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Hardwood Veneer Grader

Manthei Veneer – Petoskey, Michigan
Department Manthei Veneer
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The Opportunity 

Do you have an eye for detail and a strong sense of organization? Are you skilled at identifying various levels of product quality? If you enjoy sorting products into specified categories, we would love to hear from you.

Welcome to Manthei Veneer. We are an energetic, results-oriented, fun-loving, collaborative, humble, and passionate group of people that enjoy making a difference within the hardwood veneer and plywood industry. We have a hardwood face veneer division, a specialty plywood division, and a retail wood products division.

We are currently seeking a Hardwood Veneer Grader to manually and mechanically perform final inspection, sort, and assign the finished grade to veneer panels in a manner which ensures optimum value and customer acceptance.

In this role, it is imperative that you can "think on your feet," inspecting veneer panels up to 4' x 8' and quickly and accurately identify what level of quality the panel is and move it to the correct pallet. A keen attention to detail and accuracy are the keys to success as a Hardwood Veneer Grader.

We offer excellent health benefits, 401k with employer match, paid time off, paid holidays, product discounts, and much more.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Learn and maintain a working knowledge of all veneer grades per management guidelines.
  • Pre-plan and coordinate proper line set up.
  • Visually examine and feel the surface of product to detect natural characteristics and/or manufacturing defects such as knots, splits, torn grain, etc.
  • Maximize all grade potential by taping splits, cutting out overlaps, and performing any additional repair.
  • Verify the product meets dimensional specifications.
  • Assign proper crate tags for individual grades and maintain crate and piling levels as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate daily production records.
  • Perform crate changes as needed and cooperate and assist forklift operators during all crate changes.

Qualifications and Proficiencies

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to make fast and accurate decisions
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills

To learn more about the company and the products we make, please visit

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to talking with you!

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