Logging Manager Job Description

The Logging Manager directly supervises and coordinates activities of logging workers.

Tasks for Logging Manager

  • The Logging Manager monitors workers to ensure that safely regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.

  • The Logging Manager Plans and schedules logging operations such as felling and bucking trees; and grading sorting, yarding or loading logs.

  • The Logging Manager changes logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.

  • The Logging Manager monitors logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensures compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.

  • The Logging Manager trains workers in tree felling and bucking, operation of tractors and loading machines, yarding and loading techniques, and safety regulations.

  • The Logging Manager determines logging operations methods, crew sizes, and equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, and forestry officials as necessary.

  • The Logging Manager assigns to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, and loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.

  • The Logging Manager supervises and coordinates the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations.

  • The Logging Manager coordinates the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.

  • The Logging Manager communicates with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures, and schedules.

The Logging Manager needs knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. The Logging Manager needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repairs, and maintenance. The Logging Manager needs knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. The Logging Manager needs knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. The Logging Manager needs knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. The Logging Manager needs knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Work Activities for Logging Managers

  • The Logging Manager inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

  • The Logging Manager services, repairs, adjust, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical not electronic principles.

  • The Logging Manager analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solves problems.

  • The Logging Manager runs, maneuvers, navigates, or drives vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft or water craft.

  • The Logging Manager uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulates things.

  • The Logging Manager observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources.

  • The Logging Manager uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles.

  • The Logging Manager monitors and reviews information from materials, events or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

  • The Logging Manager performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

  • The Logging Manager develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

The Logging Manager needs the ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer. The Logging Manager needs the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The Logging Manager needs 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. The Logging Manager needs the ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. The Logging Manager needs the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The Logging Manager needs the ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions this includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events.

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