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NOC 8241 – Logging machinery operators

NOC 8241 – Logging machinery operators

December 27, 2019

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) code 8241 is for Logging machinery operators

NOC skill type/level: Skill Level B

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • On-the-job training from three to 16 months is provided, depending on the complexity of machinery operated and the type of woodlands operation.
  • Experience requirements vary depending on the complexity of machinery operated.
  • Mechanical harvester and forwarder operators may require logging experience as a chain saw and skidder operator.
  • Feller buncher operators and cable yarder operators usually require three to five years of logging experience.
  • Mechanical tree processor and loader operators usually require one to three years of logging experience.
  • Certification as a heavy equipment operator may be required.
  • Company certification for mobile logging machinery operation may be required.
  • Provincial air brake certification may be required in British Columbia, depending on the type of equipment operated.
  • Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and first aid certificates may be required.
  • Knowledge of tree harvesting regulations is required.

List of Job Titles for NOC 8241 – Logging machinery operators

  • Bunk skidder operator
  • Cable yarding operator
  • Cable yarding system operator
  • Chipping machine operator
  • Chipping machine operator – logging
  • Crane and claw operator – logging
  • Delimber and buncher operator
  • Delimber operator
  • Feller buncher operator
  • Feller delimber operator
  • Feller forwarder operator
  • Forwarder operator – logging
  • Grapple loader operator – logging
  • Grapple operator – logging
  • Grapple yarder operator – logging
  • Linehorse operator
  • Loader operator – logging
  • Log loader operator
  • Log loading machine operator
  • Log process operator
  • Log processor operator
  • Logging crane operator
  • Logging machinery operator
  • Logging truck loader
  • Mechanical harvester and forwarder operator
  • Mechanical harvester operator – logging
  • Mechanical tree processor and loader operator
  • Mechanical tree processor operator – logging
  • Mobile chipper operator – logging
  • Mobile whole tree chipper – logging
  • Picker truck operator
  • Pulpwood harvester operator
  • Rigging slinger – logging
  • Shortwood harvester operator
  • Slasher loader operator
  • Slasher operator – logging
  • Slasher saw operator – logging
  • Slasher sawyer operator – logging
  • Slasher-brusher
  • Steel spar operator – logging
  • Tree harvester operator
  • Tree processor operator – logging
  • Treelength forwarder operator
  • Tree-length harvester operator
  • Yarder operator – logging
  • Yarding engineer – logging
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