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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

Payroll Specialist - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a qualified Payroll Specialist to join our Accounting Department. The Payroll Specialist will be responsible for processing the company’s weekly and monthly payrolls while ensuring the accuracy and timely processing of employee wages. Must have a minimum of 2 years payroll experience, including the processing and reporting of quarterly and annual payroll taxes. Further qualifications include: excellent computer, word processing, math, office and communications skills. Must be able to: multi-task and prioritize, exhibit independent judgment, maintain confidentiality, meet deadlines, and ensure compliance with all legal and company guidelines. Should also possess a strong knowledge of federal/state laws relating to payroll and benefits. Optimum software experience preferred. Must be a quick learner, competent, very well organized, dependable, and service orientated. Spanish skills a plus.  Comprehensive benefits, wages: DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic - Boring, Oregon

We are currently 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 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 wage DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Irrigation Foreperson - Canby, Oregon

Experienced individual sought to manage a drip irrigation systems for a 1200 acre bare root growing farm facility located in Canby, Oregon. Duties and responsibilities would include but not be limited to the following; ability to keep accurate production records, installation of new and existing systems, daily irrigation work scheduling, working knowledge of irrigation wells, pumps and filter systems, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of above and below ground drip irrigation systems, coordinating overhead and drip irrigation activities, soil monitoring, supply and equipment purchase/ordering, PVC pipe construction and maintenance, crew supervision and a working knowledge of injectors and calibration for fertigation. Bilingual Spanish/English speaking ability preferred. This is a full time, year round position requiring irregular work hours during the growing season. Must possess a valid vehicle driving license and have an insurable driving record. Competitive wage and excellent benefits package. 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.

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.

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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