NOC 8241 – Logging machinery operators
To apply under NOC-8241 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Logging machinery operators.
Required roles and responsibilities:-
Logging machinery operators perform some or all of the following duties:
- 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 and 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.
You can also see the required titles to apply as a Logging machinery operators
NOC 8241 – Logging machinery operators: example 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 operator – logging
- grapple yarder operator – logging
- linehorse operator
- loader operator – logging
- loader, logging truck
- 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
- operator, cable yarding system
- operator, chipping machine – logging
- operator, crane and claw – logging
- operator, delimber
- operator, feller buncher
- operator, forwarder – logging
- operator, grapple loader – logging
- operator, grapple yarder – logging
- operator, linehorse
- operator, log loader
- operator, log loading machine
- operator, logging crane
- operator, logging machinery
- operator, mechanical harvester – logging
- operator, mechanical tree processor – logging
- operator, mobile chipper – logging
- operator, picker truck
- operator, pulpwood harvester
- operator, shortwood harvester
- operator, slasher – logging
- operator, slasher sawyer – logging
- operator, tree processor – 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
- steel spar operator – logging
- tree harvester operator
- tree processor operator – logging
- treelength forwarder operator
- tree-length harvester operator
- yarder operator – logging
- yarding engineer – logging
- Completion of secondary school may be required.
- On-the-job training from three to 16 months is provided, depending on the complexity of machinery operated and the type of woodlands operation.
- Experience requirements vary depending on the complexity of machinery operated.
- Mechanical harvester and forwarder operators may require logging experience as a chain saw and skidder operator.
- Feller buncher operators and cable yarder operators usually require three to five years of logging experience.
- Mechanical tree processor and loader operators usually require one to three years of logging experience.
- Certification as a heavy equipment operator may be required.
- Company certification for mobile logging machinery operation may be required.
- Provincial air brake certification may be required in British Columbia, depending on the type of equipment operated.
- Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and first aid certificates may be required.
- Knowledge of tree harvesting regulations is required.
- There is some mobility among jobs in this group from the less complex to more complex machinery operation.
- There is some mobility between employers, particularly in similar types of woodland operations.
- Self-employment as a logging contractor is possible with investment in equipment.
- Logging machinery operators may perform minor repairs and maintenance on their equipment.
- Progression to logging and forestry supervisory positions is possible with experience.
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