What is a Log Grader?

Thousands of acres of forests are harvested each year. The timber they harvest provides the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.

Log graders inspect and grade logs. They also estimate the amount of value or marketable content in the pulpwood or logs found within a log deck, millpond, and sorting yard.

What does a Log Grader do?

A log grader will inspect logs for imperfections and signs of rot or other decay. After inspection, a determination about the marketable value of the wood will be made.

A log grader's primary responsibility is to inspect logs for imperfections and signs of rot or other decay. After inspection, they make a determination regarding the marketable value of the wood, as well as the most appropriate markets for it. Identification marks are painted specific colors onto logs in order to identify species or grades using spray paint.

Log graders will measure the felled logs or pulpwood loads in order to calculate the weight, volume, value, and dimensions with the use of conversion devices and measuring devices. They will often cut the logs that are needed, measure the length, and mark the boles to buck into the logs, in accordance with specifications.

Log graders identify logs that are of special or substandard grade, which logs will be returned to shippers, or transferred to undergo other processing. They will jab the logs using the scale sticks’ metal ends, and inspect the logs in order to ascertain defects or characteristics like splits, knots, broken ends, twists, rotten spots, water damage, and cures.

Log graders will go to wharfs, skids, or sawmills in order to inspect pulpwood or logs. They communicate with coworkers by using signals in order to direct the movement of logs, weigh the log trucks both before as well as after unloading, and record the load weights and identities of suppliers. The log grader may also be responsible for transporting the logs to other locations or loading and unloading trucks.

Are you suited to be a log grader?

Log graders have distinct personalities. They tend to be conventional individuals, which means they’re conscientious and conservative. They are logical, efficient, orderly, and organized. Some of them are also realistic, meaning they’re independent, stable, persistent, genuine, practical, and thrifty.

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What is the workplace of a Log Grader like?

Logging is physically demanding and can be dangerous. Workers spend all of their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.

Log Graders are also known as:
Log Evaluator Log Scaler Log Grader and Scaler Log Scaler and Grader