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Sawyer


Position Title: 

Sawyer

Reports To: 

Trails Manager

Department: 

Trail Crew

 

 **Hiring for SPRING of 2018**

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Felling, limbing, and bucking trees in order to facilitate the building of new trails and ski runs, as well as to mitigate existing and potential hazards that pose threats to resort guests and employees; resort buildings, equipment and resort infrastructure.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times. Be aware of the safety of self and others working around machines at all times.

Cut down trees which have been marked for removal.

Limb and cut felled trees to log length, stump and deck.

Lead swampers in the moving and piling of bucked and limbed trees in preparation for burn.

Skid felled trees of trails to a designated lading zone.

Cut and pile slash in preparation for burning.

Burn slash piles; weather permitting.

Operate heavy equipment for the purposes of moving felled trees, logs, stumps, and slash.

Check all safety equipment daily for proper function; before and after each operational shift.

Report any existing or potential safety hazard to supervisor immediately.

Perform preventative maintenance on machinery and attachments, as outlined in the manufactures operational manual.

Operate machinery in a safe and careful manner to avoid damage to the machines and to protect corporate property, the forest land, wildlife habitat and natural resources.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

Other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Intermediate, advanced, or expert knowledge and skill at safely felling trees.  Preferably with ability to fell large trees and/or trees that are more difficult in nature to fell, including trees on steep slopes, trees near buildings or lifts, and trees that are leaning.

Special Certifications/Licensing:  Valid Colorado Driver’s License.

Education or Formal Training:  CPR/1st Aid or higher not required but highly preferred.

Experience:  A minimum of 2 seasons of verifiable work experience felling trees in professions including one or more of the following: logging, wild land firefighting, trail building/maintenance or other related profession.

 MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:

Bulldozer, skidder, back hoe, brush saw, chainsaw, hand tools, gasoline, oil, lubricants, simple office equipment, company trucks, ATVs and UTVs.

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