Careers

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Working at Columbia Food Machinery

Our team finds creative ways to use innovative machinery to improve food processing. We are involved in projects from their inception, helping with the design of equipment and processing systems, and are continually searching for better processing performance. We guide our customers through installation, assist with start-up, and help them operate and maintain their equipment for years to come. 

 

We offer a competitive salary with a meaningful performance bonus, benefits package including health, disability, and life insurance, and a generous retirement plan. 

General Information

Each position posted has specific requirements. 

 

For all of our positions, we’re looking for the following qualities:

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both in writing and verbally
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook
  • Safe and clean driving record
  • Able to reside within commuting distance of our office in Salem, OR

Current Openings

Columbia Food Machinery, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, familial status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Outside Sales: Machinery

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in an industrial field
  • Three or more years’ successful experience in industrial sales
  • Strong customer support skills which lead to long-term relationships
  • Good communicator who can speak and write about machinery to engineers, plant managers, and company owners
  • Enthusiasm for assisting customers with technical questions and guidance concerning equipment application, installation, operation, and repair
  • Interest in hands-on training to learn to fine-tune and adjust specialized machinery and operator screens
  • Wants extensive training which leads to managing a productive territory with established customers
  • Interest in traveling to visit customers regularly (our salespeople typically average 70-80 out-of-town overnight stays per year)
  • Ability to legally enter Canada
  • Experience with drafting, drawings, or technical design is valuable
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. during on-site visits, start-ups, etc. in food processing plants

Columbia Food Machinery, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, familial status, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.