Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.
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Skill Level

4

Specialisations

  • Forwarder Operator
  • Skidder Operator
  • Tree Feller Operator

Indicative Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.

AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include

  • preparing and positioning plant for operation
  • operating tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • adjusting speed, height and depth of implements
  • operating plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • operating attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operating auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • feeding felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • keeping log tallies and writing work reports
  • servicing plant and performing minor repairs
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