What do they do?
Forestry and logging workers plant, prune, measure, cut and clear trees from forests. They have good knowledge of trees and timber types, knowledge of tree pruning, felling, cutting and trimming methods, good mechanical operations skills (from chainsaws to heavy vehicles) along with firefighting, and health and safety skills.
A typical day
Often a ten-hour working day; sometimes weekend work is required. There are a mix of jobs to do from preparing the ground, planting, pruning, measuring tree growth, selecting and cutting down trees through to using harvesting machinery, operating loaders, cutting and grading logs and maintaining equipment.
You'll need to be safety conscious, practical and work well in teams.
Sound like you?
Preferred work environments
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Good NCEA Level 1 passes in:
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