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January 2018
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Last update: January 15, 2018

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CONTAINER PRODUCTION MANAGERPosted 1/4/18

BAILEY NURSERIES INC.
YAMHILL, OREGON

Job Description:

  • Leadership of all growing & shipping activities of 200-acre container nursery.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Our Container Production Manager will:

  • Have proven experience in management & container nursery production.
  • Have a minimum 2-year degree in an Ag Sciences or business field or equivalent work experience.
  • Have strong leadership skills to train & motivate a workforce of up to 125 employees.
  • Have the ability to manage production cycles & cultural practices to accurately hit sales target windows.
  • Create and monitor departmental capital & expense budgets.
  • Track appropriate departmental metrics.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company. Must collaborate with other divisions & departments, including inventory, plant health, human resources, shop, water manager, sales, bareroot, propagation.
  • Incorporate Lean flow & a manufacturing outlook into the farm's culture.
  • Be able to analyze our systems & processes, looking to continuously improve efficiency.
  • Have a valid Oregon driver's license with insurable driving record.
  • Have computer literacy including Word, Excel, Power Point and internal reporting.
  • Spanish language skills desired but not required.

Compensation:
This is a salaried position that includes full benefit package, pay DOE.

To Apply:
If interested, please submit resume and letter of interest to:
Brian Bowman, West Coast Administrator
Bailey Nurseries, Inc.
9855 NW Pike Rd
Yamhill, OR 97148
brian.bowman@baileynursery.com
503-662-3244

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICERPosted 1/4/18

DCA Outdoor, Inc., serves as the parent company for a family of brands that include: KAT Wholesale Outdoor, Anna Evergreen, Brehob Nurseries, Colonial Gardens, PlantRight, PlantRight Supply, Schwope Brothers Tree Farms, Utopian Plants and Utopian Transport. We are focused on integrating nursery stock production with distribution, transportation, and sales and marketing.

Reporting to the president of DCA Outdoor, we are currently looking for two highly skilled COO's in the Kansas City area to be responsible for driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow and business goals and objectives.

Required Education and Experience:
• Proven experience as Chief Operating Officer or higher role REQUIRED • Clear understanding of business functions such as HR, accounting, distribution, production, sales and marketing • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving • BS/BA in Business or relevant field; MS/MBA is a plus • Demonstrable high-impact success in a fast-paced and complex environment • Previous work experience in horticulture, agriculture, or nursery operations REQUIRED.

Application requirements:

  • For more information on specific job responsibilities and to submit your application for this position, please go to www.dcaoutdoor.com/careers.
  • Completion of Culture Index Survey. Without survey completion, your application will NOT be considered. Copy and paste the following into your browser: www.cindexinc.com/c/A550CC

CUSTOMER SERVICEPosted 1/4/18

Blue Heron Farm, a large wholesale nursery in Corvallis, Oregon, seeks a full-time customer service representative to add to our team. If you enjoy helping people with orders and shipping in a fast-paced environment, this is for you! Attention to details, positive attitude, proactive, great communication and computer skills are required. Plant nursery experience is preferred but not required.

Hours are 7:30 - 4:00 M-F but generally increase during our busy season. Competitive wage and benefits.

Please email cover letter and resume for consideration to amie@bhfnursery.com.

DECIDUOUS TREE GROWER IN MILTON-FREEWATER Posted 1/4/18

Wholesale deciduous tree nursery located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon is seeking a full-time, experienced grower. Must be hands-on with direct experience in planting, growing, and harvesting deciduous trees.

Applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English, both reading and writing, and have proven supervisory/management skills. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality driven, be honest, a team player, trustworthy and possess a high work ethic standard. Five plus years of horticultural education and/or work related experience is preferred. Valid driver's license required. Wage DOE with full company benefits.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Attn: Human Resources PO Box 189 Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com

EVENTS & PROGRAM COORDINATORPosted 1/4/18

OAN is looking for an Events & Program Coordinator to join the Events Team. This position will help plan and manage events within the association, including Farwest Trade Show, Annual Convention, Golf Tournament, and Trucks to Tradeshow logistics. Event planning experience a must. Please see our career page for a full description of the job responsibilities and how to apply.

FARM/MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT Posted 1/4/18

We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and trustworthy person to become part of our management team located at our Hood Acres Farm in Boring. Candidate must be bilingual (English/Spanish) and will support the Farm Manager in day-to-day activities as well as translate and assist in communications with our Spanish speaking employees.

Good communications, computer, and organizational skills are necessary as well as previous experience in payroll and/or purchase ordering is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, wages DOE.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: 503-512-2209; Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com.

GENERAL MANAGERPosted 1/15/18

DCA Outdoor, Inc., serves as the parent company for a family of brands that include: KAT Wholesale Outdoor, Anna Evergreen, Brehob Nurseries, Colonial Gardens, PlantRight, PlantRight Supply, Schwope Brothers Tree Farms, Utopian Plants and Utopian Transport. We are focused on integrating nursery stock production with distribution, transportation, and sales and marketing.

Reporting to the president of DCA Outdoor, we are looking for two General Managers to manage all daily operations at our Schwope Brothers Tree Farms (www.schwopebrothers.com) and KAT Wholesale Outdoor (www.katwholesale.com) locations. Individual must be a self-starter and willing to roll up their sleeves to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, cash flow, business goals and objectives to grow the business.

Required Education and Experience:
• Proven experience as General Manager or higher role REQUIRED • Clear understanding of business functions such as HR, accounting, distribution, production, sales and marketing • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics • Working knowledge of IT/Business infrastructure and MS Office • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving • BS/BA in Business or relevant field • Previous work experience in horticulture, agriculture, nursery operations and/or wholesale distribution desired.

