8211 – Supervisors, logging and forestry | Canada NOC |

8211 – Supervisors, logging and forestry

Supervisors in logging and forestry 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Boom master – logging

Buckers supervisor

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

Woods foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs 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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