Lumber Grader

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Lumber Grader

J. Gibson McIlvain
White Marsh, Maryland
Position Description

J. Gibson McIlvain Company has been providing high quality wood products since 1798 and is a trusted and well-known name and hardwood authority in the lumber business. As the Importer of Record, Lumber yard, and Architectural Millwork House we have total quality control throughout the entire supply chain from the forest anywhere in the world all the way to your job site. With centuries of experience, we are a powerful supplier of both domestic and imported, exotic hardwood lumber such as Teak, Sapele, Genuine Mahogany, Black Walnut, and Ipe. J. Gibson McIlvain is more than just materials and with our comprehensive architectural millwork facility, we offer custom millwork services from interior trim and cabinetry to exterior siding, pergolas, and furniture.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Consistent and accurate grading of kiln dried hardwood lumber to meet NHLA rules and regulations.
  • Grade at production speed, while maintaining grading accuracy.
  • Work safely and help maintain a safe work environment.
  • Read and understand production schedules.
  • Work closely with operations to maintain lumber quality.
Skills & Experience Required

Job Requirements:
• NHLA certification desired. If not NHLA certified, having a willingness to obtain certification.
• Possess ability to accurately apply NHLA rules.
• Minimum of one (1) year experience grading green and/or kiln dried hardwood lumber
• Proficient with basic math/measuring skills.
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, walking, stairs, pushing, pulling, repetitive motion, kneeling, squatting and balancing, exposure to loud noises and dust.
• Reliable transportation to White Marsh, MD.
• Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am to 3:30pm
• Ability to work outdoors, year-round regardless of weather elements
• Must pass pre-employment drug screening (including marijuana)

Salary & Benefits

Salary – Negotiable based on experience

Company Benefits:
• Eligibility effective on the first day of the month following 60 days of continuous employment
• Health and Dental Insurance
• 401(k) Retirement Plan, company matches up to 10% of employee contributions
• Company paid Life Insurance Policy; value is twice the employee’s salary with a cap at $150,000.00
• Company paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Policy; pays 60% of your salary while you are unable to wor
• Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick time

How To Apply

Please send all questions, applications & resumes to Bryony SySantos at

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