8211 Supervisors, Logging and Forestry

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8211 - Supervisors, Logging And Forestry

Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government agencies.

  • Illustrative example(s)
    • forest operations supervisor
    • forestry crew supervisor
    • hook tender - logging
    • logging contractor
    • logging foreman/woman
    • production supervisor - logging
    • silviculture supervisor
    • woods foreman/woman
  • All examples
  • boom master - logging
  • buckers supervisor
  • contractor, forest conservation
  • contractor, logging
  • contractor, silviculture
  • fire suppression crew foreman/woman – forestry
  • foreman/woman, forestry
  • foreman/woman, logging
  • foreman/woman, planting crew
  • foreman/woman, pond
  • forest operations supervisor
  • forestry conservation contractor
  • forestry crew supervisor
  • forestry foreman/woman
  • forestry supervisor
  • grapple yarder hook tender
  • hook and rig supervisor - logging
  • hook tender – logging
  • loading foreman/woman – logging
  • log yarding boss
  • loggers supervisor - forestry
  • logging contractor
  • logging crew supervisor - forestry
  • logging foreman/woman
  • logging supervisor
  • planting crew foreman/woman
  • pond foreman/woman
  • production supervisor - logging
  • setting foreman/woman logging
  • silviculture contractor
  • silviculture supervisor
  • skidders foreman/woman – logging
  • supervisor, forest operations
  • supervisor, forestry
  • supervisor, forestry crew
  • supervisor, logging
  • woods foreman/woman
  • Exclusion(s)
    • Chain saw and skidder operators (8421)
    • Forestry technologists and technicians (2223)
    • Logging and forestry managers (See 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing)
    • Logging machinery operators (8241)
    • Silviculture and forestry workers (8422)
  • Main duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres
  • Oversee silvicultural activities such as scarification, planting and vegetation control
  • Schedule work crews, equipment and transportation for several work locations
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve work methods
  • Instruct workers in safety, recognize unsafe work conditions and modify work procedures
  • Ensure that government regulations are met
  • Communicate with forestry technical, professional and management personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures and schedules
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • Hire and train new workers.
  • Employment requirements
    • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
    • Completion of a one- to three-year college program for forestry technologists or technicians may be required.
    • Formal company training and several months of on-the-job training are provided.
    • Several years of experience as a logger, silvicultural worker, or logging machinery operator are usually required.
    • A chemical application licence may be required.
    • An industrial first aid certificate may be required.

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