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 Supervisors logging and forestry.

Example titles

  • Forest operations supervisor
  • Forestry crew supervisor
  • Hook tender – logging
  • Logging contractor
  • Logging foreman/woman
  • Production supervisor – logging
  • Silviculture supervisor
  • 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.

Exclusions

  • Chain saw and skidder operators (8421)
  • Forestry technologists and technicians (2223)
  • Logging and forestry managers (in 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing)
  • Logging machinery operators (8241)
  • Silviculture and forestry workers (8422) Follow me

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