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Logging Plant Operator
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Logging Plant Operator

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Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 2 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,100

What does a Logging Plant Operator do?

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeping log tallies and writing work reports

Specialisations

  • Forwarder Operator
  • Skidder Operator
  • Tree Feller Operator

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