Logging equipment operators may use heavy equipment to load logs onto trains or trucks.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. Applicants should also be in good physical condition.
The job outlook for this position looks fair over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist. Because of the seasonal nature of the work, and the need for operators to leave home for extended periods, employers sometimes have recruiting difficulties.
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Logging equipment operators typically work for foresters, the government, and public and private parks. This job can be physically demanding, and it will require working outdoors.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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