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Employment & Internship Opportunities

The Merchants Exchange is committed to providing equal opportunity to all persons interacting with the company and to provide a welcoming and respectful environment for all. If available, employment and internship opportunities for the Merchants Exchange and our industry partners are posted below. We have made every effort to make all aspects of the Merchants Exchange employment/recruiting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible.

  Merchants Exchange of Portland 


Now Hiring: Communications and Administrative Assistant

Join the team at the Merchants Exchange of Portland and play a key role in the Maritime Industry!


We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated and service-oriented Communications and Administrative Assistant to join our downtown Portland team.


Do you thrive on learning new skills, multi-tasking and contributing to a diverse team? Do you have office and administrative experience and are looking for more than just the standard clerical or receptionist job? Join our team and help us coordinate ship movements on the Columbia River, learn to participate in Maritime Emergency response communications, and support and promote the shipping industry-- the safest, most environmentally friendly, most economical mode of freight transportation! 


This position provides crucial support to our 24/hour Vessel Communications Center and our Office Administrative Team. You will learn to support a range of office and client functions including:  association publications, ship tracking, answering service, and office management. Don’t have a background in Maritime? Don’t worry! No previous Maritime or Shipping Industry experience required.


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Business Opportunities

Thank you very much for your interest in doing business with the Merchants Exchange.


Both formal and informal solicitations and resulting awards may be posted on this webpage. All responses are due at or before the time shown on each solicitation. Responses are not accepted through our website. It is the bidder's/proposer's responsibility to ensure that the most complete and current version of the solicitation, including addenda, has been downloaded.

We have made every effort to make all aspects of the contracting process as easy, secure, and reliable as possible.