Seasoned and resourceful Certified Lumber Inspector
with an exceptional leadership and relationship building skills. Able to function
well independently with little to no supervision or as a member of a saw mill
and woodworking team. Flexible scheduling availability to include some second and
third shifts, weekends, and some holidays as required.
Extensive sawmill work
of a variety of wood types and grades
Strong proficiency in
hand and power woodworking tools
and minor repair abilities
stamina and ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds
Initiative to work independently
Quality inspection professional
Exceptional Mathematical reasoning aptitude
Production scheduling familiarity
Trained all new Lumber Graders on safe and efficient grading of lumber.
Used operational knowledge of systems, parts and components to solve problems that arose during production.
Contributed to an annual increase in productivity through improvements in operations, quality, safety and administration.
06/2015 to Current
Lumber InspectorBeasley Forest Products － Hazlehurst, GA
Inspected finished products for quality and adherence to customer specifications.
Adhered to all applicable regulations, policies and procedures for health, safety and environmental compliance.
Planned and laid out work to meet production and schedule requirements.
Monitored and adjusted production processes or equipment for quality and productivity.
Actively suggested operational improvements to enhance quality, improve production times and reduce costs.
08/2010 to 06/2015
Lumber InspectorThompson Hardwoods － Hazlehurst, GA
Graded Kiln Dried Lumber according to NHLA rules & regulations.
Entered Kiln loads into the computer, set Kiln schedule based on moisture content of wood.
Entered production tickets for green stacker, as well as writing up Dry Sorter production.
Ran various equipment in Dry Sorter operation, including the drop bin sorter, stacker, Lucydine grade mark reader, and the tally chain.
Ensured that packs of lumber were properly identified with correct footage and grade.
Helped maintain and count the end of month inventory.
Hand tallied lumber when we were relocated after the fire in June of 2014.
10/2001 to 05/2009
LeadmanT&S Hardwoods － Sylva, NC
Packed lumber on the Green Chain.
Ran the Edger Tailer / Trim Saws to ensure boards were trimmed of rot and split ends.
Ran the Edger Saw to ensure boards were properly edged of wane, rot, and split.
As the Leadman on the Green Chain, I oversaw the production of green Hardwood Lumber. ensuring that the lumber was properly packed according to grade and length. Also managed one of the Chemical Dip tanks for lumber to be Kiln Dried. Was also responsible for giving the Lumber Grader a break.
Lumber Inspection CertificationNational Hardwood Lumber Association － Memphis, TN, United States of America
Completed the 14 week course with a 94 grade point average, becoming Nationally Certified to Grade Hardwood & Cypress Lumber.
Member of Memphis Lumberman's Club for Leadership.
High School DiplomaVictory Christian School － Sylva, NC, United States of America