Supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and life barriers.

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Supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and life barriers.

Call Us! 509-582-4142

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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.


Client Positions

On-Site Positions

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.

Student Positions

Teachers wanting to refer students for program services, please click here for the SPI Referral Form.

Staff Jobs

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 hr@columbiaindustries.com


Paradise Bottled Water General Manager

START DATE: Immediate

Job Scope: Under the direction of the Operations Director, manages all functions of this growing manufacturer and distributor of bottled water. Will have oversight of all staff, budgets and operations along with sales and business development of the business unit.

EDUCATION: BA/BS from four-year college or university preferred.  High School Diploma/GED required. – At least five (5) years of direct management/ supervisory experience. Sales and production experience are a plus. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  We are looking for an experienced Manager to oversee all company functions to include manufacturing, distribution, sales, budgets and operations of the local business unit.

General Manager responsibilities include formulating overall growth and operations strategies, managing people and establishing procedures and policies. To be successful in this role, you should be a thoughtful leader and a confident decision-maker, helping our people develop and be productive, while ensuring our profits are on the rise. Sales, business development and some manufacturing experienced strongly preferred.

Please click here to read the full job description.

Paradise Bottled Water Full-Time Receptionist

START DATE: Immediate

Job Scope: Under the direction of the General Manager, we are looking for an outgoing, customer service focused receptionist to greet existing and potential new customers along with answering questions as necessary. This person will need to be organized, detailed oriented and be able to multi-task throughout the day.

EDUCATION: High School Diploma/GED required

QUALIFICATIONS: Receptionist job duties include; greeting customers, answering and directing phone calls, responsible for point of sale, collecting and entering data.

 Emphasis on:

  • Customer focus and professionalism
  • Telephone skills and verbal communication
  • Manage a till and accurately complete customer receipts
  • Basic computer skills
  • Microsoft Office proficient

Ultimately, you’ll help our company grow and thrive along with being part of a larger mission-based community organization

Please click here to read the full job description.

Janitor/Groundskeeper

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. 

Please click here to read the full job description.

Full-Time Resource Specialist

START DATE:  Immediate

JOB SCOPE: Columbia Industries is seeking an outgoing, people-oriented person who has a passion for helping others in a community outreach, community resource assistance position. The Resource Specialist works closely with the Resource Coordinator and will assist visitors at the Resource Center performing consultations, coordinating referrals, compiling reports, billing, data and directs people to specific resource connections. 

QUALIFICATIONS: This exciting opportunity requires professional, organizational, computer and communication skills. The Resource Specialist will assist visitors with computer skills including online resources and applying for jobs. Experience in helping others in crisis and difficult situations is preferred. Bilingual preferred. High School Diploma/GED required. Washington State Drivers license, proof of insurance, drug/alcohol testing and background check required.

Please click here to read the full job description.

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