Chainsaw and Skidder Operators

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Operate chainsaws to fell, delimb and buck trees, and operate skidders to move or yard the felled trees from the logging site to the landing area for processing and transportation

Outlook

Not Available

Wage

Low: $11.90
Median: $20.00
High: $26.00

Training

  • University of Manitoba
  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Completion of a college program for forest workers may be required.
  • Formal training in chain saw operation and maintenance and several months of on-the-job training are usually provided.
  • Previous experience as a logging and forestry labourer or logging machine operator may be required. Experience requirements vary depending on the type and location of woodlands operations.
  • Provincial certification or a forest worker program certificate is required in some provinces.
  • Workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and first aid certificates may be required.

Places of Employment

Logging companies and contractors

Regulated

No