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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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Shop Mechanic - Boring, OR

We are currently seeking a self-motivated mechanic to help in our repair shop. Applicant must have an ODL as well as an insurable driving record. The qualified candidate would possess the ability to work independently as well as assist other mechanics in the repair and maintenance of office and farm vehicles, tractors, and implements. Duties to include but not limited to engine tune-ups, oil and filter changes, tire rotation and changes as well as repair, troubleshooting breakdowns both mechanical and electrical, performing preventive maintenance and annual inspection. The ability to maintain accurate records by recording service and repairs completed with parts and product usage is vital to the position. Knowledge of diesel engines and hydraulic systems is required, familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements and fabrication/welding an excellent plus. Must have good communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to pay thorough attention to detail on a daily basis. Must be aware of and practice safety in the work place. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 80 lbs.  Work is conducted inside of a shop but may require outdoor work in potentially inclement conditions out in the fields of the nursery at times. We maintain a drug-free workplace. This is a full time position with an excellent benefits package. Work hours are 40+ hours per week fluctuating to potentially more during peak seasons on the nursery. Position comes with opportunities for advancement in the shop, wage DOE. 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.

Maintenance Worker - Boring, OR

Be part of our team in the Boring area. Will work at our propagation farm performing maintenance for all facilities including repairs, limited construction for warehouses, greenhouses, coolers, office buildings, outbuildings, wells, and irrigation systems. Requires working knowledge of light electrical, plumbing, and construction. Driver’s license and insurable driving record required. Full-time position, Monday through Friday with some weekend work, and includes an excellent benefits package.  Position is available immediately and wages are DOE. The ideal candidate will have skills in farming activity and equipment operation, with the willingness to contribute in all areas of nursery production especially during peak seasons of nursery activity. Mail, fax or email resume to our address listed below.

Nursery Grower/Farm Assistant - Milton-Freewater

We are seeking a full-time, experienced, grower/farm assistant for our location in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Must be hands-on with experience in planting, and growing of trees. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English 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. Wage DOE with full company benefits. 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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