Scaler Inspector

495 Woodlands Dr, Goodwater, AL 35072, USA Req #1958
Thursday, May 23, 2024
Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent.
Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.


We are seeking a qualified Scaler Inspector for our Goodwater, AL operations. The primary function is responsibility for inspection, grading, and manufacturing of barkies and shaved poles for inventory.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Inspection of barkie inbounds to ensure compliance with Company standards.  
  • Classification and manufacture of all round stock by latest specifications on ANSI, ASTM, or corporate standards.
  • Inspect round stock purchased and shaved for conformance with standards.  
  • Document and report production classifications or material processing through the shaver, including identification of month and year shaved, circumference, class, and length on inventory.
  • Maintain and operate chainsaw in a safe, efficient manner.
  • Maintain clean scaler inspection deck (and other areas) and clean-cut wood and shavings from area.
  • Assist in receipt of inbound barkies, tally and mark loads, and record information on daily inbound report as required.
  • Assist in loading and unloading of products, set dunnage, load railroad cars and trucks, band loads, and tally.
  • Assist in pole inspection of finished goods as required.
  • Assist as a helper in other duties as may be assigned.
  • Participates and contributes to company safety program.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.


  • Education: High school diploma or GED preferred 
  • Experience: Scaling experience; peeler experience helpful
  • License/Certification: N/A

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have knowledge of forest products – ability to identify species, defects, etc.
  • Must be able to read a tape measure.
  • Good eye/hand coordination.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Computer proficiencies in MS Office.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


Employee Benefits:

As a Stella-Jones employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • The security of working for a company designated as an essential workplace
  • Comprehensive total benefits package with 3 medical plans to choose from
  • Several company-paid benefits including:
    • Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Access to a robust employee assistance program
  • Competitive compensation
  • Annual bonus program opportunity
  • 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
  • 2 weeks paid vacation and 9 holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities 
  • Ability to purchase Company stock 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 495 Woodlands Dr, Goodwater, AL 35072, USA