Top Lumber Grader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Lumber Grader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Lumber Grader resumes they appeared on. For example, 15.1% of Lumber Grader resumes contained Safety Meetings as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Lumber Grader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Lumber Grader resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Safety Meetings

high Demand
Here's how Safety Meetings is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Attended monthly safety meetings to ensure machine operation safety.

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2. Quality Grades

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Here's how Quality Grades is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Lumber mill position assigning quality grades to individual pieces of lumber.

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3. RAN

high Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Received a benchmark evaluation from GE Generator management, a ranking in the top 10% of the factory employees.
  • Organized work area, ran and supervised a section of the lumber mill with a small team.
  • Grade lumber after It gets ran through the saws being cut to proper thickness.
  • Transported lumber utilizing front loaders, various heavy forklifts, and pallet jacks.
  • Inspect and grade random length lumber, conscientiously monitoring flow and control.
  • Transport banded packs to appropriate warehouses for shipping and/or stock.
  • Investigate claims throughout the West Coast for accuracy/assurance.
  • Operated the loading machine for precision lumber stacking Secured and banded lumber for safe transport
  • Graded lumber Cut, stack, and packed lumber Ran machinery
  • Owned & ran a 2 circle saw mill Managed up to 10 employee's Hardwood sawmill only

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4. Pitch Pockets

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Here's how Pitch Pockets is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Inspected and graded stock lumber according to standards, while checking for defects such as decay and pitch pockets.

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5. Heavy Equipment

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Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Operate heavy equipment Supervisor position, responsible for operations of 6 people and their performance.
  • Moved materials by hand, using heavy equipment.
  • Operated heavy equipment and used proper tools to clear and level lots to precise speculations.
  • Assist customers, Inventory and order product and assist department head with personnel, heavy equipment operation,
  • Operated forklifts and other heavy equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as fork lift and compactor.

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6. Nhla

high Demand
Here's how Nhla is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Inspected and graded milled, rough-sawed lumber according to NHLA lumber rules.
  • Grade lumber in compliance with NHLA rules and have experience with vast majority of hardwood lumber in United States.
  • Performed yield studies to prove vendor quality issues, won two NHLA challenges, while employed.
  • Inspect Hardwood lumber in accordance to NHLA rules and customers specifications.
  • Graded lumber to the NHLA specification.
  • Route 33 Box 50)Grade lumber according to NHLA rules.

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7. Marketable Value

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Here's how Marketable Value is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Determined and tallied pieces of lumber according to grade to obtain highest marketable value from materials.
  • Mark lumber to indicate grade and determine cuts while getting the highest marketable value from product.
  • Tally lumber according grade and board footage also determine cuts to obtain highest marketable value.
  • Determine cuts to be made to obtain highest marketable value from material.
  • Determine cuts to obtain highest marketable value.
  • Mark lumber with grade marks, cuts or edging to obtain highest marketable value from material.

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8. Quality Checks

high Demand
Here's how Quality Checks is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Provide daily production reports and quality checks on material produced.
  • Grade lumber according to TPI specifications Assist Head Grader in quality checks

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9. Unsatisfactory Pieces

high Demand
Here's how Unsatisfactory Pieces is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Remove unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor or table and place pieces on stacks, in bins, or on carts.
  • Remove unsatisfactory pieces on stacks, in bins, or on carts.
  • Removed unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor and table, placing pieces on stacks, in bins and on carts.

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10. Inspection Bureau

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Here's how Inspection Bureau is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Grade lumber with accuracy according to the rules and regulations determined by Southern Pine Inspection Bureau.
  • Applied all regulations and rules from the Southern Pine Inspection Bureau (S.P.I.B.)

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11. Dry Chain

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Here's how Dry Chain is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Stacked, cut off, and graded on green and dry chain.
  • Infeed, back up grader, dry chain, stacker, paperwrap.

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12. Processing Instructions

average Demand
Here's how Processing Instructions is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Marked lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions.
  • Marked lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions to determine cuts to be made to obtain highest marketablevalue from material.
  • Marked lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions.

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13. Safety Committee

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Here's how Safety Committee is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Served on the Safety Committee.

