Logging Equipment Operators
On the Job
Logging Equipment Operators drive logging tractors or other large vehicles in order to stack logs, clear stumps, or remove brush from an area. The equipment they use has one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blades, crane booms, or hoisting racks.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Operate forestry equipment.
- Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
- Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs.
- Measure physical characteristics of forestry or agricultural products.
- Cut trees or logs.
- Evaluate log quality.
- Maintain personnel records.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Frequent decision-making.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to whole body vibration.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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