Pond Worker

Feed logs onto conveyor that move logs from pond to saw or barker deck.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $48,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pond Workers do?

Feeds logs onto conveyor that moves logs from pond to saw or barker deck: Stands on catwalk, flatboat, raft, or floating logs and guides logs onto conveyor, using pike pole. Raises sunken logs, using hoist. May operate powered winch to raise sunken logs. May be designated according to work station as Boat Worker; Log Rider.


Should I be a Pond Worker?

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

  • Also known as: Boat Worker, Boom Stick Worker, Boom Worker, Grab Jack Worker, Jackscrew Worker, Pole Cutter, Pole River, Pondman See More

    How to become a Pond Worker

    Pond Workers 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 Pond Worker-related education!
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