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Last update: January 17, 2020

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B&B DEPT. MANAGER1/3/20

We are currently looking for an experienced manager to coordinate day-to-day operations of our B&B Dept. in Boring, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have hands-on experience with production of B&B ornamentals and conifers.

Individual is responsible for plant growth, health, and all cultural techniques and must be an organized team player capable of supervising others. Prior nursery experience is essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Must have a valid driver's license and good driving record. Excellent benefit package. This is a full-time position.

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


DECIDOUS TREE GROWER1/3/20

Wholesale deciduous tree nursery located in Milton-Freewater, OR is seeking a full-time grower with experience in tree production. 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.

Moving and/or housing assistance may be available. Wage DOE with full company benefits.

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



GREENHOUSE SALES REP1/3/20

Are you a sales professional who enjoys the mechanical and technical side of horticulture? Do you like working with clients on configured and integrated projects? Stuppy is looking for a territory sales rep for expansion in the Western United States (OR, WA, ID, MT, UT). Our account reps work with several types of greenhouse users including ornamental growers, perennial growers, retail centers, schools, researchers, hydroponic vegetable growers, and aquaponic farmers. Stuppy does not pursue cannabis growers as clients.

We are looking for bright, outgoing people who can continually build and maintain strong relationships with clients. With national and international competition, 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.

Horticultural experience and knowledge are ideal but not required. A passion to learn and connect with horticultural professionals is a must. People with engineering, construction, and configured product sales will be considered. You will be trained and we have excellent home office staff to support you.

Compensation is commissioned based. Our best salespeople earn over $100,000 annually. The ideal location for a home base is in the Portland, Oregon area. 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.

Visit us at www.stuppy.com to learn more about our products, services and markets served. To apply, email cover letter and resume to: salesopportunity@stuppy.com


HELP WANTED1/3/20

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 WANTED1/3/20

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.


IN-HOUSE SALES REPRESENTATIVE1/3/20

Patterson Nursery Sales, Inc. located in Eagle Creek, Oregon is searching for an experienced In-House Sales Representative. We are unique in that we are both a Grower as well as a full-service brokerage of Ornamental Nursery Stock. Our mission is to supply the finest plant material available through exceptional service. We ship throughout the USA and Canada.

A successful candidate will maintain existing customer accounts as well as develop new accounts. In conjunction with those primary duties, he or she will also maintain, develop, and cultivate strong vendor relationships. Candidate needs to be extremely self-motivated, quality-driven, and possess a high work ethic. Must be a team player with extensive industry experience. Vehicle provided for to and from work as well as significant local travel visiting our suppliers and touring customers. Minimal overnight or out of area travel requirements.

Excellent benefit package, competitive compensation based on DOE. If we interest you, please apply! All applicants remain confidential. Please send resume to Bill@Pattersonnurserysales.com


INSIDE SALES / CUSTOMER SERVICE1/3/20

A & R Spada Farms in St. Paul, Oregon is seeking an individual to join our inside sales and customer service team. Primary responsibility is to interact with customers and service their needs. The position also includes order entry, order processing, and assistance with shipping.

Our daily mission is to exceed customer expectations by providing fast, accurate, and dependable service. If you're the right fit, please send your resume to Vinny@spadafarms.com


INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE1/3/20

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., a leading provider of the highest quality bare root and containerized shade and flowering trees in North America, is seeking an experienced Inside Sales Representative at our headquarters in Boring, Oregon.

The qualified individual will oversee demands of our existing client base as well as new customers and support 3-4 Outside Sales Representatives. Candidates must have experience in our Green Industry, be positive and self-motivated with a strong team work ethic.

Excellent computer skills and the ability to deal effectively in a fast-paced environment are required. Past experience in a similar role is a plus.

This is a full-time position with great benefits. Wage DOE. If you're enthusiastic about partnering with a well-known and established leader in the nursery industry please email, fax, or mail your cover letter and resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 189
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209
Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com


IPM SPECIALIST – UTAH1/3/20

For this full-time, year-round, benefitted position we strongly prefer applicants with a related Bachelor's degree plus experience in greenhouse production and interior insect/pest management/control, including both chemical and biological control methods. A pesticide applicators license is also required.

Duties include lead responsibility for the Integrated Pest Management program within the Garden's production greenhouses and seasonal and indoor displays, and ensuring compliance with the Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Duties also include plant production, facility and equipment maintenance and repair, and leadership of others.

For full details, see the position posting at https://employment.utah.edu/university-of-utah/new-jobs/ – job# PRN22612B. Interested applicants must apply on-line; please, no phone calls or emails.


