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Logging Plant Operators

ANZSCO ID 721112

Overview

All Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Logging Plant Operators

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Logging Plant Operators operate plants to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks.

Specialisations: Forwarder Operator, Skidder Operator, Tree Feller Operator.

You can work as a Logging Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in harvesting and haulage may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Operates plant to hold, lift and cut trees.
  • Operates attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operates auxiliary plants such as chipping machines and log splitting machines.
  • Feeds felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and load logs onto stockpiles and into trucks.
  • Keeps log tallies and writes work reports.
  • Services plant and performs minor repairs.

Prospects

Pathways

You can work as a Logging Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in harvesting and haulage may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Engineering and technology

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    20% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Geography

    15% 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.

  15. Clerical

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Technical design

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    11% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  19. Economics and accounting

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Depth perception

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Response orientation

    54% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  6. Auditory attention

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Rate control

    45% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Spatial orientation

    38% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Helping and caring for others

    42% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  15. Building good relationships

    40% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

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, 45-4022.00 - Logging Equipment Operators.

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. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Dangerous equipment

    94% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    92% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

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

  7. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

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

  10. In an open vehicle or equipment

    87% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  11. Whole body vibration

    86% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  12. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  15. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    79% Important

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

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Contact with people

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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.

  3. Relationships

    43% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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, 45-4022.00 - Logging Equipment Operators.

All Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators

  • $1,500 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Logging Plant Operators

  • 1,300 workers Employment Size
  • Lower skill Skill level rating
  • 95% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 53 hours Average full-time
  • 41 years Average age
  • 2% female Gender Share

Logging Plant Operators operate plants to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks.

Specialisations: Forwarder Operator, Skidder Operator, Tree Feller Operator.

You can work as a Logging Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in harvesting and haulage may be useful.

Tasks
  • Prepares and positions plant for operation.
  • Operates plant to hold, lift and cut trees.
  • Operates attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operates auxiliary plants such as chipping machines and log splitting machines.
  • Feeds felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and load logs onto stockpiles and into trucks.
  • Keeps log tallies and writes work reports.
  • Services plant and performs minor repairs.

You can work as a Logging Plant Operator without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in harvesting and haulage may be useful.

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

  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management VET training pathways.

Employers look for Agricultural, Forestry & Horticultural Operators who are trustworthy and responsible, can communicate with a variety of people and have good team work skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Mechanical

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Administration and management

    40% Skill level

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

  3. Public safety and security

    34% Skill level

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

  4. Transportation

    33% Skill level

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

  5. Production and processing

    32% Skill level

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

  6. Mathematics

    30% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  7. Engineering and technology

    24% Skill level

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

  8. Customer and personal service

    20% Skill level

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

  9. Building and construction

    20% Skill level

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

  10. Education and training

    19% Skill level

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

  11. English language

    18% Skill level

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

  12. Law and government

    18% Skill level

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

  13. Personnel and human resources

    17% Skill level

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

  14. Geography

    15% 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.

  15. Clerical

    15% Skill level

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

  16. Chemistry

    14% Skill level

    Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

  17. Technical design

    13% Skill level

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

  18. Biology

    11% Skill level

    Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

  19. Economics and accounting

    10% Skill level

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

  20. Sales and marketing

    9% Skill level

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

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Operation and control

    55% Skill level

    Controlling equipment or systems.

  2. Operation monitoring

    50% Skill level

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

  3. Equipment maintenance

    46% Skill level

    Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.

  4. Quality control analysis

    43% Skill level

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

  5. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

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

  6. Critical thinking

    41% Skill level

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

  7. Repairing

    39% Skill level

    Fixing machines or systems.

  8. Troubleshooting

    39% Skill level

    Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.

  9. Coordination with others

    37% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  10. Judgment and decision making

    36% Skill level

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

  11. Time management

    36% Skill level

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

  12. Writing

    34% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Complex problem solving

    32% Skill level

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

  14. Speaking

    32% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  15. Instructing

    32% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  16. Active listening

    30% Skill level

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

  17. Active learning

    30% Skill level

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

  18. Mathematics

    29% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  19. Social perceptiveness

    29% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  20. Equipment selection

    27% Skill level

    Deciding on the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Reaction time

    63% Skill level

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

  2. Multilimb coordination

    59% Skill level

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

  3. Control precision

    57% Skill level

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

  4. Depth perception

    54% Skill level

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

  5. Response orientation

    54% Skill level

    Quickly choose the right movement of the hand, foot, or other body part when there are two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures).

