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Quality Supervisor

Positions open in Virginia and the Southeast

Job Overview:

Completes SPIB quality inspections for an assigned number of subscriber mills and plants in designated geographic area.  Helps subscribers detect and resolve problems in manufacturing, drying, treating, grading, and shipping lumber.

Rules & Responsibilities:

Responsible for personal safety.  Wears hardhat, safety glasses, safety shoes, and ear protection while visiting subscriber mills and plants.  Mandatory use of seatbelt while traveling in Bureau vehicle

Inspects assigned subscriber mills and plants on a minimum of a monthly basis; examines representative samples of lumber and audits items for compliance with applicable grading specifications; determines whether lumber may be shipped or must be regraded; examines MSR paperwork, machine calibration, and lumber; coaches graders and provides assistance to subscriber mills and plants to improve quality of lumber.

Inspects treating plants; reviews records from treating process and removes core samples for laboratory analyses.

Performs claim inspections, certificate inspections, grade-mark checks and re-inspections as required.

Communicates properly and professionally with facility management, quality control personnel, lumber graders, and wood treaters.

Communicates adverse inspection results and special problems to Area Manager and appropriate Division Manager.

Responsible for maintaining a shared calendar each month and ensure all inspections are completed. 

Responsible for keeping expenses within reason and economizing when possible. 

Responsible for maintaining assigned equipment, including SPIB automobiles, in good order and repair.



B.S. in Forestry or equivalent degree or experience.

Successful completion of SPIB training consisting of: SPIB eLearning course, working with other SPIB staff to become proficient at lumber grading, knowledgeable of grading rules, perform treated wood inspections, and display ability to work independently with good organization skills.  

Strong communication skills.

Ability to lift 50 lbs. (approximate) of lumber for extensive periods of time in many climatic conditions.

Safe driving record.

Computer skills, proficient using Microsoft Office.

The Southern Pine Inspection Bureau is the leader in providing quality assurance standards to the softwood lumber industry. You may learn more about us here.

SPIB offers its employees a great work environment, opportunity for advancement and one of the most comprehensive benefit packages in the industry. Please use the contact SPIB HR form below to send us your contact info, resume, and cover letter.

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