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September 2016 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: September 19, 2016


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 and


Patterson Nursery Sales is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to assist in running all aspects of its container operations. Must be results oriented, self-motivated and possess strong management, organizational and communication skills. This position requires a strong background in all phases of container production and an overall working knowledge of woody ornamentals with an emphasis on conifers. Candidates should have a minimum of four years' experience with a proven ability to supervise and execute all production operations.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required:
- Implement and maintain water management strategies for container inventories of diverse sizes and genus.
- Fertility monitoring in specific crops as well as the timing of applications.
- Be familiar with chemigation practices by injection.
- Implement a comprehensive approach to pest and disease control.
- Plant maintenance tasks to be scheduled, including, but not limited to: pruning, weed control procedures, environment spacing with an understanding of the various techniques as to type of crop.
- Ability to read and write English. Spanish speaking desirable.

Salary commensurate with experience including a comprehensive benefits package. Candidates may mail or email in strict confidence your resume with salary requirements to:
Patterson Nursery Sales, Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Boring, OR 97009


Northwest Shade Trees, LLC in Brooks, OR has a Customer Service/Receptionist position open. We are a specimen B&B shade tree/conifer grower near Salem specializing in over 350 varieties. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated team member with good computer and communication skills to help with order processing, inventory tracking, shipping, phone communications and a wide range of other office duties. Proficiency in Word and Excel, have an outgoing personality and a 'can-do' attitude a must. Prior customer service and plant knowledge preferred but not required. This is a full-time position with excellent benefit package; wages DOE. Please send your resume to


Iseli Nursery in Boring, OR seeks to hire an individual for the position of Customer Service Representative. This is a full-time career-oriented opportunity. The position will begin with a very in-depth (up to a full year) orientation and training in the production side of the nursery. The training will then move to the continued learning of plant material and all of the technological systems used in tracking inventory, sales and logistics in our various geographical markets. The next move would be as part of the sales staff as a full charge Customer Service Representative involved with selling product, shipping, nursery and garden tours, trade shows and various nursery events.

Please send your cover letter and resume to:


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is looking for self-directed, team-oriented people to help manage our 75-acre container growing facility in Boring, Oregon.

Responsibilities include budgeting, purchasing, staffing, work scheduling, facility development, shipping, and all aspects of growing deciduous trees in containers.

BS degree in Horticulture or related field preferred with at least 4 years experience in container production or management. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package.

Please mail resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009 or email to

HELP WANTEDPosted 9/1/16

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 9/1/16

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


The Facilities Services Department at the University of Texas at El Paso is accepting applications for the position of Horticultural Supervisor (posting #2426). The Horticultural Supervisor position supervises the greenhouse and assigned groundskeepers. Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties such as trees, shrubs, flowering plants, flowers, and native plant materials. Also supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in landscaping projects, field maintenance, sod replacement and event support.

In order to be considered for this position and review the duties and qualifications, applicants must complete an online application at UTEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


A mid-sized wholesale grower in Portland seeks reliable and enthusiastic individuals to assist with daily maintenance of outdoor garden plants at multiple store locations. Duties include watering, moving, consolidating and cleaning of plants and display areas. Also monitoring and maintenance of plant signage, assisting with building displays and providing helpful onsite service 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. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry. Must have valid driver's license and working cell phone.

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


Leadership opportunity at Heritage Seedlings in Salem, Oregon. Contact Jolly Krautmann at 503-932-0658 or


Village Nurseries seeks manager to oversee production and operations of 250-acre growing facility in Sacramento, CA. Manage labor, plant quality, production materials. Develop operating procedures and training methods. Must have ability to grow a wide range of ornamental plant material for commercial sales and 10 years growing experience or BS in hort. plus 5 years exp.

Annual base salary (DOE) of $75,000-100,000 plus bonus, car allowance, health ins, holidays & vacation, 401(k). Email with complete resume.


Western Washington County in NW Oregon: a diversified, reputable grower is seeking a focused Crop Health professional knowledgeable of soil and water fertility, nutrition, pests, diseases, and ideally a working knowledge of current biological systems. This position involves scouting and monitoring of plant health and quality, applications and introductions of beneficials, an interest in working on biological crop management systems, and involvement in other aspects of mostly herbaceous plant production. Please send your work & salary history as well as a brief introduction to you and what you are looking for in your next ideal position to with Blind Box L in the subject line.


Fessler Nursery is seeking a full-time Propagator/Grower. Job duties half the year would concentrate on running, maintaining, and managing all aspects of our annual plug propagation program. The other half of the year would include hands-on growing of finished annual plant material.

Skills required: Attention to detail, quick-learner, sense of urgency, team player, good attitude, flexible, strong managerial skills, English/Spanish speaking preferred, pesticide applicator license (or willingness to obtain one), experience working with annuals.

Propagation Duties: learn and manage all aspects of prop from cutting arrival, sticking, misting, pest scouting, spray/drench, fertilizer mgmt, temperature and lighting needs, sanitation, supervise employees, order fulfillment, shipping, etc.

Grower Duties: All aspects involved in growing finished annuals: water systems, fertilizer needs, employee management, pest control systems, help crews with pulling and shipping of material, etc.

Compensation: salary and benefits are competitive in the industry and based on qualifications and experience. To apply or request complete job description: send e-mail to with resume and cover letter.

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