Lumber technician - Salary and Career
Forest Technicians

Lumber technician - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They supervise the execution of forestry activities, from the construction of forest nurseries and infrastructure, seedling production and forest harvesting to the management of native and commercial forests, inventory forests, plan forestry activities, prepare technical documents. They manage conservation and production units, act in environmental preservation and conservation, inspect and monitor fauna and flora, provide training and can participate in research.

How much does an Lumber technician earn

A Lumber technician earns between $1.360 and $4.534 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.323 and a median salary of $2.118 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 207 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Lumber technician

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.323 27.874 581 11
1º Quartile 1.360 16.319 340 6
Median Salary 2.118 25.411 529 10
3º Quartile 3.457 41.489 864 16
Higher Salary 4.534 54.402 1.133 22

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the biological, biochemical, health sciences
      • agricultural production technicians
        • forest technicians

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Main workplaces

Forest Technicians they work in public and private institutions linked to forestry activities, wood products manufacturing companies, pulp and paper industries, research and development institutions, ecological reserves and forestry and forestry industries. Advanced mapping techniques, made possible by the global positioning system (gps) have facilitated and streamlined the identification of events to be monitored, expanding the job market. They work outdoors and indoors. They are salaried employees, with a formal contract. They operate under favorable working conditions. In some activities, they may be subject to noise and toxic material.

What does it take to work in the field of Forest Technicians

The exercise of the profession of Forest Technicians requires a technical forestry course or a post-technical forestry course at a medium level. They work in a multidisciplinary team, under the occasional supervision of forestry engineers and the like. The full exercise of the activity is achieved after professional experience of one to two years in the area.

Functions and activities of Lumber technician

Forest Technicians must:

  • monitor fauna and flora;
  • communicate;
  • manage conservation and production units;
  • inventory forests;
  • supervise execution of forestry activities;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • minister training in the forest area;
  • ministering training in the forestry area;
  • plan forestry activities;
  • practice forestry extension;
  • acting in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • minister training in the forestry area;
  • planning forestry activities;
  • practicing forestry extension;
  • inspect fauna and flora;
  • participate in forestry research;
  • delivering training in the forestry area;
  • minister training in forestry area;
  • elaborate technical documents;
  • delivering trainings in the forestry area;
  • work in environmental preservation and conservation;
  • participate in forest research;

  • Activities

    • planning infrastructure (sheds, nurseries, access roads, fences, equipment and others) ;
    • monitor reproductive cycle of animal species;
    • lead;
    • supervise application of chemical and organic products;
    • designing forest nurseries;
    • promoting forestry activities;
    • to carry out phytosociological surveys;
    • update forest cover data;
    • control production volume and stock of forest products;
    • identify potential alternative forest areas (consortia);
    • demonstrate written expression skills;
    • delivering lectures to communities, schools and companies;
    • developing a management plan for native and commercial forests;
    • preparing physical and operational execution schedule;
    • define loading and transport logistics;
    • coordinate surveillance and rescue team;
    • guiding the execution of technical projects;
    • elaborate urban and rural landscaping and afforestation projects;
    • supervise succession of forests;
    • identify those responsible for environmental damage;
    • census neighboring areas of conservation and production units;
    • assist in defining the inventory methodology;
    • prevent the extraction of endangered plant species;
    • sort biomes;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to support research;
    • check collected data;
    • advise implementation of rural tourism activities;
    • demonstrate good physical condition;
    • supervise forestry maintenance;
    • determining area for implantation, conduction and restoration of forests;
    • elaborate cost spreadsheet for project execution;
    • commercialize by-products;
    • issue notices of environmental violation;
    • participate in the preparation of projects, studies and reports on environmental preservation and conservation;
    • advise on environmental legislation;
    • demonstrate consistency;
    • evaluating the performance of trainees;
    • establish conservation guidelines;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • evaluate trainees' performance;
    • participate in the elaboration of research projects;
    • analyze technical environmental and environmental impact projects;
    • visit areas of environmental intervention;
    • supervise quality control of forestry production;
    • manage industrialization of forest products;
    • organizing a training schedule;
    • identify areas of environmental intervention;
    • show responsibility;
    • guidance on the creation of a private reserve of natural heritage;
    • prepare teaching material;
    • register training carried out;
    • propose alternative use of forest areas;
    • demonstrate adaptation quality;
    • demonstrate critical sense;
    • inspect use of forestry machinery and equipment;
    • adjust language;
    • perform continuous and pre-cut inventory;
    • detecting training and retraining needs;
    • elaborate plans for cutting and sustainable management;
    • monitor migration of animal and plant species;
    • inspect predatory hunting and fishing;
    • manage processing of forest products;
    • supervise construction and conservation of infrastructure;
    • supervise management of native and commercial forests;
    • provide technical data for drafting contracts;
    • demonstrate economic feasibility of products and methods;
    • research alternative uses of wood;
    • perform topographic surveys;
    • monitor fisheries management;
    • issue forest inventory reports;
    • issue tax documents;
    • perform technical skills;
    • supervise financial execution of forestry activities;
    • guidance on the recovery of degraded ecosystems;
    • supervise construction of forest nurseries;
    • supervise forest harvest;
    • develop methods and equipment;
    • provide renewal of tax documents;
    • set up demonstration units;
    • update entries in general;
    • issue technical and expert reports;
    • disclose research results;
    • elaborate self-supply plans;
    • advise on the use of technologies;
    • guide on the use of technologies;
    • identify community leaders;
    • advise creation of cooperatives;
    • demonstrate creativity;
    • supervise forest protection;
    • define training techniques;
    • issue operational activity reports;
    • quantify biomes;
    • plan wood harvest volume;
    • detecting training and recycling needs;
    • elaborate technical drawings;
    • create identification and signaling plates;
    • select matrices of forest species;
    • preparing didactic material;
    • guidance on the rational use of renewable natural resources and environmental conservation;
    • raise support for tourism in conservation areas;
    • demonstrate oral expression skills;
    • set forest goals;
    • inspect phytosanitary control of forest essences;
    • install experiments in general;
    • monitor endangered animal and plant species;
    • monitor areas of revegetation, reforestation and regeneration;
    • process collected data;
    • make post-planting and regeneration survival surveys;
    • inspect forest areas;
    • participate in the publication of research results;
    • supervise database;
    • systemizing socio-economic information of the community;
    • issue authorization for forest harvesting and controlled burning;
    • evaluate environmental damage;
    • follow experiments in general;
    • define soil preparation and conservation techniques;
    • supervise production and dispatch of seedlings;
    • collect data, materials and by-products to subsidize research;
    • guidance on environmental legislation;
    • inspect production and commercialization of products and by-products of flora;
    • stop trafficking in animals and plants;
    • ministering classes;
    • mobilize communities and leaders;
    • work as a team;
    • perform residual survey, cubage and stacking factor;

    Sectors that hire Lumber technician the most in the job market

    • child education - day care
    • support activities for forestry production
    • manufacture of furniture with predominance of wood
    • manufacture of other general purpose machinery and equipment, parts and accessories
    • eucalyptus cultivation
    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • installation and maintenance of central air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems
    • wholesale wood and wood products
    • general public administration
    • furniture retail trade

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