Job Opportunities for Clients
Our Clients—Columbia Industries is committed to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges, in order to help them achieve personal success and community engagement.
A client is a person with “unique abilities” learning valuable work skills.
Columbia Industries receives referrals from the Division of Development Disabilities (DDD) for our on-site client positions. Clients at Columbia Industries receive training in various industry sectors. Examples of training includes small assembly/production work, janitorial and grounds maintenance, and retail sales/stocking. Client applications are available at our Administration office for temporary, short-term positions that may come about due to a special project. An applicant pool is kept for people not eligible for DDD services.
Off-Site, Positions in the Community
The Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) refers individuals for our job placement and community based assessment services. For information regarding DVR services please click on the DVR link above.
DVR wishes to thank Columbia Industries for their high quality and innovative services. We value their partnership as we continue to work together to help people with disabilities enrich their lives through employment. You can find more about DVR at www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr.
Teachers wanting to refer students for program services, please click here for the SPI Referral Form.
Job Opportunities for Staff
If you are interested in joining our staff, please review our current openings below. Please download our employment application here and accompanying forms here. Email completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paradise Bottled Water Maintenance Technician
START DATE: Immediate
EDUCATION: High School Diploma/GED required
QUALIFICATIONS: Two years work experience in a maintenance or mechanical position. Mechanical experience with manufacturing equipment a benefit. Ability to trouble shoot, read diagrams, and make general repairs. Ultimately, you'll help our company grow and thrive along with being part of a larger mission-based community organization.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00. Possible weekends if needed.
PAY: $16.00-$21.00 per hour pay range
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Director of Human Resources, Columbia Industries PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336, or to 900 S. Dayton, Kennewick, WA 99336. Job application can be downloaded from the link above.
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duties: Under the direction of the Business Division Manager, helps to facilitate the day-to-day operation needs of janitorial and grounds keeping at the Richland Federal Building. Lawn mowing, watering, planting, snow removal, weeding, fertilizing grounds keeping work. Janitorial work includes, bathrooms, floor buffing, garbage’s and a variety of other tasks. Works with persons with disabilities to accomplish these duties.
Education: High School graduate/G.E.D required.
Performance Requirements: Must speak English and have good written/oral communications. Must be in good mental/physical condition & able to lift 30-50 lbs. on a consistent basis. Training/supervisory experience preferred. Janitorial background preferred. Grounds keeping duties included. Have a current Washington State Drivers License, clean driving record and proof of insurance. Must have legal documentation of right to work in the United States. Pass a criminal background check and drug screening. Strive for a continual cooperative atmosphere while working with both staff & clients (persons with disabilities). Must have, or be able to get Hepatitis/Tetanus Shots.
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