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November 2014 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: November 11, 2014


Large Oregon wholesale nursery looking for an experienced, energetic individual to oversee day-to-day container plant health operations. Applicant must have a valid ODL and Oregon Pesticide Applicators License with relevant horticultural training and experience. Spanish helpful, but not required. Excellent work environment and benefits package. Send resume to


JB Instant Lawn, a leader in the Green Industry. JB has specialized in providing beautiful lawns since 1968. Headquartered in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, JB farms nearly 1500 acres of sod, seed, and nursery stock in Oregon and Washington. Please visit our website at

Our company is seeking a full time employee in our Silverton/Salem location. This is a position within our customer service department which handles high volume of telephone calls, assists customers and takes orders, dispatches sod delivery trucks, processes daily paperwork and assists fleet manager with freight and paperwork.


  • Work well with customers, sales team and drivers
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills (think outside the box)
  • Organized and efficient
  • Be a strong team player with a positive attitude
  • Able to multi-task and operate within deadlines on regular basis
  • Strong computers skills (namely Microsoft office products) to enter, access and retrieve data
  • Saturday work during April - October
  • Salary range $14-18/hr depending upon experience
  • Benefits include health & dental insurance, vacation & holiday pay, 401K

Please send resume to with attention to Brad.

GROWERPosted 11/03/14

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. Send resume to
Or fax to 503-357-5141.

GROWERPosted 11/11/14

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:

HELP WANTEDPosted 10/30/14

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
Web site:


A Wholesale Nursery in Aurora Oregon is seeking a plant knowledgeable inside sales Representative with 3-5 years sales experience, knowledge in computers, Microsoft Office, and able to process orders on computers. The perfect candidate must also be a self-starter, detail oriented, goal driven, able to stay on track in an active fast paced environment. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Customer service, nursery tours, and sales. Send resumes to with Blind Box T in the subject line.


Nursery Container production Supervisor – 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. Bi-lingual and private applicator’s license are required. Comprehensive benefits. Send resumes to or fax to 503-678-0332.


Hood Nursery is a wholesale grower and distributor of nursery stock in Canby, OR. We are looking for someone to run our office and do some customer service. Nursery and/or Trucking industry knowledge preferred, but not necessary.

Duties will include:

  • Answering phone
  • Filing
  • Entering orders
  • Entering Bills into accounting system
  • Customer correspondence
  • Coordinating shipping

A candidate must have:

  • Experience managing an office
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft office, QuickBooks)
  • Strong Organizational skills
  • Customer service/phone skills

Pay depends on experience. Looking for someone Full Time.

Please email me you resume:


Career position as assistant to Product Development Manager at leading wholesale tree nursery in Boring, Oregon. Horticulture background a must with strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Word. Exceptional organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail and recordkeeping, and ability to multi-task on a daily basis are essential. Primary duties include annual propagation, planting and field production of plant test plots. Project management of ongoing and new tree variety trials requires working independently as well as crew supervision of small field crews. Interaction and coordination with all company product departments is essential.

Comprehensive benefits package. Wage depending on experience. Mail, email, or fax resume and cover letter to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Pam Evans, HR Manager
PO Box 189
9500 SE 327th Ave
Boring, OR 97009
Phone: 503-512-2280
Fax: 503-512-2209

PRODUCTIONPosted 10/30/14

Leading NW Oregon grower seeking a talented Production person to fill out our motivated and positive team---Must have a solid background in pests, diseases and soil and water fertility, along with state of the art information on chemistry and biologicals. This position involves scouting and monitoring of plant health and quality, and an interest in working on biological crop management systems, with involvement in other aspects of herbaceous plant production. Please send your work and salary history, and your goals to with Blind Box B in the subject line.


