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Logging machinery operators

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8241

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.

Job Duties for Logging machinery operators

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 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.

Working Conditions for Logging machinery operators

Work is performed outdoors in remote locations. Safety measures and protocols are in place to prevent injury from equipment, falling trees, and falls from heights.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Bunk Skidder Operator
  • Cable Yarding Operator
  • Cable Yarding System Operator
  • Chipping Machine Operator
  • Chipping Machine Operator - Logging
  • Crane And Claw Operator - Logging
  • Delimber And Buncher Operator
  • Delimber Operator
  • Feller Buncher Operator
  • Feller Delimber Operator
  • Feller Forwarder Operator
  • Forwarder Operator - Logging
  • Grapple Loader Operator - Logging
  • Grapple Operator - Logging
  • Grapple Yarder Operator - Logging
  • Linehorse Operator
  • Loader Operator - Logging
  • Log Loader Operator
  • Log Loading Machine Operator
  • Log Process Operator
  • Log Processor Operator
  • Logging Crane Operator
  • Logging Machinery Operator
  • Logging Truck Loader
  • Mechanical Harvester And Forwarder Operator
  • Mechanical Harvester Operator - Logging
  • Mechanical Tree Processor And Loader Operator
  • Mechanical Tree Processor Operator - Logging
  • Mobile Chipper Operator - Logging
  • Mobile Whole Tree Chipper - Logging
  • Picker Truck Operator
  • Pulpwood Harvester Operator
  • Rigging Slinger - Logging
  • Shortwood Harvester Operator
  • Slasher Loader Operator
  • Slasher Operator - Logging
  • Slasher Saw Operator - Logging
  • Slasher Sawyer Operator - Logging
  • Slasher-brusher
  • Steel Spar Operator - Logging
  • Tree Harvester Operator
  • Tree Processor Operator - Logging
  • Treelength Forwarder Operator
  • Tree-length Harvester Operator
  • Yarder Operator - Logging
  • Yarding Engineer - Logging
  • Chipping Machine Operator
  • Delimber Operator
  • Feller Buncher Operator
  • Feller Forwarder Operator
  • Grapple Operator - Logging
  • Linehorse Operator
  • Loader Operator - Logging
  • Log Processor Operator
  • Rigging Slinger - Logging
  • Shortwood Harvester Operator
  • Slasher Operator - Logging
  • Steel Spar Operator - Logging
  • Treelength Forwarder Operator
  • Yarder Operator - Logging

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