Lumber Grader Trainee (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Stimson Lumber

  Priest River, Idaho, United States

Stimson Lumber is your springboard to success; become a proficient, skilled grader and get paid while you’re doing it. 

You bring to the table; lumber industry experience or a minimum of 3-months manufacturing plant experience.  A desire to study and learn grading rules of products produced at the plant to meet WWPA certification.  Able to identify defect in product, possess working knowledge of grade rules, and able to grade on the line.  Demonstrate the ability to make grade and trim decisions to maximize product value and recovery.

This job will be working 4 days per week/ 10 hours per shift - day shift.  Must be available to work Saturdays.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS DEMONSTRATED: Desire to learn and become proficient in lumber grading, including certification. Detailed oriented and able to complete tasks with efficiency and accuracy. Basic understanding of species and grade line. Basic understanding of production flow and products at the Plant. Basic math skills.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Minimum of 3 month experience at Plant (no previous grading experience necessary). 

Who is Stimson Lumber?

Stimson Lumber is a leader in the forest prodcuts and natural resources industry with over 750 employees and several locations across Idaho, Oregon and Washington. We have a progressive, forward thinking culture with a focus on developing our people. Our employees are given the tools and opportunities to maximize their talent and achieve professional and personal goals.

Why work at Stimson Lumber?

We are hiring people who are passionate about what they do every day, have a desire to make a difference and thrive in a team environment. We reward our employees through competative compensation, comprehensive benefits, advancement opportunities, and a great place to work!

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.



  • 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!