Join a winning team!
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.
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.
B & B Department Mananger - Boring, Oregon
We are currently looking for an experienced manager to coordinate day-to-day operations of our B&B Dept. in Boring, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have hands-on experience with production of B&B ornamentals and conifers. Individual is responsible for plant growth, health, and all cultural techniques and must be an organized team player capable of supervising others. Prior nursery experience is essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Excellent benefit package. This is a full-time position. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.
Spray Applicator Supervisor - Boring, Oregon
We are looking for an individual to operate agricultural farm equipment and apply pesticides. 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. Send cover letter and resume the address listed below.
Journeyman Mechanic - Boring, Oregon
We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Journeyman Mechanic to join our team in our repair shop. 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. Wages DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.
Shop Mechanic/Tire Technician - Boring, Oregon
We are seeking a self-motivated mechanic to help in our repair shop. 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. Candidate will also have the knowledge and ability or prior experience to service for repair and replacement a wide variety of tire and wheel configurations in our fleet including but not limited to Light Truck/Car, Commercial, Forklift, Agriculture/Tractor including calcium filled applications and minor OTR. TIA Certification not required but is a benefit. Any additional experience in welding and/or fabrication is a plus, 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 mail or fax resume to the address listed below.
Equipment Foreperson - Canby, Oregon
We are seeking an experienced foreperson to supervise all farm equipment practices serving 1,300 acres of nursery stock in Canby, Oregon. Strong working knowledge of row crop cultivation and cover crops necessary. Experience with operator training and supervision, basic knowledge of erosion control and drainage. Scheduling of tractors, trucks, forklifts, implements, and operators; scheduling routine maintenance and emergency repairs. Individual must be well organized and able to supervise multiple jobs and operators and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. Year-round employment and an excellent benefits package. Wages DOE. 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.
Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? Do you have a B.S. Degree in horticulture or related field? Do you like working outdoors or in greenhouses growing trees in fields and/or containers? If so, contact us about our Management Trainee position opportunities. Gain valuable production experience, from propagation, grafting, budding, planting, growing, harvesting, and shipping trees throughout North America and foreign countries. Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance their careers within the JFS company family.
If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and career-oriented, we are looking for you. We are a 70+ year family nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees and being the world-leader in new variety tree introductions. This is a full time position with an excellent benefits package. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.