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May 2015 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: May 13, 2015


We are a large, expanding wholesale nursery looking for a Container Grower. We are located in Elma, WA. Skills include: scheduling irrigation and plant maintenance, overseeing canning and scouting. Must have ability to communicate verbally and in writing, manage crews and prioritize. Basic computer skills are a must. 2 or 4 year horticulture/ ag degree, or 4 years' industry supervisory experience required. We offer a comprehensive benefit package.

Email or call 360-482-6190 ext. 106 for a detailed job description.


Job Description: This job is responsible to supervise and coordinate all container-growing operations under the direction of the Container department head.


  • Coordinates all production teams involved in container shrub, evergreen and rose production.
  • Supervises all daily production crew activity
  • Identify plant problems and take appropriate actions to maintain product quality.
  • Insure that company policies and safety rules are followed at all time.
  • Assist with the development of departmental material, labor and capital budgets.


  • Relevant horticulture experience that includes knowledge of ornamental plant material, chemicals and labor management.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of farm equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees. Bi-lingual in Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Ability to train, supervise, evaluate and coordinate the activities of multiple production crews.
  • Valid Oregon Drivers License with insurable driving record.

Salary: This opening is a foreman level position. Wage DOQ.
Reply with letter and resume to: Brian Bowman, Bailey Nurseries Inc.


Join us! For over 35 years, Fall Creek Nursery has produced exceptional blueberry plants for customers all over the world. We are looking for a technician to administer our crop health program which includes applying products, maintaining equipment, and following safety protocols. Requires a valid driver's license and experience operating equipment. Please send resume to for immediate consideration.


Oregon Pride Nurseries is a 250-acre, privately owned container operation located in the "Wine Country" of McMinnville, Oregon.We propagate, grow and sell over 380 varieties of hardy conifers, shrubs and trees.

We are looking for a customer service/sales person to join our team. Job responsibilities include customer sales, customer support, working trade shows and limited market travel. You must be a good communicator and have solid organizational skills.

For more information, contact Chris Ames at 503-472-9147 or email:


Do you like to solve puzzles and find a solution while communicating with others?

Candidates must have a profession manner and tone of voice for answering phones with a high level of accuracy in data entry, strong attention to detail through processes, self-motivated and a problem solver. Good people skills and pleasant interpersonal skills for a satisfied customer. Knowledge of the horticultural industry is a plus. The position will involve working with our Sales Manager and Regional Sales Representatives. Contacting and communicating regularly with our customer base, anticipating customer's needs; providing solutions while assisting customers with their order and resolving any concerns. Tobacco-free property and facility at all times. Email resumes and cover letter to


Bailey Nurseries Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of Soils and Plant Health Foreman at our Yamhill, Oregon facilities. This position is responsible for the day-to-day plant health operations and assists the production manager in the planning and implementation of the field chemical and fertility programs.

Qualified candidates will have relevant horticulture experience that includes knowledge of ornamental plant material, plant pathology, entomology and agricultural chemicals. Candidates must also have the ability to operate and maintain a variety of application equipment, keep accurate and detailed application records and supervise the tasks of multiple crews. Bilingual in Spanish is desirable.

Candidates must possess a valid driver's license with an insurable driving record. Additionally, an Oregon Pesticide Applicator License will be required to hold this position.

Bailey Nurseries Inc. offers a competitive benefit package for this position, and wage will be based on qualifications.

Direct resume and cover letter to


We are growing and need someone who wants to grow with us. We are a retail nursery in Dundee, OR, and looking for a garden center manager. We are passionate about plants and customer service. Looking for the right person to help us continue our rapid growth. This person would have plant knowledge, ability to work in all weather conditions, ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Sales ability, good customer service skills and be able to work a 6-day work week in season. Ability to grow into Landscape design position. Team player who understands the more we grow, the more you grow. Salary commensurate with experience and ability. Please call Rick at 503-679-2871.


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 longstanding 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:
David Gerdes
Silvaseed Co. Inc.
POB 118 (317 James St.)
Roy, Washington 98580
253-843-2246 voice
253-843-2239 fax

GROWERPosted 5/1/15

Pacific Plug & Liner has an exciting opportunity for a Grower to join our team at our Watsonville, CA site.

