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September 2018
Employment Classified Ads

Last update: September 17, 2018

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Conifer seedling field nursery seeking individual knowledgeable in general farming principles to conduct growing activities and to supervise field production. Will work and train with Head Grower to produce our specific conifer forestry crops. Will need Pesticide Applicators License.

The Assistant Grower will participate in organizing, observation and decision-making, conduct ground preparation, lead planting and conduct fertilizing, irrigation and pest management activities. Also will assist in hiring and supervise weeding, inventory and crop lifting crews.

Compensation negotiable. Benefits included. Housing available. A great opportunity to grow in the industry and increase skills.

Please email cover letter and resume to or mail to Silvaseed Company, PO Box 118, Roy, WA 98580. Ph: 253-843-2246.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Head Grower to join our team at our Aurora, Oregon site. Smith Gardens is a wholesale nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington and has been family-owned for over 100 years! The Aurora site opened in 1997 and is located just 30 minutes south of Portland, Oregon in the beautiful Willamette Valley.

Job Summary:
This position will lead the IPM and Plant Maintenance teams while working closely with the growing team to consistently produce high quality plants. Work to improve current IPM strategies, and explore new strategies. Provide quality control on incoming plant material. Improve plug/liner handling process and work closely with both growing and production teams to ensure quality is maintained and standards are met. Develop scouting standard work, IPM best practices, implementation of BCA program where applicable. Lead the plant maintenance team in developing standard work in pinching. Work closely with shipping department to ensure we ship the last flat.


  • Inspection of incoming plant material and oversee the care of young plants, including but not limited to trimming, PGR applications, pest control, moisture management.
  • Coordination and communication with production team regarding priority plantings, special planting instructions, etc.
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive weed control plan for crops as well as non-crop areas.
  • Support IPM team in scouting, developing rotations, implementation of BCA programs, coordinating range closures with other departments.
  • Lead the Plant Maintenance team in developing standard work for pinching, trimming, deadheading. Scheduling plant maintenance activities.
  • Work closely with shipping team to determine plant maintenance needs prior to shipping and working to ship the last flat.


  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing, in person, and via phone or radio with all levels of staff.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, both verbal and written.
  • Strong leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills.
  • Positive customer service attitude and work ethic.
  • Maintain worker protection standards, promoting a safe work environment. Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize for results within a fast-paced working environment.
  • Effective time management with the ability to balance floor and office time.


  • Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field, three years' industry experience or an equivalent combination.
  • Comprehensive knowledge on production of quality plant material.
  • Two years' previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience with perennials and annuals are required.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Pesticide applicator's license (can be obtained once hired).
  • Knowledge of PRIVA and ARGUS environmental control systems.


  • Work long hours as needed during busy season, including weekends.
  • Work in both an office and warehouse environment.
  • Office environment, long hours sitting in front of a computer.
  • Continuously walk, stand, bend, kneel (and remain working below knee-level) as well as reaching overhead and from side-to-side for long periods of time.
  • Work indoors and outdoors in seasonal temperatures and conditions.
  • Lift up to 50 pounds in an environment that is often hot.

Candidates should send a resume to or apply at We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company Paid LTD after one year.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



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 times.
  • 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. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Ability to train, supervise, evaluate and coordinate the activities of multiple production crews.
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records – computer use is required.
  • Valid Oregon driver's license with insurable driving record.

To Apply:

This is a full-time position that includes a competitive benefit package. Wage DOQ. Interested applicants should apply with a resume and letter of interest to:

Brian Bowman
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
9855 NW Pike Road
Yamhill, OR 97148


Clackamas, Oregon Flower Bulb Facility
Fred C. Gloeckner & Company
For a full job description and details on how to apply, please go to our website, under the Employment tab.

HELP WANTEDPosted 9/1/18

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


HELP WANTEDPosted 9/1/18

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 to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at


We have an exciting opportunity for an Inventory Supervisor to join our team at our Aurora, OR site.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington and is family-owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states. The Aurora site opened in 1997 and is located just 30 minutes south of Portland in the beautiful Willamette Valley.

This position will lead the inventory team to monitor and evaluate inventory ready dates based on sales demand, spec. changes and plant readiness. Ensure as much product as possible is shipped to the customers and plant shrink is minimized. Coordinates physical inventory on hand and transactional accuracy for fiscal reporting.

The ideal candidate must have:

  • Experience with inventory management software a plus
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office Suite
  • Basic perennial/annual plant knowledge needed
  • 3 years' experience in greenhouse or nursery environment preferred
  • Comprehensive production knowledge
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and cross departmental
  • Leadership and supervisory skills
  • Data entry efficiency
  • Problem solving
  • Mathematical proficiency
  • Takes initiative and works independently
  • Positive attitude and high work ethic
  • Customer satisfaction oriented
  • Basic understanding of Lean Principles

To learn more about our company & view a more detailed job description, visit our website at We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including immediate PTO accrual, Medical, Dental and Vision after 30 days plus matching 401(k) and Company-Paid LTD after one year. Candidates should send a resume to

We look forward to hearing from you!

Smith Gardens provides equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law.


Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? Do you have a B.S. Degree in horticulture or related field? Do you like working outdoors or in greenhouses growing trees in fields and/or containers?

If so, contact J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. about our Management Trainee Program. Gain valuable production experience, from propagation, grafting, budding, planting, growing, harvesting, and shipping trees throughout North America and foreign countries. Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance their careers within the JFS company family.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and career-oriented, we are looking for you. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a 70+ year family nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees and being the world-leader in new variety tree introductions. For more information or to apply contact the HR Department at:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
9500 SE 327th Avenue
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209


Fisher Farms is looking for a Sales Representative to join our team for inside sales at our nursery in Gaston, Oregon. Qualified candidates will have sales experience with a knowledge of plants and their growing cycles desired. Position will be responsible for all sales and customer service in an assigned territory.

We are looking for a team player to continue to grow our business.

Please mail, fax or email resume to:
Fisher Farms
Attn: Randy Hare
9650 SW Hardebeck Rd
Gaston, OR 97119
Fax: 503-985-3518


Village Nurseries is seeking a Production Field Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of operations for a 250-acre growing facility in Sacramento, CA. The manager will be responsible for managing field laborers, improving efficiency and productivity of workforce, and growing quality plant material (trees, shrubs, color, vines, and native plants).

Interested parties should email resume to Mark Marriott at


We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, self-directed person to become part of our management team located at our bare-root farm in Boring, Oregon.

Duties will include, but not limited to, being responsible for directing and coordinating the shipping and storage of trees to meet production and sales requirements. Applicant will ensure efficient utilization of personnel, equipment, and facilities to achieve timely and accurate shipments.

This position requires decision making, interpersonal skills, teamwork, problem-solving skills and the ability to achieve desired results through the efforts of others. Must be able to implement and prepare shipping documents and have accuracy in numerical calculations. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Must have a valid, insurable driver's license.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefit package, salary DOE. Please send resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 189
Boring, OR 97009


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:


Carlton Plants LLC is a wholesale nursery of quality bareroot trees, shrubs and rootstocks with a strong reputation of quality and service for more than 125 years. We are seeking a highly disciplined individual with a nursery background, a degree in horticulture or similar experiences in the nursery industry.

Applicants must be a results-oriented, customer-focused sales professional with a proven ability to effectively maintain strong business relationships and manage time in a large territory (states include: MN, WI, IA, NE, ND, SD, and MB – Manitoba, Canada). This is a salary-based position that requires travel.

If you are looking for a rewarding career in a great industry, please send your resume and references to:

Attn: Jason Bizon
Sales Manager
PO Box 398
Dayton, OR 97114

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