European District Supervisor

Job Brief

Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB), also known as West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau, provides lumber grading and inspection services to some of the largest and most well know lumber producers throughout Europe. As the first U.S. inspection agency to offer service to European sawmills, our certifications and quality marks are recognized worldwide and have allowed European lumber producers to access U.S. markets for over 25 years and we are growing. We are looking for a qualified individual interested in a full-time career opportunity as a lumber inspector and quality control auditor to provide lumber inspection, grader training and quality control auditing services to some of Europe’s most highly respected sawmills and wood products companies. The European District Supervisor position is based in Austria and involves travel through central Europe.

Your Tasks

  • Conducting on-site inspections of grade-stamped and certified lumber products at sawmills throughout a multi-country region
  • Performing and overseeing qualification tests for special products like MSR and finger-jointed lumber
  • Reporting inspections results
  • Training graders at PLIB/WCLIB member sawmills
  • Maintaining and expanding our existing client base
  • Scheduling inspection routes throughout the region
  • Direct communication with management

Your Profile

  • Wood science/Engineering education or experience in lumber grading (European or U.S.)
  • Excellent German language communication skills
  • Good English language speaking and writing skills
  • Interest in and ability to teach and train others
  • Highly motivated, independent worker
  • Physically able to life and turn pieces of lumber up
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Valid, current Drivers License
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite

Our Support

PLIB will provide our European District Supervisor trainee with intensive, one-on-one in-person and online training to hone your professional skills as you learn the responsibilities of your new job. This training will take place onsite at sawmills in Austria, Germany, and other nearby countries and will be led by our highly skill District Supervisor staff.

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Job Type: Full Time
Travel Required: Driving Flying

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