Career Opportunities

Log Scaler

Shelton Division
Shelton, WA
Close:  03/19/2018
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 with one sawmill in Humboldt, CA. Since that time, we have grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing nearly 5,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team. 

Sierra Pacific Industries is seeking a qualified Log Scaler to work collaboratively with our Shelton division.

About The Position
Measure logs to determine scale (volume) and quality (grade)
Work to support continuous improvement and overall quality efforts
Recognize problems and have them corrected immediately
Communicate effectively with your team and other departments
Adhere to all safety policies and perform tasks in a safe responsible manner

Qualifications 
1 year prior log scaling experience preferred
Proven knowledge of log grades, defects, and specie identification 
Must become certified in log scaling within one month
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel

Why Join Our Team? 
We provide an excellent benefit package including a full Health Benefits Plan with low cost premiums, a 401(k) with Company Match, additional Retirement Contributions, and company paid Life Insurance.

In addition, for over 38 years, the Sierra Pacific Foundation has provided scholarships to help the children of our crew members with education expenses. Each year, we give an average of $500,000 in scholarships. 

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to join our team, please send a cover letter naming this position and a resume to:

Sierra Pacific Industries 
Jacquelin Earley, Human Resources
PO Box 700
Shelton, WA 98584


Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.

Sierra Pacific effectively utilizes nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.


Hear from our valued SPI family, in their own words and through their own stories, what it's like to build a career at Sierra Pacific Industries.