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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.
chipping machine operator, delimber operator, feller buncher operator, feller forwarder operator, grapple operator – logging, linehorse operator, loader operator – logging, log processor operator, rigging slinger, shortwood harvester operator, slasher operator – logging, steel spar operator, treelength forwarder operator, yarder operator.
- Cable yarding system operators operate machines to transport trees from logging areas to landing or log loading sites in mountainous terrain in western Canada.
- 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.
- Mechanical tree processor and loader operators operate a variety of machines which perform a combination of slashing, bucking, chipping, sorting and loading logs or trees at landing sites.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Logging Machinery Operators in Capitale-Nationale Region
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Capitale-Nationale region are expected to be limited for this occupation.
Labour supply will meet market requirements fairly easily. Job growth in this sector is limited by the increased mechanization of logging operations. Some employers hire owner-operators of logging machinery who are paid by the job. The cost of machinery also deters newcomers as substantial sums must be invested to purchase the equipment. In the Quebec City Region, jobs are located in the Charlevoix and Portneuf region. The employment period usually extends from May to October.
Secondary school training in logging and trimming or in harvesting of wood material is usually required by employers. Candidates must have skills in operating conventional or shortwood harvesters and self-loading forwarders as well as a knowledge of mechanics and an appropriate driver's licence.
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