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Logging - Occupations Duties

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All round Logger Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Harvest timber trees, performing combination of following tasks
  • Fell trees in specified direction, removes limbs and top and measures cuts tree into log lengths, using chain saw, wedges and ax
  • Secure cables to logs drives tractor or horses to skid logs to landing
  • Load logs onto trucks by hand or using winch
  • May drive truck to haul logs to mill.

Chaser Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Direct placement of logs brought to landing by high lead rig or tractor unhooks chokers from logs
  • Hand signals Yarding Engineer logging or Logging-Tractor Operator forestry, logging, saw. plan. where to drop logs on landing for reloading onto logging trucks
  • Pull end of choker from bell sliding fastener on choker cable to open noose
  • Signal operator to pull choker free of logs
  • Cuts knots and limbs from logs, using ax chain saw
  • Attach equipment, like chokers, lines, blocks, and fire equipment, to outbound rigging as indicated by whistle signals from Rigging Slinger logging
  • May mark logs [Log Marker logging ]
  • May be designated Cat Chaser logging in tractor logging operations or Water Chaser logging when working on floating logs.

Choke Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Fasten choker cables around logs for yarding from cutting area to landing
  • Pull choker cables from tractor winch or main-line of yarding machine, passes ball one end under around log and secures end to bell sliding fastener to form noose
  • May clear brush & earth from under log, using ax shovel
  • May assist Rigging Slinger logging in installing dismantling rigging of high lead or similar yarding system
  • May be designated Cat Hooker logging in tractor yarding.

Feller Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Drive operates logging tractor equipped with frontal hydraulic shear to fell trees
  • Maneuver tractor to position jaws of shear around tree bole and activates shear to cut fell tree
  • May control hydraulic tree clamp & boom to lift, swing and bunch sheared trees be designated Feller-Buncher Operator logging .

Felling bucking Supervisor Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Supervise coordinates activities of workers engaged in felling trees, trimming off limbs, and sawing felled trees into logs
  • Specify log lengths to be cut, trees to be left, stump height and cutting sequence
  • Train workers in felling & bucking techniques safety practices
  • Give instructions to workers in felling trees with unusual or dangerous characteristics
  • May supervise Tree-Shear Operators logging
  • Perform other duties as described under Supervisor any industry Master Title.

Grapple Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate heel-boom log loader equipped with cable, hydraulic, or pneumatically controlled grapples to load logs onto log trucks
  • Select logs to be loaded according to specie and size required to attain balanced compact load
  • May be designated according to type of machine operated as Shovel-Loader Operator logging .

Heel boom Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate heel-boom log loader equipped with cable, hydraulic, or pneumatically controlled grapples to load logs onto log trucks
  • Select logs to be loaded according to specie and size required to attain balanced compact load
  • May be designated according to type of machine operated as Shovel-Loader Operator logging .

Laborer Tanbark Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Harvest tanbark, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Cuts limbs from felled trees, using chain saw or ax
  • Cuts rings slits in bark and strips bark from tree, using spud or ax
  • Stack bark in ricks piles , bark-side down.

Log chipper Operator Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Operate trailer-mounted grapple-loader and chipping machine to reduce logs logging waste to wood chips
  • Control loading boom and power-grapple attachment to pick up logs place them on feed conveyor
  • Adjust speed opening of feed rolls according to log diameter and activates feed rolls that pushes log through chipper unit
  • Monitor gauges and adjusts speed opening of feed rolls to prevent equipment strain
  • Replace defective chipping knives, using wrenches feeler gauges
  • May control opening of debarking spuds tined rotating drums that remove bark from log before chipping.

Log Hauler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Drive truck, equipped with long-tongued trailer, to haul logs from forest to mill or storage yard
  • Maneuver truck into loading position according to signals from loading crew
  • Fasten chain or cable binders around logs to secure load on trailer during transit
  • May release binders start power hoist to dump logs
  • May assist in loading unloading logs, using crane hook or cant hook
  • May raise empty trailer to carrying position on truck bed, using hoist, for deadhead empty trip to forest
  • May steer trailer from cab attached to rear end of log trailer be designated Trailer Steerer logging .


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