JB INSTANT LAWN SALES REPRESENTATIVE1/3/20

JB Instant Lawn is a leader in the green industry and has specialized in providing beautiful lawns since 1968. Headquartered in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, JB farms nearly 2,500 acres of sod and seed in Oregon and Washington.

We have an immediate opening available on our sales team. We are seeking a motivated, responsible, assertive and highly organized professional to join our staff based out of our Redmond, WA location. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years of successful horticulture selling experience. This position will be focused on building and maintaining accounts for sod, seed, and nursery sales to the landscape trade.

Essential Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sense of urgency and self-motivation; ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Proven success in a sales territory
  • Knowledge of turf and nursery stock
  • Computer literacy
  • Social media skills
  • Some travel required
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills

As an industry leader, JB provides you the opportunity to control your sales success with a competitive base salary plus a sales commission structure. We also offer our sales representatives a benefits package that includes company vehicle, vacation, medical, dental, and 401(k) plan.

Please contact Brad Veibell, JB VP of Sales, via email including your resume and cover letter to greenteam@jbinstantlawn.net


JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC – BORING, OR1/3/20

Large wholesale nursery is seeking a skilled and self-motivated Journeyman Mechanic to join our team in our repair shop located in Boring, OR.

Applicant must have a valid driver's license and insurable driving record. Candidate must have the ability to work independently and assist other mechanics in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, tractors, forklifts, farm equipment and implements for a large variety of repairs, diagnosis and general service and upkeep.

Required experience:
General Service, Gasoline/Diesel/LPG Engine Repair and Diag., Clutch/Transmission and associated component replacement (Tractor and Vehicles), Brake systems (Hydraulic and Air), Heavy Equipment Repair and Service including drive systems, Electrical Systems and wiring, Hydraulic systems and cylinders, some level of experience with farm equipment.

Any additional experience in welding and/or fabrication is a plus as well as familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements or tire repair and replacement on vehicles/tractors. Candidate will have good communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated and goal-oriented as well as being aware of and practicing safety in the workplace. Candidate must also possess knowledge of electronic diagnostic equipment and be open to further training and use of electronic data and labor management software platforms. The ability to maintain accurate records by recording service and repairs completed with parts and product usage is vital to the position. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 80 lbs.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. This is a full-time position with excellent company benefits. Work hours are 40+ hours per week and are conducted inside of a shop but may require outdoor work in potentially inclement conditions out in the fields of the nursery at times. Opportunities for advancement; wage DOE.

Mail, fax, or email your resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
9500 SE 327th Ave.
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209
Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com


JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC, CANBY, OR1/3/20

Our established and progressive wholesale nursery is seeking a skilled Journeyman Mechanic for our facility shop in Canby, Oregon. Extensive knowledge in the repair and maintenance of diesel semi and tractors, mechanical repairs on heavy and light duty trucks, system hydraulics and electronics are required.

Candidate must have an ODL with a clean driving record to be insurable, a familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements and some experience with fabrication (welding an excellent plus). Must have the ability to work with a diverse team of employees, be goal-oriented, organized, workstation neat, energetic and maintain a safe work environment.

Excellent benefits package, competitive compensation DOE, smoke and drug-free workplace.

Please send resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
9500 SE 327th Ave.
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209
Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com


MARKETING MANAGER1/14/20

Portland Nursery is seeking a Marketing Manager! This position is responsible for all matters pertaining to marketing and advertising at both of our locations. Must have a background in horticulture, work well with others, be professional and have exceptional customer service skills. Background in business and social media preferred.

Job Requirements:

  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating all social media. Including, but not limited to weekly newsletter, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Yelp, and Google Reviews.
  • Includes regular communication with managers, buyers, website contractor, and ownership.
  • Work with website contractor on a weekly basis to create newsletter – includes editing for grammar, punctuation and horticulturally accurate information.
  • Take, edit and post high quality images and videos.
  • Work with the class committee to promote classes with low attendance and edit class descriptions if needed.
  • Oversee Stark and Division's Class Committee, make gift cards for class teachers, host combined committee meetings every 2 months.
  • Promote events through social media.
  • Support company policies and priorities.
  • Sustain a positive and customer focused work environment.

To apply, email resume to: lindseys@portlandnursery.com


NURSERY MANAGER1/3/20

Teufel Nursery is looking for a career-minded professional Nursery Manager to work out of our Cornelius, Oregon facility.

