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Top 50 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, 11.1% 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.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Lumber Grader

1. Safety Meetings
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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. Production Reports
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3. Hardwood Floors
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4. 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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5. RAN
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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.
  • Stack or arrange tested products for further processing, shipping, or packaging.
  • 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.
  • Graded lumber and ran heavy equipment
  • 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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6. Board Feet
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7. 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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8. Nhla
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Here's how Nhla is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Inspected and graded milled, rough-sawed lumber according to NHLA lumber rules.

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9. 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.

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10. 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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11. Quality Checks
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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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12. 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.
  • Prepared and administered preventative maintenance work orders.
  • Provide preventative maintenance to help maintain the longevity of equipment plant wide.

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13. 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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14. Unsatisfactory Pieces
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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.

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15. 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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16. Safety Committee
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17. 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.
  • Graded different types of lumber, stacked lumber, used forklift, palletized wood products.

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

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19. Processing Instructions
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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.

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20. Circular Saws
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21. Package Maker
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Here's how Package Maker is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Graded lumber, stacker operator, operated forklift and knuckebune, a package maker, and clean work area.

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22. Bobcat
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23. Scroll Saws
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24. Sort
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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.
  • Mark defects and sort for repair or reprocessing.
  • 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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25. Company Standards
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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.
  • Completed all repairs and maintenance work to company standards.

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26. hot saw
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27. Osha
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Here's how Osha is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Conduct OSHA inspections quarterly, and as incidents occured .

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28. 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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29. 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.

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30. 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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31. 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.

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32. Heavy Machinery
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33. Animal Care
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34. Timber Products
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35. 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)

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36. 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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37. Assist Quality
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38. NGR
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39. 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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40. Paper Wrap
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41. 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.

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42. Production Goals
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Here's how Production Goals is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Meet or exceed all production goals while maintaining 98% accuracy on weekly inspections of all redwood and fir lumber
  • Provide maintenance during down time to get the plant back up and running to meet production goals.

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43. 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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44. 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.

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

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46. 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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47. Individual Pieces
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48. 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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49. TPI
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50. Estimate Grades
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Here's how Estimate Grades is used in Lumber Grader jobs:
  • Inspect stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or work pieces.
  • Coordinated stock for imperfections or to estimate grades or qualities of stock or workpieces.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Lumber Grader

Safety Meetings

15.7%

Production Reports

10.0%

Hardwood Floors

10.0%

Quality Grades

9.3%

RAN

6.3%

Board Feet

6.3%

Pitch Pockets

5.3%

Nhla

4.0%

Heavy Equipment

4.0%

Marketable Value

3.3%

Quality Checks

3.0%

Preventative Maintenance

3.0%

Inspection Bureau

2.7%

Unsatisfactory Pieces

2.7%

Dry Chain

2.7%

Safety Committee

2.3%

Different Types

2.3%

Band Saws

2.3%

Processing Instructions

2.3%

Circular Saws

2.3%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Lumber Grader

Rank Skill
1 Safety Meetings 11.1%
2 Production Reports 7.1%
3 Hardwood Floors 7.1%
4 Quality Grades 6.6%
5 RAN 4.5%
6 Board Feet 4.5%
7 Pitch Pockets 3.8%
8 Nhla 2.8%
9 Heavy Equipment 2.8%
10 Marketable Value 2.4%
11 Quality Checks 2.1%
12 Preventative Maintenance 2.1%
13 Inspection Bureau 1.9%
14 Unsatisfactory Pieces 1.9%
15 Dry Chain 1.9%
16 Safety Committee 1.7%
17 Different Types 1.7%
18 Band Saws 1.7%
19 Processing Instructions 1.7%
20 Circular Saws 1.7%
21 Package Maker 1.7%
22 Bobcat 1.7%
23 Scroll Saws 1.4%
24 Sort 1.4%
25 Company Standards 1.4%
26 hot saw 1.4%
27 Osha 1.4%
28 Record Results 1.2%
29 Quality Standards 1.2%
30 Round Table 0.9%
31 Assembly Line 0.9%
32 Heavy Machinery 0.9%
33 Animal Care 0.9%
34 Timber Products 0.9%
35 Inventory Control 0.9%
36 Different Positions 0.7%
37 Assist Quality 0.7%
38 NGR 0.7%
39 Proper Grade 0.7%
40 Paper Wrap 0.7%
41 Different Sizes 0.7%
42 Production Goals 0.7%
43 Production Times 0.7%
44 FIR 0.7%
45 Customer Specifications 0.7%
46 Troubleshoot 0.7%
47 Individual Pieces 0.7%
48 Tape Measure 0.7%
49 TPI 0.7%
50 Estimate Grades 0.7%
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