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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

Restaurant Area Manager/ Business Unit Manager

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:

Duties

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.

Experience Desired

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.

Qualities

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

Compensation will include salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Health benefits provided.

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, hr@columbiaindustries.com AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled #1480. Veterans encouraged to apply.

CI Information Management Records Ops. Supervisor

START DATE:

As soon as possible.   

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

CI Information Management is looking for an individual to oversee activities of the Records Management business in a supervisory-lead role under the CI Information Management Records Manager.  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 records management/ warehouse environment where conditions vary by weather and be able to lift at least 50lbs.

DUTIES:

Under the direction of the Department Manager, candidate is responsible for:

  • Fulfills customer orders
  • Oversees daily deliveries
  • Prepares manual invoices or reporting.  
  • 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
  • Leads meetings as assigned.
  • Coordinates and performs duties regarding the cleanliness and appearance of warehouse.
  • 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 1 year of supervisory experience desired. Records Management and warehouse experience desired. Must have driver’s license and proof of insurance with a clean driving record. Must be able to pass a 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 attention:  CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, hr@columbiaindustries.com AA/EEO Employer. #1172. Veterans encouraged to apply.

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, hr@columbiaindustries.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:

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

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday (5 days a week 8 hours a day) varies in hours as needed.

Pay:

DOQ 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 or at 900 S. Dayton, Kennewick, WA 99336. EE0/AA Employer. Persons with disabilities and veterans encouraged to apply.

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Contact Person:

Marie Lathim, CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources

 

Delivery Drivers Lewiston, ID / Clarkston, WA

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 hr@columbiaindustries.com. EEO/AA Employer.

START DATE:

ASAP 

WORK SCHEDULE:

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

PAY:

DOQ

OTHER:

Benefited position.

Operations Manager - CI Express, Lewiston, Idaho #1481

START DATE:

As soon as possible

JOB SCOPE:

CI Express Inc. is looking for an individual to lead our delivery services team in Lewiston, Idaho. Duties include managing staff, fleet, delivery routes, and day to day business operations.

EDUCATION:

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

PAY:

Salary DOQ, Full time benefited position

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Director of Human Resources Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be printed from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com and email to hr@columbiaindustries.com

Job #1481.

Employment Consultants – CI Employment Services #1482 and #1483

START DATE:

ASAP - New Positions

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 members 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 members. 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 CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources. (Application can be picked up at 900 South Dayton, Kennewick or obtained from our website at www.columbiaindustries.com. CLOSING DATE: Open til filled Job # 1482 and # 1483 EEO/AA Employer. Veterans encouraged to apply.

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