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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 Sales Representative - Southeast Region

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.

Outside Sales Representative - Northern Midwest

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

We’re seeking an experienced independent sales representative for our Northern Midwest Territory, geographically the largest territory 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 excellent listening and communication skills, self-motivation and a strong drive to succeed. Consistent market feedback and collaboration with Sales Manager to further develop and expand the territory, while delivering prompt service and support is essential. Familiarity with selling nursery stock in the territory, and experience traveling to visit clients on a regular basis is essential. 

If you’re enthusiastic about partnering with a well-known and established leader in the nursery industry please email, fax, or mail your cover letter and 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.

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.

Maintenance Worker - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking an individual to join our team as a full time maintenance worker.  Will work with our Project Manager performing maintenance for all facilities on several farms, includes repairs and potential construction for warehouses, coolers, office buildings, company housing, outbuildings, wells, and irrigation systems.  Requires working knowledge of light electrical, plumbing, painting and general construction. Must be able to track projects, jobs and daily labor tasks/time on electronic software.  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.

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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