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
Warehouse Operations Lead #1172
Start Date: As soon as possible
Performance Requirements: Columbia Industries is looking for an individual to oversee activities of the warehouse in a supervisory-lead role. Person should be organized, have good computer skills, takes initiative, has excellent customer service skills, and has ability to oversee a team of personnel. Uses critical and strategic thinking, enabling business growth and development. Has ability to work in a warehouse environment where conditions vary by weather and be able to lift at least 50lbs.
DUTIES: Under the direction of the warehouse manager, is responsible for:
- Overseeing and performing warehouse related tasks – daily workflow processing and production of work orders, dispatches courier, performs quality checks visibly and by computer on outbound/inbound orders.
- Performs courier tasks as needed to and from customer sites.
- Prepares manual invoices or reporting, ensuring paperwork is complete and turned in timely.
- Adheres to and assists with training others in matters of safety, regulations regarding document management, and software usage.
- Coordinates with vendors, IT and other departments.
- Oversees and performs duties regarding inventory – barcoding, labeling, re-boxing, retrieving and refiling with accuracy.
- Ensures that customer needs are met by requested deadlines and department policies.
- Oversees and performs duties regarding the cleanliness and appearance of warehouse.
- Leads meetings as assigned.
- Oversees and performs activities of the scanning bureau.
- Develops business opportunities, creative sales, and is involved with contract negotiations.
- Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma/GED. At least 2 years of supervisory experience. Must have drivers license and proof of insurance with clean driving record. Must be able to pass criminal and other background checks. Must be able to pass drug and alcohol tests. Forklift certification and CPR/First Aid preferred.
WORK SCHEDULE: Normal company hours are Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, (5 days a week 8 hours a day) but hours may vary.
PAY: $38,000 - $48,000 Yearly, Full time, Benefited position
APPLICATION PROCESS: 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, AA/EEO Employer. Internal applications available.
CI Information Management Secure Document Destruction Representative (Non-CDL Driver) # 1471
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duties: CI Information Management, parent company Columbia Industries, is seeking a Secure Document Destruction Representative (non CDL) driver to provide outstanding customer service to all shred accounts. Prioritizes the security of all customer materials. Maintains all shred equipment with focus on safety at all times. Drives truck over established routes to complete work orders. Develops new business opportunities by connecting with potential new customers and making recommendations to existing customers. Acts as a representing agent of the CI Information Management and Columbia Industries.
Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED preferred. Minimum one year in related field and customer service..
Qualifications: Must have Valid Washington State Driver’s License, and excellent driving record. Must pass drug and alcohol testing and criminal background check.
WORK SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday with occasion
PAY: Full time, Benefited position
APPLICATION PROCESS: 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. Veterans encouraged to apply. AA/EEO Employer. #1471
Customer Delivery Service Representative #1470
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.
Education: Applicant needs to have a minimum High School Diploma/GED.
Experience: One year full time employment in a delivery position
Performance Requirements: Columbia Industries 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: Monday – Friday (5 days a week 8 hours a day) varies in hours as needed.
Pay: $14.00 - $16.00 DOE and benefits
Application Process: Internal/External posting. Internal applications available outside CI Administrative Officer/ Director of HR’s door. External applicants may apply at www.columbiaindustries.com, email@example.com or at 900 S. Dayton, Kennewick, WA 99336. EE0/AA Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans encouraged to apply. #1470
Closing Date: Open until filled
Contact Person: Marie Lathim, CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources
Janitorial Operations Manager #1467
Start Date: As soon as possible
Duties: Provides outstanding customer service to janitorial accounts. Develops and oversee operations of this department. Generates new business opportunities, providing structured bid estimates. Identifies customer needs to provide solutions. Supervises work activities of janitorial personnel in business establishments. Assigns duties, inspects work, oversees the maintenance of equipment and inventory of supplies. Develops the janitorial team with focus on providing quality service. Trains team in janitorial procedures and proper operation of equipment. Creates work plans and schedules to accomplish janitorial activities including: sweeping, mopping, trash removal, vacuuming, and dusting.
Qualifications: Applicant needs to have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED. Two years full time paid employment in a Janitorial field.
Performance Requirements: Columbia Industries is looking for a highly motivated individual who will lead the team, work with the Director of Operations and develop new customer accounts. Needs to have excellent oral communications, people skills and sales ability. 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 and proof of insurance. Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.
To read the full job description, click here.
Delivery Drivers Lewiston, ID / Clarkston, WA
START DATE: ASAP
Are you looking to be part of a fast paced, growing business with opportunities for advancement? Do you enjoy keeping busy? If so, this driver position could be for you!
CI Express is seeking, reliable full-time delivery drivers (4 positions available with full-time, part-time and temporary opportunities available) for our FedEx delivery routes in Whitman County and rural Idaho. Routes start and end in Lewiston, Idaho each day (Monday-Friday, Saturdays during the holidays.) You will be home every night, and a vehicle and fuel are provided.
Pay starts at $675 per week with initial training and after 90 days, may increase according to performance. Must have a minimum of 1-year driving experience, within the past 3 years (driving personal vehicle does not qualify.) Must be able to lift heavy items. Must be at least 21 years of age to meet corporate regulations. Must be able to pass a background check and drug/alcohol testing. These positions are for those that want to work and be dependable and reliable. The ideal candidate will show up daily, ready to go and be a team player with a positive attitude!
If this sounds like the job for you, we want to hear from you! Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. EEO/AA Employer.
WORK SCHEDULE: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (but could vary)
OTHER: Benefited position.
To read the full list of desired qualifications and the rest of the job description, click here.
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