Also called: Timber Faller, Tree Faller, Timber Cutter, Logger
What they do:Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.
On the job, you would:
- Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
- Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage.
- Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
Engineering and Technology
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
Reaction Time and Speed
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
See more details at O*NET OnLine about fallers.