Operate heel-boom log loaders to load logs onto log trucks.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Log Loaders do?
Operates heel-boom log loader equipped with cable, hydraulic, or pneumatically controlled grapples to load logs onto log trucks. Selects logs to be loaded according to specie and size required to attain balanced and compact load. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Shovel-Loader Operator.
Should I be a Log Loader?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
Also known as:
Foot Tender, Loader Engineer, Stiff-Neck Loader
How to become a Log Loader
Most Log Loaders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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