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Wisconsin Veneer & Plywood, a division of Besse Forest Products Group, is hiring a highly skilled Lumber Grader whose knowledge, experience, and positive team attitude, will contribute to the continued success of our sawmill located in Mattoon, WI.

Since its inception in 1966, Besse Forest Products Group has grown from twelve employees to providing employment opportunities to hundreds of individuals across Northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Today, Besse Forest Products Group remains 100% family owned, and is recognized worldwide as the trusted name for the finest Northern hardwood veneer, green lumber, kiln-dried lumber, and specialty plywood.

Lumber Grader
Duties Include (but are not limited to):

Inspects and grades milled, rough sawed, or dimensional stock lumber in a safe and productive manner.
Examines lumber on table, moving belt, chain conveyor, or in racks for defects such as knots, stains, decay, splits, faulty edges, pitch pockets, wormholes, and defective milling.
Grades lumber to ensure NHLA specified dimensions.
Marks lumber to indicate grade and processing instructions.
Tallies pieces of lumber according to grade and board footage.
Determines cuts to be made to obtain highest marketable value from material.
Removes unsatisfactory pieces from conveyor or table and places pieces on stacks, in bins, or on carts.
Scales board footage and records results.
Pulls graded lumber into unit form.
Adheres to company safety procedures.
In consideration of the opportunities outlined, we offer you the following benefits:

1st Shift Position
Paid Holidays
Paid Vacation
Paid Time Off
401(k) Plan with Employer Contribution
Health Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Life Insurance
Prescription Drug Insurance
Short Term Disability Insurance
Opportunity for advancement.
Job Type: Full-time


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance