Logging Machinery Operators

(NOC 8241)
+6.38%
 

Career Description

Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.

Duties May Include

Cable yarding system operators operate machines to transport trees from logging areas to landing or log loading sites in mountainous terrain in western Canada.

Mechanical harvester and forwarder operators assess site and terrain and drive heavy equipment to perform a combination of felling, slashing, bucking, bunching and forwarding operations at logging areas.

Mechanical tree processor and loader operators operate a variety of machines which perform a combination of slashing, bucking, chipping, sorting and loading logs or trees at landing sites.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Canadore College
North Bay, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Techniques - Machinist Diploma
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Modified on May 17, 2012