• Warehouse Operator

    Columbia Grain
    Job Description

    Reports to: Location Manager

    FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Organizational Background

    Columbia Grain International, LLC. is a long time established full-service grain company in the grain and pulses business. We are headquartered in Portland, Oregon and own/operate over 45 elevators and offices throughout WA, ID, MN, MT, NE and ND to support our domestic and export sales program.

    We are a mid-size company with just over 350 employees overall. The employees at Columbia Grain, at all levels of our organization, represent some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We are proud of our ability to attract and maintain talented, efficient, long term, community minded employees who can develop lasting relationships with producers and customers both domestic and around the world.

    Position Description

    The Warehouse Operator will be responsible for learning how to manage a grain handling facility with multiple products and services, working in and around a grain elevator, and learning the procedures for grain receiving, grain grading, grain conditioning, railcar and truck loading, scale operation and facility maintenanceThe Warehouse Operator will work with the other members of the team to work toward operational goals while maintaining quality and efficiencies.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    • Prepare truck/rail car for loading; open/close rail car lids using anti-fall harness (safely exit the rail car height: 15-20 feet).
    • Assist in movement of materials, product and machinery.
    • Ability to learn basic operations of a forklift.
    • Ensures compliance with the FSMS (Food Safety Management System), HACCP and appropriate SQF programs at the direction of management.
    • Must have open availability to work a flexible schedule (rotate days and nights) when production requires including; ability to work entire shift, extended shift hours, weekends, and holidays.
    • General housekeeping and upkeep of working area to include; sweeping, shoveling, vacuum, compressed air, and sanitation.
    • Ensure all safety policies and procedures are followed.
    • Other duties assigned

    Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience

    • High School diploma or equivalent experience.
    • Previous experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment preferred not required.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
    • Basic knowledge of working with a computer and mechanical skills.
    • Good work ethic (team environment, both safe and quality), efficient and willingness to perform all required work with good attendance.


    Physical Requirements necessary to perform this job

    • Must be able to move freely throughout the operations plant to include walking on elevated platforms, standing, sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling and crawling
    • Ability to regularly lift and move up to 50 lbs., frequently lift and move up to 100 lbs.
    • Exposure to extreme climate temperatures, humidity and noise (indoor and outdoor)
    • Must be able to work in high places and confined spaces
    • Occasionally required to taste and smell
    • Required to wear protective equipment to include hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear, gloves, coveralls, and other PPE as required.

    Benefits Offered

    • Comprehensive Health, Dental, RX and Aflac benefits
    • Company paid Life Insurance and Disability
    • Flexible Spending Plans
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • 401K Retirement savings plan
    • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick leave

    Successful completion of initial and ongoing employment screens, including but not limited to criminal background and vehicle record as required.

    Columbia Grain is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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