Most of the time, loggers work for big lumber companies. Loggers work outdoors in all kinds of weather. They must be able to stand extreme heat and cold. Their primary jobs are to cut down trees. They also load logs onto railroad cars, trucks, or trailers.
They usually work in pairs. They must stand far away from each other to reduce the risk of being injured by flying equipment or falling trees. They are required to wear certain types of clothing, hats, and shoes. They must be comfortable and capable of using various equipment that are used for cutting trees and logs, such as chainsaws and hammers. They must be able to work in a team environment. They often work with load engineers, equipment operators, and trailer drivers.
There is no specific job requirement for this job. However, many employers would prefer that their loggers have a high school diploma or GED. They must be strong. They must be fast on their feet. They must be physically fit. They must follow their employer’s various procedures, standards, and guidelines. They must strictly follow safety procedures. In some parts of the country, logging jobs are seasonal. Employees must pass background checks and physical tests. Employers may train new employees to become loggers, in addition to hiring experienced loggers. Employers prefer to hire workers who have experience doing manual labor and hard work.