Timber harvesting operators undertake a range of tasks to do with the harvesting and maintenance of trees in natural forests and plantations, including logging, felling and sawing trees.
Duties & Tasks
Timber harvesting operators may perform the following tasks:remove or trim branches and tree tops
load and transport logs
clear area around intended fall of each tree
plan the tree felling and bucking (sawing into logs)
operate manual and machine saws to fell and buck trees
operate machinery such as loading machines, excavators and bulldozers
maintain strict occupational health and safety requirements.
Timber harvesting operators usually work under the supervision of a senior tree faller. They work outside, often in a team. They may be required to live in, or travel to, regional or remote areas for work.
able to undertake manual and heavy work
observant and methodical
good communication skills
enjoy outdoor work
enjoy working in teams
alert and safety-conscious.