Job description Operator, Scarifier - Silviculture near Port Hawkesbury (NS)

Find out what work is like for an operator, scarifier - silviculture in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Silviculture and forestry workers (NOC 8422).

Silviculture and forestry workers


Silviculture and forestry workers perform a variety of duties related to reforestation and to the management, improvement and conservation of forest lands. They are employed by logging companies, contractors and government services.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Assess site, select seedlings and plant trees using manual planting tools in reforestation areas
  • Operate power thinning saw to thin and space trees in reforestation areas
  • Operate chain saw to thin young forest stands
  • Control weeds and undergrowth in regenerating forest stands using manual tools and chemicals
  • Complete firefighting reports and maintain firefighting equipment
  • Dig trenches, cut trees, pump water on burning areas to fight forest fires under direction of fire suppression officer or forestry technician
  • Operate and maintain a skidder, bulldozer or other prime mover to pull a variety of scarification or site preparation equipment over areas to be regenerated
  • Perform other silviculture duties such as collecting seed cones, pruning trees, assisting in planting surveys and marking trees for subsequent operations.

Job titles

  • clearing saw operator - forestry
  • forest firefighter
  • pieceworker - silviculture
  • silviculture worker
  • forestry crew worker
  • thinning saw operator
  • scarification equipment operator - forestry

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