Pulse Plant Laborer

Columbia Grain

Company overview:

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, and ND to support our domestic and export sales program.

We are a mid-size company with just over 300 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 have the ability to develop lasting relationships with producers and customers both domestic and around the world.

The essential duties and responsibilities are to perform your tasks in a safe manner in compliance with CGI’s safety programs and procedures. These tasks include, but are not limited to, 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 maintenance. The goal is to help you learn more about elevator operations and CGI with the potential to lead to future job promotions within CGI’s system.

Required skills and job duties:

  • Performs job tasks in a safe manner in compliance with CGI safety programs and procedures.
  • Assists in the coordination of unloading and loading of grain commodities by both rail and truck.
  • Contacts workers in work stations or other departments to request movement of materials, products, or machinery, or to notify them of incoming /outgoing shipments and their estimated loading times.
  • Effectively communicate tasks, directives and policies with both management and co-workers.
  • Ensures compliance with the FSMS (Food Safety Management System), HACCP and appropriate SQF programs at the direction of management.
  • Ability to adapt to ever changing job responsibilities.
  • Willing to work overtime, weekends and nights.
  • Demonstrates initiative to work independently while flexible enough to work in a team setting when needed.
  • Exhibits a professional image at all times, maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Assists in all location operational activities at the direction of management

This is a physical job that includes both indoor and outdoor work in all types of weather and temperature environments. This job may include working at heights and in confined spaces. It may be dirty and noisy at times. This job requires the ability to lift up to 110.23 pounds.

Required Experience:

Grade 12 or equivalent, knowledge of grain and farm supply industry, some knowledge of agricultural production. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with staff. The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing. This position is subject to a probationary period.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes@columbiagrain.com.