Supervisors, logging and forestry

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8211

Supervisors in this unit group 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.

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Job Duties for Supervisors, logging and forestry

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Supervisors, logging and forestry

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, depending on the task. Workers are often stationed in remote locations where safety measures must be followed to prevent injury from machinery and falling trees.

Alternate Job 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

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