Application requirements:
• To submit your application for this position, please go to www.dcaoutdoor.com/careers.
• Completion of Culture Index Survey. Without survey completion, your application will NOT be considered. Copy and paste the following into your browser: https://www.cindexinc.com/c/A550CC

GREENHOUSE TECHNICAL SALESPosted 1/4/18

In Oregon and Western Washington. Company looking to expand its sales coverage to handle increased business. Will be responsible for commercial sales of greenhouses and systems. Need strong engineering, mechanical aptitude and prior experience in horticulture.

Position requires some travel and will work out of home office. Salary plus commission and expenses. Forward resume to: carolyn@hortservicesinc.com.

HELP WANTEDPosted 1/4/18

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

Website: www.florasearch.com
Email: search@florasearch.com

HELP WANTEDPosted 1/4/18

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 hr@loennursery.com to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at www.loennursery.com.

MAINTENANCE WORKER Posted 1/4/18

Be part of a team in our progressive wholesale tree nursery in the Boring, Oregon area. Will work at our propagation farm performing maintenance for all facilities including repairs, limited construction for warehouses, greenhouses, coolers, office buildings, outbuildings, wells, and irrigation systems.

Requires working knowledge of light electrical, plumbing, and construction. Driver's license and insurable driving record required. The ideal candidate will have skills in farming activity and equipment operation with the willingness to contribute in all areas of nursery production especially during peak seasons of nursery activity.

Full-time position, Monday through Friday with some weekend work and includes an excellent benefits package. Position is available immediately and wages are DOE.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com.

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE Posted 1/4/18

Do you have a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture or a related field? Are you looking to advance your horticulture career?

If you answered yes to these questions, contact J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. about a Management Trainee position. In addition to gaining valuable production experience, from planting to growing to subsequent storage and shipping of plants, Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance within the company.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed and career oriented, you are the person we are seeking. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a family-owned nursery for 70+ years with a worldwide reputation for growing quality trees.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com.

MERCHANDISERSPosted 1/8/18

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. Must be able to communicate in English.

Please send your resume and cover letter to DiggerJobs@oan.org with Blind Box A in the subject line.

NURSERY FIELD PRODUCTION SUPERVISORPosted 1/4/18

Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years of nursery experience with skills to effectively manage crews in all aspects of field production tasks: pruning, grading, shipping, field prep, irrigation, mechanical field harvest, etc. Private applicator's license is required. Bilingual (Spanish) desirable. Comprehensive benefits. Send resumes to slunceford@countrysidenursery.com.

PLANT HEALTH SPRAY APPLICATORPosted 1/12/18

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.

Compensation: This is a full-time position and includes full benefit package, pay DOE.

To Apply: Please submit resume and letter of interest to Abigail Garcia, Bailey Nurseries, Inc., 18616 NW Reeder Road, Portland, OR 97231.
Email: abigail.garcia@baileynursery.com
Phone: 503-621-9710 Ext: 101.

QUALITY CONTROL TECHNICIANPosted 1/4/18

A career at Skagit Horticulture is challenging, rewarding, and satisfying. We accomplish our goals when each individual performs to their full potential while contributing as a valuable team player with others in the organization.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will have detailed documentation and data collection skills, willing to learn and adapt, organized and a team player.

Primary Duties: Documentation of the quality of all incoming Unrooted cuttings and Tissue culture plants • Documentation of plant survival data on crops produced in the Tissue culture lab • Collection of plant survival data on all crops produced in the greenhouses • Establishing standard operating procedures for all crop production process • Photographic documentation of all crops during the production process and shipping process • Plant quality reporting in the weekly managers meeting • Stay current with industry trends.

Required / Preferred Qualifications: High school diploma and or a minimum of one year of plant production experience • Photography skills • Basic competency in Microsoft Office® • Data entry and analysis • Experience in Lean processes is preferred • Bilingual preferred.

Safety: Ensure that all production and maintenance work areas are kept clean and safe • Maintain a zero-tolerance attitude for unsafe work practices • Ensure that a quality, result-producing safety program is in place and operating effectively at all times.

Benefits: Skagit offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and 8 paid holidays.

To apply, please email your resume to hr@skagithort.com.

SPRAY APPLICATOR SUPERVISOR Posted 1/4/18

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is looking for an individual to operate agricultural farm equipment and apply pesticides. Must be able to communicate in English and either have or obtain private pesticide applicators license within six months of hire. Will supervise and train workers in safe working practices around chemicals and equipment hazards.

Requires proficiency in the working maintenance and operation of all tractors, sprayers, and equipment used in pest management. Must be able to work independently without close supervision and observe all safety requirements. Horticultural plant knowledge and mechanical abilities a plus. Comprehensive employee benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com.

STUPPY GREENHOUSE ACCOUNT SALES POSITION Posted 1/4/18

Stuppy is expanding and looking for an additional account sales professional on the West Coast. This position requires the ability to be technical and work well with people. Learn more about Stuppy at www.stuppy.com.

We are looking for bright, outgoing people who can continually build and maintain strong relationships with clients. With national and international competition in the industry, an attitude of success and enthusiasm is necessary to compete for and win our customer's confidence.

Stuppy customers expect an understanding of their unique growing requirements and confidence in our technical recommendations. You will be required to manage multiple sales opportunities, communicate enthusiastically with customers, and generate quality results.

Ideal locations for candidate's home base would be Oregon, Central California, or Arizona. Travel is a must – expect to be out and about ten or more days a month. Most expenses are reimbursed and a vehicle is provided. In your first year, expect regular travel to the home office in Kansas City, Missouri.

Submit resumes to jobs@stuppy.com with "Digger" in the subject line.

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