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Licensed Log Scaler/Weighmaster

Posting ID:     17619
Position Type:   Regular/Full-Time  
City:   Vavenby, BC, Canada 
Location:   Vavenby (BC09) 


Who We Are:


At Canfor, we know wood-based products can build a better world, whether it’s a component in your smartphone or skyscrapers built from wood. We founded our entire company on that idea. Because, we know that wood-based products are sustainable and the opportunities to innovative have only just begun.


We know when managed responsibly, the forest is everlasting and Canfor is committed to using virtually 100% of every tree for lumber, pulp, paper, and renewable energy—so nothing goes to waste.


You can find Canfor products in every corner of the globe. We’re especially excited by the innovative ways some of our customers are using our products. We know that the work we all do at Canfor today will shape what the world looks like tomorrow. Whether that means building a house or a skyscraper, using paper instead of plastic or learning something new from a colleague down the hall or around the globe. We know not everyone thinks about their impact on the world but at Canfor, we do.


Licensed Log Scaler/Weighmaster


The Opportunity:

Canfor is currently seeking a Scaler/Weighmaster responsible for the Scaling programs at the Vavenby operations. This is a full-time position and a member of the Canfor Vavenby team.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Receives and weighs logging truck loads on drive on platform scales.
  • Ensures each timber mark has proper load destination and further identifies the log stamp hammer mark.
  • Visually inspects each load for log quality and determines log grades as per MOF standards.
  • Selects stratum for each truck load of logs to determine species, percentage, and quality. Enters truck load data into computer and prepares daily computer reports on timber mark, contractor, stratum and log sort.
  • Scales sample loads
  • Performs log quality checks for defects in accordance with the log quality guide. Issues appropriate updated information to Truckers and Contractors.
  • Separates and provides the contractor’s copy of weight tickets to Contractors.
  • Verifies weight tickets against landing lists and identifies truck configurations.
  • Review and confirm accuracy of daily entry data and sample load data provided by Ministry of Forests on Harvest Billing System.
  • Scales several sample loads per day distributes quality information and digital pictures. Maintains platform scale in working order and performs a daily and weekly scale accuracy check. Maintains up to date and orderly file records of scale tickets, reports and other relevant documents.
  • Scales fifty pieces from sawmill scanner once per month or more often if necessary.
  • Identifies and reports truck driver and log yard safety infractions.
  • Ensures that landing slips are completed with correct land, timber marks and other information as required by MOF.
  • Dispatches loads to sort yard, processor yard, or log storage. Orders forms for suppliers and equipment.
  • Evaluates each truck load for quality and efficiency.


The Candidate:


  • Identifies problems with log quality and sorting.
  • Complete knowledge of B.C. scalers manual and Interior Grading manuals to ensure correct stratum selection takes place and correct sample scaling occurs.
  • Complete knowledge of Canfor log quality manual.
  • Calibrates and checks scale daily.
  • Candidates should have computer Proficiency, self-starter and have the ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Lifting up to 10lbs regularly, lifting 25lbs occasionally, and lifting up 50lbs as needed
  • Computer Proficiency
  • Experience with Scales, record keeping and logs
  • Log Quality identification experience
  • Knowledge of the forest industry
  • Knowledge and experience with a scale system is considered an asset
  • Valid B.C Driver’s License
  • Candidate must have a Scaler/Acting scaler license

The Incentive
Canfor offers a comprehensive, flexible benefits package that allows you to customize your benefits to meet your individual needs, and includes health and dental coverage as well as life, accident and disability insurance.  In addition to this, we offer pension and other benefits.

Grow with us
At Canfor, we understand that our strength comes from our skilled and dedicated employees and we work hard to support their ongoing professional development. We offer a number of training programs and development opportunities to support each of our employees in their pursuit of career advancement and growth. Whether you want to develop upon your skills or advance your career with Canfor, we offer a promote-from-within culture that will give you these opportunities.

Canfor Values

At Canfor, our values are at the core of everything we do. Safety comes first, and we are proud of our unwavering commitment to excellence, and customer satisfaction, which allows us to safely and efficiently deliver quality products to our customers around the globe.

  • Safety comes first.
  • We succeed when our customers succeed.
  • We are resilient and resourceful. We always find a way forward.
  • We are a good neighbour in our communities and a responsible steward of the environment.
  • We demonstrate integrity by doing what we say we are going to do.

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

In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.

There has never been a better time to join the Canfor team and become part of the modern forest industry. We have a wide range of rewarding careers in some of the best communities in North America, with plenty of room for advancement. Our mills are modern, high-tech and safe; and our marketing and sales activities are world-class. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages, and are committed to the professional development of our employees.

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Vavenby, BC

Vavenby is the ideal backcountry playground, a pleasant place perfectly suited to exploration, adventure and outdoor recreation. This town is situated near nine provincial parks and there are plenty of exceptional spots to snowmobile, hike, swim, boat, and horseback ride. There are numerous campgrounds to choose from for a weekend getaway. For more information, visit

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