Careers

Portland Bolt is a financially sound organization whose business success has been built around the philosophy of providing unparalleled service, quality products, and on-time deliveries. Established in 1912, Portland Bolt manufactures large bolts and fasteners for construction projects which include high-rise buildings, bridges, power plants, and stadiums. For labor, warehouse, and shipping positions, please download this application.

Current Openings


Production Supervisor

We are currently seeking a full-time Production Supervisor for our Portland, OR manufacturing facility.

The Production Supervisor will report directly to the President and will be working alongside an experienced supervisor. The Production Supervisor will be responsible for planning, scheduling and executing Production activities in the safest, most efficient and cost-effective manner. The successful candidate will be devoted to Safety as the #1 Priority, uncompromising in Quality and customer sensitivity, and skilled in applying Lean methodologies to sustain a safe, clean, waste-free, efficient plant.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Technical Degree Minimum, engineering or relevant field will be an advantage
Experience: Experience in Manufacturing and/or Leadership Roles
Languages: Exceptional English Reading, Writing, Speaking; Spanish a Plus
Skills: Computer and MS Office Literacy Required
Style: Strong, Ethical, Positive, Motivational, Hands-on Leadership Style
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Working under pressure, meeting tight deadlines, paying careful attention to detail, making decisions and handling a large, challenging workload in a fast-paced environment.
Essential Skills: Oral communication, being goal-oriented, working with others, problem-solving, decision making, critical thinking, job task planning, organizing, cost-consciousness and the willingness to cooperate with people in other functions, companies and Management.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be able to work other shifts, as needed (Monday to Friday, with a rare Saturday included)
  • Enforce safety policies and procedures to decrease the potential for employee injuries on the job
  • Train and re-train employees on how to safely use industrial machinery
  • Communicates job expectations and provides feedback to management
  • Initiate, coordinate, and enforce systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Leads by example, learning and working hands-on along with employees
  • Setting daily/weekly/monthly objectives and communicating them to employees.
  • Plan, monitor, and appraise job results, by coaching, training, and counseling employees
  • Resolves personnel problems by analyzing data, investigating issues, identifying solutions, and recommending action.
  • Train, develop, motivate, and periodically do performance evaluations on Production employees
  • Evaluate each station of the manufacturing process to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel, accomplishing work results, establishing priorities, monitor progress, and revising schedules as needed.
  • Plan, organize, direct daily production on both shifts
  • Take responsibility for ensuring the Quality of all products produced
  • Identify issues in efficiency and suggest improvements
  • Ensure all resources and assets are used efficiently and correctly.
  • Communicate machine malfunctions, and escalates them to Maintenance
  • Recommends procedures, systems, equipment, and machinery alterations to reduce cost, resolve problems, ensure production quality, reduce scrap, and improve production efficiency.
  • Prepare and meet production schedules and employee work schedules
  • Works as a team leader, not only for the shift, but also coordinates team effort with other Production Supervisor & Management.

BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Annual profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) program with 25% company match
  • Fully paid medical and dental insurance for the employee and immediate family
  • Workout facilities that can be used before and after work or during lunch include weight room with free weights and fitness machine, cardio equipment including stationary cycle, elliptical, and treadmill, and shower facilities.

If you find this opportunity exciting and would like to receive consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter expressing your interest, describing your skills and experience you think would correlate to success in this position, and your compensation expectations

Submissions should be sent to the following:

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Attention:  Jonathan Todd
PO Box 2866
Portland, OR 97208
jtodd@portlandbolt.com


Accounting Clerk

We are currently seeking a full-time Accounting Clerk to assist with basic accounting duties.

The successful candidate will work alongside an experienced accounting clerk to learn all accounting and clerical duties.  The successful candidate will be devoted to ensuring that the company’s daily accounting functions run accurately and effectively.  Duties will be shared at times and performed in full when the current accounting clerk is on vacation or out of the office.

