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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 


INDUSTRY JOB OPENING: Documentation Specialist

A well established and growing global company is looking for a detail-oriented Documentation Specialist The ideal candidate for this role is someone who is outgoing, but at the same time, capable of working in a very small office and be self-managed. If you’re someone who likes to work hard, and be eager about learning new concepts and challenging yourself, apply today and learn more to see if this would be a great fit for you! 


Position Responsibilities:

Responsible for receiving, organizing, preparing and editing of shipping documents for international shipments.

  • Process, review and audit documentation to ensure that orders comply with regulations and government mandates.
  • Preparing export documentation as the need arises.
  • Provide excellent customer service in a ever-changing environment.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information; develops alternative solutions
  • Ensures confidentiality to sensitive information.
  • Follows instructions and takes responsibility for own actions
  • Seeks increased responsibilities and developmental growth while soliciting feedback regularly

Position Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree preferred - combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education.
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in export documentation, with bulk liquid experience desired.
  • Data entry and general accounting experience a plus
  • Thorough understanding of international shipping, bills of lading and associated documents required.
  • Ability to work under pressure while prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Highly proficient at providing customer service with the ability to solve customer problem as they arise.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and over the phone with persons from all over the globe.
  • Must be able to work in the United States.  Foreign languages a plus.

Please submit Cover letter and Resume to: temple.martin@iss-shipping.com

Individual applicants only


Join the team at the Merchants Exchange as General Manager of the Clean Rivers Cooperative, Inc. program and play a key role in the oil spill response readiness of the Lower Columbia Region. 


The qualified individual will be responsible for the overall training, response readiness, and maintenance of Clean Rivers Cooperative equipment, contracted personnel members, and contract commitments. This position requires excellent communication and leadership skills, and computer literacy in order to work effectively at all levels. A minimum of 3-5 years of environmental/oil spill or equivalent experience is required, as well as Incident Command training (300 Level), Class A CDL driver's license, and knowledge of GRPs and response equipment. This position also requires a TWIC credential and the ability to be on-call 24hrs a day.


The waterways of the Oregon and Washington are some of the Northwest's most valuable resources, and their protection is essential. Clean Rivers Cooperative, Inc. is one of the most well-respected spill response organizations in the Northwest. We look forward to reviewing your application.
To apply, please submit your application through our ZipRecruiter portal here.

To review the full job description, please click here.

Applicants are advised that this position is open to internal and external recruitment.

Cascade Employers Association is recruiting for the Merchants Exchange. Please apply through ZipRecruiter.

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.