Log Graders and Scalers

Log Graders and Scalers

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.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Independence * Initiative * Cooperation * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Evaluate log characteristics and determine grades, using established criteria. * Record data about individual trees or load volumes into tally books or hand-held collection terminals. * Measure felled logs or loads of pulpwood to calculate volume, weight, dimensions, and marketable value, using measuring devices and conversion tables.



Job Family Farming, Fishing, and Forestry

Sample Job Titles Check Scaler, Compounding Scaler, Contract Forester, Deck Scaler, Deck Specialist, Decker, Deckman, Inspector, Landing Scaler, Log Buyer, Log Check Scaler, Log Grader, Log Manager, Log Marker, Log Scaler, Log Sorter, Log Yard Manager, Lumber Grader, Pond Scaler, Pondman, Procurement Forester, Scaler, Timber Buyer, Timber Estimator, Wood Procurement Forester.