Logging and forestry supervisors lead teams of workers who harvest and plant trees and who perform all the supporting tasks associated with these operations. Physical fitness is a must for these supervisors, because they travel to job sites over uneven terrain in remote locations. To become a supervisor, you will need technical training covering all of the activities your crew executes. This means everything from understanding the capabilities of heavy machinery to safety procedures for chain saws. Learning on the job and building your seniority is essential as well. As you gain experience, you may also act as a mentor and trainer to other staff. Your career track could see you move into senior managerial, training or sales positions.
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Blue Ridge, Alberta
|Process Engineering Co-op Student|
Quesnel, British Columbia
Getting a high school diploma or an equivalent qualification is usually required. Completing a college program for forestry technologists or technicians may be required. Earning certificates, like industrial first aid, can enhance your prospects for promotion.
|Sault College of Applied Arts and Technology|
|École de technologie supérieur|
The requirements listed are generally required qualifications for this Career Type. The qualifications may vary based on the employer and/or the geographic location of that job.
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