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Quality Control Inspector

  • Full Time
  • TBD

Website Culpeper Wood Preservers

The purpose of the Quality Control Inspector is to check all treated lumber to assure quality and conformance with AWPA and customer standards on behalf of Culpeper Wood Preservers. Additionally the Quality Control Inspector must be able to identify and assess all of the limited and prohibitive defects as described in the AWPA standards as they relate to treated lumber and related products.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Testing treating charges for penetration and retention of treating solution according to Culpeper Wood Preservers testing procedures.
  • Identifying treated lumber that does not meet the specifications
  • Properly identify any defects, limited or prohibited, and apply the proper grading rules per AWPA standards.
  • Accurately filling in the paper records for verification of treatment testing.
  • Be able to titrate the treating solution.
  • Keep the QC lab and related work areas clean, neat and orderly.
  • Effectively communicate the results of treating charges
  • Communicate effectively with external independent inspectors.
  • Proper record keeping for all treating charge results.


  • Be able to work in an outdoor environment in variable weather conditions.
  • Quality control or inspection background a plus.
  • Ability to read and understand all AWPA standards as they relate treated lumber and related products
  • Must understand Culpeper Wood Preservers inventory system.
  • Ability to accurately and precisely read a tape measure.
  • Ability to climb and descend ladders.
  • Ability to climb on, over and around units of treated lumber.
  • Advanced math skills.
  • Must be fluent in English.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Good handwriting.
  • Ability to keep precise and accurate records.
  • Safety – must be able to properly use and maintain all PPE associated with this job.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

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, precipitation, 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 will have light exposure to the chemicals and solutions used in treating wood. The job may occasionally require overtime and/or weekends.


  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Holiday bonuses
  • 401K
  • Health insurance
  • Dental & vision insurance
  • Company-wide health incentives

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