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Hardwood Lumber Grader / Inspector
Hardwood Lumber Grader / Inspector Summary
Our Trempealeau, WI facility is hiring for a hardwood lumber grader / inspector. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity working for a world class hardwood lumber manufacturer.
Hardwood Lumber Grader / Inspector
Visually inspects green and/or dry hardwood lumber according to species, grade and dimension
Grade at production rates, while maintaining the required grading accuracy
Uses NHLA lumber grading rules to inspect lumber
Work safely and help maintain a safe work environment
NHLA certified or equivalent experience
Past experience grading walnut lumber is a plus
Possess ability to accurately apply NHLA rules
Minimum of one (1) year experience grading green and kiln dried domestic lumber
Hardwood Lumber Grader / Inspector Pay & Benefits:
Full Time Hours
Overtime Hours and Pay
Full Plan of Benefits
Please refer to the "Full Job Description" button below to review our physical demands form prior to applying to this position.*
Solid Waste Field Operations Inspector M13
Inspect a variety of field operations, construction activities and equipment operating procedures, such as trash compaction and cover, litter control, glass crushing, green waste chipping and earthwork to construct cells, roads, slopes and drainage; ensure compliance with plans, specifications, contracts, permits and regulations; maintain records and prepare reports on activities and projects inspected; assist in the coordination of field operations and construction activities and projects; act as a field operations lead.
This is a safety sensitive position subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis. Exception: The three (3) years of experience operating heavy equipment such as dozers, scrapers, or motor graders (or equivalent) is not interchangeable.
Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in environmental science, business administration, vehicle maintenance or a related field, plus four (4) years of solid waste operations experience in any of the following areas: field inspection, vehicle maintenance, collections, or disposal, which must include at least three (3) years of experience operating heavy equipment such as dozers, scrapers, or motor graders (or equivalent) and one (1) year of direct supervisory or technical lead experience.
Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver's License (Class A or B).
Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of a Landfill Operators Certification within six (6) months from the date of hire.
Work flexible hours including weekends.
Methods and techniques of field operations and construction inspection
Methods and techniques of landfill compaction, landfill construction and heavy equipment operation
Modern construction principles, practices and terminology
Operational characteristics, services and activities of field operations and construction inspection program
Operational characteristics of solid waste disposal facilities
Basic mathematical principles
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
Identification of hazardous waste
Principles of handling hazardous waste
Principles and practices of recycling
Principles and procedures of record keeping
Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Preferred Skills & Abilities
Inspect a variety of field operations, construction activities, and equipment operating procedures
Ensure compliance with applicable procedures, permits and regulations.
Identify and make appropriate corrections in operational areas and construction zones
Enforce applicable techniques, procedures and regulations with firmness and tact
Provide information and interpretation of applicable codes, ordinances and regulations
Read and interpret facility permits, constructions plans, technical drawings and specifications
Apply technical knowledge and follow proper inspection techniques
Interpret grade stakes and perform field surveys
Respond to requests and investigate complaints
Maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports
Prepare field operational and construction files for audit purposes
Communicate clearly and concisely
Perform simple mathematical computations quickly and accurately
Work independently as well as with others in the development of assigned projects
Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Inspector - Northern Indiana - College Of Ag Administration / 4-H
The Inspector will be responsible for inspection activities in a 21 county area in Northeastern Indiana. These responsibilities will include:
Conduct contract egg farm inspections for FDA as a part of the implementation of 21 CFR 118 (SE Egg Rule)
Review Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) Prevention Plans and supporting records to assure compliance with the SE Egg Rule and prepare comprehensive reports for submission to FDA
Conduct wholesale and retail egg inspections to verify packaging is properly labeled, eggs meet quality standards, and eggs are being maintained in an environment that promotes a safe product to the consumer
Perform Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Inspections at retail locations throughout Indiana. Review packaging and labeling for requirements mandated by Federal law, prepare a final report of findings, communicate findings with retail management, and transmit the information to the appropriate regulatory agency
Conduct shell egg surveillance inspection of USDA registered egg production facilities and hatchery operations as designated by the USDA/AMS under the Egg Products Inspection Act as well as evaluate shell eggs to verify quality and confirm appropriate environmental control
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule; including days, evenings, and occasional Saturday required.
