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Lumber Grader

Company Name:
JT Shannon Lumber Group
SUMMARY:
A Lumber Grader must have successfully passed the 3 to 6 month course in NHLA (National Hardwood Lumber Association) school and possess a certificate as a certified Lumber grader. Verifies and keeps records of lumber being graded.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Works under pressure in a changing and fast paced environment.
Inspects incoming materials and verifies that the material meets designed or purchased specification.
Correctly marks and identifies each piece of lumber as to its qualified use in destination identification.
Full use of lumber grading stick.
Oversee Planer mill personnel to insure all personnel are pulling and sorting material correctly
Insure all packs of lumber is tallied, tagged properly identified, no miss-pulls
Must be able to defend his / her grading at any time.
Must be able to work with the lumber buyer on claims and defend our position should a dispute arise.
Must be able to adapt to preparatory grades and be able to interpret them as well.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education/Experience:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Ability:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.
Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables, and implement corrective action.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the environment is moderate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 100 pounds. The vision requirements include: close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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