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Pulse Processing Plant Manager Intern

Organizational Background

Columbia Grain International, LLC is a global leader in the origination, processing, logistics and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds, and organics for domestic and worldwide export markets. Our vertically integrated company is headquartered in Portland, OR, and we own and operate over 60 facilities including grain elevators and pulse processing plants across WA, ID, MT, NE, and  ND.

At all levels of our organization, our employees are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. We’ve spent over 40 years cultivating lasting partnerships with a wide network of producers and the local communities surrounding our facilities, which enables us to source the highest quality product to “make markets” and fulfill our mission of nourishing the world, safely.

Position Description

The primary responsibilities of the Pulse Plant Manager Intern will work with location manager, elevator employees and regional office personnel to learn and execute all aspects of elevator operations including safety programs and operational procedures. The Pulse Plant Manager Intern will work with the other members of the team to work toward operational goals while maintaining quality and efficiency.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for learning and helping to keep the mill process operating at or above normal capacity.
  • Learn and help oversee the processing, warehousing, loading, unloading, bagging and necessary paperwork as assigned.
  • Help the plant strive for ZERO customer complaints or claims by learning quality processing and packaging.
  • Understand and complete necessary USDA grade reports as requested by the Operation Manager
  • Learn how to enter daily production into Ag Tech.
  • Learn how to check and approve timecards on a weekly basis. Know the ins and outs of Paycom.
  • Help maintain a visually appealing plant inside and outside.
  • Help with RCI maintenance tasks and breakdowns to keep production moving. Get to know each piece of equipment.
  • Help communicate with Logistics and Merchandising to maximize processing and keep a fluid moving warehouse.
  • Understand equipment, processing, quality, sampling, loading and delegated paperwork.
  • Understand your sites storage and flow, processing flow and how to operate the equipment, plus how to properly inspect and load finished goods.
  • Review all processing and food safety/quality documents with the Operation Manager on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis to ensure traceability and the plant is audit ready for SQF.
  • Help to enter inventory by the 15th of each month, including a bag, tote, and packaging materials inventory.
  • Report quality discrepancies that will affect customers’ needs to your Operations Manager, Merchandiser and/or the Quality Manager.
  • Help the Operations Manager plan ahead with the Merchandising while using critical thinking to keep production moving, accomplishing on time customer shipments.
  • Have communications with the Human Safety Director, plus understand and adhere to all Human Safety policies, making sure you and others, including visitors, are not cutting corners. This includes understanding Safety Made Simple.
  • Have communications with the Food Safety Director, plus understand and adhere to all Food Safety policies, making sure you and others, including visitors, are not cutting corners.
  • Have communications with the Quality Manager, plus understand and adhere to all Quality policies, making sure you and others, including visitors, are not cutting corners.
  • Have communications with HR, plus understand and adhere to all HR policies and programs.


  • Pursuing a four-year degree in Business of an Agriculture-related field.
  • Previous experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment a plus.
  • Familiarity with writing reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • 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.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, storage, interest, commissions, ratios, and conversions quickly and accurately.
  • Good work ethic (team environment, both safe and quality), efficiency 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 10 lbs., frequently lift and move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and move up to 100 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme climate temperatures, humidity, and noise
  • Must be able to work in high places and confined spaces (height up to 100 feet).
  • Occasionally required to taste and smell.
  • May be required to wear protective equipment to include hard hat, safety glasses, protective footwear, gloves, coveralls, and other PPE as required.

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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