What do First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers do?
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.
- Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
- Plan or schedule logging operations, such as felling or bucking trees or grading, sorting, yarding, or loading logs.
- Change logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.
- Monitor logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
- Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.
- Determine logging operation methods, crew sizes, or equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, or forestry officials as necessary.
- Assign to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, or loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.
- Supervise or coordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations or silvicultural operations.
- Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.
- Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
- Schedule work crews, equipment, or transportation for several different work locations.
- Coordinate dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.
- Prepare production or personnel time records for management.
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