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Lumber Grader

Aberdeen Sawmill
Aberdeen, WA
Close Date:  10/17/2023
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Up to $1,500 hiring bonus!
Lumber Graders earn $30.67 per hour
We train and promote from within
Excellent low-cost health benefits
Retirement plan with employer-paid contributions
Paid vacation and 10 holidays

About The Position
• Visually inspect quality of lumber to be graded and grade lumber of varying dimensions and species
• 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 troubleshoot to correct
• Maximize yield by either determining if flaws in lumber need to be trimmed to maintain higher grade or reduce the grade of lumber
• Calibrate and monitor or grade scan
• Straighten lumber that may be jammed or crossed up

• 1 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 (including medical, dental, and vision) with low-cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company-paid Life Insurance. Each year, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided an average of $500,000 in scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please apply in person
Tuesday through Friday 9am to 4pm at:
Sierra Pacific Industries
301 Hagara Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

or send a cover letter referencing this position and a resume to:
Sierra Pacific Industries
Human Resources
301 Hagara Street
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Can’t make it in? Let's talk!
(360) 209-6871

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Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

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 nearly 6,000 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 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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