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. Email completed applications to email@example.com
As soon as possible
OVERVIEW AND DUTIES:
Columbia Industries is a dynamic social-entrepreneurial organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals with disabilities and other challenges to help them achieve personal success and community engagement. We champion the development of essential vocational and life skills, meaningful social involvement, and access to critical resources.
We do this through providing employment services, specialized job training, career opportunities and centers for social enrichment and community resources. Also essential to our mission is the operation of successful commercial enterprises.
We are a change leader dedicated to executional excellence, collaboration, innovation, continual learning, constant improvement, and sustained achievement.
We value teamwork, preparedness, hard work, and mutual commitment. Because we respect and honor all people, we operate in a nurturing and transparent manner.
In support of our mission, Columbia Industries is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Line Cook position in our Opportunity Kitchen Program Department. Come be a part of the good work we do right here in our local community!
Opportunity Kitchen is looking for experienced line cooks to work in an educational environment and progressive team!
The line cook will be required to prepare, produce, and execute foods ordered by customers in a safe, professional manner.
Training: Each station will have individual duties which pertain to their job and responsibilities but will also need to be on the same page while working side by side. Will also be working together in unison to achieve a specific goal. Individual duties will be directed by management and team leaders to cooks to make each specific station successful. Each line cook will be trained and required to know Mise En Place and set up their stations and keep them stocked with all the items on prepared prep sheets needed to not run out of prep during a business service. A line cook will need intermediate/ basic knife skills of chopping, slicing, dicing vegetables, starch cookery IE-pastas, rice, potatoes. Basic butchery skills will be expected as well as saute experience, protein cookery and preparing basic to intermediate stocks/ soups. All these skills are needed to professionally prepare and cook menu items provided by Opportunity Kitchen management, in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen team.
Other necessary responsibilities of a line cook will be: Report and follow instructions from the Executive Chef/ Sous Chef. Clean station thoroughly and take care of leftover food always labeling and dating and cooling to the requirements stated by the Federal Health Department. Stock inventory appropriately and in speedy fashion. Ensure high quality, nutritious food gets to the customer in unison with the other stations in a timely manner. Maintain a positive and professional approach with co-workers and customers.
High School Diploma/GED. A positive and enthusiastic attitude towards culinary development and execution. Previous cooking experience and or graduation from a culinary program from entry level to intermediate. Excellent understanding of various cooking methods, terms, ingredients, equipment, and procedures. Accuracy and speed in executing assigned tasks and the ability to make quick decisions in a semi-stressful environment. Physical capacity in abilities such as lifting heavy weight, organization of large inventories, and exposure to extreme temperatures.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, hours vary, as needed.
Non Exempt-Benefited position
Open until filled
Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer
Under the direction of the Shred Division Manager processes operational data and provides reports. Performs accounts receivables for business customers; facilitates operation of the CI Information Management (CIIM) shred drop off including receiving, unloading, securing, weighing and destroying customer’s confidential information. Logs all services performed or scheduled. Maintains security of secure destruction facility by not allowing unauthorized access and not allowing removal of customer information from facility before destruction. Responds to calls, email inquiries, data entry, interacting with the public, and service scheduling. Prepares work order, invoices, receipts and operates cash register. Supports the Shred Division Manager and Shred Operations Lead in an office setting in a professional manner.
Education: High School graduate/GED
Experience: Two years full time paid employment in a customer service or admin role
We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will represent CIIM and Columbia Industries in a professional manner. Must be team-oriented and motivated. Must be able to work with the public and provide excellent customer service. Must have excellent written and oral communications and great people skills. Computer skills are required. Previous office experience preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50+ lbs. regularly. Must have a clean driving record, a current Washington State Driver’s License and proof of insurance. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
8:00 am - 4:30 pm varies occasionally if needed
Full-time benefited position
Open until filled
Administrative and Human Resources Officer
If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of others, this position may be for you! We are looking for an experienced Janitor to work alongside and lead a team of janitors providing supervision and ensuring contract work is performed efficiently and in accordance with quality standards. This position reports to the Federal Building Manager and works collaboratively providing an atmosphere where clients benefit from their work experience. Janitorial supervision and hands on work is the primary responsibility in this role. In addition, this individual will assist in meeting daily production requirements, preparation and/or clean-up of work areas and performs other tasks related to client janitors including time studies, timecards, and tracking of client goals. This position will ensure that clients’ needs are being met. Observes and complies with client confidentiality policies. Observes and complies with safety programs and procedures. Supports and complies with policies, procedures and philosophies.
High School Diploma/GED required. Two or more years of previous janitorial experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Previous experience working with individuals with barriers to employment preferred.
Must have a high level of organizational, written and verbal communication skills, computer skills, be dependable, flexible, independent, and show initiative. Must work well in teams as well as alone. Must pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
Monday - Friday hours 1:30 - 9:30 p.m.
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