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We are one of the largest providers of shade and ornamental trees in North America. For more than 60 years, the Schmidt family and employees have been contributing to the greening of our nation. Our handcrafted, high quality shade, flowering and ornamental trees are sold to nurseries and landscape companies in every state and in most Canadian provinces. Many are replanted by our customers and grown to specimen sizes before being installed in public and private landscapes.

You will find our unique trees growing to maturity in neighborhoods and parks, shading busy streets, and contributing to the beautiful landscapes of countless homes and businesses. You will even find trees that originated in our nursery shading the entryways to our Nation’s Capitol, a scene that is captured on the back of the fifty-dollar bill. With over 50 uniquely patented or trademarked introductions and over 500 other varieties in production we are proud to be a prominent leader in our industry.

We are as passionate about nurturing employees as we are about growing great trees. Our dedication to employee satisfaction and success is embedded in our mission statement, which states that our work is accomplished “through teamwork with our employees in an environment of fairness, respect, loyalty and mutual success.”

The Schmidt family and employees are proud of our role in enhancing our communities and our environment through the growing and planting of trees. If you are passionate about trees, the environment, and joining a winning team, you have come to the right place.

In addition to providing a safe and enjoyable workplace, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a profit-sharing retirement plan. Medical, dental, flex and life insurance, overtime, paid holidays and vacation time, tuition assistance, and bonuses based on profitability are additional benefits. Unless otherwise specified, positions are based in our Boring Oregon headquarters.

General Nursery Workers

We are actively seeking general nursery workers at this time. Please download, fill out and send in the application from the download links below.

JFS Application - Spanish | JFS Application English

Chief Executive Officer

We are seeking qualified candidates for the CEO position. The ideal Chief Executive Officer will possess the skills to guide JFS into the future while ensuring continued growth and opportunities for its U.S. and international customers, employees and family ownership.. The ideal candidate will be equipped to lead the development, recommendation and execution of Company strategy and take responsibility for our performance and culture. For a summary of characteristics, qualifications and specific roles and responsibilities of the ideal candidate, please review our CEO profile

Farm Manager

Join a successful, team-orientated, profitable company to advance your career. We are a family of long-tenured, loyal employees who are recognized as industry leaders in growing deciduous, shade and flowering trees and for being a world-leader in new tree cultivar development and introductions.

Our team is looking for a highly motivated, forward-thinking team leader to oversee our group of experienced growers and employees at our 80 acre container farm in Boring, Oregon. 

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all farm practices of growing container trees from potting through shipping.
  • Work with container farm team to set priorities and manage workflow as efficiently as possible.
  • Create and oversee labor, expense, and capital budgets as approved by CEO.
  • Participate in company-wide production meetings to maximize return on company investment in container grown trees.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years in nursery production and management.
  • BS Degree in Horticulture or Business Management or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Highly competitive wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

B & B Department Mananger

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 resume and application to our address listed below.

Shipping-Storage Supervisor - Boring, Oregon

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, managing budding in the summer and some inventory oversight. 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. Bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus. Must have a valid, insurable driver’s license. We offer a comprehensive employee benefit package, salary DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

CDL Truck Driver

We are seeking a self-motivated individual with current Oregon CDL and insurable driving record to assist with our in-house semi delivery and equipment moving needs between farms. Off-season work includes operating heavy equipment, agriculture tractors and machinery used in our nursery operations. Candidates should have good time management skills and an attention to safety. We offer comprehensive employee benefits package. Wages DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Journeyman Mechanic to join our team in our repair shop. 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 work place. 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. Wages DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic - Canby, Oregon

We are seeking a skilled Mechanic for our facility shop in Canby, Oregon. Experience in the repair and maintenance of diesel semi and tractors, mechanical repairs on heavy and light duty trucks, system hydraulics and electronics needed. 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, have a consistent work ethic, maintain a clean, safe and organized work area, have a willingness to take direction and learn while having an energetic and positive work attitude. Full-time position with an excellent benefits package, competitive compensation DOE, smoke and drug-Free workplace. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Deciduous Tree Grower - Milton-Freewater, Oregon

We are seeking a full time grower with experience in tree production to fill a position at our Milton-Freewater, Oregon farn. 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. Moving and/or housing assistance may be available. Valid driver’s license required. Wage DOE with full company benefits. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
To apply please contact us at the address
listed below or send your resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
9500 SE 327th Ave
Boring, OR 97009

Fax: 503-512-2209
Phone: 503-663-4128
Email:

JFS Application - Spanish | JFS Application English

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