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Food Science or related field
One year experience in retail food industry or food production/processing is required
In lieu of degree, consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of related education and required work experience (Associate's 3 years' experience, High School/GED 5 years' experience)
Understanding of the retail food industry, including the production and distribution of commodities covered under the COOL program is necessary for completing audits
General knowledge of food safety and sanitation procedures
Ability to establish own work schedule and work independently
Ability to conduct an inspection in a professional manner
Ability to professionally address and handle potentially confrontational situations
Ability to understand and interpret laws and regulations pertaining to the inspection being conducted
Possess or be able to obtain certification to conduct COOL audits per USDA/AMS COOL program requirements and Shell Egg Grader and Surveillance certification through the USDA/AMS Poultry Programs.
Certification for COOL must be obtained within 30 days of employment and Grading/Surveillance certification must be completed by the end of the first eight months of employment
Additional training may be required as federal cooperative agreements are modified but will not be required as a part of a probationary period
Basic computer operation, organizational, time management, and communication/conflict resolution skills
Valid US or Canadian driver's license
Ability to travel
Experience with food or shell egg inspection
Knowledge of shell eggs grades and labeling
This position requires a flexible work schedule; including days, evenings, and occasional Saturday
Travel is required for this position
Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
A background check will be required for employment in this position
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Able to read, understand, and comply with lumber grade rule books
Comply with all Company policies and procedures and exhibit professional conduct at all times
Physically able to turn lumber by hand, inspect, and apply accurate grade decisions at a rate of twenty-five boards per minute
Good vision to inspect defects in lumber as far away as twenty feet
Able to communicate verbally and with hand signals
Willing to work with lumber inspectors to correct problems when needed
Willing to work different shifts, overtime, and any other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of softwood lumber grades
Good mathematical skills beyond basic four math functions
Must be willing to cross-train in various positions, be self-motivated, possess good work ethics and team work ability
Education and Experience
- A high school diploma or GED
- 2+ years' experience in a soft yellow pine lumber mill
- 2+ years' experience grading lumber according to National Grading Rules Standards preferred
Agricultural Commodity Grader
Help Duties Summary
The Specialty Crops Inspection (SCI) Division is responsible for developing U.S. grade standards and providing inspection, grading, certification, and audit-based services nation-wide on a user-fee basis for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables and related products. SCI Division coordinates Federal and Federal-State terminal market and shipping point inspections for fresh fruits and vegetables and maintains cooperative agreements with individual States and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of these programs. SCI Division develops and conducts training in support of these inspection and audit-based programs. SCI Division also provides services including information coordination and label review services in support of USDA feeding programs. SCI Division is also responsible for Government-wide development and coordination of Commercial Item Descriptions for foods.
SCI Division Area Offices deliver Division services to applicants within the individual office's designated geographic area of coverage. Services are provided by area office inspection personnel under the supervision of the Officer-in-Charge (OIC), the Assistant Officer-in-Charge (AOIC), and possibly a Sub-area Supervisor (SAS).
The incumbent serves as a grader at an inspection point, processing facility or area office lab. Assignments may also involve details and/or reassignment to a different geographical area as determined by management.
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One position available in Cockeysville, Maryland
Salary Information: First time hires to the Federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected.
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The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Inspects products to determine the quality, condition, and/or compliance with U.S. Grade Standards or stated contract specifications. Typically, this requires considering such factors as: product size, shape, color, and similar quality factors; product maturity, firmness, breakdown or decay, bruising, and similar condition factors; and quantity, packaging, or similar conditions which are common in contract specifications.
Prepares inspection reports based on examination of product. Also in difficult or unusual cases, prepares a draft certificate with a tentative determination and submits it for higher-level review (i.e., a supervisor, inspector-in-charge or senior grader) before issuance.
Performs inspections and grading of products with which the employee is unfamiliar under the guidance of a senior grader, inspector-in-charge or supervisor.
For processed fruits and vegetables, related products and/or nuts: draws and examines representative samples of products and determines grade, condition and wholesomeness in accordance with official grade standards, buyer-seller contracts or other written specifications.
Makes observations to determine if plant facilities, operating methods, processing equipment and personnel are in compliance with SCI sanitation requirements and FDA regulations.
Observes the raw product material to establish the suitability for processing and advises plant management of the results.
Performs a limited number of analytical determinations by prescribed methods and techniques, often under the direction of an inspector of higher grade.
Instructs technicians and aids in proper grading and inspection techniques. Also may serve as a lead grader at a processing plant, peanut buying point and/or shelling facility and may coordinate activities, schedules and work assignments for other inspection personnel assigned to the facility.
May monitor processing plant operations, product grade evaluation, and quality control procedures; provides technical assistance as necessary.
