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Clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
  • Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.
  • Stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls.
  • Appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, in order to determine how to control the direction of a tree's fall with the least damage.
  • Saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall.
  • Measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes.
  • Assess logs after cutting to ensure that the quality and length are correct.
  • Determine position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks.
  • Control the direction of a tree's fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges.
  • Select trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.

Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical activities that require full use of arms and legs and moving  whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, running, stooping, and handling of materials.
  • The ability to coordinate the movement of  arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion; see and hear well ( either naturally or with correction), lift up to 80 pounds with frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds.

Education and Experience: 

  • High school diploma preferred
  • 2 years related experience

 


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