Join our Facilities team and be part of a company that values your expertise and offers a collaborative and supportive work environment.



The Facilities and Administrative Assistant is responsible for ensuring a smooth, efficient, and welcoming experience for employees at the Saltchuk corporate home office. This position will be part of the Facilities team that will serve the corporate home office and other Saltchuk companies housed in the space. The role will provide backup to the Receptionist and perform facilities tasks, shipping and receiving, administrative assistant duties, event planning and other special projects as needed.


Saltchuk is a privately-owned family of transportation and distribution companies committed to being the best in their industries. Our corporate home offers the best of both worlds, a small, hard-working team of professionals, united to serve more than 30 operating companies, generating $5B in annual sales, from Hawai’i to Alaska, Washington to Florida throughout the Caribbean. Our team enjoys sweeping views of Elliott Bay from new offices conveniently located in Pioneer Square, just two blocks from the ferry terminal, light rail, and transit centers. Saltchuk companies and their nearly 7,000 employees value safety, reliability, dedication to our mission, and industry-leading environmental innovation. We look for pride, integrity, professionalism, and approachability at the Corporate Home office, crafting pathways for career advancement throughout our family of companies. If you’re looking for a long-term career, this is an extraordinary place to build one! Visit


  • Functions as the backup receptionist for breaks, lunches, vacation and other times as needed.
  • Orders and maintains all office, kitchen, and restroom supplies.
  • New hire and term desk set ups and break downs.
  • Helps manage facilities requests email inbox for incoming employee requests.
  • Serves as a resource to answer questions related to general office services including who to contact for what, etc.
  • Develops and maintains excellent working relationships with employees, vendors, porters, property management staff, and others.
  • Enter Hudson work orders when needed.
  • Handles daily shipping and receiving functions and daily mail distribution.
  • Maintains the 6th and 8th floor breakrooms and ensures a tidy presentation every morning, mid-day, and end of day.
  • Provides a variety of administrative support functions, assists with special projects, and events and performs other duties as needed.
  • Conference room management – keep neat, tidy, chairs pushed in, miscellaneous clutter removed, whiteboards cleaned each night.
  • Supply rooms and mail rooms. Keep stocked with supplies, keep rooms tidy.
  • Manage copy centers and ensure paper is available and back stocked.
  • Employee matching letter program management.
  • Iron Mountain shipment and retrieval management.
  • Order Communications meetings lunches and manage set up and breakdown.
  • Order various other staff lunches, upon request, set up and clean up.
  • Miscellaneous Saltchuk staff “asks”, upon request.


Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills required.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.
  • Ability to remain calm, positive, and friendly at all times, particularly in stressful situations.
  • Skilled at vetting incoming calls, before transferring, to prevent transfer of unwanted sales calls.
  • Experience on a busy multi-line phone system highly desired. Familiarity with use of a softphone to manage an incoming call queue from multiple lines helpful.
  • Strong relationship builder at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to act as an ambassador to a variety of constituencies, reinforcing the Company’s values.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Prior receptionist, office administrative and or facilities experience helpful.
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs.


You’ll get market-competitive benefits and pay aimed at supporting you and your family: medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, and disability benefits, vacation, sick leave, holidays, free ORCA transportation card, parking subsidy and matching charitable contributions. We also practice generous 401(k) company matching to help you save for your future.

  • Pay Range $25.00 to $30.00 per hour (depending on experience)
  • A generous Annual Bonus opportunity of 15% of base pay with upside for high performance.
  • 3 Weeks of Vacation per year
  • 9 Holidays per year
  • 2 Personal Holidays Days per year
  • 12 Days of Sick Leave per year
  • Employees (and their families) may enroll in employer-subsidized Medical/Dental/Vision Plans
  • Employer-paid Life/AD&D/Long-term Disability insurance
  • 4% 401(k) Retirement Match + 3% Company Discretionary Contribution
  • Free ORCA Transportation Card
  • Generous charitable contribution matching program

We are an equal-opportunity employer. All Saltchuk companies prohibit discrimination based on race, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; sexual orientation; national origin; age; disability; military/veteran status; marital status; religious beliefs; genetics; or any other factor protected by law. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in job application or interview processes, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request a accommodation.
Join us at Saltchuk and be part of a company that values your expertise and offers a collaborative and supportive work environment with opportunities for professional growth. Your contributions will help shape the future of our company.
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