Supervisors of Logging Workers

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources > Food Products and Processing Systems

Projected Growth: Little or no change

Projected Job Openings

Some Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Directly supervise and coordinate activities of logging workers.

Common job titles of Supervisors of Logging Workers include:

Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 46.22% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 30.1% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.


    Monitor logging operations to identify and solve problems, improve work methods, and ensure compliance with safety, company, and government regulations.

    Assign to workers duties such as trees to be cut, cutting sequences and specifications, or loading of trucks, railcars, or rafts.

    Supervise or coordinate the activities of workers engaged in logging operations or silvicultural operations.

    Plan or schedule logging operations, such as felling or bucking trees or grading, sorting, yarding, or loading logs.

    Monitor workers to ensure that safety regulations are followed, warning or disciplining those who violate safety regulations.

    Schedule work crews, equipment, or transportation for several different work locations.

    Coordinate the selection and movement of logs from storage areas, according to transportation schedules or production requirements.

    Prepare production or personnel time records for management.

    Communicate with forestry personnel regarding forest harvesting or forest management plans, procedures, or schedules.

    Determine logging operation methods, crew sizes, or equipment requirements, conferring with mill, company, or forestry officials as necessary.

    Coordinate dismantling, moving, and setting up equipment at new work sites.

    Train workers in tree felling or bucking, operation of tractors or loading machines, yarding or loading techniques, or safety regulations.

    Change logging operations or methods to eliminate unsafe conditions.


Video camera systems

Two way radios

Tracked excavators

Tracked bulldozers

Timber tongs

Stroke delimbers

Sonar equipment

All Tools


Pullthrough delimbers

Pruning shears

Portable data collectors

Personal computers

Mobile logging cranes

Measuring tapes

Logging tractors

Logging arches

Log skidders

Knuckleboom loaders

Hoisting racks

Hard hats

Hand saws

Grapple yarders

Grapple processors

Geodetic ground global positioning system GPS receivers

Gas-powered generators

Front end loaders

Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles

Feller bunchers

Delimbing gates

Debarking tools

Chain saws

Chain flail delimbers

Cable winches



Air compressors


BCS Woodlands Software The Logger Tracker

Landmark Sales LOG-istics

Mapping software

TradeTec Computer Systems TallyWorks Logs



Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Operation Monitoring

Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Operation and Control

Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.


Teaching others how to do something.


Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.


Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Quality Control Analysis

Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.


Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.

Psychomotor Abilities › Reaction Time and Speed Abilities › Reaction Time

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