Province of Ontario including Simcoe County, Durham Region,
Northumberland County, Prince Edward County
$26.50 to $27.50 hourly, 6-9 hours per day. 30-41 Hours per week.
- Logging machinery operators, mechanical harvester, and forwarder operators assess site and terrain and drive heavy equipment to perform a combination of felling, slashing, bucking, bunching and forwarding operations at logging areas.
- Operate a variety of machines which perform a combination of slashing, bucking, chipping, sorting and loading logs or trees at landing sites.
- Help to transport trees from logging areas to landing or log loading sites in Ontario.
- Completion of secondary school is required
- A minimum of 2 years of experience operating skidder, feller buncher, forest logging machinery and chain saw is required
- A minimum of 2 years of experience in working with falling trees, limbing trees, bucking trees, skidding trees is required
- Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and First aid certificates are assets and can be obtained once the employment starts.
- Knowledge of tree harvesting regulations is an asset.
- On-the-job training is provided; however, experience is required due to the complexity of machinery operated, the type of woodlands used and due to safety reasons.
- We must travel to several work locations in Ontario and the position involves working away from home
- Flexibility on schedule is required due to the weather conditions.
- Working as Logging machinery operator could be dangerous. Safety policy procedures must be observed all the times to prevent accidents at the job site and to prevent damage on the machinery