Summary Logging Machinery Operator near Grande Prairie (AB)
Find key facts and figures about working as a logging machinery operator. The following information is applicable to all Logging machinery operators (NOC 8241).
Logging machinery operators operate cable yarding systems, mechanical harvesters and forwarders and mechanical tree processors and loaders to fell, yard and process trees at logging sites. They are employed by logging companies and contractors.
College or apprenticeship
College education or apprenticeship training usually required
Median wage in the Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region
The job outlook is fair in the Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region
advertised in Alberta
- Operate machines to transport trees from logging areas to landing or log loading sites in mountainous terrain
- Assess site and terrain and drive heavy equipment to perform a combination of felling, slashing, bucking, bunching and forwarding operations
- Operate a variety of machines which perform a combination of slashing, bucking, chipping, sorting and loading logs or trees
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