On the Job
Fallers use axes or chainsaws to fell trees. They must have knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to minimize damage to trees.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment.
- Operate forestry equipment.
- Attach equipment extensions or accessories.
- Cut trees or logs.
- Trim trees or other vegetation.
- Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
- Maintain forestry, hunting, or agricultural equipment.
- Evaluate log quality.
- Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
- Determine forestry techniques or methods.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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