Wood explorer - Salary and Career
Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species

Wood explorer - 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 Wood explorer earn

A Wood explorer earns between $1.105 and $2.061 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.287 and a median salary of $1.216 according to an Averwage.com 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 51.188 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Wood explorer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.287 15.439 322 6
1º Quartile 1.105 13.256 276 5
Median Salary 1.216 14.586 304 6
3º Quartile 1.572 18.859 393 7
Higher Salary 2.061 24.729 515 9

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 Wood explorer

Extractivists and reforesters of wood-producing species must:

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

  • Activities

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

    Sectors that hire Wood explorer the most in the job market

    • support activities for forestry production
    • eucalyptus cultivation
    • timbering in planted forests
    • terrain preparation, cultivation and harvesting service
    • charcoal production - planted forests
    • agricultural machinery and equipment rental without operator
    • cultivation of seedlings in forest nurseries
    • pine cultivation
    • manufacture of pulp and other pulp for papermaking
    • road transport of cargo, except dangerous goods and removals, intercity, interstate and international

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