Directly supervises and coordinates activities of logging workers.
This career is part of the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources cluster Food Products and Processing Systems pathway.
A person in this career:
- Monitors workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
- Monitors logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
- Changes logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.
- Trains workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.
- Assigns to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, or loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.
- Supervises or coordinates the activities of workers engaged in logging operations or silvicultural operations.
- Plans or schedules logging operations, such as felling or bucking trees or grading, sorting, yarding, or loading logs.
- Communicates with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
- Determines logging operation methods, crew sizes, or equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, or forestry officials as necessary.
- Coordinates dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.