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"Log Grader and Scaler"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Grade logs or estimate the marketable content or value of logs or pulpwood in sorting yards, millpond, log deck, or similar locations. Inspect logs for defects or measure logs to determine volume.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Log Grader and Scaler"

1) Evaluate log characteristics and determine grades, using established criteria.

2) Identify logs of substandard or special grade so that they can be returned to shippers, regraded, recut, or transferred for other processing.

3) Jab logs with metal ends of scale sticks, and inspect logs to ascertain characteristics or defects such as water damage, splits, knots, broken ends, rotten areas, twists, and curves.

4) Measure felled logs or loads of pulpwood to calculate volume, weight, dimensions, and marketable value, using measuring devices and conversion tables.

5) Record data about individual trees or load volumes into tally books or hand-held collection terminals.

6) Weigh log trucks before and after unloading, and record load weights and supplier identities.

7) Communicate with coworkers by using signals to direct log movement.

8) Drive to sawmills, wharfs, or skids to inspect logs or pulpwood.

9) Measure log lengths and mark boles for bucking into logs, according to specifications.

 

 

11) Saw felled trees into lengths.

12) Tend conveyor chains that move logs to and from scaling stations.


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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  45-4023.00