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First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers

Also called: Feller Buncher Operator (FB Operator), Logging Crew Foreman, Logging Supervisor, Trucking Supervisor

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.
  • Monitor logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.
  • Change logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.


Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • management
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road


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


Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words


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


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: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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