Pacific Plug & Liner was founded in October 1999 is located on the beautiful California Central Coast with a climate ideal for plant production. We have approximately 290,000 sq. ft. dedicated to growing young plants. Pacific Plug & Liner features a state-of-the-art production facility, ensuring consistent and superior quality. This key position is responsible for cultural practices related to all plugs, liners, and containers grown at the Watsonville site and for the growth and development of the growing team. Success is measured through continued development of the growing organization in systems, knowledge and expertise as well as specific objectives regarding quality, and order fulfillment. Successful candidate will possess the following; Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field, 5 years' industry experience, 3 years' previous supervisory experience. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision & 401k. To learn more about our company, & to see a more detailed job description, visit the careers page at To apply, send your cover letter and resume to:

GROWERPosted 5/1/15

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 5/1/15

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 5/1/15

BIG SKY LANDSCAPING is looking for dedicated, experienced people to fill the following positions:

  • Residential Landscape Maintenance Division Manager
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Residential Landscape Sales


  • 3–5 years experience
  • Oregon driver's license with good driving record
  • Pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check

Please email or fax your resume to
Fax: 503-618-7560


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 5/1/15

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
  • Production / Growers / Supervisors
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Inventory / Office Management and Admin / Purchasing
  • Pesticide / IPM Managers and Applicators
  • Irrigation Management / Skilled Laborers

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

Pay higher than most in industry, advancement opportunity Benefits include: paid vacation, holidays, health insurance. Respond with resume to to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at


We are a small but fast-paced rewholesale nursery in Eagle Creek, OR, supplying landscape projects throughout a multi-state region.

We are looking for a "hands on" nursery and loading facility manager to join our management team. This is a full-charge management position requiring planning, forecasting, budgeting, and execution of the operation.

For this position you must have the following abilities:

  • Solid people management, leadership, and training skills.
  • Spanish language skills would be a plus.
  • Irrigation design, layout, installation, and repair.
  • Heavy equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Project planning and budgeting.
  • Plant quality grading.
  • Chemical application planning and execution.
  • Managing the handling and loading of large quantities of trees and shrubs.
  • Good people and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Safety training.
  • Some electrical, carpentry, plumbing and concrete skills.
  • Above all, a positive, energetic, and creative "can do" attitude with a sense of urgency and zero tolerance for inefficiency, waste, and disorganization.

This is a long-term position with opportunity for advancement.

Generous salary plus paid vacation, and other benefits.

Please submit a letter of introduction, references, and resume via email to

No generic submittals please.


Qualified candidates will have one or more years of spraying work knowledge and experience in the area of horticulture, agribusiness or nursery production; understand pesticide labels and SDS sheets; and know the required safety procedures and compliance regulations.

Good math skills needed to calculate label recommendations, measure mixture rates and apply correctly. Knowledge and hands-on for various types of equipment, cleaning, upkeep and maintenance schedules.

Must be able to wear a respirator and meet PPE requirements per pesticide label for extended periods of time. Constantly maintain good communication and computer skills for record keeping, logs and report information required by manager.

Knowledge and experience for quality control, scouting, pest and disease identification. Familiar with plant names, species and environmental controls.

This is a tobacco-free property and facility at all times.

Send resume and cover letter to


Looking to relocate to the beautiful Rogue Valley/Medford area?
Shooting Star Nursery, a family- owned retail/wholesale nursery in Central Point, southern Oregon is looking for a qualified horticulture-oriented sales person. We have 5 acres of trees, shrubs, and perennials and are growing more every year. We need to find a fellow plant nerd to help with customers in selecting plants, pulling orders, ringing up sales in Quickbooks, and general nursery duties. Plant experience is a must and a friendly, easy-going personality who is willing to pitch in where needed.

Please email resumes and questions to:


Wholesale nursery seeking a pesticide applicator in our plant health department. The qualified applicant must have the ability to work in a team environment and communicate with various management levels both written and verbal. Horticultural or agricultural experience and an Oregon Certified Pesticide Applicator License (or ability to acquire) preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

Required Skills or Qualifications

  1. Ability to measure/calibrate solutions for spray equipment.
  2. Knowledge of tractor/equipment/sprayer operation.
  3. Basic knowledge of insects, weeds, disease in nursery crops.
  4. Basic understanding of economic thresholds for application justification.
  5. Must be able to work independently and be available for working evenings/weekends if necessary.
  6. Oregon Certified Pesticide Applicator License (or ability to acquire).
  7. Knowledge of Worker Protection Standard and Employee Right to Know requirements (Hazardous Communication Program).
  8. Pass internal safety training.
  9. Basic computer skills helpful.
  10. Valid Driver's License with Insurable driving record.

