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Forest Managers

ANZSCO ID 133511

Overview

All Production Managers

  • $2,258 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Forest Managers

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Forest Managers manage the production activities of forestry operations.

Specialisations: Harvest Manager (Forestry), Operations Manager (Forestry).

You can work as a Forest Manager without formal qualifications, however, a course in forestry studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines, implements and monitors production strategies, policies and plans.
  • Plans details of production activities in terms of output, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements.
  • Controls the operation of production plant and quality procedures through the planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours, and supply of parts and tools.
  • Monitors production output and costs, adjusting the processes and resources to minimise costs.
  • Informs other managers about production matters.
  • Oversees acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment.
  • Directs research into production methods, recommending and implementing appropriate initiatives.
  • Controls preparation of production records and reports.
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Forest Manager without formal qualifications, however, a course in forestry studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Production Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Production and processing

    57% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  3. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  4. Transportation

    49% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  5. Education and training

    48% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    40% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  10. Building and construction

    36% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  11. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  13. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. English language

    34% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  15. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Clerical

    34% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  17. Psychology

    34% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Technical design

    31% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  20. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  3. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  4. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  6. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  7. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  11. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  14. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  15. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  17. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  19. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    61% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  9. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  14. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  19. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    68% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    67% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    65% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  7. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    58% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    54% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    53% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-1011.05 - First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Unstructured work

    91% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  11. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    83% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-1011.05 - First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers.

All Production Managers

  • $2,258 Weekly Pay
  • Stable Future Growth

Forest Managers

  • 450 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 91% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 46 years Average age
  • 12% female Gender Share

Forest Managers manage the production activities of forestry operations.

Specialisations: Harvest Manager (Forestry), Operations Manager (Forestry).

You can work as a Forest Manager without formal qualifications, however, a course in forestry studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines, implements and monitors production strategies, policies and plans.
  • Plans details of production activities in terms of output, quality, quantity, cost, time available and labour requirements.
  • Controls the operation of production plant and quality procedures through the planning of maintenance, designation of operating hours, and supply of parts and tools.
  • Monitors production output and costs, adjusting the processes and resources to minimise costs.
  • Informs other managers about production matters.
  • Oversees acquisition and installation of new plant and equipment.
  • Directs research into production methods, recommending and implementing appropriate initiatives.
  • Controls preparation of production records and reports.
  • Co-ordinates the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements.
  • Directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

You can work as a Forest Manager without formal qualifications, however, a course in forestry studies may be useful. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Manufacturing VET training pathways.

Employers look for Production Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    68% Skill level

    Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  2. Production and processing

    57% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  3. Administration and management

    55% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  4. Transportation

    49% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  5. Education and training

    48% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Public safety and security

    46% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  7. Customer and personal service

    44% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Mathematics

    41% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  9. Law and government

    40% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  10. Building and construction

    36% Skill level

    Materials, and methods used to construct or repair houses, buildings, or other structures like highways and roads.

  11. Economics and accounting

    36% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Engineering and technology

    35% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  13. Geography

    35% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  14. English language

    34% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  15. Sales and marketing

    34% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  16. Clerical

    34% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  17. Psychology

    34% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    34% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Technical design

    31% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  20. Computers and electronics

    30% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    57% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Time management

    55% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  3. Management of personnel resources

    55% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  4. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  5. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  6. Complex problem solving

    54% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  7. Coordination with others

    54% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  8. Reading comprehension

    54% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  9. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  10. Critical thinking

    52% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  11. Operation monitoring

    52% Skill level

    Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

  12. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  13. Systems evaluation

    50% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  14. Systems analysis

    48% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  15. Social perceptiveness

    46% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  16. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  17. Quality control analysis

    45% Skill level

    Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.

  18. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  19. Instructing

    43% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    61% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.

  2. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  3. Deductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  4. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  5. Oral comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  6. Oral expression

    55% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  7. Near vision

    54% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Multilimb coordination

    54% Skill level

    Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.

  9. Control precision

    52% Skill level

    Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.

  10. Depth perception

    52% Skill level

    Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.

  11. Static strength

    52% Skill level

    Lift, push, pull, or carry things.

  12. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  13. Sorting or ordering

    50% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  14. Speech clarity

    50% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  15. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Visualization

    48% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Auditory attention

    43% Skill level

    Pay attention to a certain sound when there are other distracting sounds.

  19. Brainstorming

    43% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  20. Categorising

    43% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Handling and moving objects

    77% Skill level

    Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, moving and manipulating objects.

  2. Doing physically active work

    72% Skill level

    Use your arms, legs and whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling objects.

  3. Monitoring people, processes and things

    68% Skill level

    Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.

  4. Controlling equipment or machines

    68% Skill level

    Operating machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).

  5. Driving vehicles or equipment

    67% Skill level

    Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

  6. Working with mechanical equipment

    65% Skill level

    Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.

  7. Building good relationships

    65% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    64% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Looking for changes over time

    62% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  11. Communicating within a team

    59% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  12. Coordinating the work of a team

    59% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  13. Checking for errors or defects

    58% Skill level

    Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials for errors, problems or defects.

  14. Assessing and evaluating things

    55% Skill level

    Working out the value, importance, or quality of things, services or people.

  15. Checking compliance with standards

    54% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  16. Managing payments and orders

    54% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  17. Scheduling work and activities

    53% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  18. Researching and investigating

    52% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  19. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    49% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

  20. Communicating with the public

    46% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-1011.05 - First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Frequent decision making

    99% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    98% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  3. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    98% Important

    Wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    97% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Impact of decisions

    95% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  6. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    95% Important

    Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

  7. Freedom to make decisions

    94% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  8. Telephone

    92% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  9. Health and safety of others

    91% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  10. Unstructured work

    91% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  11. Contact with people

    90% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  12. Responsible for outcomes

    90% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  13. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  14. Dangerous equipment

    89% Important

    Work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic.

  15. Exposure to contaminants

    84% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

  16. Being exact or accurate

    84% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  17. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    84% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  18. Using your hands to handle, control, or feel

    83% Important

    Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.

  19. Very hot or cold temperatures

    80% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  20. Lead or coordinate a team

    79% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    76% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Relationships

    71% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  3. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    57% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    57% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Working conditions

    52% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Practical

    81% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  3. Administrative

    62% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  4. Helping

    43% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    19% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-1011.05 - First-Line Supervisors of Logging Workers.
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