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Skidder Operator - Heel-Boom Operator - Logging

Company: JW Bamford
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Skidder Operator -Heelboom Operator FLSA Classification: Nonexempt Salary Range: Pay is based on experience and assumed responsibilities. Range is $23.00 to $25.00 per hour. Reports to: Logging Superintendent Job Description Summary/objective A skidder operator operates a rubber-tired skidder machine which moves through the forest to pull and drag logs, or whole trees, to the roadside, where those logs are placed in a pile. Essential functions Operates skidder and/or knuckle boom to drag and pull logs, or whole trees to hauling area. Hooking onto logs using choker chains and attaching logs to skidder using a winch cable. Segmenting felled trees into individual logs using a chainsaw. Grading felled timber using tape measure and lumber crayons. Must have substantial mechanical intelligence and experience trouble shooting and repairing small engines, heavy equipment maintenance and/or vehicle maintenance including. Perform multiple inspections throughout day on equipment to check and maintain proper fluid levels, performance of the equipment, etc., using the company checklist as a guideline. Reports equipment needs and hazards to supervisor Continuous safety check on the equipment (seat belt, fire extinguisher, lights, etc.) to ensure equipment is working properly and safely. Survey, evaluate and take measures to ensure work area is safe from any dangers (powerlines, utilities, co-workers, etc.) Inspect all attachments to the machinery to ensure that they are operational and take the appropriate steps to correct. Follows work order instructions from supervisor. Ensures that job site is left in safe condition. Maintains good housekeeping on equipment. Operates a chainsaw when needed. Ability to understand and follow oral instructions; communicate with supervisors, co-workers and the public effectively. Able to comply with all safety policies and procedures and OSHA regulations. Able to comply with all company policies and procedures. Ability to travel and work overtime when required. Must have a strong work ethic. Other duties as assigned. Competencies Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions. Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback' contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Interpersonal Skills - Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; reacts well under pressure; approaches others in a tactful manner; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate respect and consideration to others regardless of status or position. Professionalism --- Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. Quality --- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality . Supervisory responsibilities None Work environment All work is performed outside in all types of various weather (i.e. heat, cold, wind, sun and inclement weather, etc.) Exposure to all types of terrain. Exposure to all elements of nature on a regular basis. Exposure to loud noise Exposure to fumes, odors, gasses, dusts, etc. Physical demands: The physical demands below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Able to push and pull with hands, arms, and feet repetitively. Must have good visual and auditory physical capabilities in order to manage sights and sounds in a hazardous construction environment. Able to push, pull, climb, sit and stretch regularly while performing the essential functions of the job. Able to be alert and cognitive of multiple concurrent activities of the construction site, including awareness of other employees, subcontractors, machinery, equipment, and moving traffic when applicable. Ability to work around loud noises. Coordination between hand, eyes, feet to guide equipment and objects is required. Must be able to mount and dismount safely off vehicles and equipment. Must be able to wear appropriate personal protective equipment. Must be able to work overtime as requested. Must be able to walk on uneven terrain. Able to lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Travel required Position travels outside the local area but usually within Northern California. Required education and experience 2-5 years--- experience working as a Skidder/Knuckle boom Operator. Demonstrated ability on safe skidding/knuckle booming and service performance. Demonstrated ability on tying a choker noose. Preferred education and experience High School education or equivalent (preferred) A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply. Forestry: 1 year (Preferred) Heavy equipment operator: 1 year (Preferred) Mechanical Knowledge: 2 years (Preferred) Additional eligibility requirements: Must have a valid driver---s license. Clean Driving Record: 5 years (Required). Must pass pre-employment drug screen. Work authorization/security clearance requirements Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Other duties Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Company Description JW Bamford, Inc. was founded in 1980. The company's line of business includes Logging timber and producing wood raw materials.

Keywords: JW Bamford, Lincoln , Skidder Operator - Heel-Boom Operator - Logging, Other , Lincoln, California

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