Potential Career/Occupation Information

Logging Worker Supervisor

Occupation Information table
Overview: Directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishments where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same logging work as the workers they supervise.
Duties: 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. Monitor logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations. Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations. Determine logging operation methods, crew sizes, or equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, or forestry officials as necessary. Assign to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, or loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts. Supervise or coordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations or silvicultural operations. Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements. Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.
Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to decline by 2% or more from 2014 to 2024. For comparison, the average growth rate for all occupations over the same time period is projected to be 5% to 8%.
Green: Green Career
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
  • Weighing out the options in a situation or a problem and logically choosing the best course of action.
  • Identifying the most appropriate equipment and tools needed to get a job done.
  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Assigning duties to others, motivating them, and evaluating their performance.
  • The ability to make appropriate use of equipment and materials to get a job done.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
  • Operating equipment and machinery.
  • Talking, giving speeches, or speaking in a group to convey information, explain ideas, or give instructions.
  • Teaching others how to do something.
Recommended Values:
 

* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information .

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.

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