Job Requirements:

  • Able to establish and maintain a good working relationship with field crews and farm managers. Be a respected leader
  • Be familiar with all aspects of nursery production including potting, pruning, field maintenance, weed and insect control
  • Have or be willing to acquire Spray Applicator certification
  • Be willing to travel within Oregon and Washington weekly
  • Establish and maintain high standards of plant quality
  • Lead all crews to perform every work function safely
  • Maintain all equipment in clean, good working order and insure regular service intervals are met
  • Have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record

Salary DOE up to $65K + vehicle + mobile phone. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plus PTO and 401(k) plan. Send resume directly to: louisr@teufel.com


NURSERY OPERATIONS MANAGER1/17/20

Sobella Nursery in Boring, Oregon is a family-owned grower/broker seeking a full-time Nursery Operations Manager to work in a fast-paced environment focused on high quality and personalized customer service.

Primary responsibilities include but not limited to:
Oversee daily nursery operations; Manage inventory; Ensure every order is shipped in full with quality; Receive and ship inventory including unload/load; Plan and execute tasks required to grow plants; Ensure equipment and facilities are maintained; Work directly with employees, customers, vendors and business partners with professionalism at all times.

Key skills: Communication; Computer proficiency; English/Spanish preferred.
Requirements: Associates degree; Legal to work in U.S.; Valid insurable driver’s license.

Applicants should send cover letter and resume to office@sobellanursery.com
Direct questions to office@sobellanursery.com


OFFICE ASSISTANT1/3/20

A mid-sized wholesale grower of annuals and perennials in Portland is looking for an Office Assistant to answer phones, assist with taking plant orders, check out customers and other basic office duties. Assist with monitoring of plant inventory by counting, evaluating plant readiness and entering collected data into system.

Experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry is desirable. SBI a plus. Must have an upbeat attitude, be a reliable and motivated team player and be willing to learn. This position will require working seven days a week during the peak season.

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


OUTSIDE SALES ACCOUNT REP1/3/20

Motivated individual sought for outside sales position with landscape design firm in Salem. Applicants must have verifiable experience in horticulture, landscape technology, or landscape design. Love of people and great design skills required. Generous commission package offered. Please send resume to liz@thegardenangels.com


PLANT BUYER – TEUFEL LANDSCAPE1/3/20

Bring your talent to Teufel Landscape! We are looking for an energetic and ambitious Plant Buyer to join our Plant Nursery Team!

Job Summary

The Plant Buyer / Purchasing Agent works out of our Roy Farm Nursery in Cornelius, Oregon. Daily interaction with local area, regional and national nurseries to acquire the highest quality plant material at reasonable prices.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Negotiate and procure plant material for multiple jobs in multiple locations
  • Work from plant lists to produce price quotes for projects, locate and procure plant material that meets contract specifications
  • Work with external and internal growers to deliver the sizes and quality that we need at the right times of year
  • Coordinate inbound and outbound deliveries to reduce freight costs, ensuring that all materials are acquired at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need
  • Support and maintain vendor relations/performance to facilitate quality, service, price and delivery objectives
  • Interviewing vendors, analyzing quotes, recommending resources and scheduling deliveries
  • Obtaining delivery certifications and reviewing materials received against orders placed
  • Verifying and approving invoices for orders placed
  • Developing and maintaining necessary records and files
  • Be able to work inside and outside as needed at all times of the year
  • Assist Nursery Manager with reports and/or tasks as required

Qualifications and Skills

  • Procurement experience in landscaping, construction, plant nursery or related industry
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure
  • Horticulture knowledge/experience is a plus
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Have a valid Oregon driver's license

To apply, email resume to: louisr@teufel.com


SALES REP – UTAH & ARIZONA1/3/20

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., a leading provider of the highest quality bare root and containerized shade and flowering trees in North America, is seeking an experienced independent sales representative for Utah and Arizona.

The qualified individual will proactively market, sell to and maintain our existing client base as well as establish new customers. Candidates must be positive, self-motivated and have experience selling nursery stock. Experience working in the territory is a plus.

If you're enthusiastic about partnering with a well-known and established leader in the nursery industry, please email, fax or mail your cover letter and resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 189
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209
Email: dianar@jfschmidt.com


YARD SUPERVISOR1/3/20

Portland Nursery is looking for an ambitious Yard Supervisor at our Division location! This position is heavily involved in the day-to-day supervision of employees and acts in the role of the Yard Buyer in their absence.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with staff.
  • Establish and maintain high standards of plant quality.
  • Maintain an inventory of sales.
  • Coordinate new staff training in the Yard Department.
  • Coordinate seasonal construction and change of displays in the Yard Department.
  • Assist the Yard Buyer with paperwork, coding, discards, and returns.
  • Sustain a positive and customer focused work environment.
  • Support customer policies and procedures.

To apply, email resume to: lindseys@portlandnursery.com