Dry Veneer Grader

Grading veneer is fast, difficult work which requires pulling, sorting, and stacking sheets of veneer according to quality for later use in the plywood and engineered wood manufacturing process.

Job Title
Dry Veneer Grader
Plywood Manufacturing
Report To
Shift Supervisor
24/7 operation must be able for all shifts
Wage Range

Essential Functions

Dry Veneer Graders pull, sort and stack veneer by quality (grade) and place the different grades into carts. The wood must be stacked precisely as it will be transported to other departments.

Other Responsibilities

Must be able to take direction, listen, learn and work well with others.

Physical Demands

  • The job is very fast paced because veneer is continuously coming from a veneer dryer to the Grader on a conveyor.
  • Quick decisions must be made about which sheets to pull into different carts by quality
  • The speed of the conveyor and constant output of veneer requires strength and endurance
  • The veneer may measure up to four feet wide by eight feet wide by one-sixth of an inch thick and may weigh up to 30 pounds per sheet.
  • Work up to six eight-hour days per week including weekends


Educational Requirements : NA

Experience Requirements : NA


Health, Dental, Life, Short-term Disability, Section 125, Profit Sharing and 401 (K), Vacation, and Holiday Pay

Our Company

Freres Lumber Co., Inc. was established in 1922 in Lyons, Oregon as a family-owned and operated wood products manufacturing business. Three generations of family management have led the Company’s veneer and plywood manufacturing facilities to excel in the Santiam Canyon and we are committed to operating for another 100+ years.

We operate six processing plants, including a small log veneer plant, large log veneer plant, veneer drying facility, plywood plant and cogeneration facility. We are dedicated to reinvesting in our modern manufacturing facilities, providing high-quality wood products, and providing family wage jobs within our communities. We specialize in creating the highest quality wood products, from raw log to finished products, including: hog fuel, bark fines, chips, shavings, specialty veneer, grade lumber, high-quality sheathing grade plywood and even electricity.

Our passion for continuous improvement aligned with our innovative approach to manufacturing has led us to become the sole producer and developer of a unique, patent-pending wood product, the Mass Plywood Panel. If you have growth mindset and thrive under pressure, you’re probably a great fit for our team!

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