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 firstname.lastname@example.org
RoundTable Pizza of Tr-Cities
CI – RT, LLC
This NOT your typical restaurant Area Manager opportunity – it is bigger and better in so many ways! This is an opportunity to join a great community organization, Columbia Industries (CI), as we grow and increase our positive impact on the Tri-Cities region. It is also a chance to really “own” and drive a great family restaurant business, with great support from CI. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy and creative leader with deep multi-unit restaurant management experience, excellent leadership, communication and numbers/analytical abilities and a desire to help grow an already-successful restaurant operation.
We operate four franchised Round Table Pizza restaurants in the Tri-Cities. The stores are growing (up significantly this year) and well positioned for additional growth in the future. If you are ready for the challenge of being responsible for all aspects of a great business and you want to help us grow these locations, add more and increase RoundTable’s contributions to the great work CI is doing, we want to talk with you! Details are as follows:
Oversee all operational aspects of four Round Table Pizza restaurants in Tri-Cities, including staffing and scheduling; training and evaluation of team members; service provision; food preparation and handling; restaurant cleanliness; meeting of health standards and other regulatory requirements; food ordering; store opening and closing; cash management; maintaining operations in accordance with Franchise Agreements and Franchisor Brand Standards; implementing promotions and offers from Franchisor; identifying repair and maintenance needs and utilizing available resources to resolve them; and, analyzing and understanding both operational reports and financial results. Position will lead the process of establishing yearly budgets for each restaurant and the business overall and will be responsible for achieving those budgets. Oversees in-restaurant dining, delivery and carryout operations. Maintains direct relationship with the Franchisor and with CI-RT’s parent.
This position goes beyond the typical responsibilities of a restaurant Area Manager; it is responsible for all general management duties as the business unit manager, which will involve budget creation and strategic planning. The position reports to and works closely with the CEO of the parent company.
Substantial restaurant operating experience, as both restaurant Manager/GM and Area Manager over multiple restaurants is necessary: Minimum 5 years restaurant-level management experience and 5 years multi-unit restaurant responsibility is desired. Experience recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating staff is critical. High school diploma or equivalent required; college or graduate degrees desirable but not required.
Good leadership and communications skills; ability to operate independently and assume responsibility for all aspects of a business. Ability to be flexible and effective in shifting from one type of duty to another; responsive and accessible to all business needs. Ability to understand and analyze both operational reports (food costs, labor hours, sales trends, etc.) and financial information (P&L’s). Bright, motivated and positive. Cares about people and helps develop them. High level of customer service awareness and effectiveness. Responsible with and proactive in fulfilling all duties. Works well with people of all types. A good motivator and cheerleader. An inspiring and motivating leader and an effective 360-degree communicator in person as well as in writing. Good work/life balance and sense of humor are always a plus. Curiosity and practical creativity highly valued.
Compensation will include salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Health benefits provided.
Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be picked up at 900 S Dayton St, Kennewick or downloaded from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, email@example.com AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled #1480. Veterans encouraged to apply.
The Opportunity Kitchen Program Support Specialist executes day-to-day operations under the direction of the Program Manager related to student recruitment, enrollment and access to necessary resources within the Opportunity Kitchen program. Additionally, s/he delivers soft-skills and employability training as directed and helps track program metrics associated with programmatic outcomes such as program completion and progress toward self-sufficiency.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to; Coordinate trainee access to resources for basic needs. Coordinate communications for individuals and potential referral partners to learn about the program and understand requirements for enrollment. Conducts intake interviews, screening applicants for criminal background, benefits status, and potential barriers to employment. Refers those not currently eligible for enrollment to appropriate service partners. Maintains detailed and organized enrollment and intake records and tracks applicant status in outcome database, as well as retention milestones at graduation and at pre-determined points post-graduation. Develops and maintains a pipeline of eligible program applicants and coordinated student enrollment in order to meet program enrollment goals. Provides life skills training in communication, anger management, goal-setting, dealing with the past, etc to trainees. Work directly with Program Manager and Executive Chef Instructor and Chef Trainer to collaborate on understanding the needs, skills and barriers of upcoming and current graduates. Works directly with employment services to provide support in job searching, resume building, and job readiness for graduates.
BA/BS in related field and/or equivalent related work experience. Two to three years working with individuals who are overcoming barriers to employment. Proven communication and relationship management skills. Experience effectively training/leading classes with tight timelines. Be able to adapt, improvise and adjust for size of class to fit class within program goals. Prefer coaching and/or soft skills training experience. Must pass background check and drug/alcohol testing.
As soon as possible.
Columbia Industries, a hybrid social entrepreneurial organization, seeks an Accountant in our accounting department. This individual will work closely with the CFO in providing oversight & direction in investments, budgeting, audit, tax, purchasing, real estate, long-range forecasting and insurance activities of the Agency. Assists CFO with analyzing studies of general economic, business & financial conditions & their impact on the Agency’s operations. Analyzes, consolidates & directs all cost accounting procedures with other statistical and routine reports.
Listening, verbal communication, customer focus, customer service, basic safety, people skills, action oriented, organization, selling to customer needs, good attendance, and great client relationships. High school diploma or GED. Prior Caffe experience preferred. Familiarity with phone service and point of sale software. Must pass criminal background check, and drug screening. This position reports to the Executive Chef, Program Manager and Sous Chef.
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, other hours as needed.
Submit resume, application and cover letter to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA, 99336. Or on our website at www.columbiaindustries.com for an application and submission to firstname.lastname@example.org . AA/EEO Employer. Job #1501 Position is open until filled.
As soon as possible
This position oversees and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a delivery service provider responsible for delivering FedEx freight to business and residential customers. The Manager will have a strong daily presence at the terminal to ensure all production, financial and quality expectations are met; as well as build and maintain strong, positive working relationships with all FedEx employees.
High School Diploma/GED required, and at least 2 years of management experience
QUALIFICATIONS AND DUTIES:
The perfect candidate will be detail-oriented, with excellent communication, leadership and organizational skills, and the passion to positively impact the business division and team. Must have a working knowledge of relevant industry technology or the desire to learn, along with proven management and problem-solving skills.
Operations Manager responsibilities include:
- Organize and plan routes, dispatch drivers
- Build and maintain a high level of customer service
- Work with the team to set and achieve service level goals
- Communicate expectations to ensure accountability
- Comply with DOT requirements and other regulations
- Build and maintain a safety plan to meet existing requirements
- Schedule and document vehicle maintenance and repairs
- Interview, hire, train and mentor your team
- Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and customers
- Set standards for productivity, operational efficiency, and safety
- Budget and plan for operational needs and strategize for growth
Salary DOQ, Full-time benefited position
Submit resume and/or completed job application to email@example.com. If unable to email, mail application materials to the Human Resources Department of Columbia Industries: PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be printed from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com.
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