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Logging Plant Operator

Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.


Tasks Include:


  • 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
Job prospects for Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators in Victoria

Occupations in the Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators group include Agricultural and Horticultural Mobile Plant Operator and Logging Plant Operator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,000 Agricultural, Forestry and Horticultural Plant Operators in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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