Large wholesale nursery seeks Production Manager to oversee all aspects of field operations for a 250-acre growing facility in Sacramento, California, including growth of a wide range of ornamental plant material, management of production planning, propagation, and labor and field processes. Candidates must have experience at a similar level. For more information or to apply please contact Mark Marriott:



If so, Fisher Farms LLC Nursery is the place you want to be. Located in Gaston, Oregon, we are looking for a full time in house person to join our sales and customer service team.
Fisher Farms is a leader in the industry and strives to supply high quality, new and exciting plant selections to its customers. We are looking for a dynamic, experienced professional, who has industry experience, and is ready to grow a sales territory. We seek to continue our reputation of providing excellent customer service.
Job responsibilities would include but are not limited to, overseeing a customer sales base both geographical and demographically, customer support, nursery tours, annual trade show travel, and market travel.
Must possess these skills and abilities - Self motivated, good communication skills, good organizational skills, must be proficient on a pc and in Microsoft office. Proficiency with SBI nursery inventory software is a plus, bi-lingual in Spanish also a plus.
Candidates should have a minimum of four years of experience in a wholesale nursery sales environment.
Please e-mail, mail, or fax resume to John Coulter

John Coulter
9650 SW Hardebeck Rd.
Gaston, OR 97119

Phone 503-985-7561
Fax 503-985-3518


We Want You!!

As a leader in the Green Industry of wood recycling, Swanson Bark and Wood (SBW) Products manufactures high quality specialty mulch/bark and soil.

Our manufacturing plant is located in Longview Washington. Our distribution of products is local, national and international. Please visit our website at to learn more about the company.

We are looking for dynamic, experienced sales professional to sell specialized soils in the Pacific Northwest.

This is an outside/field sales position with a focus on growing business in our specialized soils department. Job responsibilities would include but are not limited to new acquisition sales, sales to existing customers, lead generation, responding to phone requests and inquires, working trade shows and attending industry related events. Travel as needed to develop a sales territory.


  • Experience and contacts in the NW landscape, nursery or related industry
  • Three years of outside sales experience in a related industry
  • Responsible for acquiring new customers; Generate leads, contact prospects by phone and in person.
  • Ability to manage all aspects of the sales process from the lead until the order is delivered. Duties to include but not limited to working with a support team to: price the product, generate the proposal, facilitate credit approval, and coordinate delivery and/or pick up.
  • Contact existing customers to develop business partnerships, provide support and increase sales
  • Maintain accurate records for all sales activity. Update existing customer records.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills (think outside the box)
  • Organized and efficient
  • A strong team player with a positive attitude. Ability to multi-task and operate within deadlines on regular basis
  • Strong computers skills (namely Microsoft office products) to enter, access and retrieve data

Please email your resume to the email provided with the best phone number to reach you. Candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check and pre employment physical and drug screen.

For more information about this position and others opportunities please contact
HR Manager D'Dee Kuanoni at (360)414-9663

Please email resume to with attention to D'Dee.


Our Business is Growing!

Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Shipping Manager to join our team in Marysville, WA.

This position is responsible for overseeing the inventory, selecting, staging and loading personnel for the shipping department. Supervises staff while promoting a positive and safe work environment.

Successful candidate will have warehouse experience, strong analytical and interpersonal skills and be detailed oriented. Be a strong communicator who can juggle multiple tasks at once. Experience in Agriculture preferred. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred. For a more detailed Job description please to go:

Competitive wage and benefits package; Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to

SITE MANAGERPosted 10/30/14

Our Business is Growing!

Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Site Manager to join our team at our Marysville, WA Site.

Smith Gardens, headquartered in Bellingham Washington is 108 year old family-owned company with facilities in three states. The Marysville facility includes 60 acres of greenhouses and outside growing area. The Site Manager(SM) is responsible for the leadership, management, and development of all site leaders and processes at the Marysville production facility. Included are production, growing, shipping, HR, and maintenance teams. The role is responsible for ongoing development of best practices, strategies and projects. Direct reports include production manager, head grower, shipping manager, HR coordinator and maintenance manager. Success is measured through continued development of leadership and supervisory personnel, organizational & profit improvement, on time execution of production and shipping requirements, and specific financial quality and sell through objectives. The site's primary crops are perennials, annuals and garden mums. To 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, Profit Sharing.

To apply, email your Cover Letter and Resume to

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