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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.

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Farm Manager - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented person to manage our container tree production facility in Boring, Oregon. This is a great opportunity to join an established and forward-thinking tree production nursery team. The successful candidate will manage 80 acres of container tree production and oversee a team of experienced growers and forepersons who produce the world’s finest trees.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
·      Manage the crops from the potting process thru the shipping process.
·      Work with team to set priorities and manage workflow as efficiently as possible. 
·      Oversee staffing, purchasing of supplies, shipping and all aspects of container tree growing.
·      Create and oversee labor and expense budgets.

Required Experience:
·      Minimum of 5 years in nursery production and management.
·      BS Degree in Horticulture or Business Management
·      Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Excellent benefits package, competitive compensation DOE, smoke and drug-Free workplace. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Field Grower - Boring, Oregon

We are currently seeking a self-motivated, career-oriented individual to coordinate field production at our seedling farm. The qualified candidate must have strong leadership skills and be able to lead crews. They will oversee workforce production, training, and safety and must be well organized, honest and trustworthy and possess a high work ethic standard. The candidate should have a college degree or equivalent horticulture/management experience, good communication skills, computer skills and demonstrated people management skills. Conversational bilingual Spanish is a strong plus. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Maintenance Worker - Boring, Oregon

Be part of a team at our progressive wholesale tree nursery in the Boring area. Will work with the Project Manager performing maintenance for all facilities on several farms, includes repairs, and limited construction for warehouses, coolers, office buildings, company housing, outbuildings, wells, and irrigation systems. Requires working knowledge of light electrical, plumbing, and construction. Driver’s license and insurable driving record required. This is a temporary position with potential to be a full-time position, currently Monday through Friday. Position is available immediately and wages are DOE. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Welder/Fabricator Assistant - Boring, Oregon

We are looking for a motivated welder/ fabricator’s assistant to help in construction and repair of new and used farm equipment as well as misc. other fabrication projects. Applicant must have ODL with insurable driving record, and ability to positively assist other team members in new construction projects and take direction well. We are looking for someone who can help with the problem solving process and construction of “one of a kind” projects. 

Skills necessary:
·      General metal work, welding and/or fabricating experience.
·      Be able to look at drawings and produce to exact dimensions.
·      MIG Welding, TIG Welding Experience is a plus
·      Oxy/Acetylene Torch, Plasma Cutter
·      Band Saw, Metal Brake, Metal working hand tools, elect./air tools
·      Drilling and Tapping
·      Grinding
·      Paint prep and Painting

Experience with lathe, vertical mill, electrical systems and hydraulics a plus. Must be aware of and practice safety in the work place consistently. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 50 lbs. Drug-free workplace. Full Time position with benefits is available immediately and wages are DOE. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic - Canby, Oregon

We are 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. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Spray Applicator/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.

Pesticide Applicator

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.

Management Trainee

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. 
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

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