Send resume to:


This position will work closely with our Propagation Grower to determine crop cultural needs including mist, irrigation and environmental controls, sanitation of area, biological and pest controls as well. This is a full time position. Previous greenhouse experience is needed. Basic plant identification knowledge is preferred and acquisition of pesticide applicator's license is expected. English is essential, bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work extra hours including holidays and weekend rotations as requested by management
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs

Benefits include: Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, paid Holidays, paid vacation and 401k plan with company match.

Mail or e-mail resumes to:
Margaret Partida,
Human Resources Manager
Skagit Gardens, Inc.
3100 Old Highway 99 South
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


Fabulous nursery looking for fabulous retail person. Cistus Nursery on Sauvie Island is on the hunt for 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 extensive sourcing ability, willingness to work with the public, enthusiasm and a love for plants. Hours will include weekends. Please send all resumes 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.



Jaycee Newman Inc. is a wholesale nursery & grower of specimen plants in Boring, Oregon. We are currently seeking a salesperson/plant buyer to join our amazing team. This individual must have good plant identification, min. 2 years' experience managing and marketing sales accounts and have strong computer skills. This is an inside sales position with occasional travel. We offer a full benefits package including competitive wages and paid vacation. Check out our website at to get an idea of what we do. For more information or to send your resume, please contact us in confidence at 877.2JAYCEE or by email at:


Are you looking? Why not join the Skagit Gardens SuperStarts young plant division located in Mount Vernon, WA! Help us support our customers and broker sales representatives who sell our liners to the finest perennial growers throughout North America! The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, be a team player, solution driven, have a solid understanding of the wholesale plant industry, and a clear understanding of the various perennial / greenhouse production processes. A good command of Microsoft Office products and quick to adapt to ERP software will be necessary. Some light travel will be needed and tradeshow experience is a plus. Benefits include: Medical and Dental insurance, paid time off, Holiday pay and a 401K plan with company match. Salary D.O.E. Please mail or e-mail resume to: Margaret Partida, HR Manager, 3100 Old Hwy 99 South, Mount Vernon, WA 98273,

SALES REPRESENTATIVE (AgriBusiness–Portland, OR)Posted 5/1/15

  • Develop and implement sales to the nursery and greenhouse market segments
  • Call on existing and potential users of Simplot products. Assist in-house warehouse sales and coverage
  • Develop a target market for distribution of the Simplot Fertilizer, and other products
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) preferred
  • Min. of 3 yrs. related experience

For additional details and to apply, visit Job #2505. We offer competitive benefits/salaries. EOE/AA employer.


Leading wholesale perennial grower is seeking a high achieving team member. Join our team of motivated and positive professionals and be proud of the product we provide to the industry!

If you have solid customer service and sales experience and a robust knowledge of herbaceous perennials and more, we're looking for you. Are you organized, self-motivated, positive, and detail oriented? Then you'll fit right in.

Please send your work history, salary history and needs, and a letter of introduction with your goals to with Blind Box G in the subject line.


Our Business is Growing! Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Selecting Supervisor to join our team at our Aurora, OR site.

Smith Gardens, headquartered in Bellingham Washington is a 113-year-old, family-owned company with facilities in three states. The Aurora facility includes acres of greenhouses and outside growing area. The Selecting Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and managing all selecting and inventory activities at the facility, as well as accurately update and track inventory. Supervise and motivate staff, increasing performance while promoting a positive leadership environment. And ensure customer satisfaction through quality products and order fulfillment. We are seeking a candidate with nursery and leadership experience.

The ideal candidate has computer skills, plant knowledge, be able to communicate effectively in a faced paced environment while supervising others. Bilingual in Spanish/English both verbal and written preferred. This is a year-round position with long hours and up to 6-days work weeks (which could include Saturday or Sunday based on business needs) during peak season. To learn more about our company & see a more detailed Job description, visit our careers page at

Smith Gardens offers a competitive wage and benefits package; including; 401K, Medical, Dental, & Vision. To apply, email your Cover Letter and Resume to


Kuenzi Turf & Nursery has an opening for shade tree production manager. This person reports directly to the CEO. Candidate must be action-based decision maker, with a hands-on approach. Responsible for all aspects of bare root shade tree, in ground fabric bag liner and finish shade tree production. From propagation and field growing, to budding, pruning, harvest, grading, storage, shipping and inventory control. Some customer relationships to do trade shows and travel to review product performance. Compensation depends on experience. Send resume to

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