Grader

Hampton Lumber - Banks, OR 97106+3 locations

Job details Salary Up to $57,000 a year Job Type Full-time Full Job Description Company Summary: Hampton Lumber is a family-owned wood products company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. With over 1,700 employees, we operate ten sawmills in Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. We also manage timberland and operate a wholesale and export division. With nearly 80 years in the sawmill business, we are proud to have cultivated the knowledge and experience needed to grow and prosper, even in challenging times. We always look to the future and invest in our people, new technologies, and continuous improvement processes and techniques. Overview: This opening is a Full time - Day Shift Position.
Comply with Company work and SAFETY rules. Become a certified lumber grader in all WWPA Rules and Regulations pertaining to Hampton Lumber Banks (HLB); this includes learning in house grading rules. Assist in maintaining production flow. Maintain lumber size checks and communicate with planer setup person any adjustments necessary to provide a smooth lumber finish. Assist with changeovers to lumber products to minimize planer downtime. Work to eliminate any interruptions in lumber flow. Assist maintenance personnel in breakdown situations. Work with grader trainees in learning lumber grading. Work necessary overtime to reduce rough inventory and other assigned tasks. Report any potential issues to supervisor and/or maintenance personnel. Do any side work assigned by supervisor.


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**Income up to $57,000 per year with opptunity of overtime and production bonuses Benefits Highlights: Generous company-paid assistance for Medical and Dental insurance premiums; cost-effective co-pays & deductibles. Vision, Short Term Disability, Roth and pre-tax 401k, with a 2% company match and an additional 5% annual employer contribution, fully vested after three years. Responsibilities:


  • Comply with Company and SAFETY rules.
  • Be or become a certified lumber grader in all WWPA Rules and Regulations pertaining to HLB, including in-house grade rules.
  • Be willing to learn computer systems such as the GMR and Nelson Bros Tally, to monitor production levels, bin assignments, and assist in maintaining production flow.
  • Maintain lumber size checks and communicate with planer setup person any adjustments necessary to provide a smooth lumber finish.
  • Make changeovers to lumber products to minimize planer downtime.
  • Monitor lumber grade stamps and take necessary steps to ensure we are seeing a clear stamp associated with the appropriate lumber grade.
  • Assist QC/Head Grader in communication with stacker operators and bander personnel any special lumber sorts and take steps necessary to see special sorts are filled in a timely manner.
  • Assist maintenance personnel in breakdown situations.
  • Work with grader trainees in learning lumber grading.
  • Work necessary overtime to reduce rough inventory or any other assigned task.
  • Report any potential issues to supervisor and/or maintenance personnel.
  • Assist in keeping work area clean and perform any side duties when time allows.
  • Periodically perform lumber inspection with QC/Head Grader as well as occasional helping with grade inspection called by WWPA.

Qualifications:
  • Former Mill Grading Experience
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Achieve and maintain WWPA grading certificate for BLC planer items.
More About Us: With around 50 employees, our Banks mill is our smallest mill, which provides for a tight-knit team and many opportunities for advancement. We are very much part of the Banks community and are proud to be involved in supporting school organizations and activities, local businesses, and enhanced access to nature and wellness. Learn more at hamptonlumber.com, or follow us on Facebook: @HamptonLumber. You can also learn about our company and our priorities by visiting our blog. EEO Statement: Hampton Lumber is an equal opportunity employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by law.
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