  6. Auditory attention

    54% Skill level

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

  7. Far vision

    50% Skill level

    See details that are far away.

  8. Rate control

    45% Skill level

    Change when and how fast you move based on how something else is moving.

  9. Sorting or ordering

    43% Skill level

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

  10. Visualization

    43% Skill level

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

  11. Manual dexterity

    41% Skill level

    Quickly move your hand to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

  12. Near vision

    41% Skill level

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

  13. Problem spotting

    39% Skill level

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

  14. Hearing sensitivity

    39% Skill level

    Tell the difference between sounds.

  15. Spatial orientation

    38% Skill level

    Know where things are around you.

  16. Arm-hand steadiness

    36% Skill level

    Keep your hand or arm steady.

  17. Deductive reasoning

    36% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  18. Perceptual speed

    36% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  19. Finger dexterity

    34% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

  20. Speech recognition

    34% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Activities

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

  1. Controlling equipment or machines

    69% Skill level

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

  2. Driving vehicles or equipment

    63% Skill level

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

  3. Working with mechanical equipment

    58% Skill level

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

  4. Handling and moving objects

    58% Skill level

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

  5. Doing physically active work

    54% Skill level

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

  6. Monitoring people, processes and things

    53% Skill level

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

  7. Looking for changes over time

    52% Skill level

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

  8. Communicating within a team

    50% Skill level

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

  9. Checking for errors or defects

    49% Skill level

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

  10. Planning and prioritising work

    48% Skill level

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

  11. Assessing and evaluating things

    44% Skill level

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

  12. Researching and investigating

    44% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  13. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    44% Skill level

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

  14. Helping and caring for others

    42% Skill level

    Providing personal assistance, medical attention, or emotional support.

  15. Building good relationships

    40% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  16. Making decisions and solving problems

    40% Skill level

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

  17. Collecting and organising information

    37% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  18. Checking compliance with standards

    37% Skill level

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

  19. Training and teaching others

    36% Skill level

    Understanding the needs of others, developing training programs, and teaching or instructing.

  20. Coming up with systems and processes

    35% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

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, 45-4022.00 - Logging Equipment Operators.

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.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

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

  1. Outdoors, exposed to weather

    96% Important

    Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

  2. Dangerous equipment

    94% Important

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

  3. Exposure to contaminants

    94% Important

    Be exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours.

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

    92% Important

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

  5. Face-to-face discussions

    92% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  6. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    92% Important

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

  7. Spend time sitting

    91% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  8. Frequent decision making

    89% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  9. Wear common protective or safety equipment

    89% Important

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

  10. In an open vehicle or equipment

    87% Important

    Work in an open vehicle (e.g., a tractor).

  11. Whole body vibration

    86% Important

    Be exposed to whole body vibration (e.g., operate a jackhammer).

  12. Impact of decisions

    86% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  13. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  14. Unstructured work

    80% Important

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

  15. Consequence of error

    80% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

  16. Making repetitive motions

    80% Important

    Spend time making repetitive motions.

  17. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

    79% Important

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

  18. Very hot or cold temperatures

    78% Important

    Work in very hot or cold temperatures.

  19. Health and safety of others

    73% Important

    Take responsibility for the health and safety of others.

  20. Contact with people

    70% Important

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

Values

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

  1. Support

    86% 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.

  2. Independence

    52% 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.

  3. Relationships

    43% 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.

  4. Working conditions

    43% Important

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

  5. Achievement

    33% Important

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

  6. Recognition

    29% 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.

Interests

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

  1. Practical

    100% Important

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

  2. Administrative

    52% Important

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

  3. Analytical

    52% Important

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

  4. Enterprising

    24% Important

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

  5. Creative

    14% Important

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

  6. Helping

    14% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

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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, 45-4022.00 - Logging Equipment Operators.
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