Go Back

NOC 9436 Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders

Example Titles
Board grader – wood processing
Flooring grader – wood processing
Grader – wood processing
Grader tallyman/woman – wood processing
Green lumber grader
Inspector – wood processing
Lumber grader
Lumber inspector
Lumber marker
Panel inspector – wood processing
Particleboard grader – wood processing
Planer grader – wood processing
Planer mill grader – wood processing
Plywood and veneer matcher – wood processing
Plywood grader
Plywood grader – wood processing
Plywood inspector
Plywood inspector – wood processing
Pole inspector – wood processing
Shake inspector – wood processing
Shingle inspector – wood processing
Stake grader – wood processing
Tie and timber inspector
Treated pole tester – wood processing
Veneer and plywood grader – wood processing
Veneer grader
Veneer grader – wood processing
Wood marker – wood processing
Wood measurer
Wood measurer – wood processing
Wood processing grader
Wood processing inspector

Lead statement
Lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders inspect and grade lumber, shingles, veneer, waferboard and similar wood products to identify defects, ensure conformance to company specifications and classify products according to industry standards. They are employed by sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.

Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Lumber graders

Examine lumber visually for knots, holes, splits and other defects and sort for further drying, trimming or remanufacturing
Measure lumber using callipers, gauges and tape measures to ensure specified thickness, length and width
Classify and sort lumber according to industry standards and stamp lumber to indicate grade, wood type, moisture level and other characteristics
Tally lumber
Complete and maintain reports.

Other wood processing inspectors and graders

Inspect plywood panels, veneer sheets, panelboards, shingles and similar wood products visually for knots, holes, splits, straightness and other defects
Mark defects and sort for repair or reprocessing
Measure wood products to ensure conformance to specifications using standard measuring instruments
Grade and label wood products according to quality standards
Complete and maintain inspection and grading reports.

Source: Canada website