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Logging Equipment Operators
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Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree to skid, load, unload, or stack logs or to pull stumps or clear brush.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: 0

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Inspect equipment for safety prior to use, and perform necessary basic maintenance tasks.
  • Grade logs according to characteristics such as knot size and straightness, and according to established industry or company standards.
  • Control hydraulic tractors equipped with tree clamps and booms to lift, swing, and bunch sheared trees.
  • Drive straight or articulated tractors equipped with accessories such as bulldozer blades, grapples, logging arches, cable winches, and crane booms, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
  • Drive and maneuver tractors and tree harvesters to shear the tops off of trees, cut and limb the trees, and cut the logs into desired lengths.
  • Drive crawler or wheeled tractors to drag or transport logs from felling sites to log landing areas for processing and loading.
  • Fill out required job or shift report forms.
  • Drive tractors for the purpose of building or repairing logging and skid roads.
  • Calculate total board feet, cordage, or other wood measurement units, using conversion tables.

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