Logging Equipment Operators


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.
Also called: Loader Operator, Logging Equipment Operator, Skidder Driver, Skidder Operator

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
    Spatial
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed
  • know where things are around you
    Vision
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation
  • Independence

Technology:

    Human resources software
  • TradeTec TallyWorks TimeTracker
    Data base user interface and query software
  • BCS Woodlands Systems The Logger Tracker
    Inventory management software
  • TradeTec TallyWorks Logs

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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