Since there is not enough accounting work for two full-time employees, the new employee will be asked to perform additional office tasks related to supporting the sales department and web designer.  Web design skills are beneficial, but not required.  Therefore, the successful candidate will need a varied skill set and a willingness to learn and perform a variety of duties in this multifaceted position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Technical Degree preferred, accounting or relevant field will be an advantage
Experience: Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable / Invoicing
Languages: English reading, writing, speaking; Spanish a plus
Skills: Computer, 10-key, and MS Office literacy required
Style: Ethical, positive, proactive, team player
Work Conditions: Working under pressure, meeting deadlines, detail oriented, making decisions, and handling a challenging workload in a fast-paced environment
Essential Skills: Oral and written communication, goal-oriented, working with others, problem-solving, computer savvy, organized, aptitude for numbers, and the willingness to cooperate with people in other companies, departments, and with management

ACCOUNTING DUTIES

  • 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Matching purchase orders to invoices in Accounts Payable
  • Reconcile payments received to open invoices in Accounts Receivable
  • Preparing bank deposits
  • Familiarity with bookkeeping and basic accounting procedures
  • Reconciling ACH payments by customers to open invoices
  • Maintaining customer files with updated / current information
  • Contacting customers with past due invoices
  • Opening daily mail and organizing it for each department
  • Daily keying of data into the accounting system
  • Running credit reports/references for new customers
  • Research, track, and restore accounting or documentation problems and discrepancies
  • Perform month-end processing of general ledger accounts

OTHER JOB DUTIES

  • Assist the sales department and web designer with general office needs
  • Filing quotes/orders in a support role to the sales department
  • Light receptionist duties
  • Create certification document packages

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Possessing these skills and abilities is not a requirement of the position.  However, some or all of these skills will be taught to the successful candidate and incorporated into the duties of this position.

  • Web design using WordPress
  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Photography and basic photo editing
  • Vector drawing tools
  • Social media marketing
  • Google pay-per-click advertising

BENEFITS

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Annual profit sharing bonus
  • 401(k) program with 25% company match
  • Fully paid medical and dental insurance for the employee and immediate family
  • Workout facilities that can be used before and after work or during lunch include weight room with free weights and fitness machine, cardio equipment including stationary cycle, elliptical, and treadmill, and shower facilities.

If you would like to further explore a sales career with Portland Bolt, please mail or email a cover letter along with your resume. Failure to provide a cover letter will eliminate you from consideration for the position.

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Attention: Greg Lindsay
PO Box 2866
Portland, OR 97208
503.227.4634 fax
greg@portlandbolt.com


Inside Sales Position

We do not currently have any openings in our sales department. 

This is a fantastic entry-level position for a recent college graduate or someone looking for a career change. Portland Bolt is a manufacturer of large, nonstandard anchor bolts and construction fasteners.

This is an inside sales position, but sales is just a small portion of this multi-faceted job that includes account management, cost estimating, customer service, and other related duties. Our salespeople primarily field inbound calls and emails from an established customer base or prospective customers.

The successful candidate for this position will not need any previous sales or fastener experience, just a good attitude and a commitment to learning the specialized skills required to succeed in this fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will join 8 other salaried salespeople in an environment that promotes teamwork and striving to achieve overall company success far more than a commissioned environment does.

Bilingual (Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply as we are developing an increased customer base in Latin American countries. However, the ability to speak Spanish is by no means a requirement of this position.

The estimating aspect of this position requires basic math skills and a desire to work with numbers. Since we manufacture nonstandard bolts, our salespeople calculate the costs of the bolts we manufacture (with the assistance of specialized software). Although we are not performing high-level calculations, the ability to convert feet to inches, fractions to decimals, decimals to fractions, calculate profit margins, and perform basic multiplication and division is a necessity.

SALESPERSON DUTIES

  • Customer service and account management.
  • Estimating the costs associated with manufacturing bolts.
  • Assigning appropriate profit margins to estimates.
  • Selling bolts and fasteners primarily via the telephone to an established customer base made up of contractors, steel fabricators, and other construction-related companies.
  • Sales order entry.

DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A 4-year college degree is required.
  • Energetic, outgoing personality.
  • Ability to think on one’s feet.
  • Demonstrate strong decision-making abilities.
  • Learn bolt specifications, estimating procedures, and salesmanship skills.
  • Succeed in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Develop strong customer relationships.
  • Demonstrate fundamental math skills.
  • Perform multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Demonstrate outstanding written and verbal communication skills with customers, vendors, and coworkers.
  • Conversationally fluent in Spanish (beneficial but not required).

PORTLAND BOLT OFFERS AN EXCELLENT COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING:

  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Annual profit sharing bonus.
  • 401(k) program with 25% company match.
  • Fully paid medical and dental insurance for the employee and immediate family.

If you would like to further explore a sales career with Portland Bolt, please mail or email a cover letter along with your resume. Failure to provide a cover letter will eliminate you from consideration for the position.

Portland Bolt & Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Attention: Greg Lindsay
PO Box 2866
Portland, OR 97208
503.227.4634 fax
greg@portlandbolt.com