Join a winning team!
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.
Inventory Supervisor - Canby, OR
We are hiring for a lead inventory position at our farm in Canby Oregon. Qualified applicants will have the experience and capacity to manage seasonal inventory functions occurring at our largest bare root tree farm. They will need to be detail oriented, organized, possess strong computer skills and have a good knowledge of plant material. The inventory supervisor is involved in all production processes from planting to the final loading of finished product. This position is exposed to an outdoor environment in varying weather conditions, includes some weekend work, and will work cohesively with multiple in-house departments. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. This is a full time position with a comprehensive employee benefit package, wage DOE. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.
HR Labor Coordinator
We are seeking a HR Labor Coordinator to join our Human Resources team. This individual will provide support for the HR and Production departments including centralized hiring and the coordination of labor needs between farm locations. This will require the successful applicant to multi-task and coordinate multiple projects at various stages of completion while providing continuous support for the HR and Production Depts.
Candidates will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and organize responsibilities. Computer and strong relational skills needed. Some higher education or vocational training specializing in general business, plus 1-2 years previous general office experience, or equivalent required. Must be bilingual in English and Spanish. Comprehensive benefits package, wages: DOE. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.
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. 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 to our address listed below.
Spray Supervisor - Canby, Oregon
Grow your career by leading our IPM team in growing shade, flowering and ornamental trees at our Canby, Oregon, nursery location. The successful applicant will possess pest identification skills and knowledge of Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS), proficient knowledge of chemical compounds and their uses and restrictions, the ability to operate sophisticated equipment, and to work independently. Position requires computer literacy and the ability to read and write reports in English and manage information for mandatory record keeping. A valid Oregon driver’s license, a good driving record and a minimum of an Oregon Private Pesticide Applicator license are required. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package for this full-time, year-round position that includes extended work hours during peak periods. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.
Spray Applicator Supervisor/Foreman
We are looking for an individual to operate agricultural farm equipment and apply pesticides at our seedling farm in Boring, OR. 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 our address listed below.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our agricultural pesticide department. We are willing to train the right person, no experience needed. Individual must have a current insurable driver’s license. Oregon private applicator license would be a plus. Bilingual English-Spanish also a plus. We offer competitive wage depending on experience. Full time work, hours may vary, some weekend work. Alternate duties are required during the off-season. Send resume or apply in person at the address listed below.
Do you have a Bachelor of Science Degree in horticulture or related field? Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? If you answered yes to these questions, contact us 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. We are a well-established tree nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees. For more information, contact us at the phone number or email listed below.
Nursery Managers and Growers
We are seeking highly motivated and creative thinking individuals to fill positions on our management team. Minimum requirements for these positions include a B. S. in Horticulture or related field, a strong work ethic, leadership presence, working knowledge of financial budgeting, proven ability to manage and communicate with many team members, demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize, and a working knowledge of deciduous tree growing. Conversational bilingual Spanish is highly desired. Salary commensurate with experience and job skills.
If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and looking for opportunities for a career in horticulture, you are the person we are looking to recruit as one of our Nursery Managers or Growers. We are a family-owned tree nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees. For more information, contact us at the phone number or email listed below.
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.