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First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers

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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.

    Work Activities
    • Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.
    • Monitor logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
    • Change logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.
    • Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.
    • 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.
    • Plan or schedule logging operations, such as felling or bucking trees or grading, sorting, yarding, or loading logs.
    • Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
    • Determine logging operation methods, crew sizes, or equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, or forestry officials as necessary.
    • Coordinate dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.
    • Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.
    • Schedule work crews, equipment, or transportation for several different work locations.
    • Prepare production or personnel time records for management.
    Skills
    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®
    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    4
    Graphic Literacy
    4
    Abilities
    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

    Knowledge
    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Administration and Management

      Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

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    Pay
    • Ohio Annual Salary $55,090/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage $26.49/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage
    Ohio Employment Trends
    • Currently Employed 650
    • Yearly Projected Openings 80
    Typical Education
    Personality
    Enterprising: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Cooperation
    • Integrity
    • Initiative
    • Leadership
    • Attention to Detail
    Tools
    • Lumbering equipment
    • Front end loaders
    • Forestry skidders
    • Forestry saws
    • Backhoes
    Technology
    • Word processing software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Office suite software
    • Inventory management software
    • Accounting software
    Tags
    • Green occupations are jobs that contribute to energy conservation, development of alternative energy, reducing pollution, or recycling.