele Quinn with "flower pot insert proposal" indicated

You can get a complete RFP by visiting the City of Madras website at http://ci.madras.or.us/

SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVEPosted 1/5/17

Alpha Nursery, in Salem, OR, is looking for a team player to assist with processing orders, sales and working with our customers. This position requires a positive attitude to communicate effectively with customers and the ability to work efficiently and accurately.

Duties include email correspondence, support of salesforce, inventory maintenance, running reports and more. Previous nursery experience and/or familiarity with plants are desired but not required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Inventory/Shipping programs a plus but not required.

This position also offers an opportunity for growth. Employee benefits include health insurance, a retirement plan, Paid Time Off after probationary period, and some paid holidays. Pay is hourly and is based on experience. Please send your resume to Jamie@alphanursery.com.

SALES & CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITIONSPosted 1/3/17

Northwest (Skagit) Horticulture is seeking sales and customer service professionals to fill the following positions. All positions, with the exception of National Key Account Manager, are located in Mount Vernon, WA.

National Key Account Manager: this position will manage all aspects of account relationships and sales with key account customers.

Key Account Customer Service: this position will work to support Key Accounts and Key Accounts Manager with superior customer service and sales administration responsibilities.

Customer Service Rep: this position on the sales team will work to closely support sales reps who are often on the road visiting customers.

Young Plant Program Lead: this position will handle customer inquiries, make sales calls, process orders and work with broker sales reps to service customers.

For more details on each position and how to apply, please visit the Careers page on our website at www.northwesthort.com.

SALESPERSON – PEORIA GARDENS, INC.Posted 1/3/17

We are a premier wholesale greenhouse located outside Corvallis, Oregon. At Peoria Gardens, we are dedicated to high quality plants, environmental stewardship and a friendly work atmosphere. We are 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 salesperson to join our crew. Must work well as a member of a team. Familiarity with EDI, wholesale sales and retail sales preferred. Competitive pay and great benefits, including 12 weeks of paid parental leave, pension, health, and vacation. Forward resumes to benv@peoriagardens.com.

SHRUB PRODUCTION PROFESSIONALPosted 1/5/17

Walla Walla Nursery is seeking a grower with experience in producing high quality shrubs and a basic understanding of shrub liner propagation. Planting, irrigation, fertilization, spacing, shearing, and winterization need to be well understood and executed. Insect and disease problems need to be readily identified and communicated to the IPM team.

Walla Walla Nursery is a 60-acre progressive nursery company, located in Walla Walla, WA, that is rapidly expanding its product mix and sales territories. We service independent garden centers throughout the Pacific Northwest with sales extending to Northern CA, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Qualifications Needed:
2 or 4 yr. Horticulture degree or 3 years of field experience
Willingness to work Monday – Saturday (50+ hours) March – August
Supervise/Lead a small group of employees and develop a strong team
Able to lift and carry 60 lbs.
Bilingual English/Spanish required

Please send cover letter and resume to HR@wwnc.net.

TRUCK DRIVER/MECHANICPosted 1/6/17

Growing nursery in Boring, OR is looking for a Full-Time Truck Driver/Mechanic.

Duties Include:
     Operating semi-truck, delivery truck, and farm equipment;
     Equipment maintenance and small repairs.

Requirements:
     Professional in manner and appearance
     Organized
     Work well with others
     Bilingual in some Spanish
     Able to work extra hours in spring
     Valid driver's license – No CDL required but Class A license preferred

Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send resume to Patti@bluemountainnsy.com.

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