Job description Logging Crew Supervisor - Forestry near Kelowna (BC)

Find out what work is like for a logging crew supervisor - forestry in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Supervisors, logging and forestry (NOC 8211).

Supervisors, logging and forestry


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.

Job 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.

Job titles

  • logging foreman/woman
  • forest operations supervisor
  • forestry crew supervisor
  • production supervisor - logging
  • silviculture supervisor
  • logging contractor
  • hook tender - logging
  • woods foreman/woman

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