Log Scaler: A description for the log scaler job

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Log Scaler: Estimates marketable content of logs or pulpwood: Measures dimensions of each log or entire loads of pulpwood, using scale stick, tape measure, or other measuring device. Determines total board feet, cordage, or other wood unit, using conversion table. Inspects logs or pulpwood for rot, knots, and other defects, deducts estimated waste from total volume, and records results. May also identify logs of substandard or special grade for return to shipper or transfer to other processes. May also weigh log trucks before and after unloading, and record weight data and supplier. May also tend conveyor chain that moves logs to and from scaling station. May also be designated according to work location as Deck Scaler (sawmill and planing mill), Landing Scaler (logging industry), Pond Scaler (pulp and paper industry) (sawmill and planing mill), or item scaled as Pulpwood Scaler (pulp and paper industry).

Job industry: logging industry wood industry pulp and paper industry sawmill and planing mill

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