CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Loggging Equipment Operators

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Inspect equipment for safety prior to use, and perform necessary basic maintenance tasks.
 
Drive straight or articulated tractors equipped with accessories such as bulldozer blades, grapples, logging arches, cable winches, and crane booms, to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
 
Drive crawler or wheeled tractors to drag or transport logs from felling sites to log landing areas for processing and loading.
 
Drive tractors for the purpose of building or repairing logging and skid roads.
 
Grade logs according to characteristics such as knot size and straightness, and according to established industry or company standards.
 
Control hydraulic tractors equipped with tree clamps and booms to lift, swing, and bunch sheared trees.
 
Drive and maneuver tractors and tree harvesters to shear the tops off of trees, cut and limb the trees, and then cut the logs into desired lengths.
 
Fill out required job or shift report forms.
 
Calculate total board feet, cordage, or other wood measurement units, using conversion tables.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Equipment Maintenance Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Repairing Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Response Orientation The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals (lights, sounds, pictures). It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Hearing Sensitivity The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Peripheral Vision The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Boom Operator
Chain Hooker
Chain Saw Operator
Chipper Operator
Cutter Operator
Delimber Operator
Feller Buncher Operator
Feller Operator
Forder Operator
Grapple Operator
Grapple Skidder Operator
Harvester Operator
Hook Tender
Loader Operator
Log Carrier Operator
Log Handling Equipment Operator
Log Hauler
Log Loader
Log Processor Operator
Log Stacker Operator
Log Truck Driver
Logger
Logging Crane Operator
Logging Equipment Operator
Logging Shovel Operator
Logging Tractor Operator
Lumber Carrier Operator
Lumber Stacker Driver
Lumber Stacker Operator
Machine Operator
Skidder Driver
Skidder Operator
Slasher Operator
Stroke Delimber Operator
Timber Harvester Operator
Tractor Driver
Tree Cutter Loader Operator
Tree Feller Operator
Tree Shear Operator
Tree-Shear Operator
Truck Driver
Yarder Operator
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing/Animal
Job Family: Forestry
Benchmark Title: Loggging Equipment Operators
 
 
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