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First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers

Also called: Logging Crew Foreman, Forester, Logging Supervisor, Crew Leader

What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • accounting and economics
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job

Abilities

Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Leadership
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Inventory management software
  • BCS Woodlands Software The Logger Tracker
  • TradeTec Computer Systems TallyWorks Logs
Spreadsheet software
Word processing software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma or
some high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$43,660
per year, on average
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