Ernst Irrigation   St Paul , OR   Full-time
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Ernst Irrigation, Electrical and Tractor

We are a full service Agricultural dealership located in St.Paul, OR. Our business consists  of Irrigation, Tractors, and Electrical. We sell equipment, systems, sell parts and service what we sell. We have grown to over 50 employees.

We have a career opportunity for an individual with the right combination of financial depth and personnel skills to assist our owners and managers with collection, processing, oversight and analysis of financial data, inventory control, purchasing and billing processes. Will supervise office staff and report directly to the General Manager. Could be elements of Human Resource responsibilities as well. Full time, year round with benefits.

Minimum of Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, preferrably MBA. Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience


The Company:

Ernst Irrigation traces its history back to 1873, when French shoemaker Francois Ernst set up shop in St. Paul. Thirty-seven years later, in 1910, Francois’ son Henry, who was more interested in the retail hardware business than making shoes, founded Ernst Hardware in St. Paul. In 1934, Ernst Hardware became a John Deere Dealer.

In 1965, Ernst Hardware, which had since passed on to Henry’s son Sledge, took on four partners, two of whom were Don Davidson, a local farmer, and Bill Dolan, a former R.M. Wade rep who knew a lot about irrigation. In 1999, after operating independently for several decades, Ernst Hardware merged with Fisher Implement, another John Deere dealer. They became the Fisher-Ernst Group.

At that same time, with many years of solid irrigation experience under its belt, the fledgling company of Ernst Irrigation was created as a division of the Fisher-Ernst Group. In 2009, when Fisher, which by then had changed its name to Fisher Farm and Lawn, decided to move the John Deere and Ernst Hardware franchises a few miles away, the original owners of Ernst Irrigation opted to buy that entity back and keep it in St. Paul.

Ernst Irrigation general manager Patrick Dolan, Bill’s son, sees a bright future for the company for several reasons, the chief one being the continued support he and his staff have been getting from the surrounding, tight-knit agricultural community. Many of the people who grow hops, grass seed, processing vegetables and nursery crops around St. Paul are related and can boast of ancestors who played a key role in settling the mid-Willamette Valley.



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Ernst Irrigation

St Paul , OR