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Logging Equipment Operators - 45-4022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Drive logging tractor or wheeled vehicle equipped with one or more accessories, such as bulldozer blade, frontal shear, grapple, logging arch, cable winches, hoisting rack, or crane boom, to fell tree; to skid, load, unload, or stack logs; or to pull stumps or clear brush. Includes operating stand-alone logging machines, such as log chippers.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Delimber Operator
  • Feller Buncher Operator
  • Harvester Operator
  • Loader Operator
  • Log Processor Operator
  • Logging Equipment Operator
  • Logging Shovel Operator
  • Skidder Driver
  • Skidder Operator
  • Yarder Operator

SOC Occupation Groups

45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
45-4000 Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers
45-4020 Logging Workers
45-4022.00 Logging Equipment Operators

Related Occupations


  • Calculate total board feet, cordage, or other wood measurement units, using conversion tables.
  • Control hydraulic tractors equipped with tree clamps and booms to lift, swing, and bunch sheared trees.
  • Drive and maneuver tractors and tree harvesters to shear the tops off of trees, cut and limb the trees, and cut the logs into desired lengths.
  • Drive crawler or wheeled tractors to drag or transport logs from felling sites to log landing areas for processing and loading.
  • Drive straight or articulated tractors equipped with accessories such as bulldozer blades, grapples, logging arches, cable winches, and crane booms to skid, load, unload, or stack logs, pull stumps, or clear brush.
  • Drive tractors for building or repairing logging and skid roads.
  • Fill out required job or shift report forms.
  • Grade logs according to characteristics such as knot size and straightness, and according to established industry or company standards.
  • Inspect equipment for safety prior to use, and perform necessary basic maintenance tasks.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Cut trees or logs.
  • Evaluate log quality.
  • Inspect equipment or facilities to determine condition or maintenance needs.
  • Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Measure physical characteristics of forestry or agricultural products.
  • Operate forestry equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Crane Operator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Horizontal Construction Engineer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Logging-Tractor Operator
  • Tree-Shear Operator