Production Operator


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Located in Portland, OR

Salary: $20/hr - $21/hr

Production Operator - Evaluation-to-Hire Position

Location: Portland, OR 97203

Salary: $20.00 - $21.00 per hour (depending on shift differential)

Shifts Available: Swing Shift and Day Shift

Express Employment Professionals is currently seeking Production Operators for an evaluation-to-hire position in Portland, Oregon. This is a great opportunity to join a growing company in the manufacturing industry. Upon successful completion of the evaluation period, there is potential for permanent employment with our client.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning and conditioning containers for chemical storage
  • Mixing and dispensing chemicals
  • Packaging finished products for shipment
  • Operating material handling equipment, such as pallet jacks and overhead cranes
  • Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
  • Working in clean room environments when necessary
  • Regularly lifting and/or moving materials weighing up to approximately 50 pounds
  • Following detailed instructions presented in oral and written form
  • Performing basic mathematical calculations
  • Occasionally using a computer for various tasks


  • Good dexterity and a full range of motion
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move materials weighing up to approximately 50 pounds, occasionally up to 70 pounds
  • Ability to understand and carry out detailed instructions presented in oral or written form
  • Basic proficiency in English, both speaking and understanding
  • Basic math and writing skills
  • Attention to detail and commitment to safety
  • Previous production and/or warehouse experience preferred, but not required
  • Experience with hazardous materials is a plus, but not required
  • Familiarity with hazmat labeling and chemical segregation within a warehouse environment is a plus
  • Willingness to occasionally work overtime

Salary and Career Progression:

  • Base pay starts at $20.00 per hour
  • Shift differential pay is available for specific shifts
  • Candidates progress through three levels of training: Operator I, Operator II, and Operator III
  • Pay increases at the completion of each level
  • Upon achieving Operator III certification (usually at 12 to 18 months from date of hire), the base hourly pay is $23.00 per hour, exclusive of additional shift differential pay


  • Opportunity for long-term employment with growth potential
  • Generous accrued Flexible Time Off (FTO) policy
  • 95% company-paid medical insurance premium for employees
  • 100% company-paid dental insurance premium for employees
  • 30% company-paid medical and dental insurance premium for dependents
  • 9 company-paid holidays
  • 401(k) company match
  • Company-paid short and long-term disability insurance
  • Basic life insurance for employees
  • Employee Assistance Program

Please note: This is a "Safety Sensitive" position, and all applicants must pass a strict pre-employment drug screen due to the safety-related nature of the work.

Our application process is SUPER EASY! We are available in person or by phone Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm. For a quick and easy interview call 503-735-1200 or come into our Express Employment Professionals franchise conveniently located in North Portland at 4790 N. Lombard Street, Portland OR, 97203. We are at the corner of Lombard and Fiske, 2 miles west of I-5 on Lombard. We look forward to speaking with you TODAY!

To submit an online application to the North Portland Location follow these instructions. 

  1. Go to
    2. Select “Apply Now” on the top–left banner
    3. Click on “Sign Up for Your Free Account Now”
    4. Complete the Registration page and select “Register”
    5. Fill out the entire application
    6. “Submit to Offices”, select ‘North Portland’ location
    7. Exit out of the “next step” pop-up screen
    8. Select the blue “Send” box on the right side of the screen 

At Express, we will assess your skills; offer you interview/resume writing tips, and work with you to find a job that fits your needs and abilities. You will never pay a fee at Express and you will have the opportunity to earn benefits such as referral bonuses and much more. We put more than 200 people to work last week and we want to talk to you. To find out more, contact us today!

Express Office: North Portland
4790 North Lombard Street
Portland, OR 97203
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