Logging Equipment Operators:

Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $29,430.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 519
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -4.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

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Move earth or debris for roads, construction, or related projects
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Operate lifting equipment such as hoists, winches, or hydraulic booms
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment

Performing General Physical Activities

Cut brush for removal or trimming
Cut trees or logs
Traverse difficult terrains
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Handle logs using log handling tools
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Stack containers, materials, or products
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products

Controlling Machines and Processes

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Handling and Moving Objects

Set-up specialized rigging
Don/Doff agricultural, farming, or forestry related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Attach equipment extensions or accessories

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