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Log Scaler

Posting ID:     20897
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time 
City:   Conway, SC, United States 
Location:   Conway Plant - CSP Services (SC12) 

Canfor’s strength comes from the diversity of our skilled and resilient workforce. As our company continues to grow and diversify, so do our career opportunities. Let us take this opportunity to tell you how you could be the best fit for Canfor.  

The Opportunity:

Canfor is currently seeking a Log Scaler to join our team. We are looking for safety minded candidates who are interested in a growth opportunity in a production environment.



  • Safely inspect, weigh and record data for all trucks and traffic entering the plant site across the scales
  • Estimates and records average log length and stem count
  • Ensures logs purchased by the Company are assigned to the correct tract and dealer
  • Inspects logs for knots, rot, and other defects, deducts estimated waste from total volume, and records results
  • Inspects logs for compliance with log specifications assigned to the plant site, deducts estimated waste from total volume, and records results
  • Identifies logs of substandard grade for return to supplier or transfer to other processes
  • Performs housekeeping, maintenance, and other duties as assigned in the scale house area
  • Provides excellent customer service for truck drivers
  • Communicates and directs traffic flow of trucks loading and unloading at the plant site
  • Communicates plant safety rules to all truck drivers
  • Counts log crane inventory on a regular basis and as required


Required Skills:

  • High School Diploma with 1 year experience in log purchasing or Associates Degree preferred
  • Ability to use a computer to enter data and prepare reports
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, intermediate computer skills 
  • Ability to multiply, divide, and add in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed people and team building skills

At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as an essential part of our productivity, creativity, innovation and competitive advantage. We strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process, where hiring decisions are based on the individual qualifications and experience of each applicant. 


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