Lumber Grader (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Sierra Pacific Industries

  Shasta Lake, California, United States

Job Description

At  Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.
And, what does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing third-generation family-owned forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.
With over 5,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone!  We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at http://www.spi-ind.com/Home/AboutUs/.
Currently, we are seeking a qualified individual to serve as a  Certified Lumber Grader  at our division based in Shasta Lake, CA.
About The Position
• Visually inspect quality of lumber to be graded and grade lumber of varying dimensions and specie
• Apply grade rules to maximize lumber profitability
• Ensure lumber produced is within grade parameters to maintain grade reliability
• Ensure lumber produced is within expected grade yields and take appropriate action or trouble shooting to correct
• Maximize yield by either determining if flaws in lumber need to be trimmed to maintain higher grade or to reduce the grade of lumber
• Calibrate and monitor grade scan
• Straighten lumber that may be jammed or crossed up
Qualifications 
• 2 or more WWPA, TPI, or similar grader certification required 
• 5+ years in the lumber industry 
• In depth understanding of American Lumber Standard grading rules
• Recent, good, verifiable work references
Why Join Our Team? 
Because this is more than an invitation, it's a commitment to offer opportunities for personal and professional growth to everyone! We ask people to grow with us and make the company even better.
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.
In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships.