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March 2017 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: March 15, 2017


Terra Nova Nurseries in Canby, Oregon 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


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:


Smith Gardens has exciting opportunities for Class A & Class B CDL truck drivers to become a team member and deliver our high quality nursery products to store locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, and British Columbia (if eligible to cross international borders).

The successful candidate will represent Smith Gardens with a cooperative and positive attitude as it transports product from Smith Gardens' facilities to customers, maintaining quality and timely delivery, accurate paperwork and safe driving. Successful candidates are able to drive in rain and snow, safely handle vehicle in congested areas, work weekends and long hours during peak season but home every night, work solo or team runs, operate a lift gate, push and pull up to 150 lbs., read maps and follow directions, and have a solid knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.

Current class A or B license and medical card are required. Previous experience preferred. Must pass a road test, drug screen, employer check, and provide a clean motor vehicle report.

Applications accepted online at or in person. To apply in person, please come see us at 23150 Boones Ferry Road NE, Aurora, OR 97002.


J. Frank Schmidt Nursery is a progressive wholesale nursery growing shade, ornamental, and flowering trees. We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented individual as a nursery tree grower on our 1000-acre farm in Canby, OR. Qualified candidates should have a college degree or equivalent horticulture/management experience, good communication skills, and demonstrated people management skills. Conversational bilingual Spanish is required.

This is a unique opportunity for the right individual to join our dynamic team of professionals in a challenging and fast-paced environment. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package.

Send, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, P.O. Box 189, Boring, OR 97009. Fax: 503-512-2209; Email:


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 or P.O. Box 743, Lafayette, OR 97127.


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.


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 3/1/17

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


HELP WANTEDPosted 3/1/17

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 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? We are the fastest growing nursery company in the world, working to mitigate the pollution in China. We are a start-up company that operates at a very quick pace with operations in Hangzhou, Haining, Jinan, and Shuyang.

We are currently looking for an expert grower who will be focused on the nursery in Jinan.

  • Looking for qualified individuals 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 Q in the subject line.


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


Merchandisers needed to assist with daily maintenance of outdoor garden plants at multiple store locations for mid-sized wholesale grower in Portland. Duties include watering, moving, consolidating and cleaning of plants and display areas. Also assisting with building tables, displays, monitoring plant signage and answering customers' plant questions.

Must be reliable and detail-oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team. Must also be enthusiastic and dedicated self-starters who enjoy working with plants and are willing to learn. Experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry is desirable but not necessary. Valid driver's license and working cell phone are required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to with Blind Box P in the subject line.


Immediate opening for a Natural Land Manager. We are seeking an independent, self-motivated worker to manage a natural area on Sauvie Island, Oregon (approx. 9 miles north of downtown Portland). Responsibilities include controlling non-native vegetation, removing trash/debris, and overseeing the establishment of native vegetation throughout the site. The job would require the ability to distinguish between numerous species of native and non-native plant species.

Applicant would need to be able to operate small farm equipment, simple mechanical devices (including mowers, weed-whackers, chainsaws, etc.), ATVs, small boat, etc. Applicant must currently hold or be able to obtain a pesticide applicators license in Oregon as herbicide application will be one of the methods of controlling invasive weeds, although mechanical removal, hand pulling, and weed-whacking will need to be done frequently as well. (The cost for pesticide license application, testing, and required continuing education classes will be paid by Employer.) Additional tasks may include supplemental seeding and planting to ensure native vegetation is establishing as required.

Minimum requirements: Ability and willingness to spend a majority of time working outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions • Physically able to walk in excess of 10 miles/day • One to two weeks of travel per month may be required in spring/summer months to maintain other natural areas in Washington and/or southern Oregon, as needed • Basic computer/writing skills and basic mechanical skills • At least 18 years old with a valid Oregon driver's license and a clean and insurable DMV record. Preferred qualifications: Agricultural or similar background • Current Oregon pesticide applicators license • Experience in the operation and maintenance of equipment such as 4wd vehicles, trailers, ATVs, power tools, small tractors, and construction equipment • General knowledge of native and non-native plants as well as local wildlife.

Please send your resume to NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE – RESUMES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EMAIL OR U.S. MAIL ONLY. Visit for more info.


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


Grow your career! Fall Creek Farm & Nursery has an immediate leadership opportunity for an experienced manager. Position is responsible for nursery operations including plant production, crop maintenance and creating a collaborative and safe work environment. Bachelor's degree, plant production experience and supervisory skills required. If you have a passion for leading teams and producing quality plants, send resume to


Iseli Nursery needs a Potting Line Mechanic to repair and maintain our potting mechanization in Boring, Oregon. Ability to weld required and experience repairing and servicing farm equipment preferred. Must be customer service and safety-minded, motivated, team-oriented and able to problem solve.

Benefits include health/dental/life insurance, paid sick/holiday/vacation time, flexible spending plan, 401k with a generous employer matching contribution, opportunities for training and advancement, and compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to


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

Email resume and cover letter to Brad's attention at


Smith Gardens has exciting opportunities for Seasonal Greenhouse Workers!

The duties of the position will vary depending on the department assigned on any given day and may include but are not limited to: Move flats of plants from greenhouse to greenhouse, water plants per Head Growers specification, transplant plants into larger pots, arranging flats onto racks as determined by customer orders, loading/unloading trucks, selecting product for customer orders, labeling product, sowing, thinning, weeding, potting, and other functions related to horticulture upkeep.

Successful candidates will be able to stand and or walk for an entire 10-12 hour work day. Safely bend, lift, carry, stoop and reach all day long. Must be able to safely lift up to 35 lbs. & have the ability to work 6 days per week during peak season.

Applications accepted online at or in person. To apply in person, please come see us at 23150 Boones Ferry Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002.


Growing family-operated nursery in Damascus, 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.

     Professional in manner and appearance
     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

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