YOUR CAREER AS A
The job of a log scaler is to measure and ticket lorry loads of logs, usually at checkpoints as the logs enter the port. The log scaler manually “scales” or measures each log using an international standard, then barcodes the log and scans it into a database so that every single export log can be tracked wherever it is.
None at entry: Level 2/3 available
Absence from home
You will be the kind of person who likes to be accurate when taking measurements, with good attention to detail. You will also enjoy communicating with truck drivers and members of your team. This is an active outdoor role that requires you to meet deadlines and also be prepared to be on your feet for most of your shift.
You will also be confident operating scanning equipment and preferably hold a full Class 1 licence. No qualifications are required at entry, but log-scaling is a NZQA accredited job with a structured training programme and qualifications as you gain experience.
- Quality controller
- Docket checking and data entry
There is good potential for log scalers to move up to other roles, including vessel planning, yard management, supervising others, and then operations management.