Log Loader Helper

Load logs onto trucks or railroad cars.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Log Loader Helpers do?

Loads logs onto trucks or railroad cars, performing any combination of following tasks: Hand signals directions for hoisting of trailer from truck chassis and positioning of truck for loading. Connects brake and electrical lines and trailer to truck. Positions railcars for loading, using power winch, pinchbar, and car hand brakes. Secures tongs, slings, or other attachment to log, guides loading of logs by hand and using hand signals, and releases attachments. Trims protruding limbs and knots, using ax and chain saw. Marks log with specified symbols, using paint spray can or branding hammer. Secures load with chains, cables, or steel straps. May roll logs up ramp and position logs on truck, using peavey or cant hook. May be designated according to type of loading equipment involved as Jammer Operator Helper; Grapple Operator Helper; or work location as Loader Helper, Sorting Yard.

Should I be a Log Loader Helper?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Bottom Loader, Contract Loader, Loader Helper, Sorting Yard, Log Brander, Log Handler, Log Rider, Log Roper See More

    How to become a Log Loader Helper

    Log Loader Helpers generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Log Loader Helper-related education!
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