Logging plant operator using a processing head to delimb and cut logs to length before stacking

Logging Plant Operator

Logging Plant Operators operate plants to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks.

Overview

Logging Plant Operators operate plants to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks.

Day-to-day

  • prepares and positions plant for operation
  • operates plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operates attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operates auxiliary plants such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeds felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and load logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeps log tallies and writes work reports
  • services plant and performs minor repairs.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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