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Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

08160 Forestry/Logging Heavy Equipment Operator

Equipment is used in planting and thinning trees, spreading or spraying chemicals, preparing sites for planting, or performing other forestry services. Operates a rubber-tired or crawler type tractor or other heavy motorized equipment such as a grader, front-end loader, or backhoe. May lubricate, fuel, adjust, and make emergency repairs to equipment.

Equipment is used to maintain unpaved roads, clean culverts and ditches, move logs, clear land, provide roadside vegetation control, and prevent or fight fires. Operates heavy equipment such as bulldozer, grader, power shovel, backhoe, feller/buncher, skidder, yarder, high tower, tree peeler, or grapple loader. May lubricate, fuel, adjust, and make emergency repairs to equipment.

The following are included under Forestry/Logging Heavy Equipment Operators:

08161 Loader Operator

08162 Skidder Operator