Saw Operator (Forestry) - Salary and Career
Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species

Saw Operator (Forestry) - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They extract wood, identifying extraction areas, felling mapped trees, classifying logs according to diameter and length and separating wood according to its use. They reforest areas, collecting seeds from trees and buds for cloning and planting tree seedlings. They would inventory forests, identify species, monitor tree growth and raise wood potential in renewable and native forests. They carry out measurements by coding felled trees. They transport trees, logs and short logs and condition soil for planting. They work following safety, hygiene and environmental protection standards.

How much does an Saw Operator (Forestry) earn

A Saw Operator (Forestry) earns between $1.153 and $2.641 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.497 and a median salary of $1.400 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 25.013 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Saw Operator (Forestry)

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.497 17.962 374 7
1º Quartile 1.153 13.839 288 5
Median Salary 1.400 16.800 350 6
3º Quartile 2.014 24.168 503 9
Higher Salary 2.641 31.689 660 12

Professional job categories

  • Agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers
    • fishermen and forestry extractors
      • forest extractives
        • extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species

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Main workplaces

Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species they work in companies that extract and process wood and its derivatives as employees with a formal contract. They are organized as a team, as permanent supervision, during the day and in the open. All are subject to climate variation and the chainsaw operator works in an uncomfortable position and exposed to intense noise.

What does it take to work in the field of Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species

For the exercise of these occupations, the fourth grade of elementary school and a basic professional qualification course of around two hundred class hours are required (except for forest extraction workers, who do not need a qualification course). The full performance of activities takes between one and two years of professional experience.

Functions and activities of Saw Operator (Forestry)

Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species must:

  • extract timber;
  • employ safety measures;
  • inventory forests;
  • lock wood;
  • conditioning soil for planting;
  • perform measurements;
  • employ security measures;
  • extract wood;
  • extracting wood;
  • take measurements;
  • employing safety measures;
  • transport trees, logs and logs;
  • employ safety measures;
  • condition soil for planting;
  • reforest areas;
  • demonstrate personal skills;

  • Activities

    • separate wood according to use;
    • check volume and wood stocks;
    • cube felled trees;
    • measure dap (diameter of chest height) of trees;
    • demonstrate quantitative reasoning;
    • prove physical endurance;
    • work as a team;
    • check species, age and origin of renewable trees;
    • line up remnants of branches between rows;
    • report occurrences of fires, pests, deforestation and bad weather;
    • measure tree diameter and height;
    • locate sampling plots;
    • grade ground;
    • raise wood potential in renewable and native forests;
    • pick seeds from trees;
    • select dominant trees;
    • mark cut points on trees;
    • chop mapped trees;
    • clean up planting area;
    • storage logs and logs;
    • tie steel cables to piles and logs;
    • lighten plantations;
    • cube logs and logs;
    • covear land;
    • sharpen plantations;
    • line up branch remnants between rows;
    • identify extraction areas;
    • show courage;
    • clearing native vegetation;
    • measure piles of trees, logs and logs washed;
    • sharpen chainsaw chain;
    • clean up logs and logs;
    • unload trees, logs and logs onto trucks, ferries, wagons and rafts ;
    • plant tree seedlings;
    • weed weed;
    • delimbing trees;
    • save equipment;
    • select thick, medium and thin trees;
    • record peer training;
    • underground terrain;
    • observe wind direction;
    • weeding weeds;
    • spray pesticides on seedlings;
    • send samples for laboratory analysis;
    • attending to details;
    • check the slope of trees;
    • package logs and logs;
    • classify logs according to diameter and length;
    • identify tree species;
    • debarking logs;
    • adjust measurement scale according to terrain topography;
    • transfer logs and logs from field to road;
    • choose species and seed quality;
    • detect accident risks;
    • flag selected trees;
    • distributing ant killers in soil;
    • fertilize soil;
    • describe tree characteristics;
    • check the appearance of pests and anthills;
    • check measurements;
    • adjust equipment;
    • demonstrate a sense of direction;
    • stack trees, logs and logs;
    • monitor tree growth;
    • check distances between teams in extraction areas;
    • cutting trees into logs;
    • measure installments;
    • examine topographical plan;
    • apply herbicides in competitive weeds and weeds;
    • pick up buds for cloning;
    • indicate tree felling areas with warning signs;
    • align terrain;
    • attend to details;
    • measure cap (chest height) of trees;
    • demarcate sampling plots in topographic plan;
    • demonstrate sense of direction;
    • measure slope and slope;
    • putting out forest fires;
    • train co-workers;
    • mark land;
    • load trees, logs and logs on trucks, ferries, wagons and rafts ;
    • fertilize planted seedlings;
    • collect soil samples;
    • replant seedlings in unplanted holes;
    • check terrain topography;
    • annotate collected measurements;
    • find anthills;
    • sharpening sickle and hatchet;
    • observe the presence of hooks in logs;
    • separate wooden rollers;

    Sectors that hire Saw Operator (Forestry) the most in the job market

    • support activities for forestry production
    • timbering in planted forests
    • charcoal production - planted forests
    • construction of electricity distribution stations and networks
    • earthworks
    • timbering in native forests
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international
    • terrain preparation, cultivation and harvesting service
    • building construction
    • wood and artifacts retail trade

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