Certified Lumber Grader (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Stimson Lumber

  Gaston, Oregon, United States

Job Details


This team embraces innovation, continuous improvement and provides educational opportunities to sharpen your skills. Our Graders are an essential part of a team that values team work, focus execution in the production of quality lumber.

The schedule for this job is Monday thru Thursday (4-days / 10-hours per day), Swing shift - 3:30pm to 2am

Benefits summary:

  • Competitive pay & pay for performance
  • Employee Referral program; earn a $500-$1000 bonus for a successful referral
  • Medical / Dental / Vision Options
  • 401(k) with a 6% company match- vested IMMEDIATELY!
  • Company Profit Sharing
  • Wellness Program with reward incentives
  • Paid Time off & 9 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Apprenticeships, Career Development
  • Access to company owned land for recreation, including special tag draws
  • And much more!


  • Demonstrate safe work practices in everything you do
  • Effectively inspect all four sides of lumber to determine lumber grade, length and species to meet current inspection bureau standards
  • Complete daily grade checks within a 5% spread in above/below range for each item based on inspection bureau rules 
    Pull low grade lumber into carts.
  • Proactively communicate and respectfully work with other departments and team members as needed, including; quality control, graders and planer operators


  • Grading agency certification through an ALS accredited agency
  • A minimum of 1 year experience grading lumber
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., stand up to 10 hours a day, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, and move equipment as needed
  • Must be comfortable in year around outdoor temperatures, in loud conditions, with airborne particles (sawdust), and working around moving mechanical equipment
  • To be a positive team player and highly self-motivated individual
  • Proven experience using math skills: Reading tape measures; Digital calipers ;Converting fractions to decimals
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

As an equal employment opportunity company, we value the diversity of individuals, ideas, perspectives, insights and values, and what they bring to the workplace. Applications are welcome from all qualified candidates. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks.