Production Operator

Columbia Pulp is looking for motivated individuals to operate our new straw pulping facility near Starbuck, Washington. Successful candidates will be self-starting, hardworking, driven, detail-oriented individuals that show a willingness to take on new responsibilities. Individuals will learn and optimize new processes contributing to the success of the organization. Job duties will be a mixture of manual labor, process control, mobile equipment operation as well as troubleshooting and monitoring of the equipment.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Possess the mechanical aptitude to troubleshoot and resolve process issues.
  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • A thorough inspection of various equipment for proper operation and report issues to the supervisor.
  • Perform housekeeping, cleaning, and organizing functions with minimal supervision to ensure areas are clean and free of debris.
  • Load and unload trucks and railcars.
  • Perform other duties as skills allow or as assigned by supervisors.


  • Ability to prioritize work and take appropriate action to ensure machinery remains safe and operational.
  • Forklift, skid-steer and/or other industrial mobile equipment experience is preferred.
  • Ability to work safely, comply with all safety rules, lift, push or pull more than 50lbs., open/close valves, navigate stairs, stand, walk, bend, and kneel throughout the entire shift.
  • Dependability and good attendance is a must. Work rotating shifts, weekends, holidays, and nights. Usually 8,12, and occasional 16 hr. shifts. Some overtime and days off work at short notice will be required at times.
  • Ability to work in a hot and humid environment or cold outdoor environment depending on the season.
  • Tolerance to a production environment that uses chemicals is required
  • Ability to read instructions in English and communicate effectively in a team and self-directed manner.
  • Perform job duties that require physical exertion in a heavy industrial environment while wearing protective safety equipment (PPE).
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening
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