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Laborer - Yard

Broken Bow, OK

The purpose of the Laborer is to assist the Whitewood Lead in accurately determining the class and length of utility poles, and inspecting them to ANSI or customer standards. In addition the Laborer will be responsible for manually removing excess bark as well as trimming poles to length with a chainsaw. The Laborer is also available to assist the other employees with any physical tasks associated with the operation of the pole yard and filling orders.



· Measuring ground lines and tops of poles, piles, posts, etc. for compliance with ANSI or ASTM classing standards.

· Marking and identifying products properly.

· Properly identify any material defects, limited or prohibited, and apply the proper grading rules per ANSI, ASTM, RUS or customer standards and specifications.

· Shaving with a drawknife, any areas missed by the mechanical shaver, and problem spots to repair poles and other products.

· Trimming poles to size using a chainsaw.

· Assisting with other duties as assigned by Management.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent.


· Working in an outdoor environment in variable weather conditions.


· A strong familiarity with and practical knowledge of the ANSI, RUS and ASTM standards as they relate to utility poles and other commodities.

· Ability to accurately read a tape measure.

· Ability to safely use a chainsaw.

· Ability to climb on, over and around poles and pole piles.

· Basic math skills.

· Must successfully complete Bell Lumber & Poles hazardous waste management training.

· Ability to safely use all power and hand tools required to complete grading and framing as related to the customer’s specifications.

· Safety – must be able to properly use and maintain all PPE associated with this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms and is occasionally required to sit, talk and hear, and to use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, infrequently lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics are best defined as an outdoor environment with exposure to elements such as heat, cold, precipitation, and wind. Employees will have moderate exposure to noise as heard in pole production yard, including exposure to higher noise levels associated with power equipment. Employee may have light exposure to the chemicals and solutions used in treating wood. The job may occasionally require overtime.


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