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Log Scaler

Posting ID:     20820
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time   
City:   Darlington, SC, United States
Location:   Darlington Plant - CSP Services (SC14) 

Who We Are:
Canfor - a leading integrated forest products company and one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper - is a recognized employer of choice and an exciting place to grow your career.

We have an established presence in the southern US and in Western Canada, as well as sales offices around the world, and are proud of our committed team of over 6,500 employees.

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
  • Must be certified or have the ability to be certified as a Weigh Master
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • SPIB Certification or equivalent Lumber Grader Agency Certification considered an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Well-developed people and team building skills

Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. To be considered for this position, please apply today.

As we continue to expand our company and our markets, now is the ideal time to grow your career with Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees. Join Canfor for the stability, exciting career opportunities and growth potential while working for a recognized industry leader.

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Darlington, South Carolina
At just 4.5 square miles and with a population of fewer than 7,000, Darlington’s laid-back and relaxed environment affords freedom from the urban grind. Situated only one hour from the beach and from the nearest city, the family-oriented community of Darlington also offers low-cost living and convenience. For more information, visit http://canfor.com/our-company/our-communities/darlington-sc

Nearest Major Market: Florence
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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