View unit group

Version:
2016 Version 1.0

Search

Search by job title
Search by NOC code

8211 – Supervisors, logging and forestry

Supervisors in logging and forestry supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations and silvicultural operations. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government agencies.

Profile

Example titles

  • Forest operations supervisor
  • Forestry crew supervisor
  • Hook tender - logging
  • Logging contractor
  • Logging foreman/woman
  • Production supervisor - logging
  • Silviculture supervisor
  • Woods foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of logging and forestry workers in woodland operations, often in several work locations over several square kilometres
  • Oversee silvicultural activities such as scarification, planting and vegetation control
  • Schedule work crews, equipment and transportation for several work locations
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve work methods
  • Instruct workers in safety, recognize unsafe work conditions and modify work procedures
  • Ensure that government regulations are met
  • Communicate with forestry technical, professional and management personnel regarding forest harvesting and forest management plans, procedures and schedules
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • Hire and train new workers.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Completion of a one- to three-year college program for forestry technologists or technicians may be required.
  • Formal company training and several months of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Several years of experience as a logger, silvicultural worker, or logging machinery operator are usually required.
  • A chemical application licence may be required.
  • An industrial first aid certificate may be required.

Exclusions

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
8 - Natural resources, agriculture and related production occupations
Skill level
B - Occupations usually require college education, specialized training or apprenticeship training.
Major group
82 - Supervisors and technical occupations in natural resources, agriculture and related production
Minor group
821 - Supervisors, logging and forestry
Version
2016 Version 1.0
Date modified: