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Lumber Grader - 2nd Shift

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 1/6/2017

Universal Forest Products Salisbury, NC

Salisbury, NC
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)



* Minimum 6th grade education or equivalent

* Certification in lumber grading preferred, however non-certified graders will be considered if already in process of training and can be certified

* No minimum experience is required, but manufacturing or lumber experience is preferred

* 3-5 years of related experience in lumber grading is preferred

* Working knowledge of basic math

Skills and abilities

* Ability to work in a safe manner

* Ability to recognize size/grade/quality of material

* Ability to correctly read a tape measure and moisture meter

* Ability to understand basic math and numbers

* Demonstrates ability to follow specific instructions and directions

* Demonstrate ability to use and operate hand tools and other equipment as required

* Demonstrate ability to stack material properly

* Ability to pay attention to surroundings

* Ability to identify safety issues in their work area, and notice equipment malfunctions

* Ability to understand basic verbal and written instructions in English

* Ability to work under immediate supervision

* Ability to pass a drug test

* Ability to work hours mandated by management


* Safety conscious

* Team player and goal oriented

* Open to change and positive attitude

* Committed to plant and company goals

* Participates in Safety and CI programs

* Punctual and reliable

* Looks for ways to improve productivity and department results

* Grades and sorts softwood ( SYP) in accordance with third party (TP) inspection requirements

* Moves and secures lumber products and other materials according to instructions

* Stacks finish products according to predetermine bundle sizes and/or customer requirements

* Labels material based on type, size and count, and following specifications

* Bands, bundles and secures material, including attaching corner protectors and loading sticks

* Follows instructions for stacking material properly and according to company policy and customer requirements

* Ensures correct quantities and material are strapped, labeled before leaving the work area

* Maintains accurate inventory of tags and reports any problems or discrepancies to supervisor

* Records production on production sheets

* Maintains work area clean and organized

* Assist other work areas moving material, loading and unloading material carts

* Participates in safety, CI and other programs and meetings

* Performs other duties as required

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Additional Benefits

Employee Stock Purchase Plan