Logging Equipment Operators
- Inspect equipment for safety prior to use, and perform necessary basic maintenance tasks.
- Drive straight or articulated tractors equipped with accessories such as bulldozer blades, grapples, logging arches, cable winches, and crane booms, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
- Drive crawler or wheeled tractors to drag or transport logs from felling sites to log landing areas for processing and loading.
- Drive tractors for the purpose of building or repairing logging and skid roads.
- Grade logs according to characteristics such as knot size and straightness, and according to established industry or company standards.
- Control hydraulic tractors equipped with tree clamps and booms to lift, swing, and bunch sheared trees.
- Fill out required job or shift report forms.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
Projections Quick View:
Virginia: + 3.7%
Less than a High School Diploma
One: Little or No Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)