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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. Email completed applications to hr@columbiaindustries.com

 

START DATE:

As soon as possible

SUMMARY:  

This position is located in Wenatchee, WA and will be responsible for driving the CI Shred Truck as a Secure Document Destruction Representative as well as building business contacts and relations in the Wenatchee, WA area. Under the direction of the Shred Manager and Operations Lead, this motivated and outgoing individual will facilitate service of our current shred accounts and is instrumental in obtaining new accounts and providing outstanding customer service in the Wenatchee, WA and surrounding areas. Responsible for vehicle and equipment maintenance, maintaining positive relationships with current customers, bringing in new accounts, and servicing document destruction routes as established.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High School graduate or GED preferred
  • Must have current Washington Class B CDL license with airbrake endorsement.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs consistently
  • Must have proof of insurance & clean driving record
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Must have computer skills
  • Live in the Wenatchee area

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

We seek a highly motivated and outgoing individual for our daily shred route maintenance. Physical work and driving involved. Computer skills required. Bilingual preferred. Outstanding customer service and sales skills highly desired. Previous driving experience required. Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug screen.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Must be available to work Monday -Friday from 6:30 am - 4:30 pm, some holiday or weekend work may be required on rare occasions.

PAY:

DOQ plus benefits

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Application can be downloaded from our website, www.columbiaindustries.com. Submit resume, application and cover letter to hr@columbiaindustries.com,  Attention Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer. AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled. #1522.

START DATE:

As soon as possible

DUTIES:

Provides outstanding customer service to all customer accounts. Develops new business opportunities wherever possible.  Maintains current customer accounts and equipment with focus on safety. Drives truck over established routes to deliver full water bottles and picks up empties, completes work orders, makes sales calls to potential new customers and acts as a representing agent of the company.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Applicant needs to have a minimum High School Diploma/GED.

Experience: One year full time employment in a delivery position

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Paradise Water is looking for a highly motivated individual who will provide excellent customer service to current accounts and develop new customer opportunities. Needs to have excellent oral communications, people skills and sales ability. Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts (addition, subtraction, etc.) Physical work and driving involved. Must be able to lift 50+ lbs. on a consistent basis. Must have a clean driving record, a current Washington State Drivers License, proof of insurance, and be able to get DOT physical card. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

WORK SCHEDULE:

x4 - 10's (4 days a week, 10 hours a day) Varies in hours as needed.

PAY:

$14.00 - $16.00  DOQ and benefits

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Internal/External posting.  Internal applications available on the p drive and outside CI Administrative Officer/ Director of HR’s door. External applicants may apply at www.columbiaindustries.com. EE0/AA Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans encouraged to apply. #1515.

CLOSING DATE:

Open until filled

CONTACT PERSON:

Marie Lathim, CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources

START DATE:

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

DUTIES:

Provides daily supervision of production departments as directed by the CI Community Center Manager and Director of Mission Services. Reports client task changes, assists in maintaining quality control of products and/or services. Assists in meeting daily production requirements. Assists in the preparation and/or clean-up of work area. Oversees client services in the Solutions Center. Performs time studies, timecards, and tracking of client goals. Ensure that clients’ needs are being met. Provides an atmosphere in which the client develops an understanding of the relationship of work to daily living and adult responsibility. Ensures that contract work is performed efficiently and in accordance to the established quality standards. Observes and complies with client confidentiality policies. Observes and complies with Agency Safety Programs and procedures. Supports and complies with Agency policies, procedures, and philosophies.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor’s degree or two-year degree desired. Substitution for education: 2 years’ work experience in rehab setting. Experience: 1 year work experience in rehab setting or related field, or AA, Degree in related field can substitute for experience.

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.

WORK SCHEDULE:

Monday-Friday, hours vary 8:00am - 4:30pm

PAY:

DOQ

OTHER:

Full-Time Benefited position

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit cover letter, application and resume to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336, or email to hr@columbiaindustries.com, attention Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer. (Application can be obtained from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com).

CLOSING DATE:

Open until filled. Job #1525. EEO/AA Employer. Veterans encouraged to apply.

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the CIES Community Employment Manager, develops worksites, pursues job leads with employers, and provides training and job coaching to persons with disabilities. Works with the Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation and Developmental Disabilities. Maintains ongoing documentation to include program notes, data and report writing. Creates and maintains schedules and coordinates meetings with clients, employers, funding sources and families.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Needs to communicate effectively, utilize interpersonal skills, and have the ability to work as team member with staff. It is imperative that good relations and a positive image be portrayed to the business community. Must be aware of the client’s needs and capabilities, be alert to their aspirations and be willing to help plan accordingly in strengthening these capabilities. Must be self-motivated, take initiative and be an effective team member. Must be able to break down a job into teachable work tasks. Must have the ability to research subjects, jobs, employers, etc. Ability to build professional relationships with employers and funding sources.

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or GED required. BA or BS preferred. Three years of work experience working within the field of developmental disabilities (residential, educational, and/or vocational) required. Must be willing to be flexible with occasional odd work hours. Must be proficient in basic computer use and Word; familiar with Excel and /Android/iPad/smart phone operations. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and hold a valid Washington State Driver’s License.

WORK SCHEDULE:

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (but could vary)

PAY:

$DOQ

OTHER:

Benefited position.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit cover letter, application and resume to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336, Attention Chief Administrative and Human Resources Officer. (Application can be obtained from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com).

CLOSING DATE:

Open until filled. Job #1531. EEO/AA Employer. Veterans encouraged to apply.

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