Logging Supervisor 


Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations.


Work: Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres , Supervise 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.

Title Examples: Forest Operations Supervisor, Logging Contractor

Degrees associated with this career: Certificate, Diploma

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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