Carpenter / Loader

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Warehosue

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Over the past 80 years Columbia Machine, Inc. has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of concrete products equipment and palletizing solutions, serving customers in over 100 countries. Located just across the river in Vancouver, WA right off of I-5 and just 10 minutes from downtown Portland, Columbia Machine is one of Vancouver’s largest employers. A family owned business since 1937, Columbia Machine offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision. If you are looking for a company that values its employees then log on to for more information.

Summary: Prepares materials for shipment by assisting Carpenters and Loaders, fabricate wooden crates or boxes to pack such items as machinery or other large off shaped products.


  • Operates forklift to pick and place pallets or unload trucks
  • Pads equipment for loading crew
  • Builds and assembles shop pallets using a jig and screw gun
  • Organizes/stacks wood dumpster
  • Assists with wrapping tanks with shrink wrap
  • Organizes recycling and garbage bins
  • Follow all Safety and Company policies and procedures including PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)


  • Reads tape measure to 1/16th inch
  • Safely operate a radial arm saw and table saw
  • Maintains safe and clean work area
  • Ability to use intermediate power and air tools
  • Ability to learn to drive a forklift safely
  • Possess good verbal and written communication skills

General Traits:

  • Safety Minded
  • Team Player
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


  • A year of related experience preferred

Columbia Machine offers a full benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, short and long term disability, 401(k), incentive compensation, paid holidays, paid time off, and tuition reimbursement.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. Columbia does participate in E-Verify.

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