Measure width of each board of lumbers supplied to plants.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Lumber Scalers do?
Measures width of each board of lumber supplied to plant in stacks of standard lengths and thicknesses to determine board footage, using lumber scale. Tallies footage of each board and computes total footage of stack, using calculator. Records thickness, species, grade, length, and board footage of lumber in each stack.
Should I be a Lumber Scaler?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You pay close attention to all the little details.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You can always be counted on to do a good job.
Also known as:
Field Cane Scaler, Juice Scaleman, Raw Scales Operator, Scale Agent, Scale Attendant, Scaleman, Scaler
How to become a Lumber Scaler
Most Lumber Scalers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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