76% or greater - Extensive travel may be required.
Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- Job family (Series)
1980 Agricultural Commodity Grading
Graders, Agricultural Products
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
Subject to satisfactory completion of one year probationary period.
Valid state driver's license is required at the time of application.
Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation.
Successful completion of a 1 year probationary or trial period (if new hire to the Federal service).
Selectee will be subject to a pre-employment medical examination.
Commodity grading work requires periods of physical exertion to lift and move boxes, cartons and heavy packages of product (often weighing over 50 pounds); prolonged periods of standing, walking, stooping, bending, and climbing; physical coordination and finger dexterity in at least one hand to perform digital examinations of commodities; normal or corrected vision in at least one eye for distance, depth perception, and color to detect abnormalities in product; the ability to assure safety in a highly-mechanized and/or noisy environment through adequate or correctable hearing; use of both legs, arms and hands to perform carrying, pulling, pushing, reaching above the shoulder, kneeling, grasping, and working with hands in water; and the ability to determine product quality organoleptically (e.g., through sight, smell and/or taste).
The work environment includes exposure to freezing and/or hot temperatures, fumes, dust and odors from coolants, slippery surfaces, moving materials, handling equipment, high noise level and similar risks typical of fruit and vegetable and related processing plants, storage areas, terminal markets, peanut buying points and shelling facilities. The work environment further requires working in close proximity to others and/or alone; working on weekends and overtime; traveling for extended periods of time; working multiple shifts and changing/rotating shifts (i.e., first, second and third); and operating a motor vehicle via a valid driver's license.
Locality pay will vary based upon the selectee's duty location. A final salary determination will be made upon selection.
Prior to an official offer, selectee will be required to sign and return a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to this office acknowledging and accepting that geographic mobility is a condition of employment. Failure to sign the MOU will be grounds for withdrawal of the job offer.
Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including the following specialized experience and/or education, as identified by grade level.
FOR THE GS-5 LEVEL: Applicants must have 3 years of general, progressively responsible experience, one year of which was equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-4 level in the Federal service. Experience must demonstrate the ability to:
Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions, plan and organize work;
Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Such experience may have been gained in quality assurance (machinist, on-line production work), as a commodity buyer, receiving clerk, farm experience (in a managerial, decision- making capacity), clerical (office manager, administrative assistant with decision-making responsibility), or food processing laboratory food work (managerial, technical).
Experience must provide evidence of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position and show decision making responsibilities.
General clerical experience (typing, filing, routine processing, or other non-specialized repetitive tasks) is not creditable.
OR Applicants must have successfully completed a 4-year course of study, from an accredited college or university, leading to a bachelor's degree.
FOR THE GS-7 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-5 level) that demonstrates:
Performs grading, sampling and/or inspection assignments of a simple and routine nature.
Displays greater knowledge of grading principles, standards, and regulations, increased skill in identifying and describing product defect, and/or skill and knowledge in inspecting facilities.
Draws samples of product, performs mechanical tests, attends formal training courses in grading agricultural commodities, and grades samples.
Grades and inspects distinct products for comparison with clear standards and common contract specifications.
Identifies and describes common product defects or diseases.
OR One full year of graduate level education in Agriculture, Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Business, Economics or related field;
OR Superior Academic Achievement: To qualify based on superior academic achievement, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution AND must meet certain GPA requirements. For more details click: Superior Academic Achievement
TRANSCRIPTS are required if:
You are qualifying for the position based on education.
You are qualifying for this position based on a combination of experience and education.
You are qualifying for this position based on Superior Academic Achievement.
This education must have been successfully completed and obtained from an accredited school, college, or university.
COMBINATION OF EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE AT THE GS-5/7 GRADE LEVELS: Applicants may have combinations of successfully completed education and specialized experience to meet total qualification requirements. The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for that grade level. To learn more about combining education and experience for this series, click the following: Combining Education and Experience for Administrative and Management Positions
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Please see above for education qualification information.
ASSEMBLY INSPECTORS IN FRANKFORT, IL.
Hours may vary
$12.50 per hour
Contract to hire position!
1st shift: 7am to 3:30pm
2nd shift: 3pm to 11:30pm
3rd Shift: 11pm to 7:30am
6 months of Machine Operator or any Manufacturing experience required.
Sit-down forklift experience a plus
High School diploma or GED required.
If you are interested please email your resume to and put Assembly Inspector in the title. If you are qualified a recruiter will reach out to you!
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