Forestry and Logging

Forestry and Logging

A forestry and logging worker is responsible for the management and harvesting of trees in forests and other wooded areas. Their job duties may include:

  • Marking trees for cutting using paint, flags or other markers
  • Falling trees using chainsaws or other cutting tools
  • Removing branches and bark from felled trees using hand tools or machines
  • Transporting logs to a sawmill or processing facility using heavy equipment
  • Maintaining and repairing equipment and tools
  • Ensuring compliance with safety regulations and environmental laws

The qualifications for a forestry and logging worker may vary depending on the employer, but typically include:

  • Physical stamina and strength, as the work can be physically demanding
  • Experience with or knowledge of heavy equipment and machinery
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a remote and sometimes rugged outdoor environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Valid driver's license
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and environmental laws
  • High school diploma or GED.

Some employers may require a degree in forestry or a related field, or certifications such as First Aid and CPR.
Find a job now Post a new job