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14. Different Types

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Here's how Different Types is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Keep inventory of the different types of wood that was left.
  • Grade different types of hardwood lumber and stack it accordingly.
  • Devised methods to grade papers accurately and efficiently through different types of assignments.
  • Stack different types of lumber in their designated areas
  • Assisted customers with knowledge, cutting and loading of different types of lumber.
  • Graded different types of wood panels

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15. Package Maker

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Here's how Package Maker is used in Lumber Grader jobs:

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16. Band Saws

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Here's how Band Saws is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Operate head saws, band saws, rip saws, de-barkers and forklifts up to 10 tons.

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17. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Conduct OSHA inspections quarterly, and as incidents occured .
  • Completed OSHA-compliant forklift safety training.
  • Received OSHA certification and training.
  • Cleaned and maintained the warehouse in compliance with OSHA safety standards.
  • Certified Forklift, Order Picker, and Reach- OSHA approved.
  • Store safety captain, enforcing OSHA safety standards.

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18. Sort

average Demand
Here's how Sort is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Operated Planer, trimmer, and sorting machines, I also graded and stacked lumber.
  • Operated tilt hoist and sorted lumber for feeding planer.
  • Sorted and stacked lumber according to grade.
  • Examined lumber visually for knots, holes, splits and other defects and sort for further drying, trimming or remanufacturing.
  • Operated various machines to include conveyor sorting machine, bin sorter and stacker.
  • Marked defects and sorted wood for nesters or reprocessing.
  • Graded for lumber quality Sorted and graded lumber packets Manually kept production count Certified forklift operator

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19. Wwpa

average Demand
Here's how Wwpa is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Grade Lumber according to WWPA standards, clean and perform minor repairs to machines.
  • Take responsibility for any and allinspections performed by WWPA and head grader.
  • Grade lumber according to WWPA rules.

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20. Company Standards

average Demand
Here's how Company Standards is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Examined and measured items for company standards, dimensional accuracy, functional operation.
  • Maintained compliance with company standards to perform all maintenance activities.
  • Maintained compliance with company standards to perform all maintenance activities.
  • Completed all repairs and maintenance work to company standards.

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21. de-Barker

average Demand
Here's how de-Barker is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Utilized skills and working knowledge of lumber yard to operate the second mail saw, de-barker, and trimmers.

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22. Scroll Saws

average Demand
Here's how Scroll Saws is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Set up tool saws, band saws, scroll saws and all other equipment.

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23. Record Results

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Here's how Record Results is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Scale board footage, using calibrated scale on lumber ruler and record results.

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24. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Examined and separated lumber according to quality standards.
  • Maintained quality standards while being a safe and efficient production worker.
  • Graded lumber to the best quality standards.
  • Perform grade outs on lumber to insure quality standards are kept up for customers.
  • Inspected lumber for qualityAssigned grading quality of lumber as per quality standards

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25. Round Table

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Here's how Round Table is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Cross train on the round table.
  • Grade lumber per quality, pull lumber off round table and put in appropriate cart.Clean up.

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26. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Lumber grader, coordinated flow of green lumber, and inventory control)
  • Inventory Control and verification of materials with the appropriate documentation present.
  • Maintained inventory control data entry.
  • Initiated inventory control measures to sustain stock levels, and helped to order new inventories.
  • Utilized Oracle database to expand and maintain MP2 program ensuring reliable systems for preventive maintenance and inventory control.
  • Generated positive results by focusing on customer service, employee development and profitability Assisted management with inventory control and stock

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27. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Conducted preventative maintenance on a daily basis to prevent breakdowns and increase longevity of equipment.
  • Duties-operated a variety of sawmill equipment and performed preventative maintenance on the equipment.
  • Provide preventative maintenance to help maintain the longevity of equipment plant wide.
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance plan focused on eliminating or reducing downtime.
  • Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.
  • Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.

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28. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Marked each piece for trimming and inspected for knots on a moving assembly line while assigning appropriate grade.
  • Worked on assembly line picking out the bad beans from the good beans as they come down a conveyor belt.
  • Worked on lumber milling assembly line.
  • Worked on an assembly line grading citrus and cleaning debris from in and around work area.
  • Label different packages that come down the assembly line (sometimes fast paced).
  • Worked on the assembly line sorting product, preparing to shipping & distributing.

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29. FIR

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Here's how FIR is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Inspected finished pieces of wood to confirm that specifications were properly implemented.
  • Graded Spruce, Pine and Fir lumber (SPF).
  • advanced to run the first shift and become sup.
  • Grade Lumber according to SPIB guidelines ,,Achieved JourneyMan Grader staus in first 3 months never lost that status.
  • Meet or exceed all production goals while maintaining 98% accuracy on weekly inspections of all redwood and fir lumber

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30. Troubleshoot

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Here's how Troubleshoot is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting.

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31. Production Times

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Here's how Production Times is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Operated forklifts, improved production times as well as quality of product

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32. Estimate Grades

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Here's how Estimate Grades is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Coordinated stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces.
  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or work pieces.

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33. Proper Grade

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Here's how Proper Grade is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Reviewed work of other graders to ensure proper grade.
  • oversee and inspect to ensure proper grade.Responsible for quality control, head grader, and training new graders

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34. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Provide maintenance during down time to get the plant back up and running to meet production goals.

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35. Different Positions

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Here's how Different Positions is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Trained other employees on different positions.
  • Trained on numerous different positions.
  • Trained in hardwood lumber grading an quickly picked it up.Rotated 4 different positions.Worked well with no supervision.
  • Trained to grade flooring lumber.Trained on numerous different positions.Trained other employees on different positions.Skilled in problem solving and troubleshooting.

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36. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • General maintenance on equipment and housekeeping were also part of my duties.

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37. Tape Measure

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Here's how Tape Measure is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Used calipers and tape measure to unsure correct dimensions of lumber.

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38. Customer Specifications

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Here's how Customer Specifications is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Followed customer specifications on lumber.
  • Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.

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39. Different Sizes

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Here's how Different Sizes is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Graded different sizes of lumber including 2x4, 2x6, 2x8, and 1x4.
  • Stacked lumber for drying, Sorted the different sizes and types of lumber.
  • Lumber Stacker Linden, TN Stack lumber Stack different sizes and types of lumber

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20 Most Common Skill for a Lumber Grader

Safety Meetings19.6%
Quality Grades11.7%
RAN7.9%
Pitch Pockets6.7%
Heavy Equipment6.7%
Nhla5%
Marketable Value4.2%
Quality Checks3.8%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lumber Grader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Safety Meetings
Safety Meetings
15.1%
15.1%
2
2
Quality Grades
Quality Grades
9%
9%
3
3
RAN
RAN
6.1%
6.1%
4
4
Pitch Pockets
Pitch Pockets
5.1%
5.1%
5
5
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Nhla
Nhla
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Marketable Value
Marketable Value
3.2%
3.2%
8
8
Quality Checks
Quality Checks
2.9%
2.9%
9
9
Unsatisfactory Pieces
Unsatisfactory Pieces
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Inspection Bureau
Inspection Bureau
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Dry Chain
Dry Chain
2.6%
2.6%
12
12
Processing Instructions
Processing Instructions
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Safety Committee
Safety Committee
2.3%
2.3%
14
14
Different Types
Different Types
2.3%
2.3%
15
15
Package Maker
Package Maker
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
Band Saws
Band Saws
2.3%
2.3%
17
17
Osha
Osha
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Sort
Sort
1.9%
1.9%
19
19
Wwpa
Wwpa
1.9%
1.9%
20
20
Company Standards
Company Standards
1.9%
1.9%
21
21
de-Barker
de-Barker
1.9%
1.9%
22
22
Scroll Saws
Scroll Saws
1.9%
1.9%
23
23
Record Results
Record Results
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
1.6%
1.6%
25
25
Round Table
Round Table
1.3%
1.3%
26
26
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
1.3%
1.3%
27
27
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
28
28
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
1.3%
1.3%
29
29
FIR
FIR
1%
1%
30
30
Troubleshoot
Troubleshoot
1%
1%
31
31
Production Times
Production Times
1%
1%
32
32
Estimate Grades
Estimate Grades
1%
1%
33
33
Proper Grade
Proper Grade
1%
1%
34
34
Production Goals
Production Goals
1%
1%
35
35
Different Positions
Different Positions
1%
1%
36
36
General Maintenance
General Maintenance
1%
1%
37
37
Tape Measure
Tape Measure
1%
1%
38
38
Customer Specifications
Customer Specifications
1%
1%
39
39
Different Sizes
Different Sizes
1%
1%

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