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We are one of the largest providers of shade and ornamental trees in North America. For more than 70 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.

Outside Nursery Sales Representative - SE Territory

For the last 75 years, we have provided the highest quality bare root and containerized shade and flowering trees in North America! Our strong core beliefs are rooted in family and the commitment to provide exceptional trees and service to our customers.

We are seeking an experienced independent sales representative for our Southeast Territory, one of the most beautiful and dynamic nursery regions of our country. This qualified individual will proactively sell all lines of JFS product to current and prospective customers while maintaining a high level of professionalism, positivity, and communication.

Successful candidates will possess the key strengths and responsibilities of self-motivation, drive to succeed, prompt territory service and support, consistent market feedback and collaboration with Sales Manager to further develop and expand the territory. Experience traveling to call on clients and familiarity selling nursery stock in the territory is required.

If you’re enthusiastic about partnering with a well-known and established leader in the nursery industry please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Production Coordinator/Inventory Manager

We are a progressive wholesale nursery, growing the industry’s finest shade and flowering trees. We are looking for an experienced Production Coordinator / Inventory Manager with the ability to supervise all aspects of production data to include processing and analyzing inventory records for accounting, production, shipping, and sales at our main office in Boring, OR. Responsibilities include budgeting, purchasing, staffing, work scheduling, shipping, and other administrative duties. Must be a strong leader with good communication and organizational skills and also be a goal-oriented team player. Prefer B.S. degree in horticulture or related field or 5 years equivalent experience. We offer a great benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, and more. Wages DOE. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Data Entry Professional - Boring, Oregon

We are a leading provider of the highest quality bare root and containerized shade and flowering trees in North America, and we are seeking a Data Entry Professional at our headquarters in Boring, Oregon. Our qualified individual will support order processing, Inside Sales, Shipping, and Inventory departments. Candidates must be positive, self-motivated, have processing experience and a strong team work ethic. Excellent computer skills, aptitude and efficiency are required. Past experience in a similar role is fantastic. An organized, proactive person who enjoys accomplishment of daily projects and tasks will fit in well with our fast-paced company! If you’re enthusiastic about joining a team of leaders in the nursery industry please email, fax, or mail your cover letter and resume to the address listed below.

 Management Assistant - Boring, Oregon

We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible, and trustworthy person to become part of our management team located at our containerized tree operation. Candidate must by bilingual (English/Spanish) and will support the Farm Manager in day-to-day activities, as well as translate and assist in communications with our Spanish speaking employees. Good communications, computer, and organizational skills are necessary as well as previous experience in payroll and/or purchase ordering is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Grower - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a full-time grower with experience in tree production. Applicant must be fluent in English, both reading and writing, and have proven supervisory/management skills. Any Spanish is a plus. Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality driven, 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. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Shop Mechanic - Canby, Oregon

We are seeking a self-motivated mechanic to help in our repair shop located in Canby, Oregon. Applicant must have valid Oregon driver’s license and an insurable driving record and ability to assist other mechanics in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, tractors, and implements. Must have good communication and organizational skills. Must be aware of and practice safety in the workplace. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 50 lbs. We maintain a smoke-free and drug-free workplace. This is a full-time position with company benefits. Work hours are 40+ hours per week. Opportunities for advancement, wage $18-$22 per hour, DOE. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Repair and Maintenance Supervisor - Boring, Oregon

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented person who has general knowledge in the areas of conveyor maintenance, electrical wiring, electrical motors/pumps, fabrication, and welding. This position will manage maintenance and repairs of a large tree potting system during the winter months and a large irrigation system in the summer months. Organizes work depending on team needs and prioritizes the repairs and preventative maintenance with Farm Manager and others as necessary. Maintains nursery infrastructure, including underground irrigation lines, pumps, wells, and filter systems. Some basic maintenance of buildings. Requires personal knowledge of and skills in the use of welders, cutters and all other tools and equipment necessary in maintenance projects. Must have valid and insurable driver's license. This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package. Wages DOE. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Nursery Maintenance Worker - Boring, Oregon

We are a tree nursery specializing in high-quality trees for urban landscapes. We are currently seeking a motivated worker to help keep the company moving. This position has a huge variety of different jobs including welding, construction, equipment operation, electrical, and mechanical. Extensive opportunities for on-the-job training. Our team is highly skilled and can train the right person. This is a great opportunity for a person who likes to work outdoors and do something different every day. Must have valid and insurable driver’s license. Full-time position with great benefits. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Equipment Operator – Boring, Oregon

We are seeking an individual to operate farm equipment at our container tree nursery in Boring, Oregon. The primary equipment is a tractor and forklift, although other machinery will be used occasionally. Other farm work will be required when no equipment operation work is available. Candidate must be able to communicate in Spanish and have a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work independently and meet all safety requirements. Mechanical ability and/or English are pluses. Wage is $13-$15 DOE, Full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Shop Mechanic – Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a self-motivated mechanic to help in our repair shop located in Boring, Oregon. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. A candidate with prior professional experience in this field will have the ability to assist other mechanics and work independently in the maintenance and repair of vehicles, tractors, forklifts, farm equipment and implements. Candidates with any tire and wheel replacement/service in many applications are a plus as this will be a requirement with the position. Any additional experience in welding and/or fabrication will be beneficial but not required, as well as familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements. Candidate will have good communication and organizational skills as well as being aware of and practicing safety in the workplace. 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 company Benefits. Work hours are 40+ hours per week. Opportunities for advancement wage DOE. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic – Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Journeyman Mechanic to join the team in our repair shop located in Boring, Oregon. 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 workplace. 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. Please email, fax or send your resume to the address listed below.

Welder/Fabricator - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a motivated welder/ fabricator to help in construction of new farm equipment.  Applicant must have ODL and ability to assist other team members in new construction projects, repairs and upgrades to existing fleet. We are looking for someone who can help with the problem solving process and construction of “one of a kind” projects and offer constructive insight.

Skills necessary:

  • Minimum 2 years of welding / fabricating experience with MIG and TIG
  • Be able to look at drawings and produce to exact dimensions.
  • Band Saw
  • Iron Worker
  • Drilling and Tapping
  • Painting and Material Prep
  • Machinist experience with Lathe/Vertical Mill is a plus
  • Tracking of projects, jobs and daily labor tasks/time on electronic software

Experience with electrical systems and hydraulics a plus. Must be aware of and practice safety in the work place. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 50 lbs. Requires valid and insurable driver’s license. Full-time position, excellent benefits package, wages are DOE. Please email, fax or send your resume to the 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
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