Lumber Grader

Hood Industries - Thomasville, GA (30+ days ago)


Hood Industries Metcalfe, GA sawmill is seeking Lumber Grader.

You will be responsible for learning and then using universal standards to grade southern pine lumber on a moving production line. As lumber moves on a set of chains in front of you, you will have about 3 - 5 seconds to determine the grade of the lumber and if the board can be trimmed to increase the grade. Position requires the ability to memorize and accurately apply lumber grade standards, ability to make quick but accurate decisions, and maneuver/flip lumber up to 16' long. Previous experience using similar skills in production environment is highly preferred.

This is a full time position with an approximate shift time of 6am to 6pm Monday-Friday, with Saturdays when production requires. You will start off as a Trainee with a pay rate of $13.94/hr. You must become certified to grade on the production line within your first 90 days of employment. Thereafter, an independent Lumber Grader and/or QC will evaluate your grading accuracy on a monthly basis and your pay rate will be determined by this evaluation (pay rate may change monthly depending on your grading accuracy). Certified Graders will have a pay rate between $16.05/hr to $19.33/hr.

We offer an excellent benefits package including health/dental/life insurance, paid vacation/holiday & 401(k) with company match. All employees are also eligible for a quarterly incentive bonus for meeting plant-wide goals.

Metcalfe is located 10 minutes south of Thomasville, GA (southwest GA, just north of Tallahassee, FL). Due to the nature of the position, only local candidates will be considered.

Hood Industries, Inc. is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. We are also a Drug Free workplace and all employee are subject to pre-employment, random, etc. testing

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.94 to $19.33 /hour