List of Career Duties Under Logging Business Sector

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Pulp Roller Career Duties

  • Stack pulpwood logs in piles at skidway or landing near logging road or stream
  • Place logs on pile by hand, or guides logs into position with cant hook as log is lifted by mechanical means.

Rafter Career Duties

  • Assemble floating logs into rafts for towing to mill
  • Bore holes in boom sticks side poles of raft and swifters cross poles or ribs with power-driven auger and threads chain or cable through holes to form raft frame
  • Signal Log Sorter logging to push logs between frame members maneuvers them into position with pike pole, or signals boat operator to push log bundles into raft
  • Bind logs into rafts with chain or cable fastens binder with cable clamp or clevis
  • May unload logs from railroad cars log trucks.

Rigger Career Duties

  • Install blocks guy lines for high lead, slack line, or similar log yarding system
  • Cuts notch around anchor stumps specified by Hook Tender logging , using chain saw ax
  • Wrap cable around stump & secures it in position with spikes U-bolts
  • Install block, pulls winch cable through block, and secures cable to yarding blocks guy lines
  • Signal winch operator to haul yarding blocks guy lines to anchor stumps, and secures them to anchor stumps
  • Splice cable to make rigging parts or repair broken or worn cable, using marlin spikes, vise, hammer, and wire cutters
  • Dismantle yarding system loads rigging onto trucks for removal to new yarding site
  • May install yarding cables, choker cables, cable swivels, carriages, and related rigging
  • May rig erect wooden spars
  • May climb wooden spars, using climbing spurs safety rope, to install or repair rigging
  • May lead activities of crew be designated Head Rigger logging .

Rigging Slinger Career Duties

  • Direct Choke Setters logging in high lead, slack line, or similar log yarding system
  • Determine sequence of logs to be yarded, according to guidelines established by Hook Tender logging
  • Issue directions to crew regarding logs to be yarded, positioning securing of chokers and position of crew during movement of logs
  • Signal Yarding Engineer logging to control positioning of choker cables for setting yarding of logs over cutting area, using portable radio transmitter
  • Signal to inform others of fire, injuries, need for repairs or revisions to rigging, and other conditions
  • Train new workers in choker setting techniques, safety practices, and whistle signals
  • May perform choker setting duties
  • May lead workers in installing, moving, and dismantling yarder rigging.

River Career Duties

  • Rive splits logs or wooden blocks into bolts, pickets, posts, shakes, or stakes, using handtools, like ax wedges, sledgehammer, froe, and mallet
  • Drive wedge into log with ax sledgehammer to split log along grain to form posts or bolts
  • Position froe on block according to grain & thickness of specified product pounds it into block with mallet to start cut
  • Pull froe handle up or down to pry split pieces from block
  • May fell trees, using chain saw [Faller logging Ii] cut logs into desired lengths [Bucker logging ]
  • May be designated according to product cut as Rail Splitter logging , Shake Splitter logging , Shingle-Bolt Cutter logging , Stave-Block Splitter logging .

Saw Boss Career 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.

Second Loader Career Duties

  • Load logs onto trucks or railroad cars, performing any combination of following tasks
  • Hand signals directions for hoisting of trailer from truck chassis positioning of truck for loading
  • Connect brake & electrical lines trailer to truck
  • Position railcars for loading, using power winch, pinchbar, and car hand brakes
  • Secure tongs, slings, or other attachment to log, guides loading of logs by hand using hand signals, and releases attachments
  • Trim protruding limbs and knots, using ax chain saw
  • Mark log with specified symbols, using paint spray can or branding hammer
  • Secure load with chains, cables, or steel straps
  • May roll logs up ramp position logs on truck, using peavey or cant hook
  • May be designated according to type of loading equipment involved as Jammer Operator Helper logging , Grapple Operator Helper logging , or work location as Loader Helper, Sorting Yard logging .

Second Rigger Career Duties

  • Install blocks guy lines for high lead, slack line, or similar log yarding system
  • Cuts notch around anchor stumps specified by Hook Tender logging , using chain saw ax
  • Wrap cable around stump & secures it in position with spikes U-bolts
  • Install block, pulls winch cable through block, and secures cable to yarding blocks guy lines
  • Signal winch operator to haul yarding blocks guy lines to anchor stumps, and secures them to anchor stumps
  • Splice cable to make rigging parts or repair broken or worn cable, using marlin spikes, vise, hammer, and wire cutters
  • Dismantle yarding system loads rigging onto trucks for removal to new yarding site
  • May install yarding cables, choker cables, cable swivels, carriages, and related rigging
  • May rig erect wooden spars
  • May climb wooden spars, using climbing spurs safety rope, to install or repair rigging
  • May lead activities of crew be designated Head Rigger logging .

Sorting grapple Operator Career Duties

  • Operate mobile crane equipped with heel-boom and hydraulic grapples to sort stack logs in sorting yard according to species, grade, size, and designated use markings on log
  • Start crane engine and moves levers & pedals to move and position machine boom grapple to pick up individual logs
  • Move levers to grasp log with grapples, force log against heel of boom, raise log to horizontal position and rotate boom to position log on specified pile.

Stumper feller Career Duties

  • Fell trees, applying specified cutting procedures to control direction of fall
  • Clear brush from work area and escape route and cuts saplings & other trees from falling path, using ax chain saw
  • Saws or chops undercut in bole of tree to fix designated direction of fall, using chain saw ax and saws opposite side back cut to fell tree
  • Drive wedges behind saw with mall to tip tree prevent binding of saw
  • May cut tree into log lengths
  • May tag trees in unsafe condition with high visibility ribbon
  • Worker are classified as Faller logging I where adherence to standards of minimum tree damage are of prime importance considerable judgment is exercised in determining cutting techniques.

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