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.
Experience- No previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, a person can become a cashier even if he/she has never worked before.
Education- These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.
Job Training- Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Examples- These occupations involve following instructions and helping others. Examples include taxi drivers, amusement and recreation attendants, counter and rental clerks, cashiers, and waiters/waitresses.
Inspect equipment for safety prior to use, and perform necessary basic maintenance tasks.
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 crawler or wheeled tractors to drag or transport logs from felling sites to log landing areas for processing and loading.
Drive tractors for the purpose of building or repairing logging and skid roads.
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 and maneuver tractors and tree harvesters to shear the tops off of trees, cut and limb the trees, and then cut the logs into desired lengths.
Fill out required job or shift report forms.
Calculate total board feet, cordage, or other wood measurement units, using conversion tables.
Although a high school diploma is not required for this occupation, many employers prefer hiring individuals who have graduated. Logging equipment operators usually learn the trade and develop skills on the job working with experienced operators. They should be concerned with the environmental impact of the job. A program designed to enhance the professionalism of this occupation may be found online. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division, sponsors the
Master Logger program. The Master Logger curriculum consists of five one-day courses in first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification; forest ecology and best management practices; forest management and silviculture; logging safety; and business management.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Moral Values - Workers on this job are never pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Co-workers - Workers on this job have co-workers who are easy to get along with.
Company Policies and Practices - Workers on this job are treated fairly by the company.
Supervision, Human Relations - Workers on this job have supervisors who back up their workers with management.
Support-Mean Extent - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Activity - Workers on this job are busy all the time.
Supervision, Technical - Workers on this job have supervisors who train their workers well.
Relationships-Mean Extent - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
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