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August 2015 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: August 1, 2015

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For more information: Contact Peter Szymczak, publications manager, at 503-582-2009 or


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.


Lawyer Nursery Inc. in Olympia, WA seeks a qualified candidate who will be responsible for chemical applications for a large bare root nursery, specializing in woody plant production. The person will work with our grower to scout for insect, disease and weed pressure, and maintain established crop protection programs. Responsibilities include applications of crop protection products, such as pesticides, growth regulators, fertilizers and other materials required for the culture and health of 300 species of woody plants.

Qualifications include:

  • Post-secondary training, preferably in horticulture, crop production or other agricultural training.
  • Experience with farm machinery, pumps, nozzles and spray equipment, including the ability to operate equipment in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Excellent communication skills that enable the applicator to complete application records, post signage, and communicate with management, growers and production personnel.
  • Must have or be able to acquire a WSDA Private Applicator License, be knowledgeable of IPM and the Worker Protection Standard.

Overall, the successful candidate will have a clear understanding of agricultural chemical application requirements. We are willing to train a qualified, motivated horticulturist who is interested in crop protection.

Email your cover letter and resume to or request a complete Job Description for this position.


Iseli Nursery, a producer of container and field-grown dwarf conifers and Japanese maples, is accepting applications for the position of Crop Protection Specialist. This is a management-level career position that involves interaction with all production departments. Responsibilities include supervising as well as monitoring of the pest control team, assisted with the mentoring of our lead horticulturist.

You must be detail attentive, team based, safety focused, solutions oriented, and possess honed communication skills.

Additional qualifications:

  • Degree in horticulture or related fields.
  • Knowledge of weeds, pests and diseases challenging of crop health.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise appropriate methods of pest control.
  • Experience with operating spray equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Currently licensed as, or able to obtain, an Oregon Private Applicators license.
  • Spanish as second language would be an additional strength.

In addition to salary, this position provides medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, disability insurance, 401K with matching employer contribution, 125 flex plan, a positive work environment. Salary DOQ.

Candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Maureen Coombs — Iseli Nursery Human Resources:


Candidates must have a professional 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. Contacting and communicating regularly with our customer base, anticipating customer's needs; providing solutions while assisting customers with their order and resolving any concerns. Zero Tobacco Tolerance. Send resume and cover letter to:


Passionate in nursery work, with valid driver's license required. Email resume:


We are a well established, fast-paced wholesale nursery in Eagle Creek, OR, supplying landscape projects throughout a multi-state region. We have recently acquired a new farm and as such will be hiring a Farm Manager/Grower to spearhead our transition onto the new facility. This is a long-term, full-charge, full-range management position requiring planning, budgeting, hiring, etc. as well as hands-on involvement of the setup and day-to-day operations of the nursery. Solid experience and demonstrable success in a similar position is required. Positive, energetic and creative "can do" abilities and attitude are a must, as well as a sense of urgency and zero tolerance for inefficiency, waste, and disorganization. If your history, abilities and personality match the position, we will be offering a large amount of autonomy and support, as well as a very substantial salary, vehicle, fuel allowance, matching 401K, paid vacation, paid holidays, potential for advancement, and other benefits. Please submit a letter of introduction, references and resume via email to

GREENHOUSE TECHNICAL SALES — Oregon & Western Wash.Posted 8/1/15

Company looking to expand its sales coverage to handle increased business. Person responsible for commercial sales of greenhouses and systems. Some travel. Work out of home office. Need strong engineering, mechanical aptitude and prior experience in horticulture. Salary plus commission and expenses. Forward resume to:

GROWERPosted 8/1/15

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 8/1/15

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



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 8/1/15

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

IPM/CROP HEALTHPosted 8/1/15

Are you stimulated by keeping plants THRIVING and CLEAN? We have the opportunity you're looking for!

Here's a product line that will make you proud to claim it as yours! You're self-motivated, knowledgeable, curious, passionate and well experienced with a wide range of material. You have solid experience with insects, diseases, fertility and water quality, as well as being interested and educated in biological or natural production systems for both herbaceous and woody plants.

Please send your goals and an introduction along with your resume to with Blind Box I in the subject line.


Seeking a self-motivated individual with a 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 and amendment applications, overall ground maintenance, equipment utilized for farming activities, tree harvest and logistics.

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 and experience with machinery and strong organizational skills.

Benefits: Paid vacation and 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, fax 503-868-7503 attention HR or mail to PO Box 398, Dayton, OR 97114


Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years of nursery experience with skills to effectively manage crews in all aspects of container production tasks: pruning, grading, shifting, shipping, etc. Bilingual and private applicator's license are preferred. Comprehensive benefits. Send resumes to or fax to 503-678-0332.

OFFICE HELPPosted 8/1/15

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 someone to help in our office with plant sales and customer service, marketing, plant sourcing, shipping and all aspects of small office management.

For this position you must have the following qualifications:

  • Familiarity with and experience in the nursery industry as well as extensive nursery plant knowledge.
  • Excellent phone communication capabilities with others in the industry.
  • Must be flexible, organized, and motivated.
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and have the ability to multi-task at a high level.
  • Must be able to gather and organize all pertinent paperwork and information relating to each project as it progresses.
  • Must have efficiency with Excel, Word, Access, QuickBooks, emailing, texting, etc. Also, a knowledge with other widely used office software.
  • Must be personable, have a quick mind and above all possess a positive, fun-loving, energetic and creative attitude.

Please submit a letter of intent and resume via email to No generic submittals please. This is a long-term position with opportunity for advancement.


Physical work required in various environments; outside preparing fields and gardens or in the greenhouses. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds while maintaining good ergonomics and safety procedures; have knowledge and understanding of equipment use with general maintenance; work independently and with others; assist in planting and transplanting indoors and outdoors, watering and moving plants, flats, assist in maintaining neat and clean facility inside and out. Excellent communication skills to report and update management, co-workers, reading and understanding essential labels, safety postings and signage or any form of instruction. Scheduled weekend work. Zero Tobacco Tolerance. Send resume and cover letter 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.



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,


Countryside Nursery Landscape Salesyard is seeking a qualified individual to work in our contractor's yard located in beautiful Aurora. The responsibilities of the specialist are to pull and load orders, and to attend to the overall upkeep of the landscape yard. We sell high-quality plants and ceramic pottery. We are only open to industry professionals and aim to keep long-standing relationships with our customers. Use of equipment is required and trainable. Plant I.D. skills are important along with a great attitude. Please email your resume to


Kuenzi Turf & Nursery has an opening for a shade tree division manager. This person reports directly to the CEO. Candidate must be an 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


We want you on our team! Fall Creek Farm & Nursery is looking for an experienced shipping coordinator to help us send blueberry plants all over the world. Requires experience working with carriers and producing shipping documents. Negotiation skills, attention to detail and customer focus also needed. Fall Creek is a growing company that offers a competitive salary, benefits, paid time off and profit sharing plan in a beautiful country setting. If you love what you do but are looking for a change, please send your resume to for immediate consideration. EOE


Full-time, entry level position, Monday–Friday. Experience with packaging and handling live plant material or ability to learn. Significant finger dexterity, good eye sight is required, with good eye and hand coordination. Ability to repetitively lift 30–50 pounds throughout long-hour days. Dependable throughout the year, being on time and performing your job requirements. Able to follow instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner. Good computer skills in maintaining accuracy for data entry and ability to learn new programs and procedures. Multi-tasked, working independently and with others. Strong ability to communicate with management, coworkers, essential labels, signage or any form of instruction. Zero Tobacco Tolerance. Send resume and cover letter to:


This exciting opportunity plans, coordinates and supervises all activities at the container nursery which consists of 75,000 sq. ft of greenhouses growing 2–4 million seedlings each year. Permanent position in Tumwater, Washington. Salary range: $3,309–$4,340 per month plus benefit package and retirement. For more information and how to apply: Or search on Questions? Call John Trobaugh 360-902-1270 or email

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