Lumber Inspector


Posted: 02/22/2021 Industry: Skilled Labor Job Number: 222211T Pay Rate: $16-$18 hr

Job Description

Lumber Grader/ Lumber Inspector–


Now Hiring Lumber Inspectors for a busy 4th Generation Family Owned and Operated Local Lumber Company in Emlenton, PA. This is Full Time, and the shift is Monday to Thursday 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Friday 6:00am to 11am. Pay is based on experience and ranges from $16 - $18 (or higher in some cases) an hour! We are looking for reliable individuals with a good work history, who have NHLA Training (Preferred). Attention to detail and Steel Toed Boots are a MUST-HAVE! This is a fast paced and physical environment with lots of room for growth!


  • Use NHLA lumber grading rules to inspect lumber
  • Visually inspects green and/or dry hardwood lumber according to species, grade and dimension
  • Grading machine set up
  • Grade at production rates, while maintaining the required grading accuracy
  • Control quality and productivity throughout the inspection process
  • Communicate quality issues with other team members
  • Use a tape measure and work simple fractions
  • Able to re-manufacture and upgrade lumber to increase value
  • Identify proper planer set up and planer defects
  • Work safely and help maintain a safe work environment
  • You will report to your shift supervisor
  • Lumber Inspector with plenty of opportunity to advance

Qualifications and Skills

  • NHLA certified or equivalent experience
  • Possess the ability to accurately apply NHLA rules
  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience grading green and kiln dried domestic lumber
  • Previous millwright experience is a plus
  • Seeking self-motivated individuals
  • MUST-HAVE Steel Toe Boots for work.
  • Forklift, Front Loader, and Heavy Equipment Operating experience preferred
  • Building Material knowledge, and Basic Math skills are nice to have but not mandatory!
  • Must pass drug test
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.



  • Starting at $16 - $18 (or higher in some cases) an hour B.O.E.!
  • Full Time Day Shift Approx. 45 hours a week!
  • Monday – Thursday 6am – 4:30pm Friday 6am – 11am
  • Weekly pay while through Career Concepts
  • Benefits while employed through Career Concepts, and after hired on permanently to the Company!
  • PTO once hired on
  • Casual dress code i.e., jeans, t-shirt, sweatshirt (Nothing Offensive)
  • Potential permanent hired on after 720 hours are completed
  • Promotion opportunities available.


  • Located in Emlenton, Pa


About Career Concepts

Career Concepts was founded in 1967, and since then has become Western Pennsylvania's leading and largest locally owned full-service staffing organization. As the top industry performer in our area, we have been voted #1 employment agency by the Erie Times News, the Meadville Tribune, and the West county Journal Reader’s Choice polls!

